Land, Light and Life:

Nature through the Eyes of Artists

Land, Light and Life: Nature through the Eyes of Artists explores the broad range of strategies used by six contemporary artists to examine the natural world. Artists Andrew Myers, Michael Boonstra, Nancy Watterson Scharf, Monica Helms, Kendra Larson and Craig Goodworth each interpret nature from their own, unique perspective and in a variety of media. Their chosen subjects include a love of aerial photographs of the desert, the dazzling effects of light in the landscape, celebrating the rich visual diversity of life and concern about the rising toll of mass-extinction.  

The exhibition is a collaboration between the High Desert Museum and At Liberty, Bend's new art space and cultural hub. Land, Light and Life: Nature through the Eyes of Artists represents the Museum’s commitment to community outreach and offers the public an opportunity to experience contemporary art in historic downtown Bend.

Michael Boonstra Spending Time No 4


THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM opened in 1982 and brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural resources together to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of North America's high desert country. The Museum uses indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats, and living history demonstrations to help people discover and appreciate the high desert environment. The Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

  Located in the
Historic Liberty Theater



849 NW Wall Street

Bend, Oregon 97703



Thursday - Saturday

  1pm - 6pm

Sunday - Tuesday

  By Appointment

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