We’re excited to extend into October the mixed media show and new works of artist, designer and activist Euijin Gray. Her show — entitled “being. small. simple. green.” — is derived from spending several months in the temperate rainforest of Tennessee, where it is much greener than her high desert home of Bend. Inspired by many continuous days spent in the forest, the work displayed is very small in scale and utilizes acrylics, photos, drawings, handmade paper, wood, canvas and board.
Gray also works as a freelance visual designer under the name alpie design, primarily focusing on logo design. In addition, Gray recently helped create a non-profit organization, theBedouins, an “artivism” for peace in the Middle East. For more, visit alpie design and theBedouins. Thump will be open late for the Fall Art Hop on Fri. 10/7. Come see Euijin’s newly added works and please also step out into the breezeway to enjoy live blues guitar by singer songwriter Joseph Balsamo, compliments of Karen Bandy Studio.
Fri. 10/28, 5:00-9:00pm: Cross Culture Caminata Art Walk
Thump welcomes the Cross Culture Caminata, a Day of the Dead inspired celebration of bicycles, art and culture, featuring live DJ music by bPollen. According to organizers, downtown Bend’s Cross Culture Caminata is “part art walk, part pub crawl, part street parade inspired by Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).” Maps will be available throughout downtown and will provide information about artists, as well as additional street festivities. With a nod to the traditional altars of Dia de los Muertos, selected local artists will be installing interpretive pieces throughout downtown Bend businesses, including Thump Coffee, prior to October 27. This special art walk is part of a 3 day Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival including cyclocross bike races in the Old Mill District, the Cross Culture Caminata Art Walk in Downtown Bend, and the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. Artworks will stay up in participating businesses thru Halloween day and then be relocated to Arts Central for exhibit from November 1 – 28.
To learn more about the 3 day Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival including cyclocross bike races in the Old Mill District, the Cross Culture Caminata Art Walk in Downtown Bend, and the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, please read more at: http://www.visitbend.com/Bend_Oregon_Activities_Recreation/Day-of-the-Dead-Cyclocross-Race/