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Ashland Gallery Association October Featured Exhibits

Ceramic bird by Cheryl Kempner

Ceramic bird by Cheryl Kempner

Ashland Art Works

Cheryl Kempner’s October show, “Crazy Birds Love Books”

Enjoy fanciful clay birds reading clay books, sitting on books, stacking books, and balancing books. Fun gifts for avid readers of any age.
John Weston’s fine woodworking
This month he will highlight the use of local, highly figured hardwoods grown in Southern Oregon.
Turned bowls, trays, benches, cutting boards and more will be displayed.
The fifteen local artists of Ashland Artworks display their art work in 5 galleries and garden along Ashland Creek. See unique pieces of sculpture, textiles, woodworking, paintings, ceramics, glass and more.
Plan to attend our November fundraiser featuring fanciful art notecards that have been created by Ashland students and local artists. Notecards will be sold with all proceeds donated to Rogue Valley charities.

Ashland Art Center

New “Sanctuary One” Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

“Hickory” painting by Dana Feagin

“Hickory” painting by Dana Feagin

Dana Feagin’s expressive animal portraits are eye-catching and memorable. She has an innate ability to show animals’ funny, quirky characteristics. She paints portraits of pets and rescue animals from local shelters. For the month of October, Dana is showing seven new paintings of rescue animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of sales from these paintings and associated prints and cards will be donated to Sanctuary One. Come see her latest works at the top of the stairs in the Studio Artist Gallery at AAC!
Friday, October 4, 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.

The Print Studio’s Artist-in-Residence Reception:  Come see the art of this session’s Artist in Resident, Shannon Yost! Shannon is inspired by color and has found that floral patterns find their way into her art. She has been working on a series of multi-process prints that relate to everyday life in the Rogue Valley.
This Month’s Special Show in the Classroom:  See photos and meet photographer and humanitarian Fred Stockwell of Eyes to Burma, a direct-aid non-profit helping a community of Burmese refugees who live and work on the Mae Sot garbage dump. Fred will have just arrived in Ashland from Mae Sot, Thailand, for a brief visit to reconnect with his Ashland roots and the local community who supports Eyes to Burma. Come say hi, learn about E2B, and hear news about the community at the dump. Questions? Email [email protected]

“Night on Hawthorne,” Oil Painting by Julian Bell

“Night on Hawthorne,” Oil Painting by Julian Bell

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Julian Bell and Rachel Chaldu – Oil Paintings

October will feature the abstracted reality oil paintings of Julian Bell and abstract expressionist oil paintings of Rachel Chaldu.
Julian Bell’s oil paintings combine observation with a stylization, coming to his show is like putting on glasses that allow you to see the world around you as a vintage Warner Bros. cartoon.  Don’t miss these fabulous pieces.  Julian says these pieces are, “New paintings; traditional medium, abstracted reality – fresh off the easel & probably dry . . . .”
Rachel Chaldu’s oil paintings are large scale abstract expressionist pieces.  She says, “My work is primarily abstract expressionist work dealing with the capturing of ideas, emotions, moments or essences. I use my color palette and brush strokes to invoke a response from my viewers.”
Location: 27 1/2 N. Main St #2 – Up the stairs, on the Plaza, across from the fountain
Hours:  First Fridays from 5-8, Sat. & Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 and by appointment

Mixed-Media by  Gaelyn Larrick

Mixed-Media by Gaelyn Larrick

Taroko Pan-Pacific Bistro

Currently on display, Gaelyn Larrick and Cathy Dorris have created pieces specifically for the space. Cathy Dorris is featuring Zen Series Haiku art. Gaelyn has a collection of colorful Asian landscapes. Upstairs, we also have pieces from William Crowley. Cathy Dorris is a mixed media artist inspired by natural history and ethnic world arts. Her passion is in the journey of creating museum style pieces from ordinary and mundane objects. Gaelyn Larrick is a mixed media artist with passion in creating glimpses of our connection to something intuitively known but not always obvious.
Taroko Pan-Pacific Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Ashland. The restaurant’s unique space features a beautifully adorned sushi bar in the front, a warm mezzanine level, and a relaxing lounge in the back. Serving contemporary Asian-fusion cuisine and a full sushi menu, the restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal or sip on a cocktail. We will be serving sushi and Prosecco during October’s First Friday Art Walk.
Image caption: Mixed-Media by Cathy Dorris / Mixed-Media by  Gaelyn Larrick

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