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AGA August 2021 Exhibits

Join us for First Friday Art Walk and take in the AGA August 2021 exhibits of art! Many galleries and studios are open and thrilled to share a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented local artists. 

AGA August 2021 Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery
Adornment, Mixed Media Paintings by Eric Peterson

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Image Credit: Eric Peterson, Adornment #4, Mixed Media
Image Credit:
Eric Peterson, Adornment #4, Mixed Media

This intense year of introspection and exploration has resulted in a new body of work from Eric Peterson. The inspiration for this recent work is cultural identity as expressed through dress and embellishment. These paintings explore adornment through building and excavating layers of paint, wax, stencils, and collage, capturing some of the beauty and mystery of our multicultural world.

On August 6, during First Friday, Eric will be present to answer questions about his work. Wine and chocolates will be served alongside live music by Peter Stone.

Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-9006
www.artandsoulgallery.com

Gallerie Karon
Safari II

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Information Unavailable, Untitled, Sculpture
Image Credit:
Information Unavailable, Untitled, Sculpture

For the month of August, Gallerie Karon will feature the work of Vernon Lawhorn, Jane Lawhorn, and Judy Benson Le Neir. Passing away at 45, Vernon dearly loved Africa and always captured the animals and people in his work, while Jane did a fantastic job presenting it all while becoming an artist herself. Organizing photo safaris and traveling to a different location in Africa each year, Judy Benson Le Nier’s photographs reveal the inner workings of the wild animal’s mind.

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
300 East Main Street Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9008

Hanson Howard Gallery
Wataru Sugiyama & Jon Jay Cruson

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Image Credit:
Jon Jay Cruson, Overview #18, Acrylic on Canvas
Image Credit:
Jon Jay Cruson, Overview #18, Acrylic on Canvas

Hanson Howard Gallery’s exhibition for the month of August will feature Japanese inspired ceramic sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama and Pacific Northwestern inspired landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson.

Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2562
https://www.hansonhowardgallery.com/

Fiber Arts Collective
Urban Hieroglyphs, Chris Carpenter

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Chris Carpenter, Peerless Hotel, Etched Cotton Velvet
Image Credit:
Chris Carpenter, Peerless Hotel, Etched Cotton Velvet

This month, Fiber Arts Collective features the work of Chris Carpenter.

The canvas of the street offers me coded messages from various markings that I refer to as Urban Hieroglyphs. These images are then etched onto cotton upholstery velvet to achieve the textures of various types of pavement. My work resembles concrete, but actually has the soft tactile quality of velvet. – Chris Carpenter

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
37 N 3rd Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-708-6966
https://fiberartscollective.com/

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

The Crown Jewel
266 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland Art Works Galleries
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

The Old Red Barn
1049 E Nevada Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Blackwell Frames
340 A Street #4, Ashland, OR 97520

Denise Kester Studio
438 Helman Street, Ashland, OR 97520

New Exhibitions to Check Out in August 2021

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Painting Outside

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Sandbox, Oil
Image Credit:
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Sandbox, Oil

Ilene Gienger-Stanfield will be featuring her current plein air work at the Grants Pass Museum of Art this month.

The deeper I dig into art, the more there is. Several years ago, I was a consummate figurative pastel painter. At that time, I thought I always would be. However, there are many artistic options to investigate such as techniques, mediums, approaches, subjects and styles. It is exciting and inspirational to make a new discovery in art making. Currently I paint any subject and paint with oils as well as pastels. I am relying on innovation, intuition, and experience more. – Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
229 SW G Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-479-3290
https://www.gpmuseum.com/

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

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