For September: Tapestries & Masks by Monique Barker; Watercolors And a New Book by Catherine McElroy

Monique Barker's exotic masks and knotted pile rugs.

Monique Barker’s exotic masks and knotted pile rugs.

COLORFUL TAPESTRIES AND MASKS, DESIGNED AND CREATED BY MONIQUE BARKER

Monique has practiced the art of pile rug knotting on the loom since 1986, when she met her teacher, Karma Sherap, near Katmandu, Nepal.

In art school in Paris, she became fascinated with shamanistic masks, another aspect of Tibetan culture.

Monique’s richly colored artworks seem transported from another world, and for good reason. But she’s brought them to you.

MEET WATERCOLOR ARTIST/AUTHOR CATHERINE McELROY

Come and share the laughter with Watercolor Artist/Author aka Queenie Mac, displaying her original watercolor paintings and her new children’s book
“It’s An Absolutely Perfect Day For…” Kathy will also present her “Spelletoes” alphabet placards.

Enjoy her artwork at;
http://www.catherinemcelroy.com
http://www.facebook.com/CatherineMcelroyArt
View her book at;
http://www.catherinemcelroy.com/books.html
www.facebook.com/queeniemacbooks

MUSIC ALERT:

On First Friday, September 7, Ashland Artworks will present CRITICAL MASS, a \”Southern Oregon\” group.

Their music is a blend of Jazz, Blues,Latin, and Rock styles with most of their tunes being original and instrumental. The instrumentation of the band is typically rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, congas and set drums, but for the first Friday art walk , it will be rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar and saxophone.

The members of the band are: Andy (rhythm guitar), Mark (lead guitar, bass guitar and some vocals), Tom (sax, bass guitar and some percussion).

The members of the band are mainly from Williams although they should probably be billed as a \”Southern Oregon\” group.

VISIT ASHLAND ARTWORKS’ five galleries brimming with the unique creations of 14 local artists. View watercolors that make you laugh, clay pots that tilt and dance, wire sculptures of all things imaginable, clocks built from collected antique parts, hand-painted silk scarves swirling with colors, clay birds who hold coffee cups, assemblages fashioned from parts of pianos, watches, violins and more. Walk through our gardens or relax on our deck along the creek.

Summer Hours: Wed 11 to 3, Thurs-Fri-Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 3, Closed Mon & Tues

AAW is home to these other outstanding local artists…
Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings,
Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery,
Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks,
Sandra Davis’ Plein Air Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards,
Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks,
Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry,
Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds,
Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors, Prints & Art Cards,
Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards,
George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures,
Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures,
Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs,
Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves,
John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards.

"It's An Absolutely Perfect Day For..." by Catherine McElroy

“It’s An Absolutely Perfect Day For…” by Catherine McElroy