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What will we send out?

When I created the Word-Painting Project, the idea was to do something that could encourage others…and cover my grocery bill while chalet-sitting for friends in Switzerland (I’m a practical poet!). 

Though I thought I was making time for the project, the project made time for me. It gave me time to watch the light on the Alps and the clouds catch on their peaks. It gave me time to listen to the symphony of cowbells on the Holsteins munching wildflowers on the slope of the next-door chalet. And it was a joy to share that time in words and images by creating a word-painting every day for ten days. 

Back home, the prints of those originals already arrived, and I’ve hand-addressed the first of ten batches to go out over the summer. This week, a stack of Word-Painting No. 1 prints began their stamped way through the postal system to their recipients, and I blessed them as I dropped them into the post-office slot.  

This was the last image I created for the Word-Painting Project. It seemed appropriate to end with a question: What will we send out into the bright world beyond us? Some days, the world is bright, as in sunny and good—like this summer solstice day. And some days, the world is bright, as in the harsh glare of a world in need. Regardless of the natural or emotional weather, I choose to send out something encouraging. And with it, a big dose of gratitude. 

So, in each of Switzerland’s three, official languages, thank you for being part of the Word-Painting journey: danke, merci, grazie.

Southern Oregon Plein Air Kicks Off 1 Week From Today! Have You Signed Up Yet?

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southern oregon plein air june 2019

JUNE 19 – JUNE 22, 2019

$85 registration fee – Register Now!

 

Southern Oregon Plein Air (SOPA) invites artists of all levels to participate in 4 days of plein air painting!

 

Artists can customize their SOPA experience by participating in a vendor fair, attending FREE plein air presentations, joining guest artists for on-location demonstrations, entering art into a juried show, participating in a “quick draw” event, and taking advantage of social events.

 

Paintings entered into the competition will be juried for over $1000 in cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and four honorable mentions. This year’s juror is Cody Bustamante, Professor of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.

 

Check In and registration will be happening on Wed. 6/19 at Central Art during our Vendor Fair, so mark your calendars!

 

Thank you for your interest in SOPA 2019 – we hope that you enjoy your experience!

 

*You can PRE-REGISTER NOW by calling 541-773-1444, or by stopping in-store at Central Art and signing up. Payment is required at time of registration to secure a spot. For full event details, click below to visit Central Art’s Official Blog!

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Take A Peek At Featured Guest Artists Appearing At SOPA 2019!

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PRE-REGISTER BY CALLING 541-773-1444

OR SIGN UP IN-STORE AT CENTRAL ART.

*Complete details on our Official Blog, printed schedule available in-store.

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Dive Into A Fresh New Medium with Instructor Cheryl Magellen!

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STEP-BY-STEP ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

with Cheryl Magellen

 

When: Saturday afternoons, June 29 & August 10, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Central Art classroom

Cost: $50 per class, all supplies included

Minimum 4, Maximum 12 students

 

This class will be offered twice and is geared toward absolute beginners who want to try their hand at painting realistic subject matter while learning the basics of color mixing and paint application in acrylic. Using simple subject matter, participants will be provided with a pre-drawn, 8×8 canvas and will follow along as the instructor demonstrates each step from beginning to end. Individual attention will be given to all students during each step in the process.

 

All supplies will be provided.

 

For more info and to sign up, please contact Cheryl Magellen at:[email protected]

You may also visit Cheryl’s website for examples of her art: www.cmagellen.com

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Discoveries and Sharing From Karin O’Brien’s Studio

Upcoming workshops and news from the studio.

You can still register for my ONLINE class Fin Folk which begins June 6!

I am so excited to be participating with Artful Gathering again this year and offering my second online class. June 6-July 17, 2019. I poured my heart and soul into this class. I wanted to share with you my painting process from idea to finished piece and that is a tough job, as my mind is a complex web of inspiration! I will be available for live support throughout the class dates. If you click on this link: Artful Gathering. It will take you to all the information on registration, the class description and a short video, I hope you will consider joining me!

Teaching on the Road

I will be teaching in San Diego at
Way Art Yonder Studio,
August 3-4, 2019

This is a wonderful venue in Jamul. You will truly feel like you are going away to a retreat. A wonderful class room on a hill, with views of the surrounding area – all the way to the ocean.

I will be teaching my new class “Soul Narratives,” sharing my painting process.  I will take you on a journey with visualization, story and playful painting techniques

Soul Narratives
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August 3-4, 2019
Here is the link to register and get more info: Way Art Yonder Studio

Leaving you with Ellie. I have started to pull out my teddy bear and doll making supplies, so more to come on them in the near future!

BE CURIOUS
and see where it takes you!

Blessings,
Karen
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Grants PassOR 97527

Grants Pass Museum of Art Kids Summer Art Classes

Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Classes are limited in size and we don’t want to have to turn away a child.
All classes are $15 and include all the materials!

Draw! Materials & Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, June 25

1 – 3 pm

Discover the wide range of drawing materials and techniques. We’ll have fun creating the same image four different ways to showcase what we’ve learned.

Paint! Materials & Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, June 27

1 – 3 pm

Learn about brushes, different types of paint, and a variety of techniques. We’ll have fun creating the same image in different styles and learn about painting techniques through art history.

How to Draw Perspective

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, July 2

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to draw 1-point, 2-point, and atmospheric perspective. Recommended ages 9 & up.

Lovable Still Life – Draw your Stuffed Animal!

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, July 9

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to draw what you see, how to shade fur, and feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal or toy!

Clay Monsters

with Carole Hayne

Thursday, July 11

1 – 3 pm

A hand building step-by-step pottery class. We will be sculpting monsters ala James DeRosso but any monster will be accepted. The monsters will be made from either slabs or pinch pots. The instructor will glaze and fire the pieces made in the class to be picked up at a later date.

Mixed Media Collage Play

with Karen O’Brien

Tuesday, July 16

1 – 3 pm

In this class I will provide all sorts of fun and unusual materials to inspire you to make a “character” from collage, fabric, a variety of “weird” stuff and plant materials. You will learn:
  • How to use your imagination to create a “character”
  • How to combine different materials with glue, wire, tape, and thread

Tissue Paper “Stained Glass”

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, July 18

1 – 3 pm

Create faux-stained glass with tissue paper. A variety of designs are available.

Terra Cotta Fairy Houses

with Laura Davis

Tuesday, July 23

1 – 3 pm

Transform a clay pot into a cute Fairy House. Using simple painting techniques and a fine tip marker.

Zentangle

with Cindy Hernandez

Thursday, July 25

1 – 3 pm

What’s summer without the beach and seashells!? Learn to enhance your seashell with the Zentangle art. Zentangle is a method of creative doodling.

(No classes 7/30 – 8/6)

Fish Prints!

with Kim de Young

Tuesday, August 13

1 – 3 pm

In this class for 9-12 years old.
We will learn about the Japanese art of fish printing, called Gyotaku. We will use a variety of realistic rubber fish as we work in the process of printmaking. Together we will create one long mural, and each student will also make an individual print to bring home.

Draw from a Photo

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 15

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to sketch, shade, and create a copy of any photograph. Bring your own photo, or choose from one of ours.

Watercolor

with Barbara Burnett

Tuesday, August 20

1 – 3 pm

We’ll explore watercolor for fun. How to arrange pieces for painting and how to sketch before applying color.

How to Draw Eyes

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 22

1 – 3 pm

All about eyes! Learn to draw human eyes, and animal eyes. Tips and tricks from cartoon to realistic. Express emotion in cartoon eyes. Class will be taught in pencil.

Pop-Up Cards

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, August 27

1 – 3 pm

Learn a variety of ways to create pop-up cards. Kids will complete a variety of projects while trying out different styles.

Colored Pencils

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 29

1 – 3 pm

Make a colorful drawing. Learn how to blend colors, and create layers with colored pencils. Try out ways to color, then create a colorful drawing of your own.

  • Kids need to be checked in & out by an adult.
  • All kids need to be able to follow directions and be in a class for a two-hour period.
  • Minimum age for most classes is age 7. We do not offer classes for younger kids at this time.
  • All classes are $15, and include materials.
  • Advance registration is strongly recommended. We have limited space.
  • All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Questions? Contact the museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email[email protected]. Click on our logo below to be taken to the online sign up.

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Choose Your Own Artistic Adventure With This Unique Instructive Series!

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NEW Choose Your Medium Painting Class with Jeanne LaRae

When: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 (4 week session)
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Central Art
Fee: $120

 

Choose your own painting adventure in a creative setting that’s as individualized as you’d like it to be. Students will be able to choose both their medium – oils or acrylics – and the subject matter they’d like to paint.

 

In this class, the techniques of artists who inspire you will be demystified, and you will be encouraged, but not pushed, to try various ways of painting that are a little outside your comfort zone.

 

Please bring examples of your work and ideas for possible subjects for your paintings to the first class. Students are responsible for their own materials, or you may discuss with Jeanne about providing supplies for you for each class or just to start.

 

All levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store at Central Art today and pay to register.

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The Poet & the Bloodstone

Detail of Bloodstone Pillars, Catedral de Ávila, Spain
I am happy that this poem will be  published in the forthcoming Deep Travel anthology.  A bit of backstory:
Saint Teresa of Ávila and Charles-Axel Guillaumot never met. She was a Spanish nun who lived from 1515-1582; he was a French architect who lived from 1730-1807. Each of them built and left a largely invisible legacy. Hers was a vision of the interior castle of the spirit within us. His was to save Paris from collapsing back into the quarries beneath it by building a support city belowground. Today, you can read what Teresa built with her words, and you can visit a fraction of Paris’ abandoned quarries open to the public. In the poetry collection, Hope of Stones, you are invited to enter a cross-century conversation among The Nun, The Architect, & The Poet. This poem is from that collection, which was a finalist for the Tupelo Press 2019 Dorset Prize.

     The Poet & The Bloodstone 
     Ávila, Spain

Today is research day. First, The Nun’s museum. 
It brims with depictions of heaven speaking 
to the saint. In paintings, doves & rays of light 
descend & suspend above her upturned face. 
Speech ribbons unfurl toward her from angels. 
The saint was known to levitate, so I half expect
the painted words to lift from their composition 
& twirl about. They stay put. 
                                                   Next, the Catedral 
de Ávila. Here, I see the grandeur The Nun left 
behind. This church was built with bloodstone—
granite shot through with iron. It looks like 
history has bled across the walls. The stone came
from a nearby quarry, & I think of The Architect. 
What we pull from the earth & what we do with it. 
I sit a long while on a hard pew, but my most 
profound thought is how best to get to the train 
station tomorrow. 
                                 Time to search for gazpacho 
Rioja—things that don’t last for centuries. I keep 
forgetting that in this country, I’m an outsider 
trying to dine before nine. 
                                               The Nun founded 
her simple convent outside the city walls. 
Paris thought The Architect an outsider 
for not being born in France. I am always looking
for what lies outside—even dining hours. 
                                                                         I find
an open café & order wine the color of bloodstone.


Take Your Art Outside!

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At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take. If you're feeling faded, stop in and together we'll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!
“Mix it up” at Central Art!

No matter the background, one thing we all have in common – we’re constantly searching for the right balance in the things that fill every well of life’s color palette: relationships, work, play, even our creative passions. We often find that what works in theory can turn out quite differently when applied to a surface.

At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take.

If you’re feeling faded, stop in and together we’ll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!

-Adam

 

*Also be sure to check out this issue’s Featured Artist section as well as our upcoming Events including Southern Oregon Plein Air 2019, and a schedule of upcoming Classes!

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FEATURED ARTIST –

Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Jhenna Quinn Lewis was born in Chicago, IL. She studied at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, later owned and operated The Candystick Gallery in Ferndale, CA, before becoming a full-time artist.

 

“I am drawn to simplicity of color, style, and composition. My inspiration comes from Japanese masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Uta Maro, and Hasegawa Tōhaku. In college, I took courses on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the art of flower arrangement. It is there I discovered the tenets of wabi-sabi, the adherence to beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent, and in austerity. By removing all that is unnecessary in my compositions and exercising restraint and simplicity, I invite the viewer to slow down. Be patient and look. Pay attention to all the necessary details. I believe this is why my works impart a meditative feeling.”

This quote from Gilbert White (1720-1793) best expresses what Jhenna aspires to create in her paintings:

“The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical: little is said, but much is meant and understood…”

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Ann’s Favorite Things

Golden and Ampersand have set a high bar of excellence in everything they do. Their products are made with quality, integrity, and attention to detail that gives the artist a wonderful experience.

 

Not only do I love their products, but the entire staff of Golden and Ampersand are such genuine, amazing people who I am proud to call my close business associates and friends.

 

They go above and beyond, offering a tremendous amount of support to many art materials retailers like Central Art, by sending product samples, providing staff training, and by supporting all of our events.

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Tombow Marker Case

This marker storage case features 108 slots to carry and store Tombow Dual Brush Pens and other writing instruments. This durable and portable case allows to you stay organized and prepared wherever inspiration strikes. The accordion style base can be unfolded for desk use, or fold the base and snap the lid on either side to secure the case for travel.
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Unison Pastel Sets

Artist John Hersey took it upon himself to create the tools with which he wished to work, and thus created Unison Pastels. Inspired by a fascination with the texture and deep black pigment of soft charcoal he sought to create a line of pastels with similar attributes. What sets Unison Pastels apart is the process by which they are made. Each pastel is rolled by hand and then air-dried. The 374

creamy textured and deeply pigmented

colors in Unison’s line are likewise the result of a unique process. Rather than adding black and white to pure colors in order to make tints, the color range was designed as a total spectrum, with “cycles of related hues to reflect what he (Hersey) sees in nature.”

It is from this process that the company name – Unison Color – is derived.

 

Deals Aplenty On Your Creative Faves! (It’s Ok. You Can Be Excited.)

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Stonehenge Black Watercolor Pads

The first 100% cotton black watercolor paper: Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black.

Black paper is not a new thing, but black 100% cotton paper sized for watercolor is. Utilizing their vast experience producing new papers for emerging markets, Legion was able to work directly with artists to create something totally new and desirable. And with recent introductions of new metallic and pearlescent watercolor paints, pencils, pens, markers and inks, the timing couldn’t be better for Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black to bring these media to life.

Central Art’s Annual Truck Load Of Frames Sale Event – June 14th & 15th!

The truck will be rolling in with a fresh new supply of ready-made frames to beautifully accent your personal gallery of masterpieces! Hurry in Friday 6/14 between 9am and 5pm, or Saturday 6/15 between 10am and 2pm and save 30-60% off our entire stock of frames!
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