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A Taste of Ashland 2019

A Taste of Ashland

April 27th & 28th 12pm to 4pm

Celebrating our 30th year, this is the Ashland Gallery Association signature fundraising event!

A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th from 12pm to 4pm.

Foodies and wine connoisseurs, local and traveled, follow a map to 17 galleries, viewing art while discovering Ashland’s best restaurants, the region’s best wines, and more. For a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

A Taste of Ashland is unique because each gallery, winery, and restaurant are meticulously matched, working together to create unique pairings so attendees experience a delight of senses, says Gretchen W. HartTown, Event Coordinator for 2019 A Taste of Ashland. “We are excited to celebrate our 30th year! This event really showcases the talent in our region! The stroll through the inspired works of internationally renowned artists, while experiencing the pairings of our region’s best in cuisine and wine, is so much fun. Bring a group, or keep it intimate, make it special as you lavish and laugh in the experience of A Taste of Ashland!”

The Ashland Springs Inn will be hosting Ashland Gallery Association artist members Pop-Up Art Show. Tasters stroll leisurely through the quaint town of Ashland all afternoon, experiencing the best of Ashland art, food and wine, then have time to relax and attend an Oregon Shakespeare Festival performance in the evening and many delicious dining opportunities for dinner or late night bites and night caps.

Tasters will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant, winery and gallery using a ballot for the Taster’s Choice award. By doing so, their name will be entered into a drawing for two weekend passes to A Taste of Ashland 2020.

Tickets for A Taste of Ashland are $65 for both Saturday and Sunday, $55 for Saturday only and $45 for Sunday only. A free shuttle by AllAboard Trolley, will offer rides to all galleries, and most are within walking distance. For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2019 a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

ASHLAND TICKET OUTLETS:

Ashland Art Center 357 East Main St., & Manzanita/Flower Thyme, 55 N. Main st.

Tickets can also be purchased and wine glasses picked up prior to A Taste weekend at the Ashland Plaza Kiosk from 12pm to 2pm April 20th through April 26th. The Kiosk will open at 11am on April 27th and 28th.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Made in Southern Oregon – NEW Event in Central Point this May!

Save the date and support the artists, performers and vendors participating in this brand new event, sponsored by City of Central Point Parks & Recreation! Be there! Downtown Pine Street on May 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm (noon) to 7:00 pm.

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Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation ASCEND 2019

Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or musician? Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at

A West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland.  Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians.  Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus engage in morning and evening all group devotions and worship, inspiring featured speakers, and lunches and dinners.  This will be a week packed full of inspiring connection and unforgettable community!

(above: Rhaspody in Orange by Frank Ordaz, Jim Wright by Ryan Moon, Chalk Art by Cathy Gallatin)
– STUDY TRACKS –
ENERGIZE THE INTERSECTION OF YOUR GIFTS AND YOUR FAITHENJOY THE CAMARADERIE OF OTHERS PURSUING EXCELLENCE IN THEIR CRAFT

SET YOUR SIGHT ON A NEW AND VIBRANT TRAJECTORY TO BECOME THE NEXT GENERATION OF INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS

     ART       |       MUSIC

art
| Frank Ordaz |

Oil Painting: Figurative| Ryan Moon |
Oil Painting: Portraiture

| Cathy Gallatin
& Mera Oliveria |

Mural & Chalk Art

| Jennifer Garrett |
Digital Drawing/Art

With our team of highly experienced, professional artist instructors, you’ll gain a vast range of in-depth, inspirational teaching as you’re guided through these hands-on workshops and discover  a broad scope of technical skills, a brief history of the impact of Biblical art throughout history, and the impact artists can continue to have  in His story of reconciling people to Himself!

music
| Steve Hopkins & Matt Combe & Jeremy Oliveria |

Worship & Songwriting| Zachary Sprunger |
Keyboard/Piano

| Michael Farley |
Intermediate & Advanced Guitar

| Jennifer Davis |
Vocals

| Jim Abdo |
Recording Studio

Our team of Spirit-filled professional musicians and songwriters are collaborating to bring a rich learning experience to each individual student, as they will venture through the foundations of music, theory, technical skills, and the importance of music in bringing the Kingdom of God!

| SCHEDULE, LODGING, DETAILS |

Activities from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Morning and evenings  devotions, worship, and featured speakers. Morning and afternoon specific track interests (i.e Oil Painting: Portraiture, Keyboard/Piano, etc). All lunches and dinners provided -breakfasts not included.  Ends Friday a.m. at 10:00 a.m.

COST

$260 — Early Registration before April 15
$250 — Register with a group before April 15 ($10 discount per person)
$280 — Registration after April 15
$270 — Register with a group after April 15 ($10 discount per person)

* Registration fee does not include lodging. See lodging recommendations below.

Masterpiece has reserved lodging at the Ashland Commons Hostel, just within walking distance to The Story. This accommodation is $40/night; reserve a place through the ASCEND 2019 registration form.
Alternatively, Masterpiece has also reserved a block of campsites at Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area, just a 15 minute drive from The Story. This accommodation option is $20/night per site for up to 8 guests–group sites are available. Mention group name ‘ASCEND 2019’ when reserving your place. Contact Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area to book a site (541) 774-8183.  Or reserve another fine Ashland lodging establishment of your choosing.

Please visit ascend2019.com for full information and details.
Contact us with any questions:
[email protected]
541.601.7496

SEE IT ALL & REGISTER! @ ASCEND 2019 WEBSITE
We hope to see you this summer at ASCEND 2019!

Sincerely,

JEANNE RANDALL
President & Founder
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

With XAVIER BRASSEUR
Head Pastor @The Story
And the entire Ascend 2019 Team

mcfineartsfoundation.org
[email protected]
541.601.7496

Ashland New Plays Festival Presents CONSTELLATIONS

On May 8 Ashland New Plays Festival Presents a Dramatic Reading of CONSTELLATIONSAshland New Plays FEstival Constellations

A romantic exploration of one relationship in multiple universes by British playwright Nick Payne

 

“In the quantum multiverse, every choice, every decision you’ve ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes.” – CONSTELLATIONS

 

>From London, to Broadway, to Ashland! Join us for this special, one-night-only dramatic reading of the “spellbinding, romantic journey” of CONSTELLATIONS. What begins as a simple encounter between a man and a woman then delves into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and asks us to think about the difference between choice and destiny.

 

ANPF’s staged reading is directed by ANPF’s Associate Artistic Director Jackie Apodaca and stars Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Alejandra Escalante and Daniel José Molina, who also starred together as the title characters in OSF’s 2012 production of ROMEO AND JULIET. This season at OSF you can see them in HENRY IV, PART ONE and TWO.

 

“I feel lucky to be able to explore this text with our wonderful cast in what are sure to be honest and nuanced performances. Not only will they need to live through their characters’ stories, but to live them repeatedly, variably, as the story flitters between universes,” says Apodaca.

 

CONSTELLATIONS is about the mystery of time, the multiplicity of our choices, and the minutiae of life’s many paths. Playwright Nick Payne has gathered those themes into scenes from a single relationship, spread out over numerous tracks in multiple universes. “It’s hard to explain,” Apodaca says, “but easy–I think–to understand.”

 

For Apodaca, the play’s focus on time is something she thought a lot about when her young son became interested in physics and string theory. “We watched a lot of Nova and Brian Greene specials. The irony of learning about time while watching time change my son was not lost on me,” she says. Referring to the parent’s adage, ‘It goes so fast!’ Apodaca continues, “It’s true…except when it drags. Time, like anything worth understanding, is shrouded in mystery.”

 

The dramatic reading will be held on Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth Street, in Ashland. Tickets are $20 and are available online and at the door.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ANPF’s website at www.ashlandnewplays.org.

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Prospect Hotel’s Victorian Christmas High Tea and Craft Faire

Prospect Hotel's Victorian Christmas High Tea and Craft Faire 2016

Better Together: Four Playwrights Share Their New Plays with Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — In the basement of Mix Bakeshop, Beth Kander began the first rewrites of her new play, Hazardous Materials. It was fall 2015 and her play The Bottle Tree was one of the four winning plays for Ashland New Plays Festival’s flagship event that year.
ANPF is a non-profit organization celebrating its 25th year of encouraging playwrights in the creation of new works. The organization offers public readings of selected plays and educational forums to the community through discussions and workshops.
ANPF’s Festival Week runs October 19 through 23, with matinee and evening performances each day as well as a playwriting workshop on Saturday, October 22, led by Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and ANPF Host Playwright EM Lewis.
This year’s winners are Beth Kander for Hazardous Materials, Stephanie Walker for The Madres, Mike Teele for EdanEv, and Michael Erickson for Oberon Springs.
Hundreds of playwrights submit new works to ANPF each year, and the winners are chosen by a cadre of local volunteer readers and ANPF’s Artistic Director, Kyle Haden.
During the festival, the winning plays are presented as dramatic readings, directed and acted by individuals from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University.
All the winning playwrights agree that the opportunity to share their work with actors, directors, and audiences strengthens their plays.
“My work can only be stronger when working with directors, set designers, actors. We are better together,” says Kander, her sentiments echoed by Walker, Teele, and Erickson.
“Getting a laugh or a question, it’s invaluable,” says Erickson. “That’s why something like ANPF is so great because you get that feedback that’s so hard to come by.”
Our feature, “Better Together,” introduces you to each of the playwrights and their new plays. Click here to download the pdf file.
Learn more about ANPF and see the complete performance schedule at www.ashlandnewplays.org.
Additional links:

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2016 Ashland New Plays Festival Announces Winning Playwrights

2016 Ashland New Plays Festival Ashland New Plays Festival Announces Winning Playwrights

They are:

Michael Erickson for Oberon Springs 

Beth Kander for Hazardous Materials

Mike Teele for EdanEv

Stephanie Walker for The Madres

ashland new plays festival anpf logoThese four exceptionally gifted playwrights will travel to Ashland to present their work during our annual Fall Festival, October 19-23, 2016.

A week of receptions, rehearsals, a play writing workshop, and other festivities will culminate with dramatic readings of their plays, which will be performed by some of our finest actors in both matinee and evening performances at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street in Ashland. Tickets will go on sale online and at Paddington Station around September 20.

Talk backs with Ashland’s famously sophisticated audiences will follow each performance.

We at ANPF sincerely congratulate our winning playwrights and the other eight finalists, listed below, for their extraordinary work.

ANPF 2016 Finalists

We also congratulate our finalists for ANPF 2016.

They are:

William Kovacsik for Exchanging Minka
Marin Gazzaniga for In Ways Both Frivolous and Deep
Chris Widney for Keepers
Barbara Lebow for Killing Spiders
Natalie Symons for Naming True
Desiree York for The Puppeteer
Sholeh Wolpe for Shame
Norman Simon for Where The Hell Am I?

The festival dates are October 19-23 and take place at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 87 Fourth St. in Ashland.

WEDNESDAY 19, 7:30 PM

THURSDAY 20, 1:30 AND 7:30 PM

FRIDAY 21, 1:30 AND 7:30 PM

SATURDAY 22, 1:30 AND 7:30 PM

SUNDAY 23, 3:00 PM

$FESTIVAL PASSES $60 (4 SHOWS)

$20 AT DOOR

Playwright workshop on Saturday 9-12 at Unitarian Center $10 at door

 Join as a Member and receive one festival pass, priority seating, and invitations to members-only receptions, starting at $100

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Ashland New Plays Festival assists playwrights in the development of new works through public readings and offers an educational forum to the community through discussions and workshops.

ANPF STAFF contact person:  [email protected]

Chinook Arts Festival

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The Chinook Arts Festival

September 3rd-5th

A bit closer to Long Beach, Washington, the Chinook Arts Festival will also be taking place on Labor Day weekend. This festival features blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, wood sculptures and more. Come witness the work of the many incredibly talented artists who reside on our beautiful peninsula!

Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center

Go to the coast for the holiday and enjoy the Coast Redwoods Art Association’s 2016 Art & Craft Show at Crescent City Cultural Center!

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