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Ashland Gallery Association June 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, June 1st from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the June Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Studio AB

20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Studio A.B in Ashland is marking their 20th anniversary with a weekend celebration June 1, 2 and 3, kicking off the festivities during the First Friday Art Walk 5 to 8pm, and following that on Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to close.

There will be new work by Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard on display, and 20% off all items of art old and new.

Starting at 9am Saturday morning, Todd Barton joins Bruce for their weekly Control Voltage Therapy music session in the courtyard. There will be tales of Doppler Dog and other Railroad District Mysteries, audio-video performances, Photoshop demonstrations, and spontaneity throughout the weekend.

Studio A.B is located at 621 A Street in Ashland

Art by Bruce Bayard

Art by Bruce Bayard

Art by Ann DiSalvo

Art by Ann DiSalvo

Studio 151

Robert Jaffe Photographs

Art photographer, Robert Jaffe, will be having a one-man show of his photographs for the months of June and July. The show will be held at Studio 151, a gallery located in Ashland at 151 Pioneer St.  The opening will take place on First Friday, June 1st from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

The exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, and 11:00-4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment during June and July. Please call 541-482-3808.

“Robert Jaffe’s lens and eye are a gateway to a realm of transcendence. The scope of his work ranges from the close-up to expansive vistas. Whether his photographs are the astonishing insides of a raspberry or a full moon over Mount Shasta, you feel that perhaps you are experiencing these worldly wonders for the first time. Jaffe combines his consummate technical skill with the poetry of his vision. The camera captures reality, but Jaffe transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.  His work takes you to unforgettable moments and locations – a dove ascending from a monastery’s ledge in Assisi, Italy, or the Oregon Coast – filled with luminous rock and the calligraphic underbelly of driftwood. Jaffe’s photographs remind me of a line from Rumi: “We are tasting the taste, this minute of eternity.” The viewer with leave Jaffe’s exhibition, with that experience.”  Rebecca Gabriel

 

Shepherd’s Dream

“Manifest Magik”

Heather Brunetti is a self-taught artist living and creating in the Rogue Valley.  Her work strives to translate an emotional landscape that cannot be captured with words, but that gives access to emotions that we all share in common.  Heather’s artistic approach is vivid and dreamy – filled with rich, bold layers of color and fluid shapes.  She has enjoyed being published on the title page of the 2017 We’ Moon Datebook as well as multiple other publications. 

She will share her artistic flair with Shepherd’s Dream starting June 1st throughout July 2018.  Siskiyou Violins will be serenading while retail personnel will walk you through an inviting showroom in downtown Ashland.  Come for the art, stay for the munchies and the beautifully crafted musical experience both outside and within our new location.  Open daily Tuesday-Saturday 11a-6p.

Heather Brunetti, Aquarian Nights, 18 X 18, Acrylic on Canvas

Heather Brunetti, Aquarian Nights, 18 X 18, Acrylic on Canvas

Photographers’ Gallery

John Christer Petersen

John Christer Petersen is a local fine art photographer whose new show, Bandon at Waters’ Edge, opens at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk on June 1st.  John is always looking for the fingerprints of God, so he loves to escape to Bandon By the Sea for R& R.  Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. It is a “must do” for landscape photographers. The majestic sea stacks, rocks, and tide pools along with the ever-changing weather make for great photography.

John Christer Petersen, Bandon Blues, photograph

John Christer Petersen, Bandon Blues, photograph

 

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