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” a 46 piece fine art exhibit on its 7 city tour July 10 – 30th at Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral) in Garden Grove, California and Sept. 1 – 29th in Sedona, Arizona. Accompanying the exhibit is the cinematic compositions of Willem Van Wyk in the CD “Sanctus”.
The local Masterpiece Artist Guild is featured on First Fridays (and Saturday) in Ashland at Pony Espresso/Washington Federal where you can meet Masterpiece staff and artists each month. One artist is featured each month with ocassional collective exhibits.
June 14 – 17th features the 13th annual Christian Artist Conference at Ashland Hills Hotel featuring Portraiture Track with Joann Weistling Peralta, Still life Fundamentals in Oil by Brittany Weistling, named one of “21 artists under 31 to watch and collect” by Southwest Art magazine. Plus one day classes. Friday, June 15th Introduction to Wire Wrapped jewelry with Jessica Prince Kroll ($90 includes lunch) and Introduction to Mosaics Saturday, June 16th ($90 includes lunch) ¨ PLUS Inspiration for artists from a Biblical Worldview, Exceptional professional camaraderie with other professionally minded artists of faith. All are welcome to attend, but Registration ends June 10th. For full registration details see 2018 flyer Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference l.
And Young Artist/Musician Workshop June 16th – Mundane or Mastery. Fundamentals of Drawing and Digital Art by Jennifer Garrett. Guitar Mastery and Basic Music Theory by Michael Farley for anyone 14+. $30 1/2 Day Classes or $60 full Day.
Artists and art appreciators, join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, October 5th, from 5pm-8pm, for a show featuring the fascinating, wonderful visual stories of Melanie E. Cardinal! It’s time to get inspired, so grab a cup of coffee or a meal, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives.
About this month’s featured artist:
Melanie is a storyteller. She uses her experiences and observations of life and expresses them in her art. She works with photography and mixed media. Each medium brings different thoughts and dimensions which she uses to the fullest.
Her passion for art began when she was young. She loved learning about all of the different art forms and history. Though she loved dabbling in many different mediums, she never found her niche until college. While studying film, Melanie took a beginning photography class and realized that she could tell a story with one frame. She received her bachelor of arts degree in telecommunication with an emphasis in video production and film, and is currently creating art using photography, collage and mixed media.
Melanie feels very blessed to get the opportunity to do something she loves and is passionate about. She never wants to take for granted the gifts the Lord has given.
You can see more of Melanie’s work at instagram.com/melaniecardinalart
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!