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Art du Jour Gallery Fall 2018

During the months of October and November, Debby Fisher’s work will be featured in the Salon and Millie Clarke will be the featured artist on the feature wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. On Third Friday 9/21 music will be provided by the Minstrel Streams, 5-8 pm.

Debby Fisher guest artist for October & November

Favorite Fishing Hole- Painting by Debby Fisher showing at Art du Jour. Image provided by artist.

Debby Fisher received her art education from many venues majoring in art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying drawing at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a plethora of workshops along life’s journey. In the mid 90’s, after settling in Oregon with her family, Debby studied commercial art with Semyon Bilmes, who now leads Atelier Maui. After a time in the illustration business, she was drawn back to oil painting through the work of great artists, such as Michael Dudash and Chris Hopkins, who she had the privilege of connecting with and learning from through the Masterpiece Christian Artists Conferences.  Now doing commissioned pieces and gallery paintings that reflect the beauty God surrounds us with every day, her work is in many private collections across the country.

Debby says, “When I was about 10 years old, I attended my first oil painting class which took place in a little classroom behind a butcher shop in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’ve loved the smell of oils ever since! I like to paint many genres, as you’ll see in this Salon exhibit, from pumpkins to barns to musicians! Here’s a little more of my background…”

Hanley Farm-Painting by Debby Fisher showing at Art du Jour. Image proved by artist.

Millie Clarke featured artist for October

Marionette by Millie Clarke. Image provided by artist.

Millie Clarke is an acrylic abstract artist who enjoys using texture in her painting to achieve depth. She has always loved the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso so she began copying on of each artist. She is still on an exploration to learn new methods and trying new materials.  Like my mentors, I became an abstract painter learning the meaning of the expression “The Agony and the Ecstasy”. The joy she feels comes from the unexpected surprises that arise from mixing colors and methods.  The agony comes at the beginning when she is looking at a blank canvas.  When asked, she says, “After all, I am an abstract artist, so new paintings come from my mind, my hands, and usually not from the things around me. I continue to learn by experimenting and seeking the counsel of other artists. I have embraced Pablo Picasso’s philosophy, I am always doing that which I cannot do in order to learn how to do it.”

New Beginnings by Millie Clarke. Image provided by artist.

New Beginnings by Millie Clarke. Image provided by artist.

Third Friday September

Art du Jour Gallery will be participating in the first City of Medford “Parking Friday” event which permits businesses to use adjacent parking spaces for special events. Come visit us at the Art du Jour Veranda directly in front of the gallery during Third Friday 9/21. Enjoy art displayed by gallery members. Roy Musitelli and Dick Woods will be doing demonstrations of their art.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190 (Tues – Sat., 10-4)

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