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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.

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition is honored to bring together an international juried exhibition of mosaic art from September 19 to October 26, 2016 at The Center for Visual Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries, Art Building, Southern Oregon University.  The exhibition will be open to the public 10-4, Monday through Friday through October 26. This extraordinary show will be on display for over a month and will coincide with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held October 6-9, 2016. The galleries will be open extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend.

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : Samidare, mosaic art by Jill Stevenson Ritter

 Samidare, by Jill Stevenson Ritter

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, triptych, Mosaic art by Rebecca Cambell
The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, Tryptich, by Rebecca  Campbell
This juried exhibition invites us to enter the vast and creative world of both ancient and contemporary mosaic art. The works surprise us as we view traditional and non-traditional executed fine art mosaics which,  incorporate innovative subject matter, techniques and material, allowing the mosaic to burst forth with subtle or aggressive movement, drawing us into the subject and illuminating clarity of the art and our own vision.

The mosaicist assembles small bits of stone, glass, pottery, and/or repurposed material and assembles them into an image, a feeling, a spirit, and a representation. Mosaic artists chop, cut, hammer and nip to create beauty out of those bits. It’s a beautiful order, a deliberate order, an order of the heart, of dreams, of unending skill and patience. These artists represent the world in ways that have never before been seen.
The artists represented in this exhibition have discovered their own artistic “voice” and use mosaic art to express their unique vision of the world around them. The mosaics presented in this exhibit are a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the soul.

Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 7, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU Art Building for a chance to view this extraordinary show, meet the artists, purchase a piece of original mosaic art to take home and enjoy a little light refreshment.  The trolley will be running from downtown Ashland and the Railroad District to the SOU campus throughout First Friday.  Park your car on campus and enjoy the trolley art experience!

 Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : mosaic art by Kate Kerrigan, Sandra Groeneveld and Robyn Spencer Crompton
For more information about the Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition, please visit
contemporarymosaicartsummit.com

Southern Oregon Society of Artists Monthly Meeting: SOSA Work-in-Progress Critique by Dixie Kinser

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) holds its regular monthly meeting at the Medford Public Library on September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm for a work-in-progress critique, refreshments and in-person social networking. Meeting / Critique starts at 7.  All members are encouraged to bring in a work-in-progress.

This month is our SOSA Work-in-Progress Critique by Dixie Kinser.  Members are encouraged to bring their work early.

Dixie first became enamored with art by dyeing silk. She loved to see how colors bloomed into beautiful patterns. In the 90s, she began another romance, this time with watercolor. Again, colors blended with beautiful results.

Since then she loves experimenting with color, shapes, composition and values. Then she just had to try abstract.

At present, her work is primarily abstract and mixed media collage using watercolor and acrylic.

For most of her career, Dixie worked in education as an administrator and teacher; however she finds art even more fulfilling.

For more information contact BJ  Mathis at 541-414-4993

Southern Oregon Society of Artists meets the fourth Monday of each month – January through October – at the Jackson County Library at 7:00 p.m. The library doors are locked at 7 p.m., so come early.  Members may submit 1-2 paintings for the January, April, July, and October juried critique at the regular meetings.  The other meetings will feature demonstrations from local artists.  For the latest updates check out www.sosa-inc.org/.

January  24th- Juried Critique

February 28th

March 28th

April 25th – Juried Critique

May 23rd

June 27th

July 25th – Juried Critique

August 22nd

September 26th

October 24th – Juried Critique

November – Awards Banquet

Sky Song


This poem appeared as part of the Black Earth Institute’s “30 Days Hath September” Project

Sky Song
Hear the sound of the age changing—
it is the refrain of yes
shaping new constellations
from the old stories
that scroll through our days.
Hear the galaxy hum of love—
the quantum is of the unseen
singing our names (when we
only know to say them) and scheming
sweet rhymes in the forth dimension.
Let’s get invisible.
Let’s kiss elisions.
Let’s get spirit naked
and play in the river of give
and good and mmmm.
Let’s dabble in destiny
and possibility
until we turn into songsters
who heal the holes
in skies and hearts.
Let’s hum in the night.
Let’s ring in the day.
Let’s write a new chorus
across the sky with contrails
of stubborn joy.
Let’s sing it even when it hurts—
even when the blood runs,
even when the fire burns,
even when.
Let’s.

Sky Song


This poem appeared as part of the Black Earth Institute’s “30 Days Hath September” Project

Sky Song
Hear the sound of the age changing—
it is the refrain of yes
shaping new constellations
from the old stories
that scroll through our days.
Hear the galaxy hum of love—
the quantum is of the unseen
singing our names (when we
only know to say them) and scheming
sweet rhymes in the forth dimension.
Let’s get invisible.
Let’s kiss elisions.
Let’s get spirit naked
and play in the river of give
and good and mmmm.
Let’s dabble in destiny
and possibility
until we turn into songsters
who heal the holes
in skies and hearts.
Let’s hum in the night.
Let’s ring in the day.
Let’s write a new chorus
across the sky with contrails
of stubborn joy.
Let’s sing it even when it hurts—
even when the blood runs,
even when the fire burns,
even when.
Let’s.

Planets, Moons, and Meteors, Fiber Art by Nancy Pagani

Community Gallery Exhibit: Planets, Moons, and Meteors, Fiber Art by Nancy Pagani

'Not Quite,' Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

“Not Quite,” Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

September 16 – October 14, 2016

Reception Date September 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

 

Using a variety of fiber art techniques and little nuggets of physics knowledge, Ashland artist Nancy Pagani explores planets, moons, and meteors.

 

Local artist Nancy Pagani creates works in fiber on the theme of outer space. Images inspired by planets, moons, quarks, black holes, and meteors are sewn into her quilted fiber works. Nancy has worked with fabric since she was a child, and her passion for creating with fabric includes surface design, quilting, and weaving. Commercial fabrics as well as fabrics that she has dyed and painted are incorporated into the artwork. Her fiber works are playful, lively, and colorful.

'What it Wasn't,' Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

“What it Wasn’t,” Fiber collage by Nancy Pagani

Join us for an exhibit reception on Friday, September 16, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

 

 
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Fall Class Lineup, Call to Artists and Benefit Event Update – Rogue Gallery

Fall Class Lineup, Call to Artists and Benefit Event Update

ROGUE GALLERY’S ANNUAL AUCTION, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:00 pm at
RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford

Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour followed by
Dinner & Live Auction

Dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn
Menu
Hors d’Oeuvres & Fresh Baked Bread and Butter
Salad
Fresh Peach and Walnut Salad
Fresh Local Roxyann Peaches With Candied Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, Mandarin Oranges and Fresh Apple-Walnut, Dressing
Basil
Main Course
Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
Herb Marinated and Grilled Chicken Breast with home made Pomegranate Glaze
-or-
Platons Spanakopittas
Spinach pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions, feta cheese
-with-
Pearl Couscous Salad
Israeli Style with Mint, Cucumber, Italian Parsley,
Citrus and Basil
Dessert
Fresh Berry Shortcake
Chefs Choices Fresh Local Berries Served in Glass with Vanilla Whipped Cream — in Champagne Shell

Serving RoxyAnn Wine

Music by the Bathtub Gin Serenaders

$65 Per Person

Tickets available HERE>>

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ROGUE GALLERY AUCTION EXHIBIT

Le Moulin Rogue, 2016 Annual Auction:
Members’ Art Exhibit

Drop-off Friday, September 9
The Rogue Gallery’s 2016 Annual Auction is Saturday, September 24th. Our annual fall benefit auction is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. It is also a fun filled evening with dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn, RoxyAnn Wine, and live music performed by the Bathtub Gin Serenaders. Tickets for the event are $65 per person and are available at roguegallery.org/upcomingevents or in person at the gallery.

This year the evening will include a non-juried themed art show. We are inviting Rogue Gallery members to submit up to three works of art for the exhibit based on the Paris inspired theme of Le Moulin Rouge. The exhibit will be on display for several weeks at the gallery and will travel to RoxyAnn for the auction evening.  Artists do not have to attend the auction to be part of the exhibit, but are encouraged to join us for this fun event!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Current member of the Rogue Gallery
  • Art relates to the theme of Le Moulin Rouge or Paris; work to be framed and ready to hang.
  • Drop-off artwork during gallery hours on Friday, September 9th or Saturday, September 10th.
  • Pick up artwork during gallery hours on Tuesday, September 27th or Wednesday, September 28th.
  • Artwork must be for sale (artist receives 60% of artist’s sale price).

NEW FALL CLASSES IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

art_materials We have fantastic classes for every artist this fall.

Rogue Studio Life Drawing sessions are back along with a wonderful collage workshop, pastels and more! For the kids we have our Young Artists’ Studio starting in October, where they will discover the world of endless creativity.

For information about adult art classes,
visit roguegallery.org/adult_classes.html

For information about youth art classes,
visit http://roguegallery.org/art_kids.html

Register here>>

MCFAF Announces Benefit Event

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There is much on the horizon!
 October 4th don’t miss the preview unveiling of select art from the upcoming “Words in Red” traveling exhibit along with new updates on all the programs and projects of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts.  Be a part of helping the far-reaching mission to

Visually Communicate Christ to Culture through Fine Art

Masterpiece Christian Fine Art Foudnation Benefit Event 'The Sower' October 4, 2016, Ashland, Oregon
Above:  The Sower – by artist Johne Richardson
Tuesday, Oct. 4th Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts 
Benefit Evening
2525 Ashland St., Ashland, Oregon
Featuring a Gallery of Appetizers & Dessert,  Bible-themed Art Exhibit and Sale, Silent Auction, Programs and Projects updates, Membership opportunities
6:00  Doors Open/Silent Auction begins/Art viewing
6:30  Appetizer array is served
7:00 Dessert and Program
Special guest and speaker and Biblical art advocate
 Pastor Rick Booye from Trail Christian Fellowship
$30 per person or $240 table host for 8 guests
Tickets online at www.mcfineartsfoundation.org , or call 541.601.7496 by Sept. 23rd
Tickets may also be purchased by check sent to
 MCFAF. 17575 Hwy. 66, Ashland, Oregon 97520.

by Sept. 23rd

 Call Jeanne at 541.601.7496 for more information.
If you missed the event last year see the vision cast for the Magna Deo project – A cultural center dedicated to the truth, beauty, grace and nobility of Christianity through the fine arts.
Magna Deo , Biblical fine art Cultural Center

Watch vision cast now!

I cannot attend the event but would like to be a part of  this far reaching
 mission with a donation now.

Your gift helps:  Commission Biblical Art
Magna Deo Project
Words In Red Traveling Exhibit Sponsor
Training Artists of the Next Generation

Words In Red

The Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus

A traveling exhibit coming Feb. 2017

Amazing Grace I once was blind but now I see. Ron DiCianni artist
“Go your way; your faith has made you well.” (Mark 10:52)
Blind Bartimaeus . Oil on canvas by Ron DiCianni
STAY CONNECTED:
[email protected]
541.601.7496

Ashland New Plays Festival Announces Fall Festival’s Full Schedule

Ashland New Plays Festival Announces Fall Festival’s Full Schedule

Ashland, Ore — Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the full week’s schedule for ANPF 2016, the flagship Fall Festival, which takes place October 19-23, 2016.

Four prize-winning playwrights, selected by volunteer readers from 400 submissions, will have their plays produced as dramatic readings in matinee and evening performances by world-class actors and directors at the Unitarian Center in Ashland. The festival kicks off with a members-only reception for the playwrights to begin the week’s events.

The playwrights and their winning plays are:

– Stephanie Walker with The Madres, which will be directed by Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Leah Anderson, who also played Lauren Yee in ANPF’s dramatic reading of King of the Yees at the ANPF Women’s Invitational 2016

– Michael Erickson with Oberon Springs, directed by Kenneth Albers, who has acted in and directed past ANPF performances in an esteemed career ranging from OSF to Yale Repertory Theatre

– Mike Teele with EdanEv, directed by Scott Kaiser, actor, playwright, and OSF’s Director of Company Development

– Beth Kander with Hazardous Materials, directed by ANPF’s Artistic Director Kyle Haden. Kander’s play The Bottle Tree, which will have its world premiere at Chicago’s Stage Left Theatre starting October 15, 2016, was an ANPF 2015 winning play.

The opening night performance is Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m., followed by performances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The closing performance will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.

Additionally, immediately following each performance, the playwrights and cast will be joined by ANPF’s Host Playwright EM Lewis, who will moderate talkbacks with the audience about the plays. Lewis, originally from rural Oregon, is an award-winning playwright, librettist, and teacher, as well as the recipient of the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama.

Lewis will also conduct a playwriting workshop, “Who They Are and What They Say,” on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The workshop is $10 at the door. Reserve your space by contacting Gray McKee at [email protected].

2016 Ashland new Plays Festival Schedule

Performances are $20 each, with tickets available in advance at Paddington Station or online, starting September 20, 2016, and at the door.

ANPF members receive benefits including one or more festival passes (tickets to four performances, $80 value), priority seating, and invitations to members-only receptions.

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)