Common Misconstructions - a solo exhibition by Matthew Farrell
Jul
6
to Jul 27

Common Misconstructions - a solo exhibition by Matthew Farrell

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Join us on Friday, July 6th from 6-9pm for the reception of "Common Misconstructions", hosted by Bend Gallery. This solo exhibition features print and sculpture works by local artist Matthew Farrell. The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, July 7th through Friday, July 27th email bendgallery@gmail.com.

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Connceted
Aug
3
to Aug 24

Connceted


It’s an odd world we live in where we simultaneously scream at each other from behind computer screens and anonymous social media accounts while also grasping for empathy and compassion towards others, whether they be close to us or not. The artists in this exhibition use their work to examine all aspects of human connection, our thoughts and feelings toward one another within families, romantic relationships, social groups, cultural communities and even within our own internal worlds. My hope is that this visual exploration of our connections can help us find deeper ways to understand and reach out to one another.

Amber Bledsoe
Hank Ehrenfried
Egan Franks-Holzhausen
Bob Holzhausen
Quinn Hunter
Rob Kangas
Madison Nicole May

Join us on Friday, August 3rd from 6-9pm for the reception of "Connected", hosted by Bend Gallery. 

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, August 4th through Friday, August 25th email bendgallery@gmail.com.

About the curator: 

 E.J. Cobb is an interdisciplinary artist and curator from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a 2008 graduate of Taylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in Painting, Photography and Art History, and a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) where she received a Masters of Fine Arts. She has curated shows locally and has shown her own work in venues across the Midwest. Both her curatorial work and personal artwork focus on the complex nature of human relationships and the communities we live in.

E.J. Cobb is an interdisciplinary artist and curator from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a 2008 graduate of Taylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with concentrations in Painting, Photography and Art History, and a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) where she received a Masters of Fine Arts. She has curated shows locally and has shown her own work in venues across the Midwest. Both her curatorial work and personal artwork focus on the complex nature of human relationships and the communities we live in.

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Consequence - a solo exhibition by Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter for Artprize 10
Sep
19
to Oct 7

Consequence - a solo exhibition by Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter for Artprize 10

CONSEQUENCE

artprize 10 at Bend Gallery

  video still from Consequence

video still from Consequence


Bend Gallery will be exhibiting Consequence for ArtPrize 10, a video and immersive installation by Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter.

Statement:

Vulnerability, hybridity, and ritual inform my practice through their intimate, interconnected, and cyclical nature. These core elements guide my developing body of work, Anticipatory|Después, which captures the complex layers of trauma, dying, and grief through a caregiver’s eyes. Each piece presents a looped scenario which is constantly evolving yet remaining stagnant in any sense of progress. The body is utilized as an active site of physical and emotional affliction of the dying, the caregiver, and at times the two concurrently. Consequence depicts fulfillment of my desire as a caregiver to make my environment reflect the brokenness of my mother's body and space to absorb my anguish without consequence.

The U.S. tends to have difficulty confronting the realities of life as it relates to death and the process of dying, leaving many to feel isolated and shamed into silence in their grief and trauma. After becoming a caregiver and ultimately losing my mother to cancer, I have made an effort to break down this silence through my artwork and researched others sharing this desire across industries. My developing body of work, Anticipatory|Después, aims to bridge these points of reference to create communal opportunities for healing, and an honest, open dialogue around dying and grief. In making my own experience vulnerable, I invite others to share their stories and offer insight for those close to carers and the bereaved to be more understanding of the challenges their loved ones face. 


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter is an artist and curator based in the Midwest. After circling Lake Michigan to pursue her BFA in Chicago and MFA in Grand Rapids, Brianna recently returned to her home state of Wisconsin. Brianna's background encompasses arts management, curating, community engagement, studio arts, art conservation, and studies abroad in Paris and Florence.  Brianna currently works in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is an artist at Material Studios + Gallery in Milwaukee, WI. 

 

 

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Duroplast - a solo exhibition by Marat Paransky
Jun
1
to Jun 22

Duroplast - a solo exhibition by Marat Paransky

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Join us on Friday, June 1st from 6-9pm for the reception of "Duroplast", hosted by Bend Gallery. This solo exhibition features works by Marat Paransky. The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, June 2nd through Friday, June 22nd email bendgallery@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Marat Paransky is a sculptor, painter, photographer and mixed-media artist residing in Metro Detroit. He received an MFA in Visual Arts degree from the Lesley University College of A&D in Cambridge, MA. His work has been exhibited throughout Michigan, as well as in Fayetteville, AR,Boston/Cambridge, San Francisco and Windsor, ON. Marat’s work generally falls under the umbrellas of
two projects.

The focus of the first is on the nuclear power/weapons debate and it follows years of interest and research into the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters, as well as its ties to his childhood in Ukraine. In 2016, the Ministry of Medium Machines show at Kendall College of A&D in Grand Rapids, MI, featured the project in its entirety. 

The second series is not issue-specific and is more about chance and found objects/images. It takes the form of collage and assemblage, and there is often the inclusion of bits and pieces of Marat’s older artworks. Detroit’s Corktown Studios hosted Dolania americana in 2017. The latest cycle of the work, Duroplast, will be shown at Grand Rapids’ Bend Gallery in June 2018.

ww.maratparansky.com

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Days Gone Bye - a solo exhibition by Steven Vinson
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Days Gone Bye - a solo exhibition by Steven Vinson

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Join us on Friday, May 4th from 6-9pm for the reception of "Days Gone Bye", hosted by Bend Gallery. This solo exhibition features new collage/assemblage works by Steven Vinson. The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, May 5th thru Friday, May 25th email bendgallery@gmail.com.

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To Have and To Hold - a fundraiser exhibition by Erin Schaenzer
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

To Have and To Hold - a fundraiser exhibition by Erin Schaenzer


 

Bend Gallery is pleased to sponsor "To Have and To Hold" - a one night fundraising exhibition for local artist Erin Schaenzer

Schaenzer has been accepted to a two week artist residency at the Lemon Tree House in Tuscany, Italy in August of 2018. During this pop-up solo exhibition Schaenzer will have her mixed media collage and print works on view and for sale to raise money to attend this residency. More information can be found on her fundraiser page here! facebook.com/donate/424625014622020/10215217636772775/

To directly purchase Schaenzer's work and support her trip, visit her online shop http://erinschaenzer.bigcartel.com/

To read more about the Lemon Tree House Residency visit http://www.thelemontreehouse.org/.

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KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE

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We're excited for our next movie night co-hosted by the graduate run KCAD Alluvium Gallery and Bend Gallery!

The documentary we'll be watching this month is about contemporary portrait painter Kehinde Wiley. 


Join us for this once a month event as we'll be projecting different flicks on the wall in the gallery. Blankets, pillows, and snacks are encouraged! 18+ - As always are events are free to attend. Followed by a short discussion!

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BASQUIAT
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

BASQUIAT

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We're excited for our next movie night co-hosted by the graduate run KCAD Alluvium Gallery and Bend Gallery!

The documentary we'll be watching this month is about post-modernist/neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat!

Join us for this once a month event as we'll be projecting different flicks on the wall in the gallery. Blankets, pillows, and snacks are encouraged! 18+ - As always are events are free to attend. Followed by a short discussion!

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Coloration
Mar
2
to Mar 23

Coloration

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Join us on Friday, March 2nd from 6-9pm for the reception of "COLORATION", hosted by Bend Gallery. Without light there is no photography, and with light color itself is created. This exhibition presents work from each member of the Kendall Photography Association and their ability to use color to create a unique image. 

Featured artists include: 
Gillian Becker
Vaughn Hartley
Michael Kramer
William Legg
Taylor McKeehan
Claire Moreland
Gabrielle Newhouse
Sophie Shriver

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, March 3rd thru Friday, March 23rd email bendgallery@gmail.com.
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Fragment
Feb
2
to Feb 23

Fragment

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Join us on Friday, February 2nd from 6-9pm for the reception of "Fragment", hosted by Bend Gallery. This solo exhibition features work from artist Amber Bledsoe.

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

To view this exhibition after the public reception from Saturday, February 3rd thru Friday, February 23rd email bendgallery@gmail.com.
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Big Screen at Bend - Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Big Screen at Bend - Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

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We're putting Books at Bend on hold for the colder months as we introduce BIG SCREEN at Bend, a movie night event co-hosted by KCAD's Graduate run Alluvium gallery! 

The documentary we'll be watching this month is: Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Join us for this once a month event as we'll be projecting different flicks on the wall in the gallery. Blankets, pillows, and snacks are encouraged! 18+ - As always are events are free to attend. Followed by a short discussion!

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Love Dunks!
Jan
5
to Jan 26

Love Dunks!

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Close up of Love Dunks! (Pt. 2) 

We all have to step back and look what we’ve done.
And I say “we” cause it’s not one.

This world runs on money and power, and it’s unequal opportunity
That prevents us from finding unity.

Don’t blame, but let’s find a new name.
A name called Love.

What if we could run off this?
I know they’ve tried and they got dissed,
But let’s give it our best shot cause this is all we got.

Love this world.
Love one another.
Love yourself.
Because…LOVE DUNKS!
— Jordyn Fishman - Artist Statement

Join us on Friday, January  5th from 6-9pm for the reception of "Love Dunks!", hosted by Bend Gallery. This exhibition features work from artist Jordyn Fishman.

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

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Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Chandra Yoga Series

Bend Gallery is pleased to host Molly Duff and her Chandra Yoga Series. This series is a monthly donation based class in which all of the proceeds go towards the Women's Interlink Foundation which oversees various causes including Nijoloy, a shelter for victims of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.

During this hour and a half session, instructor Molly Duff will lead the group through a meditation based, intention setting practice which coincides with the moon cycle. Each person will set an intention for themselves in an area in which they'd like to cultivate more abundance in their lives.

There will be a $10 minimum donation at the door (cash & card accepted), participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or a mat as the group will be seated on the floor as well as a journal and something to write with (chairs will be available for those who need).

Molly studied traditional Hatha yoga in Costa Rica at The Passion Yoga School. In her 200 hour teacher training, Molly learned how to dive deep into the heart space through asana, meditation, and breathing practices. These are all powerful tools that she uses to offer healing to her students. Molly has led various classes for places such as Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residencies and Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

To read more about the Women's Interlink Foundation, visit womensinterlinkfoundation.org & https://www.classy.org/campaign/the-silent-seva-retreat/c121569

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Dec
1
to Dec 22

MISC. Print Exchange & Exhibition

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Misc. is a varied print portfolio exchange and exhibition. This show presents an international print exchange and exhibition organized by Bend Gallery which features the work of 12 artists. Each artist created a varied edition of 11 x 15 in. unique prints exploring the theme "Misc." through a variety of printmaking techniques.

A print from each artist will be on display for the reception of this exhibition. Featured artists include:

  • E.J. Cobb
  • Elle Friedberg
  • Somé Louis
  • Kimberly Mills
  • James Nantelle
  • Alison Palmateer
  • Alan Pocaro
  • Erin Schaenzer
  • Jill Smith
  • Josh Stutz
  • Matt Squibb
  • Dayna Walton
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Big Screen at Bend
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Big Screen at Bend

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We're putting Books at Bend on hold for the colder months as we introduce BIG SCREEN at Bend, a movie night event co-hosted by KCAD's Graduate run Alluvium gallery! 

The documentary we'll be watching this month is AI-WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

Join us for this once a month event as we'll be projecting different flicks on the wall in the gallery. Blankets, pillows, and snacks are encouraged! 18+ - As always are events are free to attend. Followed by a short discussion!

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Chandra Yoga Series

Bend Gallery is pleased to host Molly Duff and her Chandra Yoga Series. This series is a monthly donation based class in which all of the proceeds go towards the Women's Interlink Foundation which oversees various causes including Nijoloy, a shelter for victims of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.

During this hour and a half session, instructor Molly Duff will lead the group through a meditation based, intention setting practice which coincides with the moon cycle. Each person will set an intention for themselves in an area in which they'd like to cultivate more abundance in their lives.

There will be a $10 minimum donation at the door (cash & card accepted), participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or a mat as the group will be seated on the floor as well as a journal and something to write with (chairs will be available for those who need).

Molly studied traditional Hatha yoga in Costa Rica at The Passion Yoga School. In her 200 hour teacher training, Molly learned how to dive deep into the heart space through asana, meditation, and breathing practices. These are all powerful tools that she uses to offer healing to her students. Molly has led various classes for places such as Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residencies and Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

To read more about the Women's Interlink Foundation, visit womensinterlinkfoundation.org & https://www.classy.org/campaign/the-silent-seva-retreat/c121569

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Nov
3
to Nov 24

Roots

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Join us on Friday, November 3rd from 6-9pm for the reception of "Roots", hosted by Bend Gallery. This exhibition features work from artists who completed fellowships with the Peirce Cedar Creek Institute during the summer months of 2017.

Work by the following artists will be shown:

Elise Houcek

Jordyn Romersberger

Dayna Walton

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

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Bend Gallery Book Club - Between the World and Me Recap
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bend Gallery Book Club - Between the World and Me Recap

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Bend Gallery is pleased to host Books at Bend - a community organized monthly book club!

RSVP to the facebook event, here!

Our next meeting will be held on October 26th at 7pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Between the World and Me, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Stay up to date with our meetings by signing up for the book club mailing list here! 

The book is selling for around $14 new on amazon! 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Unpolished: an informal critique series

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Unpolished is an informal critique series where local artists gather feedback in a communal setting.

This time-a-round, we will be at Bend Gallery on Thursday, October 19th. If you have work you'd like feedback on, bring 'er on in. Just want to join in on the conversation? A-ok! 

As always, all are welcome.

Questions? Concerns? Feel free to ask below or contact
eganfranks@gmail.com

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Chandra Yoga Series

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Bend Gallery is pleased to host Molly Duff and her Chandra Yoga Series. This series is a monthly donation based class in which all of the proceeds go towards the Women's Interlink Foundation which oversees various causes including Nijoloy, a shelter for victims of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.

During this hour and a half session, instructor Molly Duff will lead the group through a meditation based, intention setting practice which coincides with the moon cycle. Each person will set an intention for themselves in an area in which they'd like to cultivate more abundance in their lives.

There will be a $10 minimum donation at the door (cash & card accepted), participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or a mat as the group will be seated on the floor as well as a journal and something to write with (chairs will be available for those who need).

Molly studied traditional Hatha yoga in Costa Rica at The Passion Yoga School. In her 200 hour teacher training, Molly learned how to dive deep into the heart space through asana, meditation, and breathing practices. These are all powerful tools that she uses to offer healing to her students. Molly has led various classes for places such as Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residencies and Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

To read more about the Women's Interlink Foundation, visit womensinterlinkfoundation.org & https://www.classy.org/campaign/the-silent-seva-retreat/c121569

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More Than Anything
Oct
6
to Oct 22

More Than Anything

Join us on Friday, October 6th from 6-9pm for "More Than Anything", hosted by Bend Gallery. This exhibition examines the dynamic nature of relationships and the personal impact they have on each artist. 

Work by the following artists will be shown: 
Megan Altieri
Amber Bledsoe
Emily Cobb
MacKenzie Lund
Erin Schaenzer

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

RSVP to the facebook event here!

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Bend Gallery Book Club - Has Modernism Failed? Recap
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bend Gallery Book Club - Has Modernism Failed? Recap

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Bend Gallery is pleased to host Books at Bend - a community organized monthly book club!

RSVP to the facebook event, here!

Our next meeting will be held on August 31st at 7pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Has Modernism Failed? (revised edition), written by Suzi Gablik. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Stay up to date with our meetings by signing up for the book club mailing list here! 

The book is selling for around $18 new on amazon! 

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"How to Look at Art" - a Workshop by Zachary Trebellas
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

"How to Look at Art" - a Workshop by Zachary Trebellas

 Join docent and art enthusiast Zachary Trebellas at Bend Gallery for a light hearted and informative workshop meant to provide tips and skills for more meaningful viewing experiences with art.   Checkout the  Facebook event  and  RSVP here!   Zachary Trebellas currently works at the Grand Rapids Childrens Museum and has worked and volunteered at the GRAM, the UICA, the Fed Galleries, the Avenue for the Arts, Artprize, and is a dedicated lifelong student of art history.

Join docent and art enthusiast Zachary Trebellas at Bend Gallery for a light hearted and informative workshop meant to provide tips and skills for more meaningful viewing experiences with art. 

Checkout the Facebook event and RSVP here!

Zachary Trebellas currently works at the Grand Rapids Childrens Museum and has worked and volunteered at the GRAM, the UICA, the Fed Galleries, the Avenue for the Arts, Artprize, and is a dedicated lifelong student of art history.

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Bend Gallery Book Club - Ways of Seeing Recap
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Bend Gallery Book Club - Ways of Seeing Recap

Bend Gallery is pleased to host Books at Bend - a community organized monthly book club!

RSVP to the facebook event, here!

Our next meeting will be held on August 31st at 7pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Ways of Seeing, written by John Berger. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Stay up to date with our meetings by signing up for the book club mailing list here! 

The book is selling for around $11 on amazon! 

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PATTERNS - Print Exchange & Exhibition
Aug
4
to Aug 18

PATTERNS - Print Exchange & Exhibition

Tesselations, types of behaviors, shapes, and schedules are ways that patterns can be recognized through the world. This exhibition presents a national print exchange and exhibition organized by Bend Gallery which features the work of 12 artists. Each artist created an edition of 10 in. x 10 in. prints exploring the theme "Patterns" through a variety of printmaking techniques.

A print from each artist will be on display for the reception of this exhibition. Featured artists include:

Eana Apple Agopian
Elisabeth Busey
Joshua Butler
Joanna Cortez
Matthew Farrell
Elena Grey
Bryan Kosciolek
Maddie May
Branden J. Redmond
Liz Rennie
Eric Tracy
Dayna Walton

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Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Books at Bend - Recap of 1st Book

Bend Gallery is pleased to announce Books at Bend a community organized monthly book club!

Our next meeting will be held on July 26th at 8pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read!  Snacks will be provided. 

 A few of our members at our first meet & greet!

A few of our members at our first meet & greet!

 

To RSVP or get more information fill out the form here https://www.bendgallery.com/bendbookclub

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Books at Bend

Bend Gallery is pleased to announce Books at Bend a community organized monthly book club!

Our first meeting will be held on June 15th as a meet and greet for all community members who want to be involved, as well as announce our first book we will read, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking. Also during this meeting members can propose different books to read so we can begin to decide on a schedule. Snacks will be provided. 

Each month we will announce a new book and at the last Tuesday of the month we will meet in the gallery to discuss it! 

To RSVP or get more information fill out the form here https://www.bendgallery.com/bendbookclub

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