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Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logoAshland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits

 

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and visit the Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, February 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free year-round  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 to tour the Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

 

Ashland Gallery Association February Spotlight Exhibits

Shepherd’s Dream
The Flock

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits: 'Spring with Lambs' by Suzanne Etienne

“Spring with Lambs” by Suzanne Etienne

Ashland artist Suzanne Etienne and her student “flock” will charm us with their depictions of adorable woolen creatures.  Suzanne Etienne is best known for her vivid, impressionistic paintings of the American countryside, farm animals, European street scenes and stunning still life florals.  Participating artists from her weekly painting class include: Bette Haberlach, Dottie Palamara, Sally Davies, Joyce Feigner, Susan Pottish, Lilywood, Linda Croft, Mary Hoskins, Jody Palzer and Mindy Carpenter.  Music, refreshments and visual treats await you.

Gallerie Karon
East Meets East

Gallerie Karon celebrates The Year of the Rooster!  Come shop the exotic
Bazaars of the Eastern World: art, antiques, iconic figures, furniture and jewelry. Countries represented include Japan, China, Afghanistan, Tibet, Nepal and more. Clothing from many countries will be featured, including handmade scarves and jackets by Diane Lea, constructed from antique kimono fabrics, as well as her collages.
On First Friday, February 3rd, Zahara and her musicians will perform from 5:30 to 7pm.
Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rooster!

Hanson Howard Gallery
Betty LaDuke: Border Crossings & Bountiful Harvest

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits: 'Migrant Dreams 2,' acrylic on wood panel, Betty LaDuke

“Migrant Dreams 2,”acrylic on wood panel, Betty LaDuke

Betty LaDuke’s 65-year career as an artist has spanned continents focusing on concerns of the human condition. Informed and inspired by Mexican muralists, LaDuke’s panels stand on their own in style and purpose. While often speaking to the trials that humans face, there is also a celebration of spirit present in each large, vibrantly painted panel.

February’s exhibition at Hanson Howard Gallery will include giclee prints from the original panels of Betty LaDuke’s series, “Bountiful Harvest” as well as a current series titled “Border Crossings” and beginning sketches of a new project underway concerning the water protectors at Standing Rock, which will all be available for purchase. We will also have several new original panels from “Border Crossings” on view but not available for purchase at this time.
Beginning by spending time sketching activities on the local farms, the panels of Bountiful Harvest, From Land to Table illustrate and celebrate the workers who plant, tend and harvest our food here in the Rogue Valley.

Border Crossings is a symbolic portrayal of the emotional anguish experienced by mothers, children and families as they desperately seek refuge from violence, hunger and despair. In these panels mothers both embrace their children and let go, as the future of their sons and daughters is uncertain. But the mothers continue to hope for better life opportunities for their children.

Join us for an artist’s reception Friday, February 3rd from 5-8 p.m.

Art and Soul Gallery
“Journeys of the Heart”- Paintings by John Lambie

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits: Lambie, 'Contemplating the Universe' at ARt and Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR

“Contemplating the Universe,” painting by John Lambie

“This showing represents the last 4 years of my journey into painting. The subject of my paintings are varied and include landscapes (such as Highland Sunset, Big Moon Over Skye, Camo Aspen, or Dessert Heat), personal experiences such as my responses to my son’s passing during this time (Contemplating the Universe, and Passing Over), and abstracts that capture emotional responses as well (Tiffany Glass, Father and Son, Crystal Cave).
“In this art form, emotion is expressed by me through the use of deep and dramatic color. As with my life, my journey focuses on the positive, and dwells in hope, even in a piece entitled Scar Tissue. My goal is for each viewer to experience an emotional response of their own. Of course, the secondary goal of all artists, is for the viewer to want to have that emotional response every time they view the painting in their own home.”

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