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Before beer and biking, there was Bachelor—a name synonymous with Bend since the 1960s. Much beloved by the outdoor crowd, it’s also been a favorite subject for artists. This cone-shaped volcano on the western horizon has inspired paintings, logos, carvings, sculptures and countless other works of art. With so many renderings out there, one local gallery has challenged artists to create a fresh image.
Presented by A6 Studio and Gallery (also known as Atelier 6000), “Mount Bachelorisms” will open February 5 at the gallery’s new space at 50 Industrial Way, Suite 180 in the Old Mill Market Place. Dawn Boone, executive director, said this fun, “tongue-in-cheek” exhibit is intended to break from the “overdose of Bachelor” through new and original prints, mixed-media works or artist books. The works selected by juror Bill Hoppe, painter and professor of art at Central Oregon Community College, will evoke one of eighteen “isms” in art history: Cubism, Dadaism, American expressionism, Futurism and so forth. The exhibit runs through February 28.
January’s exhibit is “Amazonia” by Bob Nugent, whose abstract imagery is inspired by frequent trips to the Amazon rain forest. Also displayed in A6’s new space, the exhibit runs January 4-31.