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First Friday music with Hollis Peach

Jan. 4 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm NO COVER

Hollis Peach, an Indie Songwriting & Vocal Duo, creates not only exceptional music, but also an extended community of artists, students, & performers. Their musical arrangements and harmonies are lush, intricate, and often hypnotic in their elegance. Kenneth Pattengale, of the Grammy-nominated The Milk Carton Kids, describes Dan as, “…a monster guitar player.” And this is true, as their phrasing artistically expresses in the cleverest and subtlest of ways.

Daniel has been performing (guitar & banjo) with world-renowned theatre company Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in their production of OKLAHOMA! Which has gotten reviews in the New York Times, PBS NEWS HOUR, NPR’s Here & Now etc…After theatre season they will be touring in promotion of their second release, “Sun Sits Low,” with crowd favorites Yukon River & St. Jude’s Fire. Eager to give back and be of service to the larger community Daniel also teaches at Southern Oregon University.

They’ve also started a songwriting/performing movement called the Ashland Folk Collective | www.ashlandfolkcollective.com. “We want artist’s to make a living wage when they come to Ashland, we are doing our part to create a new culture around music and it’s patronage,” says Jacqui. As founders of the Collective they’ve performed and produced with/for Shook Twins, Rainbow Girls, John Craigie, Max Gomez, Sean Rowe, John Stickley, Anna Tivel…and more.

See more at hollispeach.com

Announcing Porscha’s Musician’s Fund

Ukulele Music Camp for Kids at the Art Center.
Porscha’s Musician’s Fund
will be administered through Ashland Art Center and will provide opportunities for children in our community to learn to play a musical instrument. Scholarships will be available for families needing assistance. The first program, a Ukulele Music Camp, will be offered in early 2019. The camp series will culminate with a student performance and reception at Ashland Art Center.

Porscha’s love for music, the arts, wine, family and friends will always be remembered. In the spirit of holiday giving, please consider a donation in Porscha’s memory to create and expand music programs for children. Tax deductible donations can be made to Ashland Art Center, please include: Porscha’s Musician’s Fund in the memo line. Mail your check or drop off to Ashland Art Center, 357 East Main St. Ashland OR 97520

A reception celebrating the launch of Porscha’s Musician’s Fund will be held Sunday, December 16 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Ashland Art Center.
Appetizers, wine.
A special musical performance by Danielle Kelly & Paul Turnipseed.

Suggested donation: $25

For more information about Porscha’s Musician’s Fund:
[email protected]

Rock & Rolling with Gene Black & Bret Levick

Great Music – Great Wine – No Cover

Saturday – December 1 – 6:00 to 8:00 (no cover charge)
Stop by Platt Anderson Cellars at the Ashland Art Center
It’s always a good time when Gene and Bret get together to make music.

Take a peek in our windows

You might have noticed that the front windows of the Art Center are looking especially fun and creative. That’s because of the vision and hands-on effort of one of our newer Gallery Artists: Jeanne LaRae. She is also one of several Studio Artists who have a work space upstairs (so you can stop by most days and find her in Studio 4) Jeanne recently relocated to Ashland from Laguna Beach where she owned and operated a thriving art gallery. Happily for the Art Center, Jeanne has taken on the role of Gallery Manager and is using her creative eye to make our main floor gallery even more beautiful.
The next time you’re on Main Street, take a peek in our windows and you’ll see art objects tastefully displayed against Jeanne’s gorgeous hand-painted backdrops.
Visit Jeanne’s website at: http://jeannelarae.com/

Ashland Café des Artistes featuring Ashland Art Center artists

Saturday, October 20 • Noon to 6:00 pm
FREE EVENT • Fun for Kids and Adults

357 E Main St. (Ashland Art Center) & 376 E Main St. (Hither)

The atmosphere of a street art scene with a French flair. Local painters will set up their easels in front of Hither en plein air style

Stop in the cafe for a bite, then head across the street to the Ashland Art Center for some delectable desserts. Visit the main Art Center gallery featuring paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, jewelry and fiber art.
Music by the Nic & Zoé Duo • Special “Petite Paintings” • Great Raffle Prizes • Silent Auction

 

Thank you to our October Sponsor: Hither Coffee & Goods

376 E. Main St. Ashland, OR • Sun-Thurs 7 am to 3pm • Fri-Sat 7am-8 pm

Hither has a little bit of everything; Rotating coffee, Leaves and Flowers tea, homemade cakes, fresh baked goods, carefully soured cheese, soups, and made to order sandwiches. It’s not just a store for shopping, it’s a place in the neighborhood where people can pop in for a chat or just browse around. A real part of the community.

Hither offers a new approach to how wine and coffee are presented and sold in Ashland. Our focus is to bring the products that we love and cherish to the community. Everything we use in the kitchen is sold on our larder shelf, our goal is to offer products that are alive and natural. Come enjoy our rotating resident coffee roaster, a bite to eat and a glass of natural wine or take a bottle of wine to go.

Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

Friday, September 21st – 11 am until 2 pm

Join us for a casual session of collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft.

What better way to spend an autumn day??

Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided.

$30 payable at the front desk upon arrival
No experience necessary

Come hear the Troubador Brothers at Platt Anderson Cellars

September 20 –  NO COVER CHARGE!

The Troubadour Brothers: Dayton Mason and Daniel Nickels, have played together for over 20 years . They  mix two styles of music, the 1940 swing and 80s pop.

A New Collection Of Paintings by Marcy Greene

CELEBRATE WITH THE ARTIST
Saturday, September 1 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent OR

Show dates: August 27 –  September 28

From the artist:
“I have been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, I have come to revel in the wonder of seeing and listening in different ways–waiting for who or what shows up on the page, canvas or boards, to play. “Getting it right”, or “Making it Beautiful” shuts me down. I resort to trickery; turning an artwork upside down; cutting a poem in half; fooling the ego to get it out of the way. I use with anything at my fingertips; adding layers and layers of color to be scraped off, sanded and repainted. My goal is to embrace a spirit of playfulness; a space expansiveness, no judgement, a place of no mistakes.”

Marcy’s work is also on display at the Ashland Art Center.
(Studio 12 – upstairs)

 

Collage Dreams – A fun, meditative collage-making circle.

Collage Dreams takes place every third Friday of the month from 11-2 at the Ashland Art Center.  It’s easy and fun, and costs only $30 including all materials.
In the creative bubble that is “Collage Dreams,” I was thinking of nothing in particular.  I was sitting at a table on the rim of a circle of tables, making collages with six women who had come to my class.  The images I had chosen were calling to each other, yellow to yellow, water to water. Outside, the summer was hot, there was smoke in the air and I wanted to feel comforted in the midst of all the uneasiness in the air.
 
Then I found it, a boat edged with flowers.  I thought, that’s where I want to be, in a flowered boat, on the water, resting.  The collage began to come together when suddenly I thought of a snippet of poem I heard, who knows when: “…in the boat of myself, …living under the ocean.”
 
I looked up the poem (thank goodness for Google, sometimes!) when I got home.  It’s by Rumi, that great 12th century Sufi master.
 
“Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
No light and no land anywhere,
Cloud-cover thick.
I try to stay just above the surface
Yet I’m already under
And living within the ocean.”

You can register by contacting Susanne Petermann at [email protected], or by calling 541-773-9484.