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Ashland Gallery Assn July Featured Exhibits

"Sunset Glow" Watercolor by Elaine Frenett

“Sunset Glow” Watercolor by Elaine Frenett

Ashland Art Center

Mexico Impressions – Watercolors by Elaine Frenett

Elaine Frenett, winning awards for both her watercolors & visual art journals, is our featured artist for July. The love of watercolor has driven her over 20 years with published Illustrations, Fine Art sales & successes and now, her passion in the limitless world of visual journaling. In her Studio 13, just at the top of the stairs, her “Mexico Impressions” presents new works around recent trips to Mexico as well as her several journals kept during those trips. Come travel along.

During the July Art Walk, Elaine will be greeting visitors in her studio and answering questions about her processes.  Enjoy live music by Thad Falcon and discover art and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

Midnight Muse by Elin Babcock

“Midnight Muse” by Elin Babcock

Ashland Art Works

“Midnight Muse” by Elin Babcock, and “Birds With Heart” by Cheryl Kempner

Ashland Art Works’ two July featured artists sparkle with imagination.  Elin Babcock’s “Midnight Muse” features new sculpture and paintings that focus on the inspirations that visit in the middle of the night.  Fantasy and creativity blend in the in-between world of midnight.  Cheryl Kempner has had fun cutting steel and hand forming brightly colored clay birds.  Come and smile at her display of “Birds With Heart.”

Visit Ashland Art Works’ five galleries brimming with the unique creations of 14 local artists. July highlights the fun, bright, and imaginative art created in a wide range of mediums.  View watercolors that make you laugh, clay pots that tilt and dance, wire sculptures of all things imaginable, clocks built from collected antique parts, hand-painted silk scarves swirling with colors, clay birds who hold coffee cups,  assemblages fashioned from parts of pianos, watches, violins and more. Walk through our gardens or relax on our deck along the creek.

Summer Hours: Wed 11 to 3, Thurs-Fri-Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 3, Closed Mon & Tues

Bohemia Fine Art and Framing

object(ive) (re)occurrence: Paintings by Robert Beckmann

Robert Beckmann has been creating art his entire life. His curiosity and intellect take him many places and his art takes many forms.

In Las Vegas, his murals can be found in most hotels and at McCarran International Airport. In Ashland he is responsible for the Shakespeare portrait on the Bard’s Inn.

It’s in the studio where his real genius emerges as he attempts to answer questions like: How do you find balance between order and chance? When does a simplification of empirical reality become abstract? How does an artist (or any individual) pursue options for living and working beyond what he already knows?

Featured sculpture artist this month is Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller, fresh off her exhibit at SOU’s Schneider Museum. Ellen’s work with metal and fiber expresses the paradox of simultaneous opposition and unification.

"The Guide" by Nelson Davis

“The Guide” by Nelson Davis

Hanson Howard Gallery

Featured Artists: Randall Tipton & Nelson Davis

Randall Tipton has just returned from a “residency in Brush Creek, Wyoming with fresh memories of a newly discovered landscape. “It’s a feeling of discovery and homecoming at the same time. I know I was meant to be a landscape painter because of the way I respond emotionally to the landscape. This is beyond a love of nature. It has a quality of “rightness” and deep engagement. When the painting process is successful, there is something similar that happens. Almost like finding a new view of myself. Something original occurs.”

Nelson Davis relies on life memories and experiences to reach universal truths that evolve as he creates sculptured images from found objects combined with intricately carved wooden parts.




For July’s First Friday ArtWalk Gallery tour map, please click here to download a .pdf to print

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