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2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon

2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon2017 Empty Bowls Throw-a-thon - Empty Bowls Pizza Party at Ashland Art Center on April 8, 2015! Make you bowl to donate to this year's Emty Bowls event in Ashland!

WHEN:  Friday, April 7th 2017, 3-7 PM

WHERE: Esther Bristol Education Center at the RCC Firehouse Gallery, corner of H and SW 4th Street in Grants Pass

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY:  11th Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County

Rogue Community College’s Ceramic Department will be hosting a 2017 Empty Bowls throw-a-thon to benefit the annual Empty Bowls Project. The event will take place at the Firehouse Gallery during April’s First Friday Live on April 7th from 3-7 PM.

RCC and local potters will be utilizing the Firehouse Gallery pottery wheels to throw bowls that will be donated to the 2017 Empty Bowls Project. Local potter Roxanne Hunnicutt will then trim, bisque and glaze these bowls at her studio. Two years ago Phil Fishwick, his RCC students and community clay artists participated in a successful throw-a-thon, as well. Clay is being donated by Southern Oregon Clay Distributors.

Empty Bowls, which raises funds for individuals and families facing food insecurity, relies heavily on community volunteers and local businesses to prepare and staff this special event. Soups and breads for Empty Bowls are donated by many local restaurants. Many of the handmade bowls are donated by members of the regional potter’s association, Clayfolk. This year RCC has generously offered to support the event again by hosting the Throw-a-Thon on April 7th.

Empty Bowls logoThe basic premise of Empty Bowls (an international event) is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators, and community members create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a meal of soup and bread and have the pleasure of selecting a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by clay artists and Options’ clients. Guests keep their selected bowl as a reminder of hunger and food insecurity in our own community.

The 2017 Empty Bowls event will be held on Monday, October 9th. Tickets are $25 and includes the bowl of your choosing to take home. They will be available online or at the Options Administration building after July.

RCC, Options and local potters would love for you to join them for the throw-a-thon at the Firehouse Gallery on the corner of H and SW 4th Street from 3-7. You will be able to see expert potters create their masterpieces and learn more about the Empty Bowls Project. Hope to see you there! Visit the Empty Bowls Project-Josephine County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/emptybowlsjoco/

Holiday Art Reception and Sale at Rogue Community College

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Firehouse Gallery will host its annual holiday art sale November 26 to December 11.

This year’s collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, fabrics, cards and more from over 20 artists. A first Friday Art Night reception with refreshments and live music is scheduled Dec. 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Art Department’s Study Hall Gallery located in the back of the building will be open during the reception and will include a student ceramics sale.

The Gallery is located at the corner of Fourth and H Streets, in Historic City Hall, Grants Pass. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The Gallery will be open for a special Saturday shopping day from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

For more information contact Heather Green at 541-956-7241 or [email protected]oguecc.edu.

New Exhibits Scheduled At RCC Art Galleries

GRANTS PASS — Two new exhibits go on display in October, November, and December at the Rogue Community College Firehouse Gallery and Wiseman Gallery.

“Presence and Past,” an exhibit by Braeden Cox, will be on display October 28 to November 21 at the Firehouse Gallery, located in RCC Historic City Hall at the corner of Fourth and H streets. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Cox, a Portland artist, presents a series of charcoal and ink drawings that use abstract gestural marks to suggest geological, botanical and structural forms.

Mixed media works by RCC art instructor Pat Enos will also be on display in the Firehouse Gallery Community Exhibits Room.

A First Friday reception is scheduled 5:30to 8:30 p.m. on November 7.

In the Wiseman Gallery, which is located on the RCC Redwood Campus, “The Subject is War” will be on display from November 5 through December 10. This juried exhibit features war-themed work created by over 35 artists from all over the nation.

Located at 3345 Redwood Hwy., the Wiseman Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information on either exhibit, call Heather Green at 541-956-7241 or email her at [email protected]

66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show Call to Artists and Workshop Series

Call to Artists for the 66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show

August 1-28, 2014

AND

Announcing a concurrent series of workshops on topics from creating Fairy Doors in clay to 3D Printing!

Find all the details below:
Call to Artists for the 66th Annual Southern Oregon Art ShowCall to Artists for the 66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show - Details

Call to Artists for the 66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show - information and agreement

Call to Artists for the 66th Annual Southern Oregon Art Show - Workshop Series

RCC Seeking Entries for 66th Southern Oregon Art Show

GRANTS PASS – Artists are invited to enter the Rogue Community College 66th Southern Oregon Art Show.

Entries will be accepted at the Gallery July 25-26, 12 to 4 p.m. at the FireHouse Gallery, located in RCC Historic City Hall, corner of Fourth and H streets. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

The show will feature over 100 entries in youth (18 and under) and adult divisions. Categories include wa- tercolor, drawing and pastels, oil and acrylics, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber art, and mixed media.

An artists’ reception and judges’ talk will be held Thursday, July 31, 5 to 6:30 p.m. A First Friday reception will take place August 1, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Artists are limited to one entry per person. Entry fees are $15 for adults and $5 for youth. Entries must be labeled on the back with title, artist’s name, and phone number.

All two-dimensional work must be ready to hang. Framed work must have screw eyes and wire. Complete artwork guidelines are available at http://www.roguecc.edu/galleriescallforentries.asp or brochures are available at the Firehouse Gallery. Entry forms will be available at the gallery during artwork receiving.

A series of art workshops will run in conjunction with the show. Classes offered include 3-D printing with Karl Brake, ornament making at the Glass Forge, beaded bracelets with Marlynn Rollins, fabric origami boxes with Linda Dunn, polymer clay fairy doors with Kathy Berry, wrapped bracelet making with Stephanie Girdlestone, and drum making with Chris Pondelick.

For more information call 541-956-7241, or to register visit www.artworksgp.com.

Two new exhibits on tap at RCC art galleries

RCC Rogue Community College logoGRANTS PASS — Two new art exhibits are planned at the Rogue Community College galleries.
From March 4 through 21, the FireHouse Gallery will host Japanese artist Ming Nishiki Tayui, while
the Wiseman Gallery will exhibit works by New York artist Carol Radsprecher March 5 through
April 4.
Dates: March 4-21, 2014 Artist: Nishiki Tayui Title:

Painting by Ming Nishiki Tayui

An assistant professor of painting at the University of Idaho, Tayui was born in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult. Her exhibit, “Word Within,” features watercolors that describe thecultural tensions she has encountered as a traveler and immigrant. Tayui uses calligraphy and Sumi-e as the foundation to express the relationship between written language and visual images.

Tayui will be at the FireHouse Gallery at 2 p.m. March 7 to talk about her work. A First Friday
reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m., also in the gallery, which is located at the corner of H and
Fourth streets in Historic City Hall. Paintings by Tracie Ballensky and Candice Johnson will be on
display in the Community Exhibits Room. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday.
Dates: March 4-April 4, 2014 Artist: Carol Radsprecher Title:

Painting by Carol Radsprecher

In the RCC Wiseman Gallery, Radsprecher’s exhibit, “Playing Around” will feature paintings and

Photoshop drawings that use narrative images to reference the human body. Each drawing is one of
an extended series in which the sequence of images shows the viewer the evolution of ideas and narrative
within that series.
The Wiseman Gallery is located on the RCC Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy. Hours are 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
For more information on either exhibit, call 541-956-7241.

New exhibits scheduled at RCC art galleries

GRANTS PASS — Two new exhibits go on display in February at the Rogue Community College
art galleries.
Glorious Life, painting by Ming Zhou

Glorious Life, painting by Ming Zhou

 

“Glorious Life,” an exhibit by Ming Zhou, will be on display Feb. 4 – 28 at the FireHouse Gallery, located in RCC Historic City Hall, corner of Fourth and H streets. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Zhou presents a critique of China’s new middle class, its use of Western brands and popular leisure activities, and the subsequent devaluation of deeper spiritual aspects of traditional Chinese culture.
Paintings by Britta Bocala will be on display in the Community Exhibits Room.
A First Friday reception is scheduled 5–8 p.m. Feb. 7 and will feature a meet-and-greet from 7 to 8 p.m. with Japanese ceramic artist Inayoshi Osamu.

 

 

The Art of the Grid, painting by  Maria Shell

The Art of the Grid

 

 

In the Wiseman Gallery, which is located on the RCC Redwood Campus, “The Art of the Grid” by Maria Shell will be on display Feb. 5 – 28. Shell uses vintage and contemporary commercial fabrics – both solid and print – as well as hand dyed cotton fabrics to create patchwork textiles with complex, optical grid patterns.

Located at 3345 Redwood Hwy., the Wiseman Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information on either exhibit, call 541-956-7241

RCC Hosts Clayfolk Workshop with Ceramics Artist

RCC Rogue Community College logoJanuary 15, 2014

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College will host a Clayfolk workshop featuring acclaimed
Japanese ceramics artist Inayoshi Osamu.
The two-day tutorial and participation workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the RCC ceramics studio, located in Historic City Hall, corner of Fourth
and H streets.
Registration is $65 for Clayfolk members, $70 for non-members. For more information contact
Janise Pratt at 541-479-4546 or Teri Nelson at [email protected]
Osuma’s work will be featured at the First Friday exhibit and artists’ reception, 7–8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the
RCC FireHouse Gallery, also located in Historic City Hall.

New RCC Choral director seeks interested singers

GRANTS PASS — Singers high school age and older are invited to join the Rogue Community College Chorus, now under the direction of Deborah Pratt.
The chorus meets from 6-7:50 p.m. Mondays in Room T2 on the Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy. For participants who do not want college credit, there is no charge for registration, which can be completed at the first rehearsal.
Those who want credit can register at www.roguecc.edu.
The chorus performs a variety of music from the Renaissance to the contemporary pieces including classical, folk, Broadway, popular and world music.
Pratt, who recently joined RCC, holds a Master of Arts in music education from the University of Iowa where she studied vocal pedagogy and choral conducting. She has over 25 years of experience directing youth and adult choirs and orchestras in academic, church, and community settings as well as teaching classes and private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, strings, and music theory.
Pratt formerly owned Great Northwest Music in Grants Pass, where she taught music and supervised five music teachers serving 150 music students. A classically trained soprano, she has performed in the past four community sing-along productions of Handel’s Messiah. She also has performed throughout Wisconsin and Iowa and has studied and plays many instruments including piano, cello, French horn, clarinet, and guitar.
For more information, contact Pratt at [email protected]

RCC Holiday Art Gift Sale

RCC Rogue Community College logoThe Rogue Community College FireHouse Gallery will host its annual holiday art gift sale from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 12.

A First Friday Art Night reception is scheduled 5–8 p.m. Dec. 6. The gallery is located at the corner of Fourth and H streets in Historic City Hall, Grants Pass. The RCC Art Department’s Study Hall Gallery, located in the back of the building, will be open during the reception and will include a student ceramics sale.
This year’s collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodturnings, scarves and much more. All items
are priced from $1 to $100.
Participating artists are Karl Brake, Bonnie Carmack, Gwen Childs, Bernie, Sue and Sean Conrad, Nancy
Curry, Linda Dunn, Sandra Fluck, Dennis Gooding, Trevor Green, Nancy Hall, Barb Hochberg, Jan Lacy,
Tish Manley, Delta McConnell, Marlynn Rollins, Janise Pratt, Kelly Ritchie, Jean Robertson, Carol Smith,
Annette Vencill, Rachel Winters and Erva Zabel.
Regular FireHouse Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. More information is
available by calling 956-7241.