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3rd Friday Art Reception – November 16, 2018

Nov 14 2018 artblast Sheryl Swift
Detail of Journey’s End by Sheryl Swift

3rd Friday Art Reception, November 16, 2018

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Don’t Fence Me In:
2018 Annual Members Exhibit

November 9–December 21, 2018

Jorizzo Paul Pounabrone Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Reception:  Friday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Member artists of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center were encouraged to express themselves without boundaries as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. Exhibiting artist include:

Bruce Allen, Charles Anderson, Robert Arieas, Betty Barss, Sue Bennett, Linda Boutacoff, PJ Boyd, Susan Eileen Burnes, Sarah F. Burns, Leonard Burton, Violet Burton, Katy Cauker, Millie Clarke, Dawna Curler, Valerie Dann, Susan DeRosa, Anna Elkins, Cynthia Flowers, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, Nancy Graham, Kelly Gratton, Carla Griffin, Phyllis Gustafson, Lane Hall, Claudia Harlow, John Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Paul Jorizzo, Joan Kennedy, Susan Hoppe Krempa, Judy Benson LaNier, Shahnaz LeRoy, Betsy Lewis, Katherine Lundgren, Mary Ann Schofield Macey, Christina Madden, Dave Mathewson, Vivian McAleavey, Vera Melnyk, Kathy Morawiec, Victoria Morgan, Kay Myer, Judy Ghetti Ommen, Kristen O’Neill, Walt Padgett, Carolyn Patten, JoAnn Pearce, Cecilia Pestlin, Charlotte Peterson, Linda Purdom, Susan Quinn, Janice Rosenberg, Mary Ruzich, Barbara Schack, Ginny Schaw, Desmond Serratore, Lo Smucker, Darlene Southworth, Leland Struebig, Sheryl Swift, Eva Thiemann, Greg Thweatt, Silvia Trujillo, Peter Van Fleet, Cherri Van Syoc, Mary Joette Vannice, Daniel Verner, Doug Wallace, Gerald Westgerdes, Marilyn Westgerdes, Charlotte L. Wirfs, Walter Wirfs, Eve Margo Withrow, and Sue Yamins

. . . . . .

Last chance to see these beautiful pastel paintings!

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

Southern Oregon Impressions
by Marilyn Hurst

October 5 – November 16, 2018

Hurst Marilyn The Grand Giant Sequoia
THE GRAND GIANT SEQUOIA – pastel, Marilyn Hurst

Southern Oregon artist Marilyn Hurst finds inspiration for her paintings in various subjects like a peaceful landscape, beautiful flowers or the character of an old barn. She works primarily in pastel and watercolor.

 IN THE ROGUE STUDIO

Artist Teen Program Georganna ATP
Build a Future in the Visual Arts

The Artist Teen Program, or ATP, offers local teens a realistic career experience of a professional artist. Students will be paired with artists from the community to create exceptional works of art and to build their art skills. The program culminates with an exhibition of the art they have created. This year, students will work in Photography, Drawing, Painting, Mixed- Media, printmaking, or Sculpture.
Program runs January – April annually.
The Artist Teen Program is $300 for tuition, includes ALL materials and framing expenses.
Financial assistance is available.
ATP APPLICATION HERE>>
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 7, 2018

For further information please contact Ashley E. Clasby, our Education and Events Manager at (541)772-8118 or [email protected]

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

Creative Resistance 3: Tactics & Strategies

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford.

Tactics & Strategies

In this episode, we hear from art activists Ron Goldberg, Joey Juschka, Diana Arce, André Leipold (Center for Political Beauty).

From Ron:

“You have to get into a room. Get in a room with people who maybe don’t think the same way as you, but who see the same problems. It’s about building that trust, that love, that knowledge-base.”

ACT UP protest of the FDA in 1988 via ACTUPny.org

ACT UP protest of the FDA in 1988 Photo credit: [ACTUPny.org](http://www.actupny.org/)

## Major takeaways from episode 3:

A tactic is a thing that you do in order to reach an objective. In artistic activism, often times those tactics will be art-related.

A strategy is the overall plan for your work, which takes on different areas – often artistic activism takes on a cultural strategy, but there can be a legal strategy, political strategy, and so on. Strategies are also linked to goals, the big things that we want the work to accomplish. We create a strategy in order to direct the tactics and collect successful objectives along the way.

There is no one right way of approaching tactics and strategies in art for social change efforts. Ron Goldberg recognized that his tactics needed to be ready at a moment’s notice with the ability to be improvised, Joey Jushka wants her writing to be funny and imaginative, while Andre Leipold and Political Beauty want to throw you off your axis and provoke you into action.

Music By (in order of appearance):

  • Theme: “Drum Flute Loop in G Minor” by Enoe
  • “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar
  • “Golden Hour” by Podington Bear
  • “Hip Horns with Drums” by Ryan Cullinane

Music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Special thanks to Professor Stephen Duncombe.

For more information on the Center for Artistic Activism, visit: c4aa.org

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T H A N K S

Election Impact on the Arts Highlights

Here is some topline analysis of how yesterday’s election will impact the arts in the future.

Creative Resistance 2: Audience

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford.

Episode 2: Audience!

In this episode, we heard from art activists Avram Finkelstein, Mark Read and Rachel Brown of The Illuminator, Diana Arce, and Beatrice Glow.

From Avram:

“First of all, I think that art that isn’t about communication is about class. So, if you’re an activist who’s making art and what you’re trying to do or say is not clear, you’re no better than being in a Gagosian Gallery. It’s not activism if it’s not understandable. So, clarity is essential to having an audience understand it.”

Avram Finkelstein | C4AA.org

Avram Finkelstein | C4AA.org – photo credit ACTUPny.org

From Beatrice Glow:

“I talk about these domino-effects in a perfume shop, and that allures an audience that I find normally wouldn’t go into an art space. An art space presents this hierarchy, and in a shop it’s broken down into consumer language, which is I think becoming a universal, international language at this point. So, how do we find new ways of reaching out to folks? That’s the biggest challenge that I think educators and artists face today.”

Beatrice Glow | C4AA.org

Beatrice Glow | C4AA.org – photo credit – Beatrice Glow

Major takeaways from episode 2:

  • The audience is a key element in artistic activism; incorporating the audience into the work is what can take the art from a personal project to social activism.
  • We need to figure out who the audience or audiences are, and get as specific as possible.
  • Then, we need to investigate what kinds of signs, symbols, and codes resonate with them so that we can make artistic activism that is understandable to the people we’re trying to reach.

Avram Finkelstein Full Interview Transcript
Diana Arce Full Interview Transcript
Beatrice Glow Full Interview Transcript

Music By (in order of appearance):

  • Theme: “Drum Flute Loop in G Minor” by Enoe
  • “Adventure Darling” by Gillicuddy
  • “Conveyor Belt” by Podington Bear
  • “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar

Music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Special thanks to Professor Stephen Duncombe.

For more information on the Center for Artistic Activism, visit: c4aa.org

Donate

The Center for Artistic Activism is a 501.3(c) non-profit – we do this because we love it. If you love it to – donate! A little bit, (or a lot). We make it easy and we have great thank you gifts! c4aa.org

T H A N K S

Races I’m Watching on Election Night

Nina Ozlu Tunceli shares just some of the key races that she’ll be watching Tuesday night that could have an especially important impact on the arts and arts education.

Arts Action Fund PAC 2017-2018 Election Cycle Disbursements

See the list of candidates the Arts Action Fund PAC supported in the 2017-2018 election cycle.

Anna Elkins Presents Poetry of Process, Delve November 3 at Willamette Writers

Poetry of Process, Delve by Anna Elkins
Hi, Southern Oregon Friends!
I’ve got a poetry announcement for those of you who love to write–or who just want to try it out. I’ll be speaking & teaching this coming Saturday, November 3, at the Willamette Writers monthly meeting in Central Point.
It’s a two-part day:
10:00-12:00: Poetry of Process :: For the morning presentation, I’ll share my own process, practical tips, & poetry–including glimpses into the stages of my current manuscript–in all its messy reality. (Free for members & $10 for guests)
1:30-3:30: Delve :: During the afternoon workshop, we will all immerse ourselves in the writing process itself and emerge with a poem. Bring paper & your favorite pen or pencil. ($20 for members & $25 for guests)
For more information, visit:
May your week be a good one!
Cheers & joy,
anna elkins
art word spirit
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CoCA and La Sala Present Programming in Seattle for (Where)Do We Belong?

CoCA and La Sala Present Programming this November for (Where)Do We Belong?

This November, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and La Sala announce new events for the exhibition,​ (Where) Do We Belong?

The public is invited to join CoCA and La Sala at the First Thursday Art Walk for a performance by Milvia Berenice Pacheco ​Salvatierra. ​Pacheco ​is an Afro Latina artist, born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she trained in dance and theater. Her art is inspired by early traumatic experiences and she has devoted her life to reaching liberation through art and movement as a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer,bodyworker,mother and community organizer.​Marías,​ is a​ work-in-progress dance and poetry performance inspired and created by Pacheco during the recent staged reading of the book, ​Killing Marías​, written by Washington State’s Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.Recorded music by Trio Guadalevin will accompany the piece. Drawing on Mexican Son Jarocho and Huasteco, melodies sung in Zapotec, Spanish xácaras, Italian ciaccona, Andalusian song, Sephardic balladry and Moroccan shabia – Abel Rocha, August Denhard and Antonio Gómez are Trio Guadalevin.

On November 10, La Sala has coordinated another very special event of readings from 3-4:30pm. Poets, Maiah Merino and J.A. Dela Cruz-Smith, will begin this event with literary readings followed by Q&A of their artistic process, moderated by Catalina Cantú from La Sala. Additionally, hear about the work being done at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to surmount challenges and provide resources for immigrants to the US.

Indigenous bilingual, Poet, Playwright and Creative Non-fiction writer Maiah A Merino, shares stories of her mixed culture family, and the pulse of what’s alive in her life currently.

J.A. Dela Cruz-Smith is a bread baker and poet in Seattle pursuing an MFA in the Rainier Writing Workshop.

La Sala, a Seattle nonprofit organization works to coalesce and mobilize the Latino/Latina arts community of the Seattle, Bellevue and surrounding districts, and is partner and co-curator with CoCA for the exhibition​,(Where) Do We Belong?​, as well as the above programming. Find more at www.lasalaseattle.org​.

Mark your calendars:

(Where) Do We Belong?

Exhibition dates October 4 – November 17, 2018.
Reception Thursday, November 1 from 5pm – 9pm as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk.

A Performance by Milvia Pacheco, “​Marías,”​ Thursday, November 1 from 7pm – 7:15pm Literary Readings + Discussion: Saturday, November 10 from 3pm – 4:30pm
Exhibition and all events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104. Public ​Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

 

(Where) Do We Belong? 10/4-11/17/2018
Group exhibit shares the realities and challenges surrounding immigration and includes works that are a response to Trump’s “Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policies”—amplifying diverse artistic voices with direct experience.

 

Creative Resistance 1: What is Artistic Activism?

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford.

In this episode, we meet Diana Arce, who is an artist, researcher, and activist based in Berlin.

Diana’s also the creator of Politaoke, a karaoke-style participatory performance in which audience members are invited to step into the shoes of politicians from their region by delivering portions of political speeches.

You’ll hear more from Diana in the coming episodes, but you can read her full interview with the Center for Artistic Activism here. If you want to know more, Diana and others are featured in our great Artist-Activist Interviews as well. And be sure to check out her website for more of her incredible works of artistic activism!

Art activists in this episode:.

Diana Arce

Diana Arce Full Interview Transcript

Major takeaways from episode 1:

  • No matter if you’re an artist who wants to use your work for the greater good, an activist who wants to get creative, or someone with zero experience in either area but is really concerned about an issue – artistic activism is for you because it’s for everyone.
  • Artistic activism utilizes the affect/effect relationship. Affect, as in feelings, effect as in results. So, people see the art and they feel something that motivates them to do something.
  • Objectives are the smaller, more attainable accomplishments that are necessary steps toward goals, the bigger accomplishments. So, we can start thinking about what overall goals we want the work to accomplish (i.e. stop systemic racism! Make feminism intersectional!, etc.), and then figure out the necessary objectives that we need to reach before that can happen.
  • And, artistic activism has been used for years and years by people from all types of actions and movements, so creating this work is actually a continuation of efforts from activists of prior generations.

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Credits

An additional art activist in this episode:

Avram Finkelstein

Avram Finkelstein Full Interview Transcript

Music By (in order of appearance):
Theme: “Drum Flute Loop in G Minor” by Enoe
“Sepia” by Podington Bear
“Adventure Darling” by Gillicuddy
“Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar

Music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Special thanks to Professor Stephen Duncombe.

Listen to more C4AA podcasts here.

Coming soon: Creative Resistance Mini-Series!

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Pat and the Steve’s have been doing C4AA work around the world, so we haven’t seen new Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions episodes in some months. However, we have good news. C4AA Research Fellow Sarah J. Halford has delivered Creative Resistance – a podcast mini-series on the basics of artistic activism, as told by the practicioner’s themselves.

In each episode, Sarah explores a fundamental theme of artistic activism through interviews with art activists who discuss examples of their work and some invaluable lessons that they’ve learned along the way. The entire mini-series is guided by the expert theoretical and practical knowledge of C4AA co-founder, Stephen Duncombe.

Episode list:

  1. What is Artistic Activism?
  2. Audience
  3. Tactics and Strategies
  4. Context
  5. Success and Failure

Art activists in this episode:.

Diana Arce

Diana Arce Full Interview Transcript

Avram Finkelstein

Avram Finkelstein Full Interview Transcript

For more information on the Center for Artistic Activism, visit: c4aa.org

Music By:
Theme: “Drum Flute Loop in G Minor” by Enoe
Music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org