Ashland Art Center’s Gallery Gift Shop and Photographer’s Gallery is an excellent resource for fine hand-crafted, local gift items, including ceramics, jewelry, textiles, fine wood-working, as well as wonderful paintings, prints and photography. Browse all three floors of the Art Center’s historic Provost building, filled with over 25 open artist studios, a ceramics studio, graphic design office, art supply store and classroom.
FREE Community Art Event
June 2 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Featured Photographer: Dan Elster
Dan Elster was born in Chicago in 1971. In his old life, he was the manager of his brother’s food distribution business on the west side of Chicago. Several years ago, Dan and his wife, Patty took a leap of faith. They quit their jobs, sold their home and hit the road. Patty took a job as a travel nurse, while Dan pursued a dream career in wildlife photography. Dan’s subjects are completely wild, no captive or “staged” shots. There is something different about wild creatures, you can see it in their eyes. To them every day is a struggle to survive. Dan hopes you can see and feel the wild in these photographs. The hawk’s eye is being protected by its nictitating membrane, a secondary translucent eyelid that does not effect the hawks vision. Great horned owl’s eyes are proportionally amongst the largest of any terrestrial creatures on earth. Eyesight is critical for the survival of both.
Splashy, vibrant acrylic painting welcoming the return of summer. Linda uses transparent colors on white canvas to create luminous abstractions. She often paints with her non-dominant hand to capture spontaneous and playful interpretations. Her subjects include flowers, water and non-objective intuitive themes.
Show: A Portal to Agharta
Jennifer will be showing her paintings and prints depicting the flora, architecture and geography of the ancient stories of Atlantis, Mt. Shasta and other legendary places.
Generation Jones, the father and son duet of Jeffrey and Julian Jones play a variety of music based mostly around the Celtic traditions on guitar, fiddle and vocals but they often throw a few surprises in their sets including old-time Klezmer, classic rock and surf tunes. www.facebook.com/GenerationJones2/