Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5-9 pm
Art Talk: Saturday, April 9, 4 pm
Exhibit Dates: April 1-30, 2016
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7 pm, Sat 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
In the Oregon Outback, one hundred miles south of Bend is a breathtakingly beautiful basin, with an ephemeral lake, wildlife refuge, major flyway, historic site of John C. Fremont’s visit in 1843 and a series of caves and landforms where the oldest DNA on the continent was discovered. It is also the location of a place where artists and scientists come to focus intently on their creative work away from the distractions of daily life amongst a cohort of like minded individuals, a gem of a residency program, PLAYA. The influence of the landscape or “place” upon the PLAYA experience can be very different for each resident, but the influence exists, and is observable, none the less. The spaciousness of vistas in this great arid landscape, the abundance of avian life, the rich geological past, and the unpredictable weather events including magical duststorms on the playa infuse the ideas and works of the poets, scientists, dancers and visual artists that spend time there.
This exhibit, “Sediments, Sequences and Solitude,” was born from this physical experience of place. The geologic metaphors and forces at work are no accident. The works in this exhibit give voice to the wonder and magic of this incredible place.

Art Talk: Saturday, April 9, 4 pm

Two artists currently in residence at PLAYA at Summer Lake will travel up to Bend to discuss their work and time at PLAYA. Margot Voorhies Thompson, an Oregon painter and book artist, and Barbara Foster, a printmaker from California, are both represented in A6’s current exhibit, “Sediments, Sequences and Solitude.”
$10/person; no RSVP required.
A6, 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 180