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Bill Hoppe: Paintings and Paper Projects, 1970 to 2017 Keep a look out!

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BILL HOPPE
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"I love paintings that are big enough you feel like you can walk into them. They fill up your whole vision," says Bill Hoppe, professor of fine arts at Central Oregon Community College, whose past and current work will be on full display at At Liberty in July. The exhibition includes prints, drawings and large-scale paintings that engulf you in an ocean of color, inviting you to look deeper and perhaps, in fact, walk into them. Hoppe's work investigates color, form and nature through geometric abstraction. His sophisticated sense of color and spatial illusion is evident in his luminous paintings.

Bill Hoppe at At Liberty
Artist Reception July 5
Show from July 5 to July 28
849 NW Wall St., Bend
atlibertyarts.com

Keep a Look Out!


New mural alert! Greg Amanti has recently been working on a giant mural for the High Desert Mural Fest. You'll find it on a north facing wall on Business 97, between Norton and Lafayette on the west side of the street. The massive bold design takes up two stories of a gray building, so you can't miss it. Thanks to the High Desert Mural Festival for continually brightening our daily paths with some local art.

Awesome local art, found on Instagram

MICHELE A FIRM
  • Michele A Firm

Michele A Firm @michelefirm

Recently, I began a regular feature highlighting local artist through Instagram — #SourceArtWatch. If you use this hashtag on your art, I'll see it! I promise. Michele Firm, the featured artist this week, did just that and I found her.

Firm's work is primarily small, colorful doodles of her outdoor adventures. The simple and fun designs feature scenes from around Central Oregon, capturing the unique landscape and sweet essence of our forests. Her Instagram shows you the process, from place to sketch to color to final piece. She has put a few of her designs on stickers and currently sells them around town. I so appreciate her excitement for this art adventure she is on and look forward to where her future years in Bend take her.

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