AGA July Art Opportunities


Ashland Galleries
July Visual Arts News

July = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Gabriel Lipper, Harmony II, Mixed Media  Illustration for his Learning to See workshop at Grants Pass Museum of Art. AGA July Art Opportunities
Gabriel Lipper, Harmony II, Mixed Media

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Learning to See with Gabriel Lipper
Saturday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Gabriel Lipper to learn more about how to harness the power of color and design. Offering a demonstration that outlines Gabriel’s entire process of merging abstract playgrounds with representational elements, individuals will have the opportunity to experience his creative process from start to finish while engaging in active dialogue.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

AGA July Art Opportunities: Catalyst Ashland Artist Talk with Beca Blake :  Beca Blake, Family Light Tree, Acrylic on Panel
Beca Blake, Family Light Tree, Acrylic on Panel

Catalyst Ashland
Artist Talk with Beca Blake
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join Catalyst Ashland and Beca Blake to learn more about her current exhibition, Road Food. Expressing performance art by draping themselves with novelty food blankets bought on Amazon, Beca and her family made a statement about survival in relation to consumption, place, time, and humanity in both rural and urban settings while traveling among artifacts of culture in the western states of North America. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

AGA July Art Opportunities: Pamela Ourschalimian, Attitude Dancin', Acrylic and Watercolor
Pamela Ourschalimian, Attitude Dancin’, Acrylic and Watercolor

The Haines & Friends Visual Arts Grant Program
2023 Grant Cycle Application Available! Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, August 30

The Haines & Friends Visual Arts Grant Program is thrilled to announce that it will provide a 2023 Grant Cycle. Offering grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to visual artists and arts educators based in Southern Oregon, use of grant funds by these individuals may include original and new works of private/public art, the purchase of supplies and equipment for personal experiences, educational offerings, and more. 

For those who are interested in applying, please click here for more information. 

Paula Fong, Helleborus, Watercolor and Ink
Paula Fong, Helleborus, Watercolor and Ink

Ashland Gallery Association
Participate in Ashland Open Studio Tour!
Deadline to Register: Friday, September 1

Exciting News! Ashland Open Studio Tour is BACK! Now in its tenth year, and taking place on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., this is a fun and unique opportunity for visual artists to open their studios and workspaces to the public and show off their creativity. 

AGA Members who are based in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix are eligible to participate. This includes Artist Members, Working Studios, Artists Represented by a Gallery Member, or Artists Represented by a Neighboring Arts Organization.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Art du Jour July 2023 News

Check out Art du Jour gallery’s July 2023 newsletter for their events and exhibits in the coming month!

Art du Jour gallery July 2023 News letter

July 2023 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

July Spotlight Galleries and Artists
First Friday Art Walk: July 7, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Jessica Johnson, Annual Crescendo, Oil on Canvas

Lithia Artisans Market
First Friday Art Walk in the Park

This month, the Lithia Artisans Market is thrilled to participate in First Friday Art Walk! Located on Calle Guanajuato in Downtown Ashland, come take a look at some of the finest work made by our talented artists and crafters while enjoying live music. There is everything from clothing and accessories, to pottery, photography, woodwork, and more.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
20 Calle Guanajuato, Ashland, OR 97520
888-303-2826
www.lithiaartisansmarket.com

Beca Blake, Survival in the Local Landscape: Florence, Oregon, Performance Art and Photography

Catalyst Ashland
Road Food, by Beca Blake

This month’s exhibition at Catalyst Ashland includes photography by Beca Blake. Documenting experiences of survival in the local landscape, Beca’s work explores themes of place-ness and placeless-ness with physical, mental, and emotional components tied to stories about the past, present, and future through the lens of contemporary modernity culture.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
357 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-625-6565
www.catalystashland.com

Carolyn Hazel Drake, Untitled, Ceramic and Sculpture

Hanson Howard Gallery
At Home with the Dead

Currently featured at Hanson Howard Gallery are ceramics and sculptures by Carolyn Hazel Drake and Rachael Zur. Exploring the sacred potential in ordinary domestic objects and spaces to connect us to the lives and spirits of the dead, Carolyn and Rachael use these objects to amplify the conversation between humble spaces and the spirits that dwell there. When viewed together, their work suggests altars or shrines, places for communion with ancestors and memories.

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2562
www.hansonhowardgallery.com

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - Studio 151: Bruce Bayard, Landscape #6, Collage
Bruce Bayard, Landscape #6, Collage

Studio 151
Elizabeth York and Bruce Bayard

This month’s exhibition at Studio 151 includes sculptures by Elizabeth York and collages by Bruce Bayard. Inspired by time, birds, and elongated figures, Elizabeth incorporates a variety of media in her work. Similarly, Bruce’s compositions explore the effects of time and humanity’s influence on the natural landscape.

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
151 Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-973-7477
www.studio151ashland.com

Deb VanPoolen, Klamath River Fish, Acrylic


K.S. Wild
Love Art for the People and the Planet

Currently featured at K.S. Wild are paintings by Deb VanPoolen. Integrating science and art, Deb’s compositions include the globally significant biodiversity that is present in our region. Inspired by everything that our local ecology has to offer, Deb enjoys being an artist because she can spend time focusing on the beauty of nature while educating others.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
562 A Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-5789
www.kswild.org

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery

American Trails Gallery - July First Friday ArtWalk

American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Art & Soul Ashland

Art & Soul Ashland - July First Friday ArtWalk

Art & Soul Ashland features artwork that has been curated to provide personal experiences.

Ashland Art Works

Ashland Art Works - July First Friday ArtWalk

Ashland Art Works features four galleries and sculptural gardens that display functional and decorative artwork.

Fiber Arts Collective

Fiber Arts Collective - July First Friday ArtWalk

Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work, teach, and sell their work.

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie karon - July First Friday ArtWalk

Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.

Gambrel Gallery

Gambrel Gallery - July First Friday ArtWalk

Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the community.

Gypsy Road Studio

Gypsy Road Studio - July First Friday ArtWalk

Gypsy Road Studio offers a global experience of international and local art, rare global antiquities, and more.

John Pugh Studio

John Pugh Studio- July First Friday ArtWalk

John Pugh Studio is the working space of muralist and artist, John Pugh.

Oak Leaf Studio

Oak Leaf Studio - July First Friday ArtWalk

Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.

Schneider Museum of Art

Schneider Museum of Art - July First Friday ArtWalk

The Schneider Museum of Art is a vital force that stimulates inspiration and curiosity through engagement with artists.

Siskiyou Gallery House

Siskiyou Gallery House - July First Friday ArtWalk

Siskiyou Gallery House features original artwork by local artists and fine art reproductions.

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

This post was originally published on June 21, 2023. It was updated and republished on July 6, 2023.

Life Drawing with Professional Models

…with respected local artists, Anne Brooke and Ilene Gienger-Stanfield!

FRESH PAINT SILENT AUCTION FOR RUCH SCHOOL

FRESH PAINT SILENT AUCTION FOR RUCH SCHOOL

What’s the first thing that gets cut when schools face a budget squeeze?

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Friday, July 14th, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Party in the Art Barn for Ruch School kids!

We invite you to support Ruch Outdoor Community School by purchasing a $25 ticket (either Friday, June 23rd 7pm to 9pm and/or Friday July 14th, 7pm to 9pm to join us in the Applegate River Lavender barn for a fun-filled evening of food, wine, music and art. The barn will be filled with paintings created by regional artists who painted all over the Applegate Valley during a one-day plein-air quick paint earlier in the day. You read that correctly — all the paintings will be less than 8 hours old.

There will also be a few select works created by Ruch School students included in the auction. All of the pieces will be available for you to bid on (via anonymous silent auction) while you meet the artists, nibble on tasty appetizers and sip local wine.

The net proceeds of the auction and ticket sales will be donated to fund 2023-2024 art programs at Ruch School. Your participation in this event will help the school maintain vibrant creative experiences for their students.

Please support art programs at Ruch school

As a “community school”, learning opportunities multiply when students dig into their surrounding environment, repositioned to take a closer look at the social, environmental, and economic issues at play.Ruch School students embark on local projects that have tangible results and observable outcomes.

Can’t Come But You Want to Support Ruch School?

If you think this is a great idea but life is too busy to make it to one of the receptions you can donate directly to Ruch School art programs funds by following the June 23rd ticket page or the July 14th ticket page. Just click on the “Get Tickets” orange box to see donation opportunities.

Would You Like to Help Sponsor this Event?

That would be great! Just fill out the form below and tell us how you would like to help (donate food, wine. $ or ?) or you can click on the June 23rd ticket page or the July 14th ticket page, click on the “Get Tickets” orange box to see sponsorship opportunities.

Would You Like to Volunteer to Help with the Event?

That would also be great – use the form below or contact information to let us know how you would like to help.

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Friday, July 14th, 7pm Fresh Paint Silent Auction in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

Please fill out the form below (follow this link to the original post with the form) or call/text Rob Rustad at 831-521-5344 or email [email protected].

PLEIN AIR QUICK PAINT FOR RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

PLEIN AIR QUICK PAINT FOR RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

What’s the first thing that gets cut when schools face a budget squeeze?

We invite you to support Ruch Outdoor Community School by participating in a Plein Air Quick Paint in the Applegate Valley as part of the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.

(TIME/PLACE CLARIFICATION – this event has a starting time of 8am but you can start anytime and anywhere – the goal is to show up at our barn (375 Hamilton Road, Jacksonville, OR) sometime between 4pm and 6pm with fresh art for the reception that evening)

There is no cost for artists to participate and you are welcome to join us for food, wine and stories at the Fresh Paint Reception and Silent Auction at 7pm – also at no cost to you.

REGISTRATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (follow this link)

Please support art programs at RUCH OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCHOOL

As a “community school”, learning opportunities multiply when students dig into their surrounding environment, repositioned to take a closer look at the social, environmental, and economic issues at play. Ruch Outdoor Community School students embark on local projects that have tangible results and observable outcomes.

Where Do I Paint?

We are encouraging folks to paint in the Applegate Valley, which is just 10 minutes outside of Jacksonville, OR. Here are some great resources.

Wander Applegate
Applegate Connect
The Applegater
Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
The Applegate Valley Wine Trail
PDF Map or Applegate Valley

Here’s how the plein air quick paint for river school works

Summary:

  • The goal of the Quick Paint is to raise money for Ruch Outdoor Community School by selling plein air paintings (created earlier in the day) at The Fresh Art Reception and Silent Auction. Reception tickets sales also donated to the school.
  • You start when and where you want. We’re encouraging people to paint in the Applegate Valley, but it’s up to you. We want what is most convenient for you.
  • You are very welcome to paint at our lavender farm as many others have in the past. We will also be serving as a “friendly port” for all artists who need a snack, drinks and or to get out of the heat. Please let us know if you plan to paint here so we have sufficient supplies.
  • Stop painting at 4pm and deliver your fresh creations to our barn at 375 Hamilton Road in Ruch by 6pm. (mailing address is Jacksonville).
  • Put your name, contact info, and auction reserve price on the back of each painting.
  • You receive 80% of the auction sale price – 20% is donated to Ruch School.
  • You are welcome to stay and enjoy the reception/auction at no charge.
  • Any unsold works at the auction will continue to be for sale for the rest of the weekend – you can adjust the reserve price if you wish.
  • ALL paintings remain in our barn through Sunday at 5pm.

Artists Must Agree to:

  • Start and finish your painting on the day of the event – finish by 4pm. There is no starting check-in or starting event. You can start where and when you like. There is also no authentication process for validating “same day” status of your work – we trust you.
  • Deliver your completed work to our barn (375 Hamilton Road in Ruch) by 6pm.
  • Help us display the art. The simplest solution is to find a way that it can be hung (we have lots of space to hang on) or bring an easel (standing or table).
  • Write your name and contact information on the back of the painting along with your “reserve” lowest acceptable price.
  • Paintings will then be sold via silent auction during the evening reception. If they do not sell at auction, they will remain on sale for the next two days in our barn during the lavender festival. You can adjust your reserve price for the festival days.
  • 20% of the painting sale will be donated to Ruch School and 80% will go to the artist.
  • Paintings must remain in the barn for the remainder of the Lavender Festival – until 5pm Sunday night.
  • Any paintings that do not sell during the auction will remain on sale during the next two days as thousands of people will be attending the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.
  • Paintings can be picked up anytime after 5pm Sunday. We can arrange to ship a painting (at cost) if it is a hardship to return to our farm for out of town participants.

Artists are encouraged to:

  • Attend the Fresh Painting Reception and Silent Auction at no charge – you will be guests of honor. The event is VERY casual and attendees showing up with paint on their clothes will be celebrated. There will be hors d’oeuvre and one glass of wine included – cash bar after that.
  • Meet and greet enthusiastic silent auction attendees and members of Ruch school.
  • Price paintings at an “accessible” level to encourage generous bidding. We have purposely set the rates to encourage giving to the school.
  • This is a non-juried, open event and we encourage artists of all levels to participate. There is not really any competitive aspect to the event.
  • While we refer to the event as “plein-air” we are pretty open to any artist that wants to contribute and help Ruch School.
  • Artists are encouraged to paint in the Applegate Valley but again, there are no hard rules for this. FYI, there will be six lavender fields in vibrant bloom on the day of this event. 🙂
  • We will provide snacks and drinks for any artists that want to paint at our farm or to swing by during the day. If you are coming, or think you might, please let us know. Artists will also have access to rest areas and bathrooms in our air conditioned house.
  • If the paintings do not sell, they will remain on sale during the remainder of the Lavender Festival where many people may purchase them.
  • Artists will receive their payment within 7 days of the event but we will do our best process and pay transactions during the reception.

We understand that there are very real expenses for you to participate in this fundraising event and we greatly appreciate your efforts.

Please fill out the form below or call/text Rob Rustad at 831-521-5344 or email [email protected].

I’m Interested in your quick paint event and reception for Ruch School art programs

In the message area (follow this link to original post on the Applegate River Lavender website) please include:

Name, mobile phone, email address

Which date, June 23rd and/or July 14th, do you intend to paint?

Where you intend to paint? Artists at our farm will have food, drink, inside restrooms/rest areas – please let us know if you intend to paint here or stop by so we have enough supplies. 🙂

Can you deliver your painting to our barn from 4pm to 6pm on the day of the event?

Do you plan to attend the reception at 7pm? You (the artist) do not have to buy a ticket. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres and you will you will receive a ticket for a glass of wine – cash bar after that.

Will you have a guest/s with you at the reception?

[reception is a fundraiser for Ruch School, additional guests can order tickets here: June 23rd 7pm-9pm Fresh Paint Reception in the Art Barn Tickets – $25 and/or July 14th 7pm-9pm Fresh Paint Reception in the Art Barn Tickets – $25

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    Siskiyou Crest Festival

    Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest: A Festival of Arts, Culture and Science

    JULY 14-16, 2023
    Pacifica Garden, Williams, OR
    Saturday: 10am to 10pm
    Sunday: 10am to 8:30pm
    Free and Open to the Public
    More info: https://www.facebook.com/CelebratingSiskiyous

    A few highlights of special events in conjunction with the Siskiyou Crest Festival:

    On July 14th Kristi Mergenthaler will be leading a free public plant walk on Observation Peak on the Siskiyou Crest as part of the field trip offerings for the Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest Festival!

    Register for Kristi’s Observation Peak field trip on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/celebrating-the-siskiyou…

    About Kristi Mergenthaler:

    Kristi is the stewardship director with Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and a botanist. She has conducted vegetation surveys in the region for 20 years and conducted a flora of portions of the eastern Siskiyou Crest. The Crest is her favorite place in the world.

    Observation Peak, along the eastern Siskiyou Crest, anchors the southern end of the glacially-scoured Silver Fork Basin across from Dutchman Peak to the north. A little bit granitic and a little bit mantle-rock (peridotite, serpentinite), this mountain hosts numerous special plant species. We will walk on the Pacific Crest Trail through rock gardens, meadows, and a subalpine forest, and then head cross country to the summit through a wonderland of cushion plants. If we have time, we’ll also drive to Cow Creek Glade, a beautiful wet meadow on the eastern flank of Observation Peak. Located at the boundary between the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Klamath National Forest.

    Difficulty: Moderate. Relatively flat trail and cross country on a rocky, open slope, gaining 340 feet in elevation, 7000-7340 feet.

    Distance: 4 miles roundtrip

    Floristic Highlights: Dwarf sagebrush (Artemesia arbuscula), golden triteleia (Triteleia crocea), Henderson’s horkelia (Horkelia hendersonii), Lemmon’s swordfern (Polystichum lemmonii), Siskiyou willowherb (Epilobium siskiyouense), splithair paintbrush (Castilleja schizotricha), and Whitney’s locoweed (Astragulus whitneyi var. siskiyouense).

    https://www.eventbrite.com/…/celebrating-the-siskiyou…

    July 2019 at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford

    Art du Jour Gallery August 2019:

    Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July.  Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

    Featured Artist Winnifred Wilson

    "Kinetic Motion" abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson.

    “Kinetic Motion” abstract expressionism oil on canvas by Winnifren Wilson. Digital image provided by the artist

    Winnifred Wilson exemplifies diversity. Born in Malaysia of Chinese ancestry, she lived and was educated in Malaysia, the United Kingdom. and the U.S..  Winnifred studied classical piano in all three locations, and earned undergraduate degrees in oil painting, drawing, art history, and business administration. Graduate degrees in geography, and urban and regional planning. She worked as a land use/environmental planner in the private and public sectors, and as an adjunct geography professor in the community college and California State University systems.

    Upon retiring in 2012, she returned to painting and now works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and pastels. She also taught a drawing class at the Haggin Museum, Stockton in 2011.

    "The Russian Peasants", oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson.

    “The Russian Peasants”, oil on canvas by Winnifred Wilson. Digital image provided by artist

    Winnifred has won several awards and exhibited in various art galleries and public arenas in California. She exhibited her work in Calaveras County Arts Council, Aloft Gallery, Umpqua Bank, Calaveras County Annual Fairs, and various vineyards in the Calaveras County. She won first and second awards at the 2015 County fairs. She was a feature artist at the Lodi Performing Arts Center, and at the Lodi public library. She has recently relocate to Medford and won a ribbon for her watercolor painting at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. Her artistic expressions, closely related to her extensive musical and geography backgrounds, reflect her love for nature.

    Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Salon August through September

    "Moments of Reflection", by Sheri Denardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

    “Moments of Reflection”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

    Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a constant source of inspiration from the surrounding beauty. She began studying oil portrait painting with Richard McKinley and later attended workshops with Frank Covino, studying Old Master techniques. Later she continued her education through workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Michael Malm, JoAnn Peralta, and many others. She also learns from really great painting videos, attends local art academies and life painting sessions.

    "Becoming", by Sheri Dinardi.

    “Becoming”, by Sheri Dinardi. Digital image provided by the artist. 7/2019

    The focal piece in this exhibit is “A Moment of Reflection”, her most recent gallery type work which was accepted last summer for the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition in Boulder Colorado. About this painting Sheri writes, “I hoped to capture her momentary pause as she reflected. This girl seemed deep in thought as she twirled her long curls with her fingers. Only she knows what she was pondering. ” In our hurried lives where we are rapidly moving from one thing to the next and the next, juggling balls, answering calls and checking for what is next on the to-do list. More than ever, we need times of quiet… no expectation, just a time to rest, find peace and inspiration in simpler things.

Just a few minutes in the cool of the early morning on the porch, awaiting the sunrise can fill your soul. The chorus of birds in the trees seems to crescendo in anticipation of the sunrise marking the new day. So it is also in moments in our day when we observe life and the lives around us taking place… a conversation with a friend… time with a loved one or even a treasured pet.

Much of my work is contemplative and along this theme I will choose the work for this exhibit, in hopes you, the viewer will find joy and inspiration in the works.”

    Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

    Art du Jour is still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

    Due to poor participation in our last few contests, the remaining People’s Choice exhibits previously announced for 2019 have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to those who planned to enter.

    Art du Jour Gallery
    213 E. Main Street
    Medford, OR 97501
    (541) 770-3190
    OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

    BUZZ! New Bee City USA Mosaic Unveiled in Talent

    Have you seen the new mosaic

    that was just unveiled in Talent?

    Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.  “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.” Photo by Andy Atkinson

    Photo by Andy Atkinson/ Mail Tribune

     

    Within the 32-foot-long mosaic simply titled “Talent: Bee City, USA” are tens of thousands of pieces and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who worked for the past year and a half, according to Talent artist Karen Rycheck, who wore a purple “beehive” wig Saturday morning at the Talent Commons near City Hall, joining city officials in celebrating the completion of the 18-month project.

    “It’s very much the community’s work,” Rycheck said. “I facilitated it, but I didn’t make it.”

    Talent Bee City USA Mural  photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

    Detail, Talent Bee City USA Mural photo by Andy Atkinson, Mail Tribune

    Bee City USA
    Check out these links for more information:

    Get On the Same Page With Central Art’s Altered Book Class

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    NEW Classes! Making & Altering Books with Gayla Snow

     

    Learn the ever-popular art of altering, re-imagining, and repurposing your very own books to give them a fun and beautiful twist using mixed media techniques.

     

    From unique bindings to page-dyeing, Gayla will guide you through multiple projects in a series of different classes designed to spark creativity and help you to master the basics of book making.

     

    Classes begin July 26, 2019! For a full schedule of Gayla’s classes including dates, times, and pricing, click the link below to visit Central Art’s Events & Classes page.

     

    Space is limited, sign up now to reserve! Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store at Central Art to register. *Pre-registration is required.

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