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Tickets for Judy Morris Cuba Talk on Sale Now

Tickets Now on Sale at Art du Jour Gallery for Special Oct. 8th Judy Morris PresentationImage of Cuba II, painting by Judy MorrisDon’t Miss Judy Morris on October 8th!

JUDY MORRISWe don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to attend our very special presentation by watercolor artist and teacher Judy Morris on Saturday, October 8th!  In Judy’s own words, “I’ve been to CUBA! Let me share my impressions about the architecture, the people and the art scene along the streets and in the galleries of this unique country. You will see some of my favorite photos that I’m certain will inspire several future “Cuban” paintings. I will talk about working with these photo references and explain my personal process of turning a photo into a painting. Bring your curiosity and questions.”

Tickets for Judy Morris Cuba Talk on sale now!
Be sure to get your tickets early, while seats are still available.

Check out Judy’s website at www.judymorris-art.com.


Date: October 8, 2016, at 1:30 pm

Location: Adams Room, Medford Public Library

Tickets: $20, on sale at Art du Jour Gallery during September


Reception for Judy Morris will follow at Art du Jour Gallery from 3 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Art du Jour Gallery at (541) 770-3190 (open Tues.-Sat., 10-4)

October 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery

Art Du Jour gallery logoOctober 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery

October 2016 at Art du Jour gallery : 'King of the Coast', photography by Dan Elster

King of the Coast, photography by Dan Elster

Special Presentation by Watercolorist Judy Morris, and the Breathtaking Wildlife Photography of Dan Elster in Our Salon

October 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery : JUDY MORRISOctober 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery is an exciting month of events! You won’t want to miss Art du Jour Gallery’s special presentation by watercolor artist and teacher Judy Morris on Saturday, October 8th, at the Medford Library!  Judy is coming down to Medford from her studio in Portland to spend several hours with our guests to share her art, photography and stories from her recent trip to Cuba.  In Judy’s own words, “I’ve been to CUBA! Let me share my impressions about the architecture, the people and the art scene along the streets and in the galleries of this unique country. You will see some of my favorite photos that I’m certain will inspire several future “Cuban” paintings. I will talk about working with these photo references and explain my personal process of turning a photo into a painting. Bring your curiosity and questions.”  Visit Judy’s website at www.judymorris-art.com.

Please be sure to get your tickets early, while seats are still available!  Drop by the gallery at 213 E. Main Street in Medford to purchase your ticket and reserve your seat.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Date: October 8, 2016, at 1:30 pm 


Location: Adams Room, Medford Public Library


Tickets: $20, on sale at Art du Jour Gallery during September & early October


Reception for Judy Morris will follow at Art du Jour Gallery from 3 to 4 p.m.

October 2016 at Art du Jour gallery :'Crow', photography by Dan Elster

Crow, photography by Dan Elster

Fine Art Photography by Dan Elster

Art du Jour invites you to spend some quality time in our Salon during October to take in the beauty of Southern Oregon’s wildlife as seen through the lens of fine art photographer Dan Elster.  Dan’s work has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat and in many fine-art exhibits, wildlife venues and shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.  (For an OPB video about Dan and his work, go to www.http://watch.opb.org/video/2365432159/.  The segment aired on Southern Oregon Public Television on February 26, 2015.)

Dan is mostly self-taught. His subjects are completely wild (no captive or staged shots) and it’s important to him that people know that. “My photography is my art form, my form of expression,” Dan says.  ”When I’m taking pictures of wild animals, I’m really trying to tell an animal’s story.” It’s the drama in nature that inspires him. “In the wild, every day is a struggle, just to survive.” Dan hopes his work will serve to remind us that we don’t own the Earth, we share it.

Dan and his family live in Ashland, a locale that provides a rich source of subjects for his camera. “I want more people to be aware of what’s around them,” he says, and with his camera he shows us the owls that reside in Lithia Park and the river otters that frolic in a pond near his home, a bull elk that he encountered watching the waves break on the Oregon coast, and an osprey catching a surf perch.  His hours of patient waiting and his artist’s eye for dramatic light result in unforgettable images.

We are proud to display Dan’s photography in our Salon October 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery, running through November 2016.

Featured Photography by Gallery Artist Roy Musitelli

Dramatic photography of a different kind by Art du Jour Gallery’s Roy Musitelli will be on display on our Feature Wall during October 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery. Evident in Roy’s work are his masterful talent for design and his fascination with the intense beauty inherent in otherwise ordinary things. With his camera he gathers images that appeal to his imagination and then artfully uses computer technology to design, enhance and intensify these images to reveal to us his unique vision of the world. The results are awesome. Come see!

Third Friday

Join us in October 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, October 21st, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest photographer Dan Elster, featured artist/photographer Roy Musitelli and other Art du Jour artists.  Our reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

 

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

October 8th and 9th – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Join us the second weekend in October when a group of local professional artists open their private studio doors to the public for the Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour!

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is an inspiring self-guided arts tour brought to you by the Ashland Gallery Association. This year’s tour will guide visitors to 20 professional artist studios in Ashland and surrounding communities of Talent, Phoenix, and the Mt. Ashland area while journeying through the beauty of the fall season.

Artists invite you to come see the creative processes behind our incredible and diverse arts community. There will be a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to metal, ceramics, and fiber arts, as well as scheduled demonstrations.

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

There is no admission fee to any of the studios on the tour. The Open Studio Tour is part of the Ashland Gallery Association’s efforts to promote the visual arts and arts education in Ashland and is made possible in part by grants from the City of Ashland and the Oregon Community Foundation

 

Pick up a Tour Map at any AGA Member Gallery, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off the Ashland Open Studio Tour website:

Visit: www.ashlandost.com or contact: [email protected]

10th Annual Empty Bowls

The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project takes place at Parkway Christian Center on Monday October 10th from 6–8 PM.

“Many people believe that hunger only affects a small sector in our community and don’t realize many people who struggle with hunger every day are, in fact, their neighbors.”

~ Ellen Johnson, Development Director at Options for Southern Oregon

2016 10th Annual Empty Bowls benefit event

WHEN:  Monday, October 10, 2016

WHERE: Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Drive, Grants Pass, OR (across from Fred Meyer)

TICKETS:  Available at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 SW ‘G’ Street, Grants Pass or purchase online at www.optionsonline.org. (click Events; then click on Empty Bowls link; scroll to bottom of page). Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance.  Ticket price includes a beautiful handmade bowl to take home. There will also be a silent auction of unique pottery during the event.

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARIES:  Options for Southern Oregon, Josephine County Food Bank, and the Gospel Rescue Mission. Proceeds will help children and families in our community access food.

CONTACT PERSON:  Ellen Johnson, Development Director at 476-2373 or email at [email protected]

Details

The 10th Annual Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will take place at Parkway Christian Center on Monday, October 10th from 6–8 p.m. Parkway Christian Center is located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass.  Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a bowl of soup and bread. The handmade bowl is theirs to take home as a reminder of hunger in our community. “Last year’s event was amazing.” says Ellen Johnson, Development Director for Options. “We like to sell tickets ahead of time so that we can plan ahead. We always plan for extra people who buy tickets at the door, but we set up at least a half dozen more tables over and above that last year. The community support is always so fabulous!” Johnson also says that this year entry into the event will be reorganized so avoid long lines and waiting.

“Our agencies provide a vital source of hope and support for so many of the vulnerable people in our community,” says Options Executive Director, Karla McCafferty.

Event Mission and Beneficiaries

Options collaborates with the Josephine County Food Bank and the Gospel Rescue Mission to host the annual Empty Bowls event.  The three agencies see a great need to provide food and access to food for an increasing number of people in our community, especially children and their families.  All three agencies have long been community partners in addressing poverty and hunger issues in our community.

Josephine County is one of the most food insecure counties in all of Oregon. The unemployment rate and the level of poverty our County is still high compared to state and national statistics.   “Many people believe that hunger only affects a small sector in our community and don’t realize many people who struggle with hunger every day are, in fact, their neighbors,” says Ellen Johnson, Development Director at Options for Southern Oregon.

Parkway Christian Center Pastor, Dennis Webber, says that the Empty Bowls Project is core to the values we all live by that bring joy and meaning to life. “People doing things together is better than doing it alone. It is an opportunity for us to partner with the greater community who have life challenges,” says Webber.

Event Contributors

“We so appreciate our local restaurants who donate gourmet soups and homemade bread for this special night,” says Johnson. “This is a night to honor those in need in our community.  If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation or purchase a ticket so that a client might attend.” Casa Amiga, The Laughing Clam, Rosso’s Trattoria, The Bohemian, Twisted Cork, Wild River Pizza and Ma Mosa’s are a few of the soup contributors to this year’s Empty Bowls.

Clayfolk and other local artists are joining together to make bowls for this year’s event. “This is the most powerful event that Options does.” says Ellen Johnson, Development Director for Options. “Food and housing are issues our community needs to address.” Options is Josephine County’s Community Mental Health Program. The nonprofit agency annually serves more than 4,000 children, adults and families in our community.

This year’s event sponsors are J. D. Fulwiler Insurance Company, Bank of the Cascades, AllCare CCO, PrimaryHealth CCO, and Banner Bank.  Please join us at the annual Empty Bowls event and help alleviate food insecurity in Josephine County. Our local event is an opportunity to discuss food and hunger in our community.  Learn more about how to keep our community healthy.

“Our agencies provide a vital source of hope and support for so many of the vulnerable people in our community,” says Options Executive Director, Karla McCafferty.

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