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Ashland Gallery Association June Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association June Exhibits

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 5th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free 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 below. For more information about all of the exhibits visit:

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Pick up the complimentary 2015 Gallery Guide in member galleries now!

Mixed Media by Diana Trygg

Mixed Media by Diana Trygg

Oak Leaf Studio

One Woman Show

Contemporary artist Diana Trygg is hosting a one-woman show of work she has completed over the past five months. Trygg was exposed to art, museums, and architecture at a very young age. Born in Venezuela, with relatives living in Spain, she was given an international perspective on life in her teens.

Producing three-dimensional collages of “curated art” pictures provides immense satisfaction and joy in the actual creative process. Finished pieces are composed of found objects and images that have been culled over years – everything from hand-carved wooden figures to faux pearls offers an opportunity to create a unique vision. Subject matter has varied from lush gardens complete with actual preserved butterflies to a tribute to Frida Kahlo that includes an Inca-style clay mask, carved jungle animals, metal chains and Japanese wrapping paper. Each piece offers a singular viewpoint not often discovered in everyday life.

SHELL COLLECTION, oil, by Michael Gibson

SHELL COLLECTION, oil, by Michael Gibson

Ashland Art Works

Oil Paintings and Three-dimensional Wire Sculpture Featured

Ashland Art Works on Oak Street showcases the art of fifteen local artists in five galleries. This month’s featured artists are Michael Gibson, oil paintings, and George Popa, wire sculpture.

Michael Gibson’s passion for art, travel and antiquities is reflected in his new display of trompe l’oeil paintings called “Collections.”

George Popa’s sculptures are three-dimensional sketches using stainless steel wire. In a new exhibit, “Open Wings,” George looks at flights of nature, flights of technology, and flights of fantasy.

Green Show performers Rutendo Shumba Marimba Bands, First Friday, June 5, 2015

Sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius

Sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius

Hanson Howard Gallery

R and J Gumaelius, sculpture and Vince Carl, paintings

Collaborating artists and husband and wife, ROBIN and JOHN GUMAELIUS incorporate ceramic, steel and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Their works are comical, bizarre and highly inventive. Robin says, “Radio stories, history books, biking adventures, gardening notes, neighbors spied, strangers watched in stores and parks and cars jangle together in our heads and come so freely to our fingers that when we see the pieces finished we are often delighted – as if we are not their creators; they just come to talk with us for a while and then leave again”. In their unique working relationship, Robin and John combine both skill and imagination together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and mixed media.
The couple and their four young children live in a wooded environment
near the coast in Washington. While starting with a tree house, they have also built their own home, studio, barn and lush garden.

VINCE CARL has shifted from his focus on the figure to abstraction with great success after several years of hard work as his process evolved technically and philosophically.

Terry Frosini SAN TORINI 30 x 40 oil

Terry Frosini SAN TORINI 30 x 40 oil

Adelante! Gallery

2 Day Event: “Vedi La Galleria Adelante!” Featuring Terry Frosini

Italian Painter, Italian wine, and Vino Rosso
Opening Friday, June 5th from 5pm-8pm Enjoy beautiful art and meet the artist!
Saturday, June 6th from 10:30am-5pm Where you can watch Terry painting ‘Live’
Featuring the eclectic and sometimes eccentric original oil paintings by Italian Painter, Terry Frosini, in the Adelante! Gallery’s Alleyway.
Terry traces his ancestry to the Tuscany region of Italy, the heart of the Renaissance.
“There must be a genetic component, but I have always been centered on admiring, desiring, and loving art in all forms.”
His wish to paint in oils remains a central driving force of his daily existence.
“I paint because I love doing it, need to do it. I just don’t know? Could it be a genetic thing that goes back to a proto-Frosini with time on his hands and a blank cave wall?”


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