ART: Lisa Copenhagen Wachs Oil Paintings
Tumalo artist Lisa Copenhagen Wachs returns to Thump Coffee this month with an exhibit of new oil paintings. The area’s surrounding abundance of wildlife and nature continue to inspire her artwork, which has been described as “Northwest Mystic” in style.
“I am exploring color, and primarily nature and landscapes as subject matter, through the paint medium,” says Copenhagen Wachs. “Whether it is a glimpse out of the corner of my eye while driving or hiking somewhere, or studying the birds of all kinds that inhabit the giant poplars and junipers on my property, I am intrigued with the inherent mystery and abstractness of nature and landscape. It’s where we live.”
Copenhagen Wachs has been a fixture on the local art scene for more than a decade. She works as a self-employed graphic designer and fine artist and has worked and lived in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and Taos, New Mexico before settling in the Bend area in 1992. She paints primarily in oils and also works in mixed media collage/assemblage. She works in her Tumalo studio, which overlooks the high desert landscape.
Traditional Cappuccino Happy Hour Fridays, 2:30pm to close
Join us every Friday for a celebration of the classic Italian espresso drink, the Traditional Cappuccino. During TradCap Happy Hour – or Cappy Hour, if you will – enjoy half-priced traditional espresso drinks, dopios, macchiatos, and traditional cappuccinos. Many people have never ventured to try these delightful little drinks. No syrup, no chocolate, just espresso and perhaps a small embrace of milk steamed to sweet, velvety perfection!
Say Something, Mean Something by B. Neill Sinclair
we three drunks sat high upon
the scaffolding last night
hand over hand up five stages of man
to see what we could see
tempting fate to throw us down
we said with love whatmust be said
we laughed at fear and age and death
we drank and sang ourselves to sleep
we made our dreams come true
not to say that straight is best
it’s just the way we went
come outside with me tonight
we’ll climb some fiveodd flights
we’ll hallelujah into heaven
on any given day you’ll find a portion of the gang camped outside of cafe thump
men in blue bonnets
and girls aflame
From the artist: Louis L’amour said you never know enough and you’re never good enough. Words alone are pretty and interesting for nerds but as a tool for communication it’s important to say something with them and not waste people’s time. The best writers, or at least my favorites, have a knack for taking ideas and making them easy to understand, putting into words what you know in your gut, and saying what nobody’s saying so in reading you realize you’re not alone. Good conversation is one of life’s pleasures and I suppose putting thoughts down on paper, a half-dialogue of sorts, is similarly enjoyable. Put another way, I just like to hear and see myself talk.
CUPPING: Sunday, November 23, 1:30 -2:30pm
Join this low-key and fun exploration of the ins and outs of tasting coffee like the pros. Cuppings are usually the third Sunday of the month at 1:30pm – get details at our website and by subscribing to this newsletter.
2009 Oregon Natural Desert Association Calendar
During November and December, purchase an Oregon Natural Desert Association 2009 Calendar featuring photography by some of Oregon’s top landscape photographers, and we’ll donate 100% of the proceeds directly to support ONDA’s efforts to protect, defend and restore the health of Oregon’s native deserts. This is a great holiday gift for folks back home or here in town who have never experienced the stark beauty of our high desert.