Helen Brown opens “Struggling Species of the Northwest” at Tumalo Art Co. in Bend

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Helen Brown, Tumalo Art Co.’s featured artist in September, focuses on the Struggling Species of the Northwest. The show opens September 5, from 5-9pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk.
Watercolorist Helen Brown works from her Sunriver studio. Using a process she calls watercolor batik, she paints on rice paper which adds a distinctive texture to her paintings. She has dedicated this exhibit to struggling species of the Northwest and will donate 50% of September sales profits to the Nature Conservancy. Her concerns—and her paintings—include the honey bee, Monarch butterflies, puffins, and the spotted frog among others whose habitats are endangered, or whose populations are declining for various reasons. Helen’s watercolors have earned attention statewide and she was recently selected for publication in “Splash, the Best of Watercolor,” a nationally acclaimed hardcover collection.

Tumalo Art Co., an artist-run collective, is located in the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. For more information call 541-385-9144. Open seven days a week.

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