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New Beginnings April Update

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph.D. read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

April UPDATE:

Second Reception – Bring the Kids!

New Beginnings, our show of spring-related artwork, enters its second month with a second reception. Join us this Saturday, April 1 from 1–3pm, and bring the kids!

  • At 1:00 pm, Susan Richie will read from her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart, the story of a young troll who sets off on a journey to find his future.
  • Denette Fretz will read from Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door at 2:00 pm. Her book tells about Conrad, who, equipped with his mega extreme ultimate first aid kit, learns the rules of being a cowboy.
  • Enjoy live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while viewing this beautiful show of member artwork and getting to know the artists.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms on display for the New Beginnings exhibition. Several images have been added since our first announcement of this lovely show. Enjoy!


New Beginnings April 2017 Reception : Deep Journey, acrylic on paper by Patrick Beste
"In the Woods," glass art by Jessy Carrara
Anne Brooke, Peonies and Jacks
"Barrel of Fun," glass art by Jessy Carrara
"Along the Stream," glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Cantrall-Buckley Park, watercolor by Anne Brooke
New Beginnings: Astoria Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
New Beginnings: Keepsake Box by Bruce Millbank
New Beginnings: Treasure Box with Turquoise Inlay by Bruce Millbank
New Beginnings: Eagle Point Covered Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
New Beginnings: Riverscape, glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Music is Life, glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Brazen Beets, watercolor by Linda Abblett
New Beginnings: What Goes Around Comes Around, watercolor by Linda Abblett
New Beginnings: Snow with Spring Flower, Image by Tom Glassman
New Beginnings: Spring Trees, Image by Tom Glassman
New Beginnings: Tree's End, pastel by Judy Ommen
New Beginnings: Cantrall-Buckley Campground, watercolor by Anne Brooke
New Beginnings: Treasure Box with Turquoise Inlay by Bruce Millbank
New Beginnings: Image by Charlotte Wirfs
New Beginnings: Farm Scene, glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Spring Fog, Image by Tom Glassman
New Beginnings: Graphite drawing by Walt Wirfs
New Beginnings: Coffee Pot Medley, Mixed Media by Judy Ommen

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April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Anne Brooke, Peonies and Jacks
New Beginnings: Astoria Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
New Beginnings: Eagle Point Covered Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
Small Treasures 2016 : Resident Kitty, by Kathleen Hoevet
This is an incredible photograph by Kathy Hoevet, a member of Art Presence, she is exhibiting during the month of April at the Art Presence Art Center, our hours are 5 to 7 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To help our artists reach out to more viewers and to provide more art in more places for Rogue Valley residents and visitors to our area, we have several April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits to announce:

Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke

Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings continues through April 19, 2017. See more of Anne’s work at www.brookewatercolor.com

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet

Hoevet’s show of stunning photography continues through April 19, 2017. See more of Kathy’s work at kathleenhoevetphotography.com

Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen

Ommen’s show of photography continues at the Medford Public LiIbrary through July 2017.

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What’s on the Easel for Spring? Dana Feagin Art News – March 2017

Click on the image below for my March newsletter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paper Illuminated Online Class – Week 2

I’m taking an online class from Helen Hiebert called Paper Illuminated. This past week I made a wraparound lampshade. I didn’t have a lamp the right size so the photo shows a bit of the bulb base. Still, I do like how the lamp looks when it’s lit.

Wrap around lampshade I made from paper.

When I signed up for the class, I thought I’d be home during the time of the class. I was for the first two weeks. Now, however, I’m traveling again. I packed the remainder of the supplies and have them with me. I am hoping I can make the rest of the projects while I’m gone.

Wrap around lampshade made from paper.

Enjoy, Candy

Why You Should Stick to Natural Dyes- Especially For Your Eggs

 

Here are our top FOUR reasons why you should stick to natural dyes: 

1. We often get the question, “Why Should I Use Natural Dyes to Dye My Eggs, When I’m Not Eating the Egg Shell?” Dyes frequently seep through the egg shell and onto the hard boiled eggs, and then eaten! Personally, I have never dyed an egg where this hasn’t happened. It seeps through the skin and then you (or your child) eats the egg along with the toxic dye! 

2. Some food dyes approved by the FDA include colors synthesized from petroleum derivatives. Most red dyes are made from carmine, which is essentially squashed bugs. How gross is that? These bugs are farmed and crushed on an unbelievably massive scale. Almost 100,000 of these insects must be killed to yield about 35 ounces of carmine. Obviously it is not vegetarian or kosher, let alone ecologically responsible. 

Egg Dying with Natural Dyes

3. Egg dying can be messy, especially when dying eggs with kiddos. The egg dye will get all over your fingers, face, cloths, counter tops, etc! If the dye can seep through the egg shell, imagine what it can do to your skin! This can have major effects on your skin and your insides. 
 
4. Originally made from coal tar, now Red #40 is made from petroleum. The European Union officially warns against consumption of this dye by children, and several European nations have banned it. Extensive studies show correlations to hyperactivity and symptoms such as ADHD. Yet it is the most prevalent FDA-approved food dye in the United States.
Overall, Natural Dye is Safer, Made from Fruits, Herbs, and Veggies, Produces Bright and Beautiful Eggs, and is ECO-Friendly!  Plus, with the purchase of a Natural Egg Dye Kit from Natural Earth Paint, you support:
Natural Dye

1. The production of beets, purple carrots, spinach, blueberries, and turmeric instead of the production of petroleum products or the cochineal bug

2. recycled paper content even though it continues to be a more expensive option for packaging

3. A small, family business instead of a multi-national petrochemical corporation  

We encourage everyone to stick to Natural Dyes and to check out this article  “Colors to Dye For”  which briefly describes the impact of food coloring related your behavior! 
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Americans for the Arts Ads on Capitol Hill: The NEA Supports America

To kick off National Arts Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 21, Americans for the Arts sent a message in three frequently read newspapers to legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Read our latest article! Painting with Mother Nature: Natural Earth Paint

Read our Latest Article in the Rogue Valley Messenger! Click HERE to read the article.

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Ben Folds Posts Plea for NEA on Facebook

The acclaimed singer/songwriter argues the importance of the NEA from the perspective of a small businessperson.

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Robert Redford: “The NEA Must Survive – And Thrive”

The Hollywood icon makes the case for the National Endowment for the Arts, now under threat of elimination by the Trump Administration.

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Record Numbers Gather for Arts Advocacy Day 2017

Over 700 arts advocates gathered in Washington DC for Arts Advocacy Day – a record-breaking crowd for the annual event.

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