The Female of the Species HELD OVER WITH NEW ADDITIONS

The Female of the Species HELD OVER WITH NEW ADDITIONS 20 women artists in a show all their own Our first annual invitational all women’s exhibit All media which includes the fantastic work of CHARU COLORADO

People, Places and Things of Beauty

Oil and Pastel Paintings by Judy Richardson.”Beauty is something that can be experienced no matter where we are or what we are doing. The light shining through a leaf, the steam rolling off of your cup of coffee, the glint of the sun on a child’s hair can all be things of beauty. As an artist I am always looking for moments of beauty. When I look with my “artist eyes”, I see the world differently. I see shapes of color and light that work together to make form. My pleasurable task then becomes interpreting these moments for the viewer.” “The works in this show are a collection of images from our travels, blossoms from our yard and people we have encountered in our journey through life. My wish is for you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed their creation.” Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.

SARA SWINK and KEN GRANT

SARA SWINK “I make human and animal forms with a psychological stance, using form, surface, color and facial expression to investigate the imaginal realm of dreams, fantasies and feeling states. The receptivity of clay invites this kind of inner exploration and is the perfect medium to explore the human longing for symbolic understanding and personal regeneration. My ideas derive most often from a process methodology that I teach in workshops, which employs simple and accessible techniques like collage and doodling to unleash the unconscious. Then I try to stay out of the way, letting ideas flow, selecting the ones that most resonate to bring into clay.” KEN GRANT “What I ultimately hope to accomplish with my work is to draw the viewer into the painting, to feel the light and space and evoke a distant memory. I would like my paintings to trigger a pleasant emotional response, much like the way the scent of a daphne blossom can take you back to a particular warm spring afternoon on the porch of your parents house when you were young. When you view my paintings I want you to actually feel the […]

August Features: Reflections by Marcia O

MARCIA O’ROURKE: My first serious sculpture was a turtle carved from a bar of Ivory soap. I spent my entire allowance on bars of Ivory soap. I have continued to sculpt since then! And turtles continue to interest me. I work in clay and I also paint and draw. Almost any medium is a potential opportunity for creative expression. Still, the responsive, organic nature of the clay continues to call to me, excite me and satisfy my senses. LORENE SENESAC: My work features clay sculptures predominately depicting portals or gateways leading the viewer on a journey. I’ve been inspired by dreams and my travels to ancient and sacred sites on this continent and abroad. The mystery evoked by partially hidden doors and steps curving beyond sight has always drawn me. I am reminded of possibility and choice, each path a different future, each door opening to another experience. My sculptures are most often Raku fired. This method produces lustrous metallic and crackle glazes against a black clay body which creates the sense of mystery I want to achieve. Although my work comes from my own experiences and observations, the intent […]

Abstract Paintings

Born in Arcata, California, and raised in Ashland, Oregon, Megan Headley has always felt the need to create. Staying true to her passion she pursued a degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in painting. Megan studied at multiple Universities and institutes both nationally and internationally, ultimately receiving her degree from Oregon State University in 2007. Shortly after graduating, Headley relocated to Denver, Colorado where she painted part time and was the Installation Manager at Museo de las Americas- a Latin American Art Museum. Megan\’s decision to become a full time artist coincided with her move back to the Rogue Valley in the summer of 2011. Currently she works out of her studio in Talent, Oregon. “I enjoy taking objects, experiences, or places and breaking them down into shapes, patterns, colors and textures. My inspiration sometimes comes from nature and the particular energy that a place has. Other times my work is informed by a more personal space- the mental space one travels to when doing nothing. In Taoism it is referred to as ‘Wu Wei,’ the paradoxical ‘action of non-action’.” “I find that these spaces are best explored on […]

Live Glassblowing Demos!

See glassblowing from the hotshop studio floor and shop for hand blown art glass in the adjoining gallery. Celebrating ten years of blowing glass in Ashland, Oregon! Stop by to enjoy the harvest inspired glass, take a class, watch the free demos, place a custom order or work with our team to create one-of-a-kind custom lighting. (Have you seen the lights created by our artisans at Caldera and the Medford Co-Op?)

Adornment for the Home and Body by Wendy Gell Featured at Ashland Art Center

Most people know Wendy Gell for her fabulous blingy jewelry and now she is bringing her signature sparkly glamour to objects for the home! During August, Wendy will be featuring a Kuan Yin Lamp with Tiffany style shade, a nodding headed Gold Empress, mirrors and goblets, all in Wendy’s unique style. Swarovski stones abound, and her world renowned wristies,bracelets, and necklaces will be on display as well. ” I am always looking for new inspiration, for new objects to make. These works are all brand new and very exciting, as I have more wonderful stones and jewels then ever before. I closed a storage unit in Connecticuit and sent myself boxes of wonderful stones and materials. The shimmering will be amazing,” says Wendy. During the August Art Walk, Wendy will be greeting visitors in her studio and answering questions about her processes. Enjoy live music by JJ Joss and discover art and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

August

Featuring Southern Oregon’s more sensual artists: Mari Gayatri, Daniel Verner, Roylon Mortensen, Eddie Coyote, Cheryl Haddock, Mary Landberg, Michael Gibson, Pegi Smith, Robin Leigh, Lindy Kehoe, Damien Leggett and Vrinda Heyden. Love Revolution is not an ordinary gallery. We promote conscious relating and safe, healthy sensuality. We’re an artistic gift and education center committed to bringing you a deeper, more playful experience of your erotic side. We promote evocative art as inspiration to discovering your passionate, creative nature. Love Revolution is devoted to opening the dialogue and creating the opportunity for sexual wellness and freedom. We hope you will join us.

August and September Featured Artist

Our featured artist this month is Zoe West. What does a feeling, thought or need look like at its molecular beginning? Strip away our skin color, cultural mores and inhibitions, and what do we have? Hopefully—commonality, determination, and a sense of humor. At least , this is where I’m coming from…..Zoe West.