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Ashland Gallery Association Featured Galleries April 2013

Exhibition image announcement by Richard Newman

Exhibition image announcement by Richard Newman

Hilltop Gallery

Double Take

The exhibit features the art of Richard and Rochelle Newman.  Opening reception April 7th, Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm. This exhibit will run through May 27th and showcase works in fiber, mixed media collage, sculpture and digital montage.

These two artists function as a married pair but are also separate individuals.  They share, ideas, energy, and a commitment to art but work with different content, materials and limits. At times they operate in sync but then frequently disengage to claim their own personal territory. Like a pair of eyes that work together to give full sight, each viewpoint takes in reality from a slightly different but still overlapping perspective. These two artists share a purposeful need to explore, discover, and understand their larger environment. In their artistic efforts, each is concerned with finding an underlying structure in order to give a strong foundation for both feeling and form.

Every artist takes something from the world to process and to give personal focus. Experimentation, play and research are necessities in their deliberations. Each viewer takes something from the encountered work and gives it credence and meaning. When an artist and viewer, like a pair of eyes, engage in genuine vision their overlapping views can bring a fullness of insight.

"Garden Flower and Insects" by Sarojini Johnson

“Garden Flower and Insects” by Sarojini Johnson

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Juried Book Arts Show

This April will be our fourth year of our juried Book Arts Show and our second year of bringing creative works from the community into the gallery in our Community Press Project, a community collaborative book arts venture.  Also, as an exciting special event we will be exhibiting the boldly colorful, fantastical prints of Inocente, the teen artist who is the focus of the Oscar winning short documentary, “Inocente” being featured this year in the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during First Friday Art Walk on April 5th from 5~8 p.m.  Enjoy an early spring evening stroll with other art lovers.  Wine and light refreshments.

With 21 local and national Book Artists our Fourth Annual Book Arts Show promises to provide a rich sampling of the magic that can be created in the form of a book. The variety of forms includes sculptural, accordion, scrolls, boxes and different methods of traditional bookbinding. Materials and technique include cloth, paper, leather, thread, found objects, letterpress, monotypes, hand lettering, hand stitching.  One of a kind or small editions, these books may be autobiographical, political, historical or poetic but they are all individually hand crafted and unique.

Storage Vessel, Standhardt Studio

Storage Vessel, Standhardt Studio


Standhardt Studio

“The art of Pre-Columbian Native Americans and the work of ancient cultures around the world have been a strong influence on my work.  In particular, I am drawn to the qualities of primitive vessels that were created by the process of pressing a layer of clay onto the interior surface of a basket.  The interior pattern of the basket becomes the exterior surface of the clay vessel once fired.  This ingenious method created vessels with three strong elements: form, pattern, and texture.  These are the focus of my work and nature’s endless combination of these elements is my inspiration.
“After I throw each vessel on the potter’s wheel and it dries leather-hard, I trim its rough edges and indent the exterior surface with a variety of handmade steel tipped tools. In a single vessel, the number of indentations can vary from 500 to 5,000, each placed by hand and eye. Thus, no two vessels are ever the same. ”  -Kenneth Standhardt

Jack Kirby, The Hunger Dogs

Jack Kirby, The Hunger Dogs

Schneider Museum of Art

Exhibitions on View Starting April 5, 2013

Mark Applebaum – The Metaphysics of Notation

The Metaphysics of Notation, the exhibition of Mark Applebaum’s visually
complex pictographic musical scores, is on view in the Museum’s Heiter
Gallery through April 27.

 Interpretive Performances of The Metaphysics of Notation

Fridays at 11:00 AM:

April 5:  David Bithell, Trumpet, Electronic Musician
April 12:  Tessa Brinckman, Flute
April 19: Christine Williams, Vocalist, Soprano
April 26: Jeff Richmond and Terry Longshore, Trumpet and Percussion

Fighting Men

Golub, Voulkos, Kirby, features the work of Leon Golub,
Peter Voulkos, and Jack Kirby.  This exhibition, curated by Daniel Duford
for the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark
College, Portland, OR is on view through June 8.

 Recent Work by Vanessa Calvert

This exhibition by CVA artist-in-residence, funded by the Ford Family Foundation, will be on view through May 4.

 Opening Reception for Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, Kirby and Recent Work
by Vanessa Calvert

Thursday, April 4, 5:00 – 7:00 PM


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