Magical Realism -Whimsical Animals: The Artwork of Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester


Imaginative needle felted wool sculptures by fiber artist Liza Hamilton will be displayed with Denise Kester’s ‘Story Art’. This month: Printmaker, Tiffany Hokanson, will be displaying her most recent work as the downstairs featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. Featured Gallery Artist, Linda Dixon is showing oil paintings of local images. Leonard Lea is a local nature photographer living in Ashland Oregon who will be featuring a selection of images entitled “Floral Impressions” at The Photographers Gallery.

Ashland Middle School Student Artwork Exibit

Student Artwork Gallery

Ashland Middle School will be exhibiting artwork from the students of Christie Boyd, Visual Arts Instructor at AMS. Featured Studio Artists; Studio 5 – Thalia Keple, Michael Corcoran and Marty Hogan, Downstairs – Amy Godard and Featured Photographer, Julie Bonney will be displaying their works.

The Wonderful World of Wool with Jo Ann Manzone

Botanically printed vest

Jo Ann Manzone, a felter, botanical printer and dyer combines these skills to create her pieces for “The Wonderful World of Wool” exhibit. Liza Hamilton creates expressive animals, each possessing its own unique energy and presence, come to life in all shapes and sizes using only wool and a felting needle.

“Works on paper” Printmaking art by Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany Hokanson, printmaker

Tiffany Hokanson’s printmaking art is featured in “Works on Paper” in the AAC Print Studio, lower level of AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: Hearts and Hopes Illuminated, Survivor Art Show. Live music, refreshments.

“Fun with Felt” felted art and wearables by Jo Ann Manzone

Autumn Orange Vest detail pin by Jo Ann Manzone

Fun with Felt, felted art and wearbables by Jo Ann Manzone, upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Special show in the Classroom: The Enrichment Ceramics Program, art by students in the AAC Enrichment program. Print Studio art supply sale and Clay Studio ceramics sale on the lower level.

“New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings” by Dana Feagin

"Hickory" oil painting by Dana Feagin

“New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings”
Oil Paintings by Dana Feagin
Dana Feagin’s expressive animal portraits are eye-catching and memorable. She has an innate ability to show animals’ funny, quirky characteristics. She paints portraits of pets and rescue animals from local shelters. For the month of October, Dana is showing seven new paintings of rescue animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of sales from these paintings and associated prints and cards will be donated to Sanctuary One. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, October 4, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. As always on First Fridays, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of AAC with live music and refreshments. The AAC Print Studio will be holding a reception for its Artist-in Residence Shannon Yost. There will also be a special show in the Classroom with non-profit Eyes to Burma showing photographs by humanitarian and photographer Fred Stockwell.

Life Needs Art! Summer at Ashland Art Center

Summer is almost here and with it longer days to happily fill with art and creativity. Take a stroll around all three floors of the Art Center and explore the beautiful art in our galleries and artists’ studios. Live music performed by Sage Meadows. Special Show in the Classroom: Quilting to Honor and Comfort.