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Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center

Go to the coast for the holiday and enjoy the Coast Redwoods Art Association’s 2016 Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center!

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June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery

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June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery

3rd Friday Reception This Friday, June 17, 5-8 pm

IN THE MAIN GALLERY
June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery: Blending Poetry and Cloth quilt show

BLENDING POETRY & CLOTH
Studio Art Quilt Associates

June 3 – July 29, 2016

Reception: Friday, June 17, 5–8 pm

This exciting fiber exhibit features thirty-eight juried quilts from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) of the Oregon Region. SAQA member artists use color, texture and motion to blend poetic expression into intricate cloth creations. SAQA began in 1989 to represent fiber artists and to further quilting as an art form.

Sponsored by:

June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery : Sierra Fox, woodblock print by Melinda Whipplesmith Plank

Melinda Whipplesmith Plank, Sierra Fox, woodblock print

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IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Melinda Whipplesmith Plank:
State of Jefferson Impressions of Glacier

June 4 – June 30, 2016

Reception Date:Friday, June 17, 5–8 pm

Woodblock prints by Northern California artist, Melinda Whipplesmith Plank. This artist captures the natural beauty of the State of Jefferson in woodblocks featuring rich colors and textures together with energetic lines.

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Make Art this Summer!

June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery : summer art camp for youth

 

 

Printmaking Extravaganza, June 28-July 1

For a list of all the camps with their descriptions
visit
 http://roguegallery.org/art_kids.html

Register here>>

Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions start this month!

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Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
June 21-July 26

Drop-in rate for one session is $10 or sign up for all six sessions for just $45.

Register here>>

For more adult art classes, visit http://roguegallery.org/adult_classes.html

SAVE THE DATE
June 2016 Announcements from Rogue Gallery : Save the date for Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2016 Auction

Spend a great night with friends enjoying delicious food and wine while supporting the gallery! Our annual fall benefit auction is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. Check out photos from last year’s auction HERE

Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s 2016 Auction

Le Moulin Rogue

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

Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour
followed byDinner & Live Auction

Dinner prepared by Jacksonville Inn
Serving RoxyAnn Wine
$65 Per Person

Tickets available HERE

ROGUE GALLERY CALLS TO ARTISTS

Rogue Gallery has extended the submission deadline for our 2017 Community Gallery and Berryman Gallery exhibit series! Priority will be given to those who submitted by June 14, 2016. The new deadline for submissions for both galleries is now July 9, 2016. Click here: http://www.roguegallery.org/calls_to_artists.html  for complete guidelines.

Interested in participating in the members’ exhibit “Celebrating 70 Years of Abstract Expressionism”… Drop-off is June 30, July 1 or 2 during gallery hours. See our calls to artists HERE>> for details.

SUPPORT ROGUE GALLERY WHILE YOU SHOP

Thanks for choosing Rogue Gallery as your NonProfit Organization for your Fred Meyer’s Rewards Card. In June, Fred Meyer sent out email requests to all Community Rewards members to re-link their cards to their favorite nonprofit organization. All you have to do is link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and select Non Profit Organization 88154 (Rogue Gallery & Art Center) as your organization. Then each time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card you will be helping us earn a donation from Fred Meyer, at no extra charge to you!

Shop Amazon? Support the Rogue Gallery while you shop on-line at Amazon. Simply shop through smile.amazon.com and  select Rogue Valley Art Association (DBA Rogue Gallery & Art Center) as your organization. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchase to us, at no extra charge to you! Find out more here: smile.amazon.com

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Red Sky

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor’s warning.

I haven’t sailed for years yet I have an obsession and deep love for all things nautical. It’s part of my genetic makeup being raised on an island, always around sail boats, marinas, water life of all kind. I read a lot of books about creativity and writing and I’ve noticed similarities to the “write what you know” adage. Same goes in painting. Paint what stirs your heart strings. Water. Sailing. West coast. Yacht Clubs and Sailing Flags. Why? Because they do and that’s enough. It’s enough that the muse pokes her head in the door, I don’t dare ask her what is the reason for her visit!

What inspires me, and all of us, I believe, is inexplicable and unrepeatable. We are all unique. And the same. I am part of a paining group and frequently we paint the same subject yet half a dozen completely different paintings emerge from the class, all of us beaming with the unmistakable personality we have all infused in our piece. Hundreds of thousands of millions of paintings of boats and oceans and rowboats and cups of coffee and cafes and croissants are out in this world, but I believe we need all of them.

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor’s warning.

Saying that out loud, repeating it, is enough to make me happy with this painting. It’s an ancient boating phrase, one I learned from my dad. The memory, the image of a big ship. moody sky and sailing flags, all part of me, all part of the patchwork creative quilt that makes up our language as an artist.

Love. That is the secret ingredient in this painting. I love that I learned that phrase from my dad before I really understood what it meant and I love that boats come through me inexplicably if I allow myself to show up and paint them. I love that a phrase as simple and time worn as this, can trigger such warm and tender emotions. I love that painting what you know, expressing what you love, is the artist’s talisman for navigating our way. xoxoxo

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events

Rogue Gallery and Art Center logoRogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events

Be sure to check out this overview of Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events so you don’t miss out on the art exhibits you want to see & art events you want to participate in!

June 2016 Art Exhibits

 

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events, medford oregonMain Gallery Art Exhibit: Blending Poetry & Cloth: Studio Art Quilt Associates

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events, medford oregon : Georgia Does Midtown, quilt by Mandy Miller

Georgia Does Midtown, quilt by Mandy Miller

June 3 – July 29, 2016

Reception Date: Friday, June 17, 5-8pm

 

This exciting fiber art show features thirty-three juried quilts from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) of the Oregon Region. SAQA member artists use color, texture and motion to blend poetic expression into intricate cloth creations. SAQA began in 1989 to represent fiber artists and to further quilting as an art form.

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is proud to host Studio Art Quilt Associates, Oregon Region. Members of SAQA create fiber works of exceptional quality and originality. The theme of this exhibit is to blend poetic verse into a fiber work and reference the poem, song or quotation that was the source of inspiration. Displayed works demonstrate the artists’ mastery of the fiber medium, as well as the inventive ways they interpret their poetic inspirations. The quilts include abstract geometric patterns, lyrical landscapes, and playful storytelling. Quilts vary from the  contemplative and meditative to others that are more playful and are energized with rhythmic movement. The addition of the poetic verse gives a greater depth and insight to the artwork.

Georgia Does Midtown, quilt by Mandy MillerWatery Enigma, Quilt by Diane Born

Watery Enigma, Quilt by Diane Born

Seventy Oregon members submitted work for this juried exhibit. Juror Patricia Clark, founder of Atelier 6000 Print Workshop in Bend, selected works which demonstrated not only the scope of artistic vision among Oregon’s SAQA members, but also the level of high achievement in the use of the medium.

Sponsored by People’s Bank of Commerce

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, June 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.

 

Community Gallery Art Exhibit: Melinda Whipplesmith Plank:
State of Jefferson Impressions of Glacier

June 4 – June 30, 2016
Reception Date: June 17, 5:00-8:00 pm

 

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events, medford oregon : Sierra Fox, Woodblock print by Melinda Whipplesmith Plank

Sierra Fox, Woodblock print by Melinda Whipplesmith Plank

Woodblock prints by Northern California artist, Melinda Whipplesmith Plank. The artist captures the natural beauty of the State of Jefferson in woodblocks featuring rich colors and textures together with energetic lines.

 

Melinda Whipplesmith Plank uses the traditional technique of woodblock relief print to create images of the wilderness of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Reimiscient of the travel guides of the 1940’s, these woodblock prints portray the rustic, rich beauty of the region. Her use of color creates depth and illuminates the work. Woodblock relief printing requires the artist to carve images into the surface of a block of wood that is then inked for printing. The artist carves with the grain of the wood, frequently creating gouges and strong rough lines. Melinda’s carving into woodblocks recreates the texture of the bark of trees and the rugged wilderness. She describes printmaking as, “a medium which takes my ambition to perfect an image and laughs at me. It forces me to stretch; to simplify what I am trying to say, then twists it in directions which lead to delight, consternation, or dismay.”

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events, medford oregon : Shasta Summer, Woodblock print by Melinda Whipplesmith Plank

Shasta Summer, Woodblock print by Melinda Whipplesmith Plank

Melinda Whipplesmith Plank has received awards as a printmaker. She has been an artist in residence at Lassen National Park and Glacier National Park. She resides in Etna, California.

 

A reception will be held on Friday, June 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine from Valley View Winery, 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 pm Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

June 2016 Art Events

Make Art this Summer!

Two exciting camps this month for young aspiring artists:

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events, medford oregon

Clay Discovery, June 14-17

Printmaking Extravaganza, June 28-July 1

For camp descriptions and additional fun youth art camps, visit http://roguegallery.org/art_kids.html

Register here>>

We have partial scholarships available for youth art camps, to apply please visit  http://roguegallery.org/scholarships.html

 

 

 

 

Rogue Gallery June 2016 Exhibits and Events, medford oregon

Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions

Rogue Studio Life Drawing Sessions start this month.  
Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
June 21-July 26

Drop-in rate for one session is $10 or sign up for all six sessions for just $45!

Register here>>

For more adult art classes, visit http://roguegallery.org/adult_classes.html

 

 

 

ROGUE GALLERY CALLS TO ARTISTS

Rogue Gallery is accepting submissions for our 2017 Community Gallery and Berryman Gallery. Deadline for submissions for both galleries is June 14, 2016. For complete guidelines please see our website.

Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint. All Rogue Gallery Members are invited to bring one piece for this non-juried exhibit. Details available on our website. Drop-off during gallery hours on June 30, July 1 or 2.

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.

 

June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply

June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply 2016 Medford Oregon - promo banner

June is frame-tastic at Central Art! Featuring savings and classes to satisfy your DIYer’s palette, this month is “bordering” on awesome during our June Framing Spectacular!

Take advantage of our June Framing Spectacular special events! Kicking off with our Truck Load of Frames 2-Day Sale on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd & 4th, find the right fit for your artistic expression with ready-made frames 25-50% off!

Central Art’s DIY Framing Workshop series has you covered, from cutting your own mats to fitting and finishing your frame! Check out the Workshop Schedule in this month’s newsletter or on Central Art’s website under Events & Classes for more info, and don’t forget to call or visit us and sign up! Seating is limited, reserve now!

Did you know? Not only can you get the latest Central Art scoop by signing up online for our e-newsletter, now everyone can take advantage of our in-store coupons! Just visit our website, click on “Promos” and you’ll often find a printable coupon near the top of the page!

Canvas Stretching

Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $25

June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply - Canvas Stretching Workshop, June 2016Learn an age-old skill that will come in very handy when you have a specialized painting project to tackle: stretching your own canvas! Get those corner folds perfect, and make that canvas tight as a drum! Participants will have a finished project to take home.

*Class size limited to 15 participants, all supplies included.

To sign up, visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford, or call us at 541-773-1444. Please pay in advance either by phone or in person to book your spot

DIY Framing Workshop

Friday, June 17th, 2016 10:00am – 12:30pm

Fee: $25

June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply - DIY Framing Workshop, June 2016You’ve already got just the right frame to go with your artwork. Get a crash course from Central Art’s custom framing professionals and learn how to “put it all together”! Participants will have a finished project to take home.

 

*Class size limited to 15 participants, all supplies included.

 

To sign up, visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford, or call us at 541-773-1444. Please pay in advance either by phone or in person to book your spot.

 

Beginning Mat Cutting Workshop

Friday, June 24th, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $15

June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply - Beginning Mat Cutting Workshop, June 2016Master the basics of mat cutting with this helpful workshop, giving you everything you need to get started! Participants will have a finished project to take home.

*Class size limited to 15 participants, all supplies included.

To sign up, visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford, or call us at 541-773-1444. Please pay in advance either by phone or in person to book your spot.
June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply – Canvas Stretching Workshop, June 2016

 

Intermediate Mat Cutting Workshop

Friday, June 24th, 2016 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fee: $15

 June Framing Spectacular at Central Art Supply - Intermediate Mat Cutting Workshop, June 2016Already have the basics down? Learn more advanced cutting techniques to create the perfect accents for your artwork! Participants will have a finished project to take home.

*Class size limited to 15 participants, all supplies included.

To sign up, visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford, or call us at 541-773-1444. Please pay in advance either by phone or in person to book your spot.
Friday, June 24th, 2016 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Les Yeux du Coeur

I couldn’t resist: “Eyes of the Heart” just sounds so lovely in French! And now for a prophetic workshop in Tours, France…

Announcements from Light Garden Glass Art

For anyone I told we were having a yard sale this weekend, I have cancelled due to rain.
I have rescheduled for June 10th & 11th
depending on weather.
 
Glass Racks
Finished Stained Glass
Clear textured, stained glass cut offs
Seconds, Trial Pieces, things that have been here too long….who knows what will hit the tables?!
(also household overstock!)
 
Too much stuff!
 
Need to make some room for more cool product!

 
On May 11th Spectrum Glass
announced that they are stopping
production of all art glass at the end of June.
 
As they are one of the largest art glass
manufacturers in the United States so this is
troubling to say the least.
 
We rely heavily on Spectrum glass.  It accounts for about 85% of our glass inventory, including System 96 for fusing.
 
Uroboros has stepped up and agreed to continue producing the System 96 line.  They have been partners with Spectrum 96 from the beginning and already make a considerable amount of their colors.
 
This is the latest from Uroboros this morning
 on what they can and can’t do.
 
 
 
The new
are a big hit!
 
Lots of blendable colors, outlines
and bubble art!
 
Almost as easy as coloring!
 
 Introductory Offer
 
Come in a paint a
6″ x 6″ square for
 
$12
up to 8 colors of your choice
includes firing
 
 
Available during Wednesday and Saturday morning workshops
Call or email to reserve your space.
 

 

 
 
  
This is Diane’s first attempt at glass painting.
Fuchsia painted on clear glass
and fused on pink streaky.
..
Great job, Diane!
 

It is getting to be that time of year when we schedule fewer classes.  Summer is such a busy time.  I know, it’s hard to fit it all in.  It goes so fast!  It is also a time when I have the opportunity to go out and promote our glass studio so that we can continue to bring you new classes and techniques.

 

We will continue to do our Flowers of Hope, Try Fusing! (OUR NEW PAINTING WORKSHOPS!) and open workshops on most regularly scheduled days.  You can always go to the website to see if there is a workshop scheduled.  If we have special events they will be listed.  

calendar schedule

Most of our easier classes such as Dichroic Jewelry, Table Lamps, Cabinet Knobs and Fused Glass Switchplates can be scheduled during workshop time as well as the dragonfly, butterfly and daisy dish casting forms.  Please email or call for availability. 

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

 

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Rogue Gallery News & Announcements

Rogue Gallery News & Announcements

Rogue Gallery summer art camps 2016. Medford, Oregon

Summer Art Camps at the Rogue Gallery are now
available for young aspiring artists! 

This summer camps include painting, sculpture, clay, tie-dye, and much more.
For camp information and to register, visit http://roguegallery.org/art_kids.html

A fun Studio Spirits session you will not want to miss! 

Brews and Beads taught by Nicki Dollard on Friday, May 27, 6-8pm

Studio Spirits classes are for adults 21 and over
For class descriptions and registration, visit www.roguegallery.org/adult_classes.html

ROGUE GALLERY CALLS TO ARTISTS

Rogue Gallery will be accepting submissions for our 2017 Community Gallery and Berryman Gallery. Deadline for submissions for both galleries is June 14, 2016. For complete guidelines please see our website.

Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint. All Rogue Gallery Members are invited to bring one piece for this non-juried exhibit. Details available on our website. Drop-off during gallery hours on June 30, July 1 or 2.

Local playwright Scott Kaiser talks about his play NOW THIS

anpf scott kaiser now this "Now This" rehearsal, play by Scott Kaiser

“Now This” rehearsal. Photo by Kara Q. Lewis for ANPF

Ashland New Plays Festival (ANPF) Interviews Scott Kaiser

Local playwright, author, teacher and Shakespeare scholar
talks about his play NOW THIS

Ashland, Ore — Scott Kaiser, the multi-talented member of the artistic staff at Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) for the past 26 years and its current Director of Company Development, was interviewed by ANPF’s Mary Silva about his play, NOW THIS, which will be presented as a dramatic reading in Ashland later this month. Kaiser talks about the play, his motivation and his history as a professional playwright, author, actor and teacher.
ANPF will present NOW THIS on Monday, May 23 in the Great Hall at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street beginning at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Sara Becker, the play features a cast of 14, including Kaiser, ANPF artistic director Kyle Haden, several noted actors from OSF and a few visiting artists in this compelling look at the destructive influence of consumerism on American society.
These talented actors bring to life the troubled and troubling characters of the fictional town of Purple Mountain, where young Joey Adderall takes us on an unforgettable ride through his final days of a life coming apart at the seams and his fatal response to a place where everything is less than he wants and more than he needs.
$15 tickets are available at Paddington Station and at the door the evening of the performance, subject to availability. For more information: www.ashlandnewplays.org

anpf scott kaiser now this "Now This" rehearsal, play by Scott Kaiser

“Now This” rehearsal. Photo by Kara Q. Lewis for ANPF

The Interview:
MS: First of all, I’d like some background: a bit about where you grew up and where you’ve lived and worked, your educational experience, and what drew you to life in the theater. Anything in your life that you feel contributed significantly to your taking this direction.

SK: Like so many theatre people, I struggled to find a niche for myself in high school, but the theatre kids accepted me with all my awkwardness and quirks when no one else would. So I stuck with it. As a teenager, I did summer stock all over New England. In my twenties, I earned three degrees in theatre, which, to be honest, is a bit ridiculous: a BA from the University of Michigan, an MFA in acting from the University of Washington, and a voice studies degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In my thirties, I joined the artistic staff at OSF. And now I’m in my fifties, and still at it.

MS: What might you have done for a living if you hadn’t gone into the theater?

SK: When I was a young man, I wanted to be an architect. I’ve always loved looking at buildings and learning about how they were designed and constructed. And to this day, when I see a bit of unfamiliar text—a poem, a speech, a play—I look at it the same way I look at a building, peeling back the facade in my mind to examine the foundation, the framing, the walls, the stairs, the doors.

MS: After directing/acting/overseeing the work of other actors, when and why did you begin writing plays of your own?

SK: My first full-length play was a four-person adaptation of the Huck Finn story narrated by Frederick Douglass called Splittin’ the Raft. That play enjoyed a couple of professional productions—one at the Marin Theatre Company and another at People’s Light and Theatre Company in Pennsylvania. The script was developed
in collaboration with a handful of actors at the Festival in what I proposed and
piloted as “the 12th slot model” back in 1998, which has since become the Black Swan Lab for New Works.

MS: What motivated you to write Now This?

SK: Years ago, the characters in this play starting talking to me in my sleep, so I began writing down what they had to say to me on little scraps of paper. And eventually, I’d collected hundreds of scraps of paper—words, phrases, speeches, and dialogues— written out in complete darkness in the middle of the night. The material on all those scraps, after a great deal of shaping and polishing, with some guidance from the poet Dylan Thomas, became this play.

MS: What is it that you hope people will think about/take away from the play? What one thing would you like people to be thinking about when they leave the performance?

SK: I’d be pleased if people would become more conscious of how American consumer culture effects nearly every aspect of their lives.

MS: Now This seems to draw a strong connection between consumerism and gun violence, an idea that I hadn’t really thought about before. How would you describe this connection?

SK: I won’t pretend to know what goes on in the hearts and minds of individuals who choose to carry a weapon to a public place and slaughter fellow human beings. But thiscountry has a serious problem with guns, and I believe the root cause has something to do with a consumer culture that incessantly promises that love and contentment can be bought.

MS: How do you feel about having Now This chosen to be read by the Ashland New Plays Festival? Even though the play has already been produced, what new or different aspects do you think this reading might bring to the play?

SK: Purple Mountain, the small town depicted in NOW THIS, has a lot in common with the City of Ashland, so I’m very pleased that the play, at long last, will be read here in my home town, and by a fantastically talented group of actors.

MS: You’ve been a long time Ashland resident. What do you like about life here? What drives you crazy? What do you do when you’re not doing theater-related stuff?

SK: I travel a lot for work, which is a privilege because I get to see how other people live in this country. And life is much tougher out there. So it’s always good to come home to Ashland, where life is slower, where we enjoy tall trees, and open space, and clean water, and fresh air—precious things that, sadly, millions of Americans don’t have in their lives. So I do a lot of walking, many miles every day.

MS: I know there are a lot of things I haven’t asked you, but for purposes of this piece, is there anything you’d like to add that I haven’t asked?

SK: If you miss Now This, you can see my newest play, entitled Shakespeare’s Other Women, at Southern Oregon University in the winter of 2017.

 anpf scott kaiser now this "Now This" rehearsal, play by Scott Kaiser

“Now This” rehearsal, play by Scott Kaiser. Photo by Kara Q. Lewis for ANPF

Central Art Supply June Framing Events

Central Art Supply June Framing Events

central art suply june framing events

Truck Load of Frames Sale June 3–4, 2016

The Truck Load of Frames Sale is headed to Central Art to kick off our Framing Month Spectacular! Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, save 30% on all in-stock frames and 50% on custom ready made frames, or choose from a wide selection of new frames fresh off the truck!

Remember, these amazing deals will be around for 2 days only, so plan your life accordingly!

DIY Framing Workshops

On a tight framing budget? Pinterest tutorials not much help? Central Art has the answer to your DIY anxiety! June is our Framing Month Spectacular, and in addition to some awesome deals on frames and framing supplies, we’ve put together a variety of framing workshops to help you on your way to becoming a DIY superstar!

Thursday 6/9 – Canvas Stretching 2:00pm – 4:00pm Fee: $25

Friday 6/17 – DIY Framing 10:00am – 12:30pm Fee: $25

Friday 6/24 – Beginning Mat Cutting 10:00am – 12:00pm Fee: $15

                    – Intermediate Mat Cutting 1:00pm – 3:00pm Fee: $15

 

*Class size limited to 15 participants, all supplies included.

Participants will have a finished project to take home.

 

To sign up, visit Central Art at 101 N. Central in Downtown Medford, or call us at 541-773-1444.

Please pay in advance to book your spot either by phone or in person as seating is limited.