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Ashland Galleries – June 2014 Featured Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries

June 2014

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 6th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website:

Most exhibits run throughout the month of June!

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits:

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Elin Babcock and Claudia Law: Assemblage Sculptures, Paintings & Textile Creations

In June, Ashland Artworks On Oak Street features the work of Elin Babcock and Claudia Law: Assemblage Sculptures, Paintings & Textile Creations with multi-media embellishments.
Come see the “Buen Camino,” which creatively reflects Elin’s walk to Santiago on the Camino, the Pilgrim Road, and “The Soft Sound of Wings,” the latest example of Claudia’s luminous magic with textiles.
LIVE MUSIC: We are also proud to present imaginative electronic music by keyboardist Chris Cummings – beautiful to hear when strolling through our galleries and garden.
As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts.


Studio A.BDigital Print by Bruce Bayard

Screen Captures: Digital prints by Bruce Bayard

Bruce Bayard presents a series of small digital prints from recent performances and from the film Elegies. The images are “captured” from a monitor while a random process combines layers of video and still image. The exhibit opens June 2, with a reception on First Friday, June 6 from 5 – 8 pm. Also on display are three mixed media drawings by Bayard from 1994, during the height of his experimentation with crayons and toner transfer.

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“A moment in time . . .”  Pastel Paintings by Randye Jensen

I’ve been an outdoor enthusiast far longer than I’ve been a painter. As I bike, hike and ski through beautiful places both near and far, I am continually amazed by and enchanted with nature’s diversity. Being a kinesthetic learner, I started sketching as a way of trying to savor the moment and better understand why the scene in front of me was so captivating. Through putting pastel to paper I’ve been able to record what I’ve seen, where I’ve been, what I’m feeling. I’m learning how to tie my memories to a place, how to forever hold on to a moment in time.


Painting by Anna Elkins



ANNA ELKINS is a traveling poet and painter. She earned a BA in art and English followed by an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. Her writings have been published in journals and books, and her paintings hang on walls around the world. She has written, painted, and taught on five continents. She is the author of the illustrated vignette The Heart Takes Flight, the novel The Honeylicker Angel, and the poetry collection The Space Between. Anna has happily set up her easel and writing desk in the mythical State of Jefferson.


I have been enthralled by the link between word and image since I learned to hold a pencil and a crayon. As a poet and painter, I often combine my two loves on canvas; sometimes words form images, and sometimes images curl into words. And even if no words are visible in a painting, they are present as titles.
All of my paintings reveal the process of creation: charcoal smudges, layers of glosses, and gestural lines. That process fascinates me. Revision (re-visioning or “seeing again”) occurs on a deeper level when I work with word and image together. If I get stuck on a word, an image will move it forward. If an image stiffens, a new word brings it grace.
I love to create in this collaboration between left and right brain—language and the visual together at play.






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