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June—Danae Bennett-Miller

June 7 - June 30

Glass and cast bronze crane by Danae Bennett-Miller

Spirit Memories  details



Light of the Spirit, A Journey of Joy celebrates the beauty of the natural world
with sculpture and printmaking by Danae Bennett-Miller, opening June 7,
during the Old Mill District First Friday Gallery Walk from 3-7pm.

Whisperings is a monoprint with collage and poly layers on cradled board featuring an elk in an aspen grove eliciting the magic of wildlife in nature.



To create her one-of-a-kind bronze sculptures of birds, cranes, raptors, deer, elk, horses, buffaloes and chickens, Danae pours hot wax out as sheets. As wax flows it creates beautifully organic textures. With a plan in mind, she then forms the slabs of wax into a model, fabricating each sculpture from many pieces of the flowed wax. A foundry translates the shapes into bronze using the lost wax process. Danae adds the patina’s herself, which is an art form itself. She also adds cast glass to many of her sculptures, bringing the added element of translucence to her work. Along with life-size and larger wildlife and ranch animals, many of Danae’s sculptures are tabletop size which make acquiring sculpture possible for all levels of collectors.


Deer jumping
Spiritual Memories is a 30 x 30 monoprint with poly layers exhibiting Danae Bennett-Millers exquisite approach to depicting wildlife.


Besides sculptures for residential and corporate placement, Danae has had many public sculpture commissions.
These include roundabout art of a horse on Greenwood Ave. in Bend, Oregon; herons in a pocket park at the end of Minnesota Street
in downtown Bend and a heron sculpture in downtown Sisters, Oregon. The most ambitious of her public art installations
is a tableau of life-size elk and pronghorn bronze sculptures with towering basalt rocks, in the only roundabout in Sisters, Oregon.
This roundabout is also the only one on a state highway in Oregon. She is presently working on a
commission for a roundabout in the city of Sherwood, Oregon.


This monoprint on cradled board featuring a deer leaping a ranch fence captured the feeling of wildlife seen everyday on our lands
Jumpstart is a monoprint on cradled board featuring a deer leaping a ranch fence captured the feeling of wildlife seen everyday on our lands.


Recently a heroic-sized bronze and leaded glass eagle was installed on a tall pine tree stump (see below) at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture in Sisters, Oregon. Many of these installations are challenging works of art in themselves.


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Join us during the Old Mill District’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Enjoy great wine from Evoke and Va Piano, yummy food, and interesting conversation. If you prefer a contemplative atmosphere, stop by anytime throughout the month to absorb this exhibit.

Our galleries in the Old Mill District — Lubbesmeyers Studio & Gallery, Stacks Studios & Gallery (just upstairs), and Amejko (in the little red house) along with Tumalo Art Co. are the hub, and various stores host artists for the First Friday Gallery Walk every month. Stop by—we have flyers and can direct you.


June 7
June 30


Tumalo Art Co.
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