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Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, March 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association March Spotlight Exhibits

Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will celebrate student art during the AGA Annual Student Art Show! Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from Ashland High School Art Department.

Join us for the Student Artist Receptions during the Friday Art Walk on March 2nd  from 5 to 8 PM.  There will be a variety of media on display by these creative young artists including:  paintings, drawings, mixed media, jewelry pieces, woodwork, and photography. Most exhibits will be on display throughout the month of March. 

Participating galleries and student artists:

American Trails:  Ginny Cotton, Grace Jack

Ashland Art Center:  Jade Bromley, Izzy Duval, Taylor Monroe, Curtis Jones

Ashland Art Works:  Gemti Loewenstein, Enya Cochran Harrison Romney, Kai Cheval, Vincent Forster, Joah Margul, Olivia Mellon, Dane Reynolds, Riley Gaston, Maddi Shumway, Nolan Rinefort

Art & Soul Gallery:  Indi Reynolds, Nicole Mullen, Sierrah Kelly

Ashland Natural Medicine:  Indigo Magana, Cruz McNamara, Meridith Granger, Reuben Fellman, Aanisah Clark, Claren Shields

Hanson Howard Gallery:  Ian Rinefort

Nimbus:  Rachel Feinberg, Sasha Aazami, Eliana Olsen

Liquid Assets Wine Bar:  Olivia Gower

Mountain Provisions:  Charlie Burr, Althea Moyer

Student artist, Rachel Feinberg, jewelry making

Student artist, Rachel Feinberg, jewelry making

Houston’s Custom Framing & Fine Art

“Chalk and Water” Plein air chalk pastel and watercolor paintings by Ashland artist, Thomas M. Houston

Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art presents the plein air chalk pastels and watercolor paintings by Thomas M. Houston. The pastels are mostly from areas in northern California and southern Oregon while the watercolors are created on the island of Kauai.  In Hawaii I set up on the beach and work using ocean water to paint with.

I’ve been working with chalk pastels out doors in the early 80s. I was originally drawn to them for their simplicity and portability in terms of taking them outside with a pad of paper to work. Of course their vibrancy, subtlety and velvety qualities cannot be overstated. I like the directness and immediacy of working with the pastels…it’s very much like an extension of my hand…much more so that working with paint and a brush which I do as well. Frequently I will have a small container of water and a brush to work the pastel with. This basically turns the chalk to liquid – a sort of hybrid watercolor.

They are very much an artifact of the moment, as is all of my work, actually.  My pastels are a bit of another story…some of them I work on for may days, months or sometimes years. The goal is to have them not look or feel that way.

This current exhibit is a large group of work it’s nearly like having an open studio.

Photographers’ Gallery

“In Search of Bali Ha’I” featuring Darcie Sternenberg

Darcie Sternenberg opens her new show,  “ In Search of Bali Ha’i”, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center at the 1st Friday Art Walk on March 2nd. Darcie is a local fine art photographer who specializes in black and white photography.

Bali Ha’i is the elusive island in the famed 1950’s musical and movie, South Pacific, which was filmed on the Na Pali coast of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. The storm pattern present when these images were made somehow managed to create both alluring and intriguing glimpses of this place that are as haunting as the song that bears its name.

Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Ashland Art Center

Rust Obsessions:  Using Found Objects to create Art

Ashland Art Center is a Featured Gallery this month.  Meet our artists, see new and interesting shows.

Featured Studio Artists:  Darlene Southworth, Marta Marthas, Jo Ann Manzone, Tiffany Hokanson & Susanne Petermann

Show:  Rust Obsessions

Ashland Art Center Artists, Darlene Southworth, Marta Marthas, Jo Ann Manzone Susanne Petermann & Tiffany Hokanson use found rusty objects to print on textiles and to create works in encaustic, assemblage and collage

Student Show Featured Artist

High School Student, Curtis Jones will be displaying his art work in the Main Classroom on First Friday as part of his Senior Project. 

Featured Gallery Artist:  Marcy Greene, Acrylic & Mixed Media

Show:  Chasing Time

First Friday Musicians:  Blades of Grass

” . . . and so it begins again,” etching with rust by Tiffany Hokanson

” . . . and so it begins again,” etching with rust by Tiffany Hokanson

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