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Art Presence June 2023 Newsletter

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Central Art June/July 2023 Newsletter

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Central Art Newsletter E-Edition JUNE/JULY 2023

I think we can all agree that art materials are seriously cool; they’re fun, exciting, colorful and you can do a whole lot with them! But like anything, the more we know about something, the better we are at using it. For some, the desire is simply to increase the amount of fun and creativity, enhancing the experience during a free time activity. For others, the goal may be to develop and hone specific artistic skills.

No matter what your drive to create is, the common element in learning a new skill is a more positive and successful result that builds self-confidence and promotes creativity. Did you know that the two main chemicals involved in the creative process are serotonin and dopamine, which is also good for your mental health?

At Central Art, learning is at the front of our minds – Our 2023 Classroom Lineup is packed with workshops and classes in a variety of artistic mediums, with focuses ranging from beginner-to-advanced, both project- and technique-based. Taught by some of the Rogue Valley’s top art instructors, the time is now to step up your art skills by signing up for a new class this summer!






Ascend 2023 Summer Creatives Conference

Ascend 2023 Summer Creatives Conference - Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation logo

Join Masterpiece in its 17th annual Christian Artist Conference and Workshops this summer.  Bring your passion, bring your skills, bring your creativity, and bring your prayers for more. Study personally with our talented partnering professionals. Learn from inspiring speakers, corporate worship, and making dynamic connections with other artists of faith aspiring to become all they were designed to be.

Choose from Oil Painting, sculpting, classical drawing, the Worship Arts – leadership development, songwriting, vocal coaching, instrumental development (guitar, keyboard, saxophone, cello, violin), music production/recording, and this year’s new track – the fine art of POETRY!  There are sooooo many great opportunities for all who want to enhance the intersection of their art + faith.

And speakers:  the engaging and insightful young artist/worldview commentator Mera Oliveria about the role of arts in present culture, Masterpiece President Jeanne Randall, and Linda Glover Gooch. Early registration discount through June 15th. Featured Landscape/Skyscape Artist Linda Glover Gooch. In high demand across the country and a regular instructor at Scottsdale Art School, we are SO honored that Linda is joining us for this 3-day workshop.

Ascend 2023 Summer Creatives Conference: Kevin Christman - Sculpting the Human Form

Kevin is a multi-medium artist with clients across the West Coast including many public commissions.  An engineer by training and graduate of the Art Institute of Santa Fe and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Kevin brings a wealth of professional experience. Sign up for his Two OR Three Day workshop.  All levels of experience welcome.

And Classical Drawing Workshop available with Charity Hubbard’s Rogue Classical Atelier instructors.  This classical art school has been recently accredited through the prestigious Art Renewal Center.

Ascend 2023 Summer Creatives Conference: Worship Arts

And so much more.  Jeremy Oliveria and Michael Bahn are co-directors of the Worship Arts Track.  You sing Michael’s songs in church and with major sound media outlets including from his fifth worship album entitled “Clean” in January 2019 featuring top 10 CCLI charting worship favorites such as “Lion & The Lamb,” “This is Amazing Grace,” and “Good Good Father”.  A regular presenter at Worship conferences around the world, and Worship Pastor at River Valley Church in Grants Pass, Oregon. Jeremy Oliveria/Recording/Music Production, Jen Abdo Davis/vocals, Joshua Jones/guitar & worship, Sam Peck/worship and more. The bright and talented  Matthew Campbell inspires with “Cutting Edge” Purpose and Power through Videography.  And buckets of enthusiasm for this year’s new track the Fine Art of Poetry with brilliant composers/writers Amirah David, Jessie Pannel and Dee Chadwell. Perfect pairing with the  arts! And so much more. Get all the info here.

All at the beautiful downtown creek side campus of Ashland Christian Fellowship.

SOSA May 2023 Newsletter

Due to library availability, Southern Oregon Society of Arts first meeting of 2019 will be the THIRD Monday.

Silvia Trujillo Mini Workshops

Silvia Trujillo Mini Workshops: painting of flowers in a vase in gouache by Trujillo

Check out my mini workshops – the monthly “4th Thursday” art session at Central Art Supply. For those of you who have not attended yet, it’s from 1-4pm. We have a fun and supportive group who enjoy all things that are art & painting related!

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June First Friday ArtWalk

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Ashland GalleriesJune Visual Arts News First Friday ArtWalk: June 2, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join us for First Friday Art Walk!

We’re excited to share a diverse array of wonderful artwork on display this month and created by our very talented artists. Don’t forget to visit their websites for more information about business hours, current exhibitions, and upcoming creative opportunities. 

Here is a sampling of our June Spotlight Galleries and Artists.

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Soft Rain, Watercolor Art & Soul AshlandAbstract Expressions

This month’s exhibition at Art & Soul Ashland includes watercolor paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass. Incorporating swirls and flowing patterns with organic shapes that intertwine and overlap, Lynda’s compositions are like a mesmerizing dance on paper. With her brushstrokes being both fluid and gestural, this allows her viewers to perceive a sense of motion and rhythm while encouraging imagination and contemplation. 

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00

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AGA May-June Visual Arts News

Sarah F. Burns, Butler Perozzi Fountain in Ashland, Oil on Panel

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May = Art Opportunities

In this month’s AGA May Visual Art News, we’re excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities that are being offered this month—and next—to foster your inner creativity.

Terri Arino, Great Grey Owl, Oil on Canvas

Lithia Artisans MarketSupport Local Artists in Southern OregonSaturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join the Lithia Artisans Market and support local artists in Southern Oregon. Located on Calle Guanajuato in Downtown Ashland, come take a look at some of the finest work made by our talented artists and crafters. Featuring well over twenty individuals, there is everything from clothing and accessories, to pottery, photography, woodwork, and more.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Corbin Brashear, Turtle, Needle Felt Sculpture

Grants Pass Museum of ArtNeedle Felting Turtles with Corbin BrashearSaturday, June 3,

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Ode to my Denim Shirt

Ode to my Denim Shirt         Thirty-three years, you held up—while my arms held high-school books,tropical shells, college art supplies,graduate thesis poems, Europeantrain tickets, shovels and rakes, my first love and my…

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Spring Lilacs

I love this time of year. The lilac tree behind the house is going crazy, our dogwood tree is like a pink puffy of cotton candy and the rhododendrons are jurassic sized this year. A long wet Oregonian winter was just what we needed. These lilacs were a surprise delivery from my friend Ann Britt. […]

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