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Call to Artists: Firehouse Gallery “Chalk on the Wall”

Call for Pastel Entries
FireHouse Gallery, Rogue Community College
“Chalk on the Wall”
Work is being sought for a juried exhibit showcasing pastel work to run in conjunction with the
Art Along the Rogue Street Painting and Music Festival happening October 5 and 6
Downtown Grants Pass, OR.
Open to: All artists 18 years and older. Work must have been completed in the last two years.
Media: pastel (may be a mix of media but pastel should be most prominent)
Exhibit Dates: October 2 – 25, 2013
To Enter: Submit digital images (3 pieces maximum) on a CD or via email.
Digital images should be saved at the highest quality jpeg. All submissions must be accompanied by a list with title, media and size, artist’s contact info and artist statement. No entry fee is required.
Deadline for entry: Postmarked by August 16, 2013
Notification: by August 30, 2013
Email entries, image list and statement to: [email protected]
Send CD entries to: Galleries, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Questions: 541-956-7241

Art show features instructors’ self-portraits

RCC Rogue Community College logo
The Rogue Community College FireHouse Gallery will display self-portraits created by the Art Department faculty through June 28.


In this special project, the artists explore individual and collective states of consciousness through
meditations on the idea of the self. The art works provide a glimpse into the artists’ viewpoints and
creative processes though the tradition of self-portraiture.


Participating faculty include Karl Brake, Dana Bussell, Tommi Drake, Pat Enos, Jennifer Eufusia,
Phil Fishwick, Janet Higgins, Irene Kai, Galina Milton, Walt Peterson, and Fred Vassar.


See an online catalogue for the exhibit at


Also through June 28, Portraits by Doug Iverson will be on display in the Community Exhibits
Room, and a First Friday Art Night reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. June 7.


The FireHouse Gallery is located at the corner of H and Fourth streets in Historic City Hall, Grants
Pass. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For information call 541-956-7241.

RCC students performing updated “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

RCC Rogue Community College logoGRANTS PASS — Theater art students at Rogue Community College will present a version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that has been adapted to modern-day language.
Performances are scheduled 3-4:15 p.m. June 6 and 11 in the Rogue Auditorium, RCC Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy.
“Shakespeare’s plays tell wonderful stories and capture the human condition beautifully,” said Wayd Drake, RCC Humanities instructor. “Unfortunately, the language can be a barrier to understanding.
This modernized adaptation is intended to increase understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare’s
play,” he explained.
Admission is by donation. For more information contact Drake at 541-956-7165 or [email protected]

RCC exhibits feature student art and Chicago artist

Work created by students in Josephine County will be displayed May 15 through June 12 at the
Wiseman Gallery. A reception and award ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. May 23. The Wiseman
Gallery is located on the RCC Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy., Grants Pass.
The Riverside Campus will feature student work May 15 through June 12 in the RCC/SOU Higher
Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St, and a reception and award ceremony will be held 5 to 7 p.m.
May 24.
The RCC FireHouse Gallery will host “…if they could not defend themselves they were bound to be
conquered…” by Chicago artist M.A. Papanek-Miller April 30 through May 31.
Papanek-Miller is a mixed media artist working primarily with woven and layered drawing-related
images that provoke environmental concerns, specifically about animals and water access use and
ownership. Her works often incorporate toy-related objects as “actors” in visual stories on weathered
paper and varied layered surfaces.
Born in Illinois, she received her master’s degree in fine art from the University of Houston. She has
exhibited widely across the country including numerous solo exhibitions.
Papanek-Miller was a recipient of State of Minnesota artist initiative grant co-supported by the
National Endowment for the Arts and she completed a large commission through the Seattle Arts
Commission for the city’s new Federal Justice Center.
Currently she is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul
University in Chicago. Previously she taught at the University of Montana, Bemidji State University
in Minnesota, and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Photographs by Robert Newman will be on display in the Community Exhibits Room. A First Friday
Art Night reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3.
The FireHouse Gallery is located at the corner of H and Fourth streets in Historic City Hall, Grants
Pass. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
For information call 541-956-7241 or visit

RCC Community Orchestra presents free pops concert

RCC Community Orchestra presents free pops concertGRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Community Orchestra will perform in concert at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Rogue Auditorium, RCC Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy. Admission is free.
The concert will include selections from “Les Miserables,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Lord of the Dance,” “The Mission,” and Gilbert and Sullivan. Gary Kroll directs the orchestra.
For more information contact Kroll at 541-890-3423.

RCC art galleries seek proposals for 2014

Rogue Community College is accepting exhibition proposals for the Wiseman and FireHouse galleries’ 2014 season.

Any artist 18 or older is eligible, and all media are acceptable. Entries must be original and have been
executed within the last two years.
To enter send a CD with 20 digital files, corresponding image list with titles, media and size, artist
resume and statement and $10 processing fee to:
Galleries 2014
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Highway
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Submissions must be postmarked by May 17, 2013. Notification will be sent by June 28, 2013. If
accepted, the artist will be responsible for all shipping costs to and from the galleries.
For more information please call the RCC Galleries office at 541-956-7241, or visit www.roguecc.


Empty Bowls fundraiserThe fifth annual Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on Monday, October 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our own community, as well as in the world.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser benefits Options for Southern Oregon and the Josephine County Food Bank. Tickets are available at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 SW ‘G’ Street, Grants Pass or purchase online at (click Events and Fundraisers; then click on Empty Bowls link), or call Ellen Johnson at 541.476.2373. Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance.

“We so appreciate our local restaurants who donate gourmet soups and homemade bread for this special night,” says Ellen Johnson, Options’ Development Director. “This is a night to honor those who are hungry and/or homeless in our community. If you can’t attend, please consider purchasing a ticket for a client to attend.”

Options’ residential clients, Grants Pass High School Ceramics, and local potters join every year to make bowls for this event. “Watching people choose the bowl that “speaks to them” is a delightful experience,” says Johnson.” Beautiful bowls are being donated daily from local artists like Roxanne Hunnicutt, Gwen Childs, Patricia Ritchey, and many others.

All proceeds from the Empty Bowls event benefit the hungry in Josephine County. Proceeds from last year’s event provided more than 20,000 pounds of food for our community.

Options and the Josephine County Food Bank are 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving thousands of children, adults and families in Josephine County. Options is Josephine County’s mental health provider and serves more than 4,000 out of 16,600 eligible individuals in our community. Josephine County Food Bank has been providing food to more than 12,000 individuals per month.

Empty Bowls is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding, and informed, year- round action to alleviate hunger. It is observed each October in recognition of the founding of the UN Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945. The first World Food Day was in 1981. Eleanor Roosevelt said more than once that she felt that the first human right—the great human right—was food.

Rogue Community College is a sponsor for this year’s event. Please join us and bring your voice to the table to help alleviate hunger in Josephine County. Our local event is an opportunity to discuss food and hunger in our community. Learn more about how to keep our community healthy.

Johnson says, “Empty Bowls is one of our most favorite events during the year. It’s very powerful to hear the voices of experience speak to how programs such as the Food Bank and Options have literally saved people’s lives. It’s a wonderful, emotional event.” Come and learn how YOU can be the change you wish to see in the world!

For More Information: Contact Ellen Johnson, Development Director at 476-2373 or email at [email protected]