Richard and Rochelle Newman knew they wanted to continue their lifelong passion for art when they retired after a combined 60-plus years of teaching—they just didn’t know how or where. “Within a month of moving to Mountain Meadows Retirement Community we were serendipitously introduced to an unused space in the heart of the campus,” says Rochelle. “In unison, my husband and I said this would make a great art environment, and so the Hilltop Gallery came into being.”
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Download the May 2013 First Friday ArtWalk map and read about the AGA’s featured exhibits for this month.
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Yay! Today’s the day! I just picked up the vase of names for the free drawing at Boulevard Coffee of one of my Wearable Art Necklaces. And the winner is…..drum roll please…..Victoria Adler! Congratulations Victoria! You can pick the necklace up at Boulevard Coffee. Thank you everyone for entering!
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Roxanne Evans Stout “Spirit Tree”
This April will be our Fourth Annual Book Arts Show and our second year of bringing creative works from the community into the gallery in our Community Press Project, a community collaborative book arts venture. Also, as an exciting special event we will be exhibiting the boldly colorful, fantastical prints of Inocente, the teen artist who is the focus of the Oscar winning short documentary, “Inocente” being featured this year in the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during First Friday Art Walk on April 5th from 5~8 p.m. Enjoy an early spring evening stroll with other art lovers and meet the artists. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic” -Stephen King.
With 21 local and national Book Artists, our Fourth Annual Book Arts Show promises to provide a rich sampling of the
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17 Galleries, 17 Wineries, 17 Restaurants, One delicious art experience!
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Ashland, Ore. – In its twenty-fourth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event is A Taste of Ashland. This annual walking tour of Ashland galleries pairs local restaurants and regional wineries to create Ashland’s most delicious art experience. In 2013 A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines. For a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com
“A Taste of Ashland” is the ultimate Ashland experience!” says Jeff Jones, Event Coordinator. “Tasters get to stroll leisurely through the quaint town of Ashland all afternoon, experiencing the best of Ashland art, food and wine, then have time
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Have you been to the OREGON CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL before? No?! Now is your chance! This is our 9th year and it’s going to be the best yet. It is taking place this weekend March 1-3 at the Ashland Springs Hotel, so start planning as we hope to see you in a few days - ready to sample, buy and learn about chocolate!Starting on Friday evening join us in the hotel lobby for the Chef Demos. This event is free to the public and a great opportunity to meet chefs who will demonstrate their recipes, cooking tips and baking secrets.
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Festival tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Hotel. Many events have limited sitting and require reservations. Make sure you book your spot today!
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During the festival, guest judges will pick their favorites and award them the title of the
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Art and Soul Gallery Chasing the Muse
Harlequin, mixed media by Dixie Kinser
Original paintings by Dixie Kinser
“My paintings represent my journey in chasing my “muse.” I sometimes think, “Ah ha, now I have her.” Then later she taunts me to find her again. It is a constant search to find her in each painting or when working dyeing silk. Actually, dyeing silk was the beginning of my journey. Later I tried watercolor and finally acrylic became my favored medium. I now frequently find that the two mediums work well with each other in my pursuit of the muse.”
Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross
Art & Soul Gallery is into its 14th year as one of Ashland’s largest and most popular gallery, featuring the work of over 30 regional artists. Many award winning, nationally recognized artists are represented. On exhibit is original art in oil, pastel, mixed media,
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Special Event: Annual AGA Student Show – Twelve Galleries Feature Ashland High School Student Artists in March!
Drawing by Kiri Boles
Deep Blue, by William Crowley. All Rights Reserved, used by permission of the artist.
March First Friday will have a very special added attraction when the Ashland Gallery Association celebrates student art. Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, a dozen galleries will feature works by creative young artists from the Ashland High School Art Department. During the First Friday Art Walk, the students will be present at their hosting gallery from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to proudly discuss their work. Throughout the month of March, visitors to participating galleries will be treated to paintings, drawings, fiber arts, woodworking and jewelry, as well as photography on display. All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries. Pick up a
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