September at Ashland Art Works

Michael Gibson

Join the Artists for a First Friday celebration on September 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00pm, and meet our featured Artists. Also check out our Second Saturday Demonstrations on Sept. 11th.

September 2021 :: Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Dews

Jhenna Quinn Lewis, A Single Pearl, Oil on Board

Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Dews Oil Paintings, Woodblock Prints, Ceramics  August 19 – October 9 Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00  Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00  Appointments are also available.  This month’s exhibition features masterful oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, rich woodblock prints by Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and stylized ceramics by Dews. Jhenna’s paintings are simple, intimate compositions that invite the viewer to closely examine the details of a bird in an unexpected setting. Through the manipulation of composition, subject matter, color, light, and shading, she brings out a subtle inherent quietness in her work. Alternatively, Millie’s prints celebrate the biodiversity and preservation of open spaces. Informed by her cattle ranching heritage, vibrant colors, simple shapes, and the nostalgia of traditional woodblock printing can be seen in her work. For Dews, she is inspired by the fusion of gardening with ceramics, whether it be realistic or whimsical. Dews’ stylized animals exude peaceful, playful, expressions, while adding just a touch of mysteriousness.  

Safari II

Yes! We are open at our new location at 300 East Main Street at Second.

We were excited to be able to host the First Friday Art Walk on July 2nd, opening our doors at 5pm. This was the first “walk” since March 2019! It was a fantastic night for greeting old friends and customers and even exchanging a few hugs.

This show features the work of Vernon Lawhorn and his wife Jane (Vernon passed at the young age of 45) He dearly loved Africa and captured the animals and people in his art wonderfully. Jane did fantastic and innovative presentation and is now an artist in her own right. Judy Benson Le Nier organized photographic safaris in Africa traveling to a different location each year. Her photographs reveal the inner workings of the wild animals mind.

In addition , we show masks, jewelry, figures, furniture and more from long ago African artists.

Our hours are 11-5, closed Sunday and Monday. Come journey with us!

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“Adornment” New paintings by Eric Peterson

These paintings explore “adornment” through building and excavating layers of paint, wax, stencils and collage capturing some of the beauty and mystery of our multi-cultural world.

Featured Artists in August

Puzzle Pieces

Join the Artists for a First Friday celebration on August 6th from 5:00 to 8:00pm, and meet our featured Artists. Also check out our Second Saturday Demonstrations.