The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to present artwork by inspired local fifth graders and very talented teen artists this month! The Community Gallery is filled with over 100, colorful, mixed-media “Chromarrific” paintings created by three fifth grade classes from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Arts Outreach program. Opening during Medford’s Third Friday on April 19th, and on display from April 19th through May 3rd is the Artist Teen Mentoring Project exhibit which will feature a variety of inspirational art by teens and their professional artist mentors.
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ATMP 2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center
The Artist Teen Mentoring Project, or ATMP, offers local teens a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a hands-on, realistic look at the life of a professional artist. These aspiring young artists have the opportunity to be mentored by established artists. This unique relationship offers 20-30 hours of studio time to create work while receiving instruction in a new medium, culminating with an exhibition of the art they have created in our Main Gallery. In the past, artist mentors have taught teens techniques in these mediums: Sequential Art (Comic Illustration) Photography Drawing Painting Sewing/ Fashion Design Mixed- Media Mural Painting/ Public Art Printmaking Sculpture And More! The Program cost $300 for tuition, including materials. Partial scholarships are available. Important Dates: September 1, 2012: Applications available online: http://roguegallery.org/teen_mentoring.html
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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The 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. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.
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Bandon Mural restoration preserves local art while creating opportunity for young artists
The south facing walls at the Bandon wastewater treatment facility are nearly restored. (Photo: Geneva Miller)
It’s the last week of summer, and Bandon High School senior Becca Anderson is spending her days at the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Anderson and three other BHS students are using their vacation time to help artist and educator Vicki Affatati restore 5200 square feet of maritime murals on the water treatment tanks.
Participation in the mural restoration earns Anderson the primary research and community service required for her senior project. Anderson says the restoration isn’t “just about painting,” but includes fund raising and visit to service clubs. Ultimately, Anderson says she signed on with the Bringing Jack Back Mural Restoration Project so she could spend time with Affatati.
“I figured if I was going to be doing a
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Addi with the painting sold to benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake
…for making a sale for Haiti’s benefit at the opening reception for her April show at the Goodbean in Jacksonville! Way to go girl…
For those who don’t already know, Jacksonville artist and student at SOU Addi Black is a local leader in humanitarian art at age 22. After a trip to South Africa in 2006, she and her family were rocked to the core at the need they found there, and she began to paint portraits of Africans to sell for their benefit, donating 100% of the proceeds to a school for AIDS orphans there. She sold all but two of her Africa paintings, quit her part-time job, and kept painting…until…
…the earthquake in Haiti started a new fire in her heart. Requesting original images of Haitians from friends, family and facebook connections to avoid copyright infringement,
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