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Ashland Gallery Assn November Featured Exhibits

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 7th, 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 visual art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of November!

Elaine Frenett, New Directions at Ashland Art CenterAshland Art Center

“New Directions:
Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive” Watercolors by Elaine Frenett

This gathering of newer pieces swerves strongly from Elaine’s usual approach. An inner yearning to move into a new way of expressing hatched from the play and process she has so come to love: visual art journaling. With no agenda, the pigment, be it wax or watercolor, was slathered onto the surfaces. And from there whatever whispered to her, she followed.

“It’s like leaving myself behind, and finding myself at the same time,” says Frenett. “Won’t you come see if you can hear the whispers, too?”

As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. There will also be refreshments and live music.

HansonHowardHanson Howard Gallery

Annual Holiday Salon

Sue Yamins is one of the featured artists in the Annual Holiday Salon. Two of her sculptures are currently included in a national juried exhibition at the Erie Art Museum in Erie, PA. “Focus: Fiber – a collection of innovative and inspiring works that exemplify the vibrant world of fiber arts today”.

Sue uses gourds as her base and a coiling process to create the sculptured basketry.

“The designs are wood burned into the gourd and colors are applied with dyes. Once the gourd is completed the coiling begins. I like to use a variety of materials for the coiling. They can be made of pine needles, grasses, cattails, fiber rush or polished hemp. I also use different materials for the stitching including waxed linen, raffia, artificial sinew, silk and wool.

Each project begins with an idea and then develops and changes as the piece is actually made.”

november 2014 exhibit at Oak Leaf StudioOak Leaf Studio

Still-life Florals and New Water Paintings

Falling water creates rivers and creeks, and nurtures colorful blooms that lift our spirits and remind us of balmy weather. Oak Leaf Studio is featuring a new painting of Lake Tahoe, which you may have seen “under construction” during the Open Studios Tour. Artist Leif Trygg has completed this mixed media piece created by using both watercolors and pastels and it is now up for viewing.

Taking a cue from nature again, Trygg observes the world around him and translates those images into personal statements. His series of still-life flower paintings depict Shasta Daisies, roses, bouquets of peonies, and more. Each is a contemplative view of individual blooms rendered in compelling tones and whimsical but classic settings.

Originals as well as prints and cards will be available for viewing and purchase.

November 2014 exhibit at Gallerie KaronGallery Karon

GIFTED

Our Annual Gift Show featuring 28 artists and guests. Thursday, November 13th, we will kick off the holiday season with an open house. There will be music, special munchies and free gifts from 2pm til 4pm!

Come in and check out a gallery like no other in Ashland for unique art, antiques and animals — a twist on the usual.

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