at Pony Espresso/Washington Federal
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts hosts traveling exhibits, conferences, workshops, and infuses fine art and conversation regarding art/faith into current culture. In 2017/2018 Masterpiece features artists from across the country in “Words In Red — the Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus” July 1–23, 2017 at Rogue Co-works (across from The Black Swan Theater) on its 7 city tour. April 27–30 features the 12th annual Christian Artist Conference at Sunriver Resort. The local Masterpiece Artist Guild is featured on First Fridays (and Saturday) in Ashland.
Join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, March 2nd, from 5pm-8pm, for a show featuring the mesmerizing, realistically detailed pencil drawings of local western artist, Kim Ragsdale. Grab a cup of coffee or a meal, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at beautiful art and talking with other creatives.
About this month’s featured artist:
Kim Ragsdale’s work is an expression of her experiences in country living. She conceptualizes an era of working cowboys and the animals and action that surround them. Her subjects are captured in their element, performing daily tasks. All her ultra-realistic black and white drawings are done using high quality graphite in 19 differentiated degrees from especially soft to extra hard.
Growing up in Montana, Kim started to draw when she was very young, finding that emerging dogs and horses looked like the photos she found in magazines. In high school, Kim was taken under the wing of an excellent art teacher, who happened to be a portrait artist. Faces fascinated her, particularly ones that had a weathered look and character lines. She explains, ” I learned to draw what I see, not what I know is there.”
You can see more of Kim’s work at www.kimragsdale.com
For more information about Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation, visit mcfineartsfoundation.org
The Pony Espresso is located at 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520. We look forward to seeing you there!