Kenya to Kermit

Kenya to Kermit Masks and Puppets * Tribute to Margaret and Arthur Wasser, professional puppeteers * Masks from all over the world * Puppets in all their configurations * A Taste of Ashland participant

Different Strokes, Paintings by Art & Soul Gallery Owners

April’s Featured artists are the six owners of Art and Soul Gallery: Linda Boutacoff, Charlotte Peterson, Judy Bjorlie, Betty Barss, Judy Richardson, and Joan Whitsett. Each artist has their own style, they own media, their own passion and their own job description in the making of Art & Soul Gallery one of the most popular galleries in our valley for the past 13 years. It is our hope that, in viewing this exhibition, all will enjoy the different strokes. Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer.

“Exposures,” a photography invitational

“Exposures” presents the work of four regional artists. Diana Standing: “Photography gives me the opportunity to look at our world in new and intimate ways, and to share those magical moments. In this exhibit I explore photo ‘expressionism.’ With the camera as a paintbrush I use focus, shutter and aperture settings to create saturated canvases with abstract and impressionistic qualities. I hope these works can transcend subject matter by focusing on light, shape, color and rhythm to evoke a deeper meaning than the surface of the canvas.” Prescott Lewis: Regarding his childhood travels Lewis says, ” I was the official daydreamer of the family. I was transfixed by the infinite rows of plowed fields and the towering electrical transmission lines that marched across the landscape. To this day I am still amazed by the human signature wherever I go and increasingly share contemporary concerns regarding our impact on the natural world. “..I photograph the scenes using a hand held camera, creating a bridge between the innocent wandering eyes of my childhood and my passion for capturing that same world with intent.” Vincent Leandro: Vincent casts an appreciative eye on the […]

Poetry Printed on Antique Printing Presses

Cathy DeForest Studio is located in a farmhouse just 5 minutes from Ashland. Visits, arranged by appointment, include demonstrations on antique printing presses and a tour of the book arts studio. Cathy’s most recent work includes: etchings, artist books, poetry pockets and a letterpress broadside featuring the work of Barry Lopez. During April, National Poetry Month, Cathy will be part of “Poets On The Loose” offering poems to willing strangers on the streets of Ashland. In the past year, Cathy’s work was bought by: Amherst College, Brown University, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, UC Santa Barbara,Swarthmore College, the NY Public Library, and The Book Club Of California. She was also selected for two upcoming books, 100 Northwest Artists and Thread Loves Paper. Call or email to arrange a visit and directions to the farmhouse studio.

April at Ashland Art Works

We are featuring Ashland Art Works’ Annual April “Group Show” ~ with a beautiful variety of Fine Art by our local artists: Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramic Art, Raku, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, and Mugs… Woodwork, Masks, Weaving, Hand-dyed Silks, Fused Glass, Crazy Birds, Cutting Boards, Fine Art Prints, and very affordable, unique Gifts & Cards. Please Welcome our newest Artist: Jeweler, Sierra Gwin. AAW is home to these outstanding local artists . . . Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Birds, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors & Art Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Art & Pop-up Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, Connie Simonsen’s Brilliant, Hand-painted Silks, John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards Sculptor, Marilyn Reeves, and, Sierra Gwin, Jeweler Relax and Stroll through our 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden. In April we are open 11am-3pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Woven Jewelry by Thalia Keple Featured at Ashland Art Center

Carolee Buck will be featuring her Ashland scenes done in pen and ink, watercolor. Visit her in her studio #10 upstairs during the Art Walk Friday, May 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The Art Center will also feature Live Music, Art and Artists on all three floors of the Art Center, refreshments and a special show in the community classroom from the Sexual Assault Survivors Group.

Artful Gifts for the Discerning Lover

This month we offer a group exhibit with new-comer Damien Leggett plus Oregon-based artists Lindy Kehoe, Gaelyn Larrick, Michael Gibson, Pegi Smith, Heidi Davies, David Sherman, Shoshanah Dubiner, Adam Bickel and Jacquelene Ambrose. Not your Mamma’s toy store, Love Revolution is an artistic gift and education center committed to bringing you a deeper, more playful experience of your sensual side. We promote evocative art as inspiration to discovering your passionate, creative nature. Culturally speaking, we have a lot of growth and healing to do and Love Revolution is devoted to opening the dialogue and creating the opportunity for sexual wellness and freedom. We like to say we’re “shining new light on the old paradigm.” We hope you will join us.

Narrative, Mechanism, and the Digital Thread

The museum exhibition is titled “Narrative, Mechanism, and the Digital Thread” and will be on display from March 16 to April 28, 2012. This exhibit includes the works of artist David Bithell, Ali Momeni,and Jenny Vogel. The opening reception will be FRIDAY, March 16, 5:00pm-7:00pm with a performance by visiting artist Jenny Vogel. Vogel will present an Artist Talk on Thursday, March 15, 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Meese Auditorium, Art Building.