May art at Thump

May New Exhibit: Shelby Leigh

According to photographer Shelby Leigh, her work is an extension of sometimes-quiet observations and how she sees tiny moments in time. In her travels near and far — the exhibit includes photos from Oregon, Morocco and Chile — she likes to "notice the little things and bring them to others so that they too can see the beauty and intricacies that this world has to offer." Though she says her stories are infused in each image, she invites you to "let your imagination take you on your own journey to find peace, simplicity and wonder."

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Recently making the transition from film cameras to fully digital photography, Leigh explains that only her more recent images were shot with a Nikon D70 camera and digitally printed from an Epson 2200 printer, while most of her photos have been taken with many different traditional film SLR cameras, scanned, then printed from the Epson 2200.

Thump Coffee’s exhibit of Avis Lofts also continues throughout spring. Tumalo-based artist and custom furniture designer Robert Johans elevates the humble, utilitarian birdhouse into the fine art realm.

And customers are encouraged to continue creating wish planks to be rotated into Mark Bernhahl’s popular “Wishes” installation throughout the year.

Thump Coffee is located in downtown Bend at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. For details, visit or call 388-0226.

"Oregon" by Shelby Leigh