Dogs Look Good in Blue, Watercolors by Rachel Jean Fisher
I’ve always loved to paint, and I’ve always loved animals. My love of animals began with a Banty Hen, and I have had many beloved pets since. In 2008 I adopted my dog Alasse. She quickly became my best friend. I drew her, painted her, over and over. I soon discovered that I could make her personality come alive on canvas with color. After this realization, it didn’t take me long to discover that dogs look good in blue.
Currently, I paint nothing but animals. Horses, dos, cats, rats, goat. You name it. I’ve dabbled in landscapes and portraiture, but it always comes back to the animals. I paint animals because it is what I love to do.
Visit Rachel in Studio #1B, lower level (Artists Underground)
In Studio #5 on the second floor …
I have been working with fibers for over 40 years. This has taken me on a fascinating journey from sewing my first apron as a child to my current interests in jewelry making, weaving, and fiber arts. After moving to Ashland in 1998 from the Seattle area, I have joyfully dedicated myself to my jewelry and fiber art.
My signature needlewoven necklaces are miniature tapestries mixed with beads and metals. Many are quite dramatic and have talisman-like qualities. My handwoven scarves are woven on floor looms using natural and mixed fibers that have been manipulated in some interesting way such as dyed, textured, or woven with supplemental wefts.
I hail from the tall pine forests of rural North Carolina, where I developed a love for all things handmade. Ever since I can remember, I have been creating things with my hands.
I now work in a small artisan workshop where I fabricate my jewelry from wire and flat sheets of silver, brass and reclaimed copper. I saw, form and hammer each piece into a beautiful work of wearable art which accurately reflects the intended idea or symbol. I leave hammer marks to remind the wearer that my hands have deliberately touched and fashioned each piece and that a small part of me travels with it.
- Friday, June 5, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
- As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. There will also be refreshments and live music.
In the Classroom: Free creative class, Creative collage with Susanne Petermann.
Class is free but donations accepted for Miykael Moore to continue his dance training this summer