1. Gallery KaronVisit the Marketplaces of the Eastern World
* Artwork and more!
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the displays of kimonos and other exotic textiles. Admire the intricate embroidery. Try on sensational jewelry, both ancient and contemporary interpretations. Take time to sit back for a cup of tea. (Later, you’ll be sitting on your balcony, enjoying a glass of wine in your new ethnic apparel. Will it be a Japanese kimono or Turkish vest?) Or, if you’d rather, display these wonderful vintage pieces on your wall. The opportunities are endless and exciting!
Bring the exotic East into your home without leaving Ashland!
2. Illahe Studios and GalleryFirst Annual Figurative Invitational
Our February Exhibit features 8 extraordinary local artists showing their figurative works in a variety of media, including oils, acrylic, ink, graphite, charcoal, pastels and watercolor. This show promises to be an interesting study of the artistic human form in all of its diversity!
Featured artists include: Rachel Barrett, Sarah Burns, Ann DiSalvo, Rebecca Gabriel, Shan Lollis, Karen Staal, Daniel Verner, and Nancy Zufich. Gallery owner, Susan Springer will also exhibit new figurative works in clay.
Please join us for an Artists’ Reception on First Friday, February 3rd, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Music will be provided by guitarist, Stephen Kane, of two popular local bands, Ha’ena, and Kabbage. Wine, cheese, and mingling.
First Annual Rogue Art Plus Poetry!Create & Exhibit Your Own Poetry Artist Book for National Poetry Month in April
Rogue Valley artists and poets are cordially invited to submit work that combines art and poetry. Completed submissions will be displayed during the month of April at Illahe Studios & Gallery in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Pick up an official “RAPP” blank book (a 16-page, hand-sewn book) for $3 at Illahe Studios & Gallery, along with the Submission Guidelines. Your work must be submitted in this format. Submissions are due no later than Saturday, March 24th, 4:00 p.m.
3. Love RevolutionArtful Gifts for the Discerning Lover
Not your Mamma’s toy store, Love Revolution is an artistic gift and education center committed to bringing you a deeper, more playful experience of your sensual side. We promote evocative art as inspiration to discovering your passionate, creative nature.
This month we feature the work of fifteen local artists including Michael Gibson, Pegi Smith, Heidi Davies, David Sherman, Shoshanah Dubiner, Sally Cinnamon, Rebecca Gabriel, Adam Bickel, Jacquelene Ambrose, Natalie Fletcher, Gaelyn Larrick, Mark Dobkin and Robert Donaghey.
Culturally speaking, we have a lot of growth and healing to do and Love Revolution is devoted to opening the dialogue and creating the opportunity for sexual wellness and freedom. We like to say that we’re shining new light on the old paradigm. We hope you will join us.
111 East Main St
4. NimbusVirgil Sova, Award Winning Pastelist
Virgil Sova’s paintings and prints have been exhibited in more than one hundred national, international and one-man shows and are in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. He has won awards at the National Academy of Design, The Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, The Knickerbocker Artists and Neo-Graphics to name just a few.
During five consecutive years the Pastel Society of America bestowed top awards on Sova’s work, including the award for Most Innovative Use of Pastel and in 1986 he was elected Master Pastelist by the society, thus placing the artist in the vanguard of contemporary pastelists.
Recently his work was included in the French Invitational for pastel painting and the exhibition Master Pastelists of the Pastel Society of America, which toured major museums in the United States.
Located in the heart of Ashland, Nimbus celebrates the contemporary craftsman and artist. Featuring nationally recognized and emerging artists in painting, ceramic ware, glassware, metal working, wood working, and jewelry. Come experience the quality, integrity and style.