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Ashland Gallery Association October Featured Exhibits

AGA Featured Exhibits

October 2012

For a map and complete listing of the October gallery exhibits to use during the First Friday ArtWalk in Ashland, please CLICK HERE.

Gathering Glass, blown glass pumpkins

Glass Pumpkins, blown glass

Gathering Glass Studio

Blown Glass Pumpkins

Watch the art of glass blowing at our local studio. Fall is the season of harvest and glass pumpkins are in high demand! Our skilled local glass artists Scott Carlson, Keith Gabor and Jeff Addicott are busy creating an abundance of awe-inspiring glass pumpkins and gourds in both traditional and bold colors. Stop by the studio/gallery to see for yourself, place a custom order or to try it for yourself in a hands-on class. Have you seen some of our local projects lately? Be sure to check out the custom pendant lights we have created for the new Caldera Brewery on Clover Lane, Caldera’s Tap House on Water Street and the lighting for Medford Food Co-Op. Thank you for all your continued support!

 

Navigating Adolescence, by  Vincent Leandro

“Navigating Adolescence” photograph by Vincent Leandro

Hanson Howard Gallery

“RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES” photography by VINCENT LEANDRO

Author, Wm. Bridges, writes about the significance of journeys in the process of transitions.  In July of this year, VINCENT LEANDRO took a journey to Washington, DC.  It was his first visit there, and as it turned out, his work transitioned into something new.  Formerly focused on inanimate objects, and relationships between shapes, light and shadow, on this trip he turned the camera in a new direction.  There, he captured images of people in motion, people like himself who were moving through unfamiliar territory.  This work is about movement, transition, and transformation.  The camera is both witness to and chronicler of these processes.  It captures one single instant, in the continuous flow of moments, during which an infinite number of activities occur.  It is all happening right before our eyes.  And it is so easily missed, so often unnoticed, so soon lost.  The camera, thankfully, sees in ways we simply cannot.

 

"Step-Up to Help Out" Fall Fundraising Event

“Step-Up to Help Out” Fall Fundraising Event

Ashland Art Works

“Step-up to Help Out” Fundraiser
Clay Creatures by Marydee Bombick
Fine woodworking by John Weston

“STEP-UP to HELP OUT” is Ashland Art Work’s annual Fall Fundraising Event.  Local artists and students have uniquely painted handcrafted wooden serving trays and stools.  Donations from the sale of the art pieces will benefit two local charities: Maslow Project for Homeless Youth and the Jackson County Humane Society. The gallery is requesting a minimum donation of $50 per tray or stool.

“CLAY CREATURES” will feature whimsical clay animals hand-built by Marydee Bombick.

“WONDERFUL WOOD” will highlight the fine woodworking of John Weston.  Benches, letter boxes, coat racks, bowls, and cutting boards are all crafted from sustainable local and exotic woods.

VISIT ASHLAND ARTWORKS’ five galleries brimming with the unique creations of 14 local artists. View watercolors that make you laugh, clay pots that tilt and dance, wire sculptures of all things imaginable, clocks built from collected antique parts, hand-painted silk scarves swirling with colors, clay birds who hold coffee cups, assemblages fashioned from parts of pianos, watches, violins and more. Walk through our gardens or relax on our deck along the creek.

Summer Hours: Wed 11 to 3, Thurs-Fri-Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 3, Closed Mon & Tues

 

The Bride's Celebration

The Bride’s Celebration

Concetti Fine Arts

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Featuring work  by:  Melanie Cardinal, Cammy Davis, Gary Foll, Shan Lollis and Margery Mercer.

El dia` de los Muertos is the theme of the October art exhibit. The opening Fiesta Grande will take place on First Friday from 5pm to 8pm. To celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Holloween, the public is encouraged to attend this fun celebration dressed in either a mask or a costume. Mexican hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served.

The exhibition is a fiesta of visual art and assemblages pertaining to the Mexican celebration. It is a joyous event as spirits of the ancestors are welcomed to earth to commute with the living and to enjoy and taste their favorite foods and drinks.

 

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