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Art du Jour Gallery July Events

The work of Carol Sharp, an artist since childhood, will be featured through the month of July at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main, Medford, across from Vogel Park.  Over the years she has pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, scrimshaw and calligraphy.

For the past ten years, Sharp has been designing jewelry.  Her unique specialty is knitted and crocheted wire jewelry into which she weaves a mélange of ingredients such as freshwater pearls, Mother-of-pearl, shells, seed pods, pressed glass, and gemstones.  These are on display at the gallery.

As the featured artist during July, Sharp will be showing her collages with subjects ranging from themes of romance and nature to more contemporary work moving toward the abstract.  She will also show collages representing events such as Mardi  Gras and Chinese New Year.  Sharp uses several techniques including painting, pen and ink, stamping and decoupage.   Every piece has many layers and each time you view them, you see new depths to the work.

In the Salon, Automobile Art from the eye of Photo Artist, Rita Ashley will be on exhibit through July.  Ashley portrays automobiles as works of art through the use of unique angles, reflections and portrayals that suggest the mood the cars inspire as well as their images.  From classics and sports cars to hot rods and vintage beauties, view Ashley’s interpretations of your favorite ride.

As an added attraction, we are proud to have potter Joe Martin now showing his pieces of raku pottery.  Come in to see the unique handled pots and other beautifully decorated items.

Meet the artists on Third Friday, July 18, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford, across from Vogel Park.  Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and refreshments will be served.  For more information call (541) 770—3190 or go to    Everyone is welcome.


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