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Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk

September 5th, 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 lively conversation!

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

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Open Studio Tour

October 11 & 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5 PM

Free to the public!

Ever wonder how artists find their creative muse? Ashland Open Studio Tour is a new event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association to visit the very places where art happens.

On the second weekend of October, the Open Studio Tour will delight your eye and emotions; bring the creative spirit into your day; and open up a hidden part of Ashland and its surrounding areas, Talent and Phoenix.  AOST features art and artists with the colors of fall, and the charms of a small town set in a rural landscape.  After a day of touring, stop by some of Ashland’s nearby wineries, dine in one of the many excellent restaurants, and experience live performances at any of the high quality local theater venues.

For more information about the Open Studio Tour see the website www.ashlandost.com or email [email protected].

Artwork submitted by Denise Kester

Artwork submitted by Denise Kester

AGA Spotlight Exhibits – September 2014

Ashland Art Center

Mixed Media and Book Arts of Printmaker Denise Kester

“My art has a story of its own and a life of its own. My art is magical realism. My art is a possibility. The art I create, creates me.” ~ Denise Kester, 2014
Walk into a world where art, poetry and dreams come together in the beautiful mixed media art of Denise Kester. “My art is an expression of my dreaming soul realizing itself,” Denise says. She uses monoprints, painting, paste paper, collage, poetry, and storytelling to reflect her “heart’s experience making itself visible.”
Visit Studio 1 upstairs at AAC.
Friday, September 5, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
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 by Paris Fox.

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Lamb, by Suzanne Etienne

Lamb, by Suzanne Etienne

Suzanne Etienne & Sue Springer

Ashland People & Places, Sculpture & Painting

In September ceramic artist, Sue Springer, and landscape painter, Suzanne Etienne celebrate the whimsy, beauty and characters that make up our sweet little hamlet.  Suzanne’s vignettes of local color and Sue’s quirky, inspired figures playfully show the rich qualities that we know to be unique to our town, Ashland.

Join us for the Artists Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 5th, 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Celebrate the late summer evening out on the town with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the saxophone music of Lincoln Zeve.

Photographers Gallery

As I Sea It

Lewis Anderson Photography
Three Worlds, by Lewis Anderson

Three Worlds, by Lewis Anderson

“As a photographer and as a spiritual aspirant who is always searching, occasionally I am shown a scene that lifts my spirits or puts me into a interesting zone of almost transcendence.  These terrains are often accompanied by an emotion such as loneliness, abandonment or just an unnamed ache, but at other times the eye sees something magically auspicious, consoling, or poetically uplifting. This series for me is a unification effort to express these apparent contradictions. The unresolved and not quite tangible truth, or a sweet type of pain that strikes at the core of my heart.  They sound like a soft mournful sob and a song of muted sweet joy, both mixed together in harmony.  These moments are the catalysts of my own personal art therapy and why I create art.”
~Lewis Anderson
www.lewisanderson.net

“Harley”  Oil painting by Dana Feagin

“Harley” by Dana Feagin

Art and Soul Gallery

“Shelter Animals”  Oil paintings by Dana Feagin

Dana Feagin is an award-winning Ashland-based animal painter known for capturing the sweet and amusing expressions of rescue animals and pets. She shares her home and her studio with six former shelter animals – four dogs and two bunnies.  Ten percent of her sales are donated to local animal welfare group where she volunteers: Sanctuary One (Jacksonville, OR), Friends of the Animal Shelter (Phoenix, OR) and Equamore Horse Sanctuary (Ashland, OR); she also donates art to animal rescue groups across the country to assist with their fundraising efforts.
Belle Fiore Winery will be providing wine tasting and Jennifer Joss will be our musician.
Dana does accept commissions.

AGA SPECIAL EVENT!!

Ashland Open Studio Tour

October 11 & 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5 PM
 Sarah Burns in her studio

Sarah Burns in her studio

Ever wonder how artists find their creative muse? Ashland Open Studio Tour is a new event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association to visit the very places where art happens.  Artist’s studios are always one of kind.  Each artist studio has its own peculiarities in set up and working methods depending on medium and the artist’s needs. Each creative person needs a room of their own to think, work, organize, and dream.  While these places where art is made are as individual as the artist, what they all have in common is the energy of creation. This is the forum where an artist is allowed to freely experiment, develop ideas, and fail or succeed.

On the second weekend of October, the Open Studio Tour will delight your eye and emotions; bring the creative spirit into your day; and open up a hidden part of Ashland and its surrounding areas, Talent and Phoenix.  AOST features art and artists with the colors of fall, and the charms of a small town set in a rural landscape.  After a day of touring, stop by some of Ashland’s nearby wineries, dine in one of the many excellent restaurants, and experience live performances at any of the high quality local theater venues.

For more information about the Open Studio Tour see the website www.ashlandost.com or email [email protected]

 

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