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Inner Bridges Show, Ashland Art Center

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Opening October 5th, 5-8pm, for Ashland Art Center‘s Artwalk is my newest experimental work. I’m pairing up with Janette Brown, testing with our creative process how to bring the new and unpredictable to life.

Ashland Gallery Association October 2017 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 6th from 5 to 8 pm! 

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

Hop on the First Friday Trolley!  The trolley will run from 5:00 to 10:00 PM and travel around downtown to the Plaza, Historic Railroad District and out to the Schneider Museum and CVA Galleries.

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the October Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

October Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard Gallery

Drawing on the Dream: Original Prints & Book Signing by Denise Kester & Illustrated Ceramics by Julia Janeway,

Drawing on the Dream we will feature new original monoprints by Denise Kester and the vibrantly illustrated ceramics of Julia Janeway. Drawing on the Dream is the title of Denise Kester’s new book about her creative process and the characters that populate her dreams and her images.

Denise’s book will be available for purchase and signing during the artist reception on First Friday, October 6th 5-8 p.m. 

Show runs October 6th-November 1st.

Image caption:  Denise Kester, Guardian Angels Know How to Mend a Broken Heart,” monotype

Art & Soul Gallery

Love Rhymes with Everything: Animal Ruminations Through Poetry and Paintings” Oil paintings by Dana Feagin

This Art Show features whimsical animal paintings & framed prints by Dana Feagin, paired with poetry by Kat von cupcake, written from the animal’s perspective. These paintings and poems, among others, are also featured in Dana and Kat’s book with the same title, published by Ashland Creek Press. The opening reception during Ashland’s First Friday on October 6th, will include select poetry readings and discussion about the animals behind the artwork at 6:30PM.  100% of sales proceeds from this show will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm & animal rescue organization in Jacksonville.

The paintings will be on view from October 3 through October 29, 2017.

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Image caption:  The King of Hearts,” oil painting by Dana Feagin

Ashland Art Center

Glass art and demonstration by Dan Seffinger

Ashland based glass artist Daniel Seffinger will be displaying his glass art as featured gallery artist for the month of October.  He will hold a demonstration on First Friday, October 6th, from 5:30-7:30 in the AAC classroom.  Dan will discuss the processes he utilizes in making his kiln formed glass canes, murrines and stringers that are used as design elements in a number of his art pieces. Using glass stringers, people will have the opportunity to experiment with their own design lines in order to see what kinds of tapestry patterns they create.  Daniel will also show the individual stages involved in the process of producing kiln formed glass canes and murrines that are used as design elements in his art pieces.

“Sunrise”, glass tapestry bowl by Dan Seffinger

Image caption: “Sunrise”, glass tapestry bowl by Dan Seffinger

Schneider Museum of Art

Fall Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Exhibitions on View: October 6th – December 16th, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The Schneider Museum of Art presents Nathaniel Meade and Loren Munk, both from Brooklyn, NY and the late Clifford Wilton, who lived and worked in Ashland, OR, to present solo exhibitions with complimentary brochures alongside Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Our fall exhibitions and programming are generously supported by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.

Entry Gallery

Loren Munk: PAINTING about THINKING about PAINTING 

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Nathaniel Meade: The Wait 

Clifford Wilton Exhibition 

Main Gallery

Highlights of the Permanent Collection

View a selection of work from the Museum’s permanent collection with many of these selections in conversation with the exhibiting artists, Nat Meade, Loren Monk and Clifford Wilton. Patrons may view work by Alexander Calder, Waldo Pierce, David Siqueiros, Jack McLarty, Nelson Sandgren, Dale Chiluly and others.

The exhibitions will be complemented with published essays of the work by writers Allen Frame, Thomas Micchelli and Nicholas Wilton. Please see the Museum website, sma.sou.edu for additional programs such as First FridaysFREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours, drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Image caption: Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Ashland Art Center September 2017 Art Walk, Studio Classes and More

 

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September 2017 &
 beyond…
 
CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS
Check out our new line up of fall classes. Something for everyone!  We are offering space for small parties as well as private events for team building, girl’s night out and birthday parties. Imagine how fun it will be to relax, laugh, bring your own refreshments and learn painting, drawing, felting, clay, jewelry making and more with your friends and colleagues. Our “sip” series line up for fall has lots to offer. Students can bring a bottle of wine and their favorite snacks or purchase wine from our new wine bar at Ashland Art Center and make art. Platt Anderson Cellars offers wine by the glass or bottle with a 20% discount for students taking a class.  
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First Friday Event at AAC

September First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

September 1 @ 5:00 pm  8:00 pm

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Featured Photographer: John Kirk 

Show:  An Extraordinary Point of View

Award winning local photographer John Kirk presents new work as Featured Photographer for September First Friday Art Walk at Ashland Art Center Photographer’s Gallery.  John displays a unique style of capturing artistic images and he searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes wherever his travels have taken him.  John has traveled extensively throughout the West from the Lavender fields of Sequim, Washington, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.  John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West.Featured Studio Artists: Darlene Southworth will be displaying her work along with Mabrie Ormes and Matt Witt.

Show:  A Show of paintings by the 2017 Artists in Residence at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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   Darlene Southworth

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Featured Gallery Artist: Jo Ann Manzone

Show: Sustainable Attainable

Jo Ann Manzone, a felter natural dyer and botanical printer will be featuring her natural dyed and eco printed creations during September’s First Friday Art walk at Ashland Art Center.  She has a studio at Ashland Art Center where she creates and teaches.

 



September and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

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Adult Spanish Class Introductory Level with Jenna Zapata

$37.50 for 3 sessions, includes materials. October and November sessions, $50 for 4 sessions. 

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Experience an adult Spanish class that brings out your inner child and takes you back to a time when learning was fun and exciting.  Our classes offer an interactive environment where introductory Spanish is celebrated, spoken and learned by everyone!  A new series will start in October and another one in November.  Each series will cover a new topic.

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Art Party with Art Van Kraft

$30 

September 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Class maximum 25

Art Party is a different type of painting event…It’s a 2-hour class of creativity with food, drink and music.  It’s also a chance to work with a professional artist and maybe learn some more about art. You will be guided in the creation of an original painting. The painting is carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience.  I will use examples from the old masters, details of famous paintings and contemporary art works.  The paintings are designed to allow everyone to complete a work of art and have fun doing it.  This is a BYOB event.  Also bring your favorite drink and food. We have a wine and appetizer table set up that continues to grow. All art supplies, including paints, brushes, easel, apron, and a 16 X 20 inch canvas are provided. Doors open at 6:00 pm, painting will start at 6:30. Instructor needs a head count so RSVP and pay on the homepage: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-VgMwFjbf/.  

If you don’t want to pay in advance, you can send me a message or call me and I will add you to the list. [email protected] or (805) 338-8073

Check out our artist/instructors page:

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Botanical Print Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

$125, includes one silk scarf and sample pieces of silk for printing.

September 10, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Take advantage of the fall tannin rich leaves and learn the art of botanical printing.  Students will be given samples of different types of silk to work with and will learn how to use an iron blanket to create depth of color and texture in the silk. Students can bring a few additional silk pieces to play with or purchase additional scarves from instructor.  Depending upon the number of students we have, you may be able to print one or two additional pieces.  Bring a snack or lunch. 

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Sip and Bead with Dixie Polakoff

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

September 13, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a beaded necklace or bracelet using basic stringing techniques with jewelry artist, Dixie Polakoff.  You can use instructor’s beads for a $5 material fee or use your own.  Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  Platt Anderson Cellars are offering a 20% discount on bottles.

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Screen Printing with Sunny Lindley

$90 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

September 14, 21, & 28, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

After school Program, Ages 13-17

In this 3 week class series students will have the opportunity to learn the three basic steps for screen printing:  art preparation, creating a screen using the photo emulsion process and silk screen printing.  Following the series students will have the opportunity to participate in open studio Tuesdays offering the time needed with oversight to complete independent projects.

Sunny Lindley started a screen printing company in 2010 as a cooperative endeavor under the name Critical Eggplant.  Since 2012 she has created and sold over 1700 screen printed items through her business Sundial Arts Eco-Apparel and currently enjoys a sewing and screen printing studio where she creates practical comfortable artisan clothing that reflect ecological and social values worth wearing on your sleeve.  Here is what one of her students had to say about her class, “Sunny is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge and skill.  Her classes are so inspiring and energizing.  What an amazing opportunity to have this awesome artist teach locally. Ten stars!

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Understanding the Power of Color with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

This class will cover basic color theory.  Discussion of color schemes, with examples will be the core of the class.  We will also do a few hands-on exercises.  All materials included.  Please register by Tuesday, September 12.  

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Seascape in Oil with Linda Dixon

$45 

September 14 & 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 10

In this two session paint along class, we will paint a seascape.  It will be a simple scene of a breaking wave and rocks.  There will be discussion of the anatomy of waves, lighting, foam patterns and sea spray.  All materials included.

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Color Mixing with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Learning to mix color is one of the most difficult aspects of painting.  This class will give you a basic framework for your exploration.  We will do hands-on exercises while we discuss theory.  All materials included.  Please register by September 19.

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Collecting Dreams – Fanciful Clay Figures with Nadine Gay

$180 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor, (includes, clay, tools, firing and glaze).

September 23 – November 4, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tap your imagination for this fun filled clay sculpture class.  You will learn how to construct a medium size figure sculpture for your garden or home.  No previous experience is needed. The class is designed for all levels. I provide individual guidance and instruction and facilitate the creative process. Come play with me this fall!

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Drawing and Painting Series 1 with Deb Van Poolen

$60 each series, plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

Series 1:  September 27, October 4, 11 & 18 

Series 2: October 25, November 1, 8 & 15.

Ages 12-16

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  In the first part of each class students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.  In the second part, students will use those elements of design to experiment with basic principles of design such as unity, variety and repetition.  This class will be very exciting for all who attend.

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Mixing Greens for Landscape and Still Life with Linda Dixon

$15 

September 28, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

If you struggle to get natural looking greens in your landscapes and still life paintings this class is for you.  Hands on exercises and discussion about observation of your subject matter.  All materials included.  Please register by September 26.  

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Printmaking Studio Sessions with Amy Godard

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$88 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

November 7, 14, 21, & 28; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$66 plus $5 material fee paid to instructor

December 5, 12 & 19, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Printmaking Studio Sessions is a new studio format replacing open studio.  In these sessions, students will explore techniques such as lino-cut, wood-cut, mono-print, screen-print and non-toxic etching.  Come with your previous knowledge or none at all to use our presses, plates, chisels, inks, etchant and other printmaking tools.  By the end of each session you will have a new edition of prints.  Bring your ideas and sketchbooks so you can choose a printmaking method you would like to explore.  Sign ups are due one week before the beginning of each session, so sign up early.

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November Series Find out more »

December Series Find out more »

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Wine and Clay The Amazing Teapot with Nadine Gay

$35

October 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Hand build your very own whimsical teapot with easy step by step instructions and templates. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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The Magic of Mandalas, Fun+Art+Wine with Diane Doyle

$35 plus a $5 material fee paid to instructor 

October 11, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An evening of fun and spontaneous self-expression.  Using collage techniques, glitter, colored pencils, paper and stickers, create a personal mandala.  Silence your inner critic and give yourself permission to create.  By choosing images for your mandala that represent joy, prosperity, peace and wellness you can begin to attract those gifts for yourself, for your community and for your world. Bring your own wine and snacks or purchase wine by the glass or bottle from Platt Anderson Cellars located at the art center.  They are offering a 20% discount on bottles to class participants.

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Vibrant Painting with Transparent Colors

$15 

October 12, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Class minimum 3, maximum 15

Get to know your colors in terms of transparency and opacity and learn to make the most of their gifts.  Add sparkle and juicy color to your work.  We will experiment with acrylics, but the techniques can be used with oil.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10. 

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Non Dominant Hand Painting with Linda Dixon

$25.00 

October 12, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Class minimum 3, maximum 12

Create vibrant, intuitive paintings with your non dominant hand.  We will use transparent fluid acrylics to explore a variety of techniques and tools as we explore abstract and non objective subjects.  All materials included.  Please register by October 10.

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Wine and Clay Pinch Pot with Stephanie Friedman

$35 

October 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Make a pinch pot planter.  We will make a simple functional small plant pot using the pinch method.  Students can add texture or other small sculptural embellishments.  You will have the choice to create a hanging planter or one that sits on a table.

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Autumn Felted Scarf Class with Jo Ann Manzone

$75 plus $10 material fee paid to instructor

October 14, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn how to make a beautifully felted autumn scarf.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.

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Wine and Clay Garden Gnomes with Lisa Eldredge

October 20, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Back by popular demand, Lisa will use the technique of soft slab building to make whimsical garden gnomes. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Ugly Pumpkins Sip and  Felt with Jo Ann Manzone

$35

October 25, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to  make a felted pumpkin using a resist.  Create unique shapes and designs.  We will use a combination of wet felting and needle felting for embellishment.

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Linda Dixon

$95.00 plus $25 material fee paid to instructor

October 26, November 2, 9 & 16, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Class minimum 4, maximum 10

Great for beginners or those needing a refresher.  Learn about materials and basic painting techniques.  We will create two paintings over the course of four weeks.  First, we will paint a fall landscape with birch trees, then a still life with pumpkins or gourds.  I use an easy step by step demonstration method.  Please register by 10/23.

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Wine and Clay Leaf Candle Holders with Liz O’Brien

$35

October 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minimum 4, Maximum 10

Spend a Friday evening with friends creating leaf candle holders. Our revolving cast of clay studio instructors will walk you through a fun hand-building clay project of the week.  Bring your own beverage or purchase wine from Platt Anderson Cellars tasting room upstairs.  The class fee includes hands on instruction, clay and firing.  Choose to have your piece glazed by your instructor with our glaze of the week, (your piece will be ready to be picked up within 3 weeks), or take any drop in clay class to glaze it yourself with instructor guidance.  No clay experience necessary.

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Sip, Felt, Stitch Holiday Vessels with Jo Ann Manzone

$35

December 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make a felted vessel using a resist.  We will be embellishing the vessels with beads and other bling.

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Once Monthly Art Classes

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Art Journaling Clinic-with Elaine Frenett: Clouds

$20, $25 with materials provided  

Third Friday of Each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

As the evenings cool, foliage takes a turn towards brilliance.  Layering juicy transparent watercolor can capture that glow.  Come learn how to add that to your fall images with Elaine’s demo and your experimentation. Short demo first hour, then bring a small sheet of watercolor paper or your journal and working materials and get help/suggestions with hands on work. Classes are held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13.  Because of limited space, please register and pay previous to this casual, fun gathering with our intimate, small group.  Contact Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196.
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Misc. Media:  Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

September 15

Joint a casual session of collage-making with magazine and calendar images, in a fun and meditative atmosphere. I will guide you through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft that will become a reflection of your inner life. Bring images if you like, but all materials are provided. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space or call Susanne at 541 773-9484.

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!  

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For those of you who would like to pay for a series of drop in classes, we are now offering punch cards that can be prepaid.  They are convenient and make great gifts!

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every Saturday in this fun class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and more! The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun. See the online calendar for more info!

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Lego Builders and Makers: First Sunday of each Month

$5

First Sunday of each month 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

September 3

A large selection of sorted-out Legos are laid out for builders of all ages (4 and up).  Each month will feature pieces to build in a rotating theme.  themes are cars and strange vehicles, space, houses, castles, landscapes and animals and robots.  The lego pieces are easy to find because they are separated out into many boxes.  Students are free to invent whatever they want with the pieces available.  The lego lady, Helga Motley is available for tips and help.  The legos are reused for future classes, so students will not be able to take their finished creations home.  Parents are welcome to build alongside their children.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 members, $10 non-members

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Liz Obrien

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing  CANCELLED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Liz O’Brien & Jeff Edwards

$15, plus clay and firing.  

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$15 day-rate plus clay & firing 

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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 Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon

$20, plus $5 material fee to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own.  

Class Maximum: 12

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Select your own subject matter to work on.  Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost. Contact Linda at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Drawing and Painting with Deb Van Poolen

$10 drop in

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Ages 8-12

This is an excellent opportunity for children to be exposed to the very foundational underpinnings of artistic expression.  Students will learn basic elements of design through creative exploration of shape, line, color and texture.

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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Private Sessions

The following artists are offering private sessions to students who are interested in one on one instruction.

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Private Sessions with Jo Ann Manzone

$45 per hour, $125 for 3 hours
Want to improve your technical skills in the area’s of wet felting, botanical printing and natural dyeing or are you a beginner and want to learn the basic’s?  Jo Ann offers private learning opportunities throughout the year.  Get that one on one attention to address your personal needs. Contact Jo Ann at [email protected]
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Private Sessions with David Lorenz Winston

$55 per hour, $135 for 3 hours

David Lorenz Winston is an internationally acclaimed photographer.  His gentle and honest critiquing skills have consistently helped photographers and artists take their work to the next level.  He is also available for local one on one photographic outings and instruction in Photoshop.  For more information contact David at [email protected], http://davidlorenzwinston.com/mentoring



Artist Services

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Get your art work photographed with Gabriel Al-Rifai

First Tuesday of Each Month @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

September 5

Get your 2D and 3D art photographed, $15 per image for AAC members, $20 per image for non-members.  General images delivered via drop box and include full resolution and web size jpegs. Please text Gabriel at (541) 810-8792 to set up an appointment time.  Gabe recently moved to Ashland from Houston, TX where he ran a boutique photo and video studio for 6 years.  His client base ran the gamut from portraits, weddings & products to creating promotional and fundraising media.  His passion lies in conceptual photography and is the vehicle for his personal expression and art.

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Platt Anderson Cellars will be opening a tasting space at Ashland Art Center.  They feature Southern Oregon wines sourced from Southern Oregon grapes, mainly the Rogue and Applegate Valleys.  Small award winning wines from a small handcrafted boutique winery.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12 – 6 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm.

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Central Art Supply

Need art supplies?  Come shop at Central Art Supply, Ashland Art Center location.  Open daily 10 am to 6 pm.



All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified.
Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Watercolor Painting and Monoprinting with Catie Faryl

 

Watercoloor Painting and Monoprinting with Caite Faryl at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon Thursdays in June 2017

 

Watercolor Painting and Monoprinting with Catie Faryl

This class is fun and accessible, and an affordable way to learn about printmaking or expand into new art mediums.  Registration is handled through Ashland Art Center and materials are included, as described in the flyer abovewatercolor painting class, monoprinting class, as.

Hope to see you Thursdays in June.  Please feel to call me at (541) 535-1854 if you have questions or need more information.

Ashland Gallery Association March 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association – March Spotlight Exhibits

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Upstairs Featured Artists: Susanne Petermann & Darlene Southworth Techno-color

With watercolor and collage, Susanne Petermann and Darlene Southworth create landscapes not visible to the unaided eye: parts hidden inside machines and computers, interiors of plants and animals, and outer space.  Thus the images appear abstract though they are actually representational

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney Delicate Beauty

Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March.  Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers.  They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world.  However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in.  Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel stagnant.  To learn some new techniques, Julie participated in a flower photography workshop last September.  Using tulle, lace, optic choices, shallow depth of field, multiple exposures and more unusual angles of perspective she immersed herself in the joy of rekindling her love of floral photography.

Featured Musician: Iconoplasty

Iconoplasty is a complex stew of electronic beats, surf guitar riffs, ambient noise and appropriated pop choruses, all courtesy of multi-instrumentalist, Josh Gross.

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

AGA Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will have a very special added attraction when the Ashland Gallery Association celebrates student art.  Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from the Art Department of Ashland High School.

During the First Friday Art Walk, and throughout the month of March, visitors to AGA galleries will be inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the art made by these young artists. There will be paintings, drawings, mixed media, and special jewelry pieces, as well as photography on display.

Participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland Art Works, Ashland Natural Medicine, Hanson Howard Gallery, Nimbus, Studio AB, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Summit+Fields, as well as The Web-sters.

These galleries will host the following local high school students: Nicole Sagal, Kyra Smith, Mayla Sumner, Cross Harris, Nicholas Morris, Lillian Ljungkvist, Eamon Morris, Charlie Burr, Sonora Jessup, Felix Knowlton, Eva Berg, Cora Stonewood, JD Miller, Salus True, Lyric Sylvan, Lukail Reece-Sullivan, Mina DeVore, Enya Cochran, Tatiana Cegin-Wagner, Cedar Taulbee, Izzy Duval, Adriana Bohn, Ayla Prusko, Jasmine Risser, Rachel Porter, Merlin Skye, and Calin Grimm.

All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries. View and download the March Art Walk map at:

www.ashlandgalleries.com

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

Schneider Museum of Art

Trolley Fun, Exhibitions, Student Open Studios, and Book Reading this First Friday

This upcoming First Friday, March 3, ride the Allaboard Trolley to visit downtown galleries and the art happenings at Southern Oregon University. Exhibitions can be viewed in the Schneider Museum of Art Museum, the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and the Fine Art students’ Private Open Studios until 8:00 PM. The Museum is hosting a book reading by local author Michael Neimann at 5:00 PM.

University parking behind the Museum will be made available to the public starting at 4:00 PM. The Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons to and from the Museum to the downtown Ashland area between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM – a generous amount of time to visit the Museum, the student studios and Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and then visit your favorite Ashland galleries, studios, restaurants and more. There will be three stops on the Trolley route, the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza by the Fountains. Wine will be generously poured within the Museum and the hours will be extended until 8:00 PM.

 

At 5:00 PM, local author Michael Niemann will read from his latest thriller, Illicit Trade. Neimann grew up in a small town in Germany, seven miles from the Dutch border. Crossing that border often at a young age sparked in him a curiosity about the larger world. He studied political science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität and international studies at the University of Denver. During his academic career, he focused on Southern Africa and frequently spent time in the region. After taking fiction writing courses from his colleagues at Trinity College, he embarked on a different way to write about the world. He currently teaches in the International Studies Program at SOU.

On view at the Schneider Museum of Art is Shapes of Curiosity, the SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition curated by Kelly Worman to complement the Southern Oregon University Center for the Humanities 2016-2017 Campus Theme. Featured Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty artists include: David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Garrick Imatani, Miles Inada, Kyle Peets, Max Reinhardt, Margaret L. Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Summer Ventis.

Roll With Us! Allaboard Trolley

Allaboard Trolley

Coming April 29th & 30th!

A Taste of Ashland 

Celebrating its twenty-eighth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event, A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines while enjoying the local visual arts.

AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all galleries, but most are within walking distance.  Tickets are limited to ensure the event is not over crowded.

For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2017 visit: atasteofashland.com or call 541-488-0178

Wild Imaginings : Experimental Watercolors

WILD IMAGININGSWild Imaginings : Exhibit of Experimental Watercolor Paintings by Elaine Frenett, Darlene Southworth, and Janette Erwin Brown at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon during October 2016. Reception October 7 from 5–8pm in conjunction with the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

October First Friday at the Ashland Art Center 2nd Floor Lounge Gallery

FREE Community Art Event

October 7 @ 5:00 pm  8:00 pm

Featured Studio Artists: Elaine Frenett, Janette Ervin-Brown & Darlene Southworth

Long ago, three future friends who would later share their wild imaginings together started their lives. Janette, in California, followed her artist leanings into education, eventually stewarding high school students to reveal their creative talents.  Colorado-born Elaine knew that in her heart resided an artist, yet she was a late bloomer, finally letting go of crafts and completing a graphic design program.  Darlene had the heart of a scientist and filled her mind and observations with biology while shaping many a college mind along the way.

They took on a different life.  

Darlene jumped the “botany” ship and found herself shaping her mind’s eye with fungi.  Janette, an avid lover of the outdoors, took her creative pursuits deep into the arms of nature.  Elaine, well she left the restrained illustration world for the freedom of the watercolor world.  But their paths were growing closer, tempting fate to see what happened when their paths finally crossed.

The maps of their lives grew closer.  

Elaine moved to the Rogue Valley, Darlene was already savoring the lush Southern Oregon surroundings and then…Janette traveled north to Ashland.  At Ashland Art Center the star-studded artist’s paths began weaving together.  Between classes, retreats and conversations over something warm, these three came to share Studio #13 as well as creative challenge.  With this camaraderie they have plunged into experimental water media, the only unifying aspect being the format of watercolor paper upon stretcher bars.  

Wild Imaginings

Ashland Art Center Featured Artists for October 2016, in this special art exhibit you can sample the wild imaginings of these three artists:  throwing, swirling, stapling, stitching, cutting, tearing mostly watercolor media upon paper.  From what appeared in the artist’s mind came these expressions of experiment. Come to Ashland Art Center’s Second Floor Lounge Gallery on Ashland’s First Friday ArtWalk on October 7 from 5–8pm to see the show and meet the artists.

 

Animal Ruminations: A Collaboration of Paint and Poetry

The opening reception for Kat von Cupcake’s and my art show is tomorrow, September 2nd from 4-6PM at The Loft in Ashland. Join us to celebrate the first showing of this new venture – pairing my whimsical animal paintings to Kat’s fun poetry written from the animal’s perspective.

 

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Ashland Art Center August 2016 Classes and Events

Ashland Art Center August 2016 Classes and Events

CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

You can also visit our online calendar.

First Friday Event at AAC

August First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

August 5th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August Featured Studio Artist:

Laura Lawrence, My Dancing Threads

Ashland Art Center Studio 7

“Ponchos on Parade”

 

A lifetime of dance training inspires the movement in my designs.  Comfort, durability and eco-concerns dictate my choice of materials.  The knit ponchos that will be featured this month showcase my latest fiber of choice: bamboo.  They also illustrate how versatile a simple rectangle can become when sewn in the right places and draped in various ways.

 

Featured Gallery Artists:  Paula Fong- Watercolor Illustrations
and Jane Sterling- Ceramic Sculpture

 

Downstairs Featured Artist: Elijah Boor

Featured Photographer: Bobbi Murphy- Death Valley in Bloom

 

Bobbi Murphy is showing “Death Valley in Bloom” beginning Friday, August 5th, 2016 at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center for First Friday Art Walk.

Death Valley is the driest, hottest and lowest place in North America and is home to a grand, majestic landscape unlike any other.  Taken during this year’s incredible ’super bloom’, Bobbi’s images show the stark contrast between a barren landscape and one transformed by winter rains.

Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography and shows her work year round at The Photgraphers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center.  Her website is bobbimurphyphotography.com.

Featured Musician: Phoenix Sigalove
Phoenix Sigalove is a provocative singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy vocals and rhythm-based acoustic guitar grooves will remind you of Richie Havens and Ben Harper with an Indigenous twist that is unique and powerful.  His lyrics demand accountability and respect for Mother Earth and his story-telling will conjure up images of wild, wind-swept places, and horseback adventures through the American West.

August and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

Painting: Watermedia Painting on Claybord with Pamela Haunschild

$135, includes all materials
August 13 & 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This two-afternoon workshop is designed for everyone to have fun creating semi-abstract nature paintings with a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks. We will create three 11×14 paintings; a night sky painting like the attached image and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. We will be working on Clayboard, a wonderful surface that allows for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. All you need to bring are your brushes, the class fee covers everything else.
Find out more »
Painting: The Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay
$275, plus $40 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
September 9, 10 & 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
Find out more »

Painting the Landscape with Sarah Burns

$125 (Six Sessions)

September 21- October 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(Field Demonstrations on September 23 at 9 am and October 7. Details to be provided on the first day of the workshop.)
Learn principles and techniques for painting beautiful landscapes. This class will include classroom and field demonstrations, slide lectures and feedback on student work.  Students will be able to work independently and bring their work in for critique.  This means source materials can be either photo reference or plein air and work can be completed in a time and place that best suits the student.  Class will cover: drawing and painting the landscape, composition, color in the natural world, light effect, values, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, form, volume, materials and much more. We will focus on oil painting, but the principles will apply to any media.
Find out more »

OSF/AAC Workshop with Rebecca Gabriel
$275, materials list available online
September 22, 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 – 3:30
September 24 @ 8:00pm – evening production at OSF’s Bowman Theatre
Join instructor Rebecca Gabriel for a three-day intensive workshop featuring OSF leading lady, Vilma Silva as our captivating model. Vilma will pose in costume, inspired by her role in this OSF’s season’s ‘Timon of Athens’, and preform a few favorite lines of dialogue. The workshop includes a 3-day pose, for three hours daily, an informal luncheon with Vilma, and tickets to the OSF production of “Timon of Athens.”  Sessions held in the main classroom at the AAC.
Find out more »

Once Monthly Art Classes

Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

*No Art Journaling for the months of August or September, sessions will resume in October*

Third Friday of Each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Art journaling topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

Find out more »

Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

August 19, September 16

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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Off- Site Workshops & Classes

Fiber Art: *Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone
$95.00, includes supplies
Saturday, September 10th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful nuno felt fall scarf or small wrap.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf or wrap.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.  You will have at your disposal silk gauze, superfine merino wool, silk and wool embellishments—everything you need to make a beautiful piece of wearable art!
Class held at Jo Ann’s A Street Studio: 258 A Street, #10, Ashland, OR

To register for this class contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or visit her web site: http://www.dreamweavingdesigns.com/teaching-classes/

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every Saturday in this fun class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and more! The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun. See the online calendar for more info!

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Liz Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

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Fiber Art: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton
$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this advanced open studio-type felting class, Liza offers personalized instruction on creating wire armatured pose-able puppets and felted figures, life-size animal sculptures, detailed ‘Fiber Paintings’, adding fine details, and more. Open to adults and ages 12+ who are familiar with the basic techniques and are looking to improve their skill. Includes wool and supplies during class, take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance: [email protected]
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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

Find out more »

Printmaking Open Studio with Amy Godard

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Amy Godard. Amy, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Amy.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Wednesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

Find out more »

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

Find out more »

Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

Find out more »

Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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Ceramics Summer Camps

Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$170 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

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Artist Services

 

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th.

Get Your Artwork Professionally Photographed by EZRA MARCO

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$20 per image for AAC Members, $25 per image for General Public

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

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Empowering Your Expression with Dr. Zan Nix

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each of us came into this world with our own unique passions and expression. When we are using these natural attributes purposefully our creativity is alive and our visions are inspiring. Yet so often we run into roadblocks such as debilitating fears, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, exhaustion from today’s fast pace, distractions, information overload and overwhelming responsibilities! These make it immensely challenging to identify and commit to our priorities. Life coaching is a partnership with you designed to enhance your personal power across life’s foundations.

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TAP: Artist Meet and Greet Party

Free Community Event

Every Last Thursday of each Month @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 25, September 29

Join TAP (The Artisan Project) the last Thursday of the month for an Artist Meet and Greet Party with a selection of outstanding musical guests sponsored by TAP each month. Open to the general public. Join us at AAC the last Thursday of every month!

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Ashland Art Center Classes and Events Update
July, August 2016 &
 beyond…

CLASSES, EVENTS, NEWS

www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes-events/

You can also visit our online calendar.

First Friday Event at AAC

August First Friday

FREE Community Art Event

August 5th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August Featured Studio Artist:

Laura Lawrence, My Dancing Threads

Ashland Art Center Studio 7

“Ponchos on Parade”

A lifetime of dance training inspires the movement in my designs.  Comfort, durability and eco-concerns dictate my choice of materials.  The knit ponchos that will be featured this month showcase my latest fiber of choice: bamboo.  They also illustrate how versatile a simple rectangle can become when sewn in the right places and draped in various ways.

Featured Gallery Artists:  Paula Fong- Watercolor Illustrations
and Jane Sterling- Ceramic Sculpture

Downstairs Featured Artist: Elijah Boor

Featured Photographer: Bobbi Murphy- Death Valley in Bloom

Bobbi Murphy is showing “Death Valley in Bloom” beginning Friday, August 5th, 2016 at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center for First Friday Art Walk.

Death Valley is the driest, hottest and lowest place in North America and is home to a grand, majestic landscape unlike any other.  Taken during this year’s incredible ’super bloom’, Bobbi’s images show the stark contrast between a barren landscape and one transformed by winter rains.

Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography and shows her work year round at The Photgraphers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center.  Her website is bobbimurphyphotography.com.

Featured Musician: Phoenix Sigalove

Phoenix Sigalove is a provocative singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy vocals and rhythm-based acoustic guitar grooves will remind you of Richie Havens and Ben Harper with an Indigenous twist that is unique and powerful.  His lyrics demand accountability and respect for Mother Earth and his story-telling will conjure up images of wild, wind-swept places, and horseback adventures through the American West.

July and Beyond: Workshops & Classes

Painting: Watermedia Painting on Claybord with Pamela Haunschild

$135, includes all materials
August 13 & 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This two-afternoon workshop is designed for everyone to have fun creating semi-abstract nature paintings with a mixture of highly pigmented watercolors and acrylic inks. We will create three 11×14 paintings; a night sky painting like the attached image and two natural materials paintings like those on my website: www.pamhaunschild.com. We will wash watercolors over leaves, grasses, stones and other natural materials to create unique paintings showing the beauty of nature. We will be working on Clayboard, a wonderful surface that allows for bright colors and special texture effects. The techniques we learn in class, however, can also be used on watercolor paper and other surfaces. All you need to bring are your brushes, the class fee covers everything else.
Find out more »

Painting: The Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macaulay

$275, plus $40 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
September 9, 10 & 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.
Find out more »

Painting the Landscape with Sarah Burns

$125 (Six Sessions)

September 21- October 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(Field Demonstrations on September 23 at 9 am and October 7. Details to be provided on the first day of the workshop.)
Learn principles and techniques for painting beautiful landscapes. This class will include classroom and field demonstrations, slide lectures and feedback on student work.  Students will be able to work independently and bring their work in for critique.  This means source materials can be either photo reference or plein air and work can be completed in a time and place that best suits the student.  Class will cover: drawing and painting the landscape, composition, color in the natural world, light effect, values, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, form, volume, materials and much more. We will focus on oil painting, but the principles will apply to any media.
Find out more »

OSF/AAC Workshop with Rebecca Gabriel

$275, materials list available online
September 22, 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 24 @ 12:30 – 3:30
September 24 @ 8:00pm – evening production at OSF’s Bowman Theatre
Join instructor Rebecca Gabriel for a three-day intensive workshop featuring OSF leading lady, Vilma Silva as our captivating model. Vilma will pose in costume, inspired by her role in this OSF’s season’s ‘Timon of Athens’, and preform a few favorite lines of dialogue. The workshop includes a 3-day pose, for three hours daily, an informal luncheon with Vilma, and tickets to the OSF production of “Timon of Athens.”  Sessions held in the main classroom at the AAC.
Find out more »

Once Monthly Art Classes

Art Journaling Clinic with Elaine Frenett

$20 Fee Includes Some Materials to Sample

*No Art Journaling for the months of August or September, sessions will resume in October*

Third Friday of Each Month @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Art journaling topics change each month. Please register ahead with Elaine at [email protected] or 541-944-2196. Class will be held upstairs in Elaine’s Studio #13

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Mixed media: Collage with Susanne Peterman

$25 Day-Rate, includes materials

Third Friday of Each Month @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

June 17, July 15, August 19, Spetember 16

Collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft. Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided. Email Susanne at [email protected] to reserve your space. Please contact Susanne by the THIRD Tuesday. Minimum of three students required, maximum 10

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Off- Site Workshops & Classes

Fiber Art: *Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop with Jo Ann Manzone

$95.00, includes supplies
Saturday, September 10th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful nuno felt fall scarf or small wrap.  Students will learn how to lay out wool on silk and play with surface design techniques to create a one-of-a-kind scarf or wrap.  Designs can be simple or have lots of texture and depth.  You will have at your disposal silk gauze, superfine merino wool, silk and wool embellishments—everything you need to make a beautiful piece of wearable art!
Class held at Jo Ann’s A Street Studio: 258 A Street, #10, Ashland, OR

To register for this class contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected] or visit her web site: http://www.dreamweavingdesigns.com/teaching-classes/

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Mixed Media: *Spirit Figures with JoAnn Manzone & Denise Kester

$120.00, includes materials
Saturday July 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Create your own one-of-a-kind personal Spirit Figure. In this one day workshop, students will learn how to construct a Spirit Figure using branches and sticks. You will be designing the clothing for your figure by painting on fabric and making paste papers. We will have pictures of faces, hands, etc…to adorn your figure and make it your own. *Session held offsite at: Dreamweaving Designs, 258 A Street, #10, Ashland

To register for this workshop, contact Jo Ann Manzone at [email protected]

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Drop-In & Day Rate Youth and Adult Art Classes

These designated art classes are part of our core education program here at the Art Center, and are offered at the same day, time, and cost throughout the year unless otherwise noted. No need to register in advance, just come the day of class and pay at the front desk!

FREE EXPRESSIONS: Saturdays

FREE Community Art Class

Saturdays @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Express yourself every Saturday in this fun class for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Guided projects will include drawing, painting, cartooning, fiber arts, and more! The focus will be on composition, design, spontaneous expression, collaborative art, accidental art and most of all fun. See the online calendar for more info!

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Short Pose Figure Drawing with Ann DiSalvo

$9 Members, $10 General

Mondays @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing moderated by Ann DiSalvo  This weekly gestures figure drawing session has short and long poses up to 25 minutes. Drop In. Unclothed model. Adults only. Bring your own non-toxic materials.

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Ceramics for Kids with Liz Edwards

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Mondays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A fun way for kids to explore the world of clay! Max 10 students.

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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The Artist Within with Jack Wiens

$10 Drop-In includes Materials

Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:00pm

The Artist Within with Jack Wiens Find out how much fun you can have putting pencil and paint to paper!  For all beginners and experienced artists who want to try something new. Each week will be a different focus, including sketching faces, perspective, cartooning, drawing animals, and more, including using various mediums like watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. Have a special request? Jack wants to know what students want to do!

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Fiber Art: Advanced Needle Felting with Liza Hamilton

$15 day-rate, $60 for 5 sessions
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
In this advanced open studio-type felting class, Liza offers personalized instruction on creating wire armatured pose-able puppets and felted figures, life-size animal sculptures, detailed ‘Fiber Paintings’, adding fine details, and more. Open to adults and ages 12+ who are familiar with the basic techniques and are looking to improve their skill. Includes wool and supplies during class, take home kits, wool, and supplies available for purchase. Held in Upstairs Studio 8. Email Liza to confirm attendance: [email protected]
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Ceramics: Kids Clay with Keeley Bittner

$10 Drop-In plus $3 Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A special clay class created just for kids! Join clay instructor Keeley Bittner for a special clay class tailored just for young people. Explore the medium and make some cool stuff! Max 10 students

Child requirements for parents:

Ages 5 – 6 must bring a supervising adult for their first class

Ages 7 – 12 may come unaccompanied by adult

All parents must leave emergency contact info with Ashland Art Center.

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Printmaking Open Studio with Maggie Wilson

$10 Drop-In, Some materials included

Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Printmaking studio at Ashland Art Center for open studio hours with Maggie Wilson.  Maggie, an experienced printmaker and instructor, will assist you with achieving your printmaking goals.  Working on a project that needs completion?  Come on in!  Hoping to experiment with printmaking for the first time?  Great, we are here to support you!   Regardless of your experience in the field of printmaking, the studio is open for your use under the skilled supervision and/or assistance of Maggie.

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Pottery and Hand-Building with Max Reinhardt

$10/ 2hrs, $15/ 3hrs plus Clay & Firing

Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is intended for students ranging from beginners to advanced ceramicists looking for greater aesthetic achievement.  The class is for both throwing on the wheel and hand-building techniques and covers attachments of all sorts, advice on storage and maintaining works in progress as well as glazing and finishing pieces.  I intend to work with you to develop your ideas into reality and challenge students to greater success with clay.
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Ceramics with Lisa Eldredge

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Wednesdays @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in session.

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Portrait Painting with David William Terry

$35 Day-Rate

Every Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Instructor, David William Terry, has been a professional portrait artist for several decades. His classes aim to help anyone learn to express themselves visually with the highest standards in artistic quality. – Classes are open to ALL levels of experience and ability. – Beginners come to learn important skills; advanced artists come to practice them. – Students will work from a live, fully clothed model. Materials List Available online. Students should bring their own supplies and materials – odorless please.

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FREE EXPRESSIONS: Thursdays with Jo Ann Manzone

FREE Community Art Class

Thursdays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the unlimited possibilities of your own creativity! This fun art class for kids of all ages has something for everyone – we’re going to have a blast making art! For children and families (ages 6 and younger need a supervising adult present). Drop in anytime during the session. FREE! Includes materials. Creative projects change per week.

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Ceramics with Max Reinhardt

$10 day-rate plus Clay & Firing

Thursdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Max for a creative afternoon of hand building or wheel throwing. Learn fundamental skills, get ideas for your next project, collaborate, or work on your own during this drop-in weekly session.

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Felting Friday with Liza Hamilton

$10 Drop-In, Includes Materials

Fridays @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the easy and fun art of needle-felting wool, and create your own collection of cute, furry, and unique animal miniatures! All materials included, no experience necessary.  Due to the use of a sharp felting needle, recommended for ages 8+, unless with accompanying adult! Held in the AAC classroom.

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Ceramics Summer Camps

Ceramics: Clay Camp “Wheel Work” with Liz O’Brien

$190 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

July 25-29 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come explore clay on the potters wheel!

Children will learn how to create functional bowls, cups and vases. Children will also learn how to decorate their pieces in fun and unique ways. No experience needed!

Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing.

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Ceramics: Clay Camp with Liz O’Brien

$170 (Five day camp Monday- Friday), Includes Materials & Firing Fees

August 22-26 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm

Come spend a week exploring clay!

Kids will learn the basics in sculpting clay and express themselves creating fun and functional keepsakes. No experience needed!
Price includes supplies and firing. Bring a snack (optional) and water each day. Please send your child to camp wearing older clothing. Sign up for just one week, or both, by visiting us online or in person.

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Artist Services

Get Your Artwork Photographed with Ezra Marcos

$20 per image AAC Members, $25 per image General Public

First Tuesday of every month @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 2

Includes CD with high-res JPG and hi-res and low-res TIF

Ezra will be shooting 3D and 2D pieces of artwork for artists on a monthly basis as needed. Work must be delivered before the start of your session and MUST be picked up by 5 pm that day.

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Empowering Your Expression with Dr. Zan Nix

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each of us came into this world with our own unique passions and expression. When we are using these natural attributes purposefully our creativity is alive and our visions are inspiring. Yet so often we run into roadblocks such as debilitating fears, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, exhaustion from today’s fast pace, distractions, information overload and overwhelming responsibilities! These make it immensely challenging to identify and commit to our priorities. Life coaching is a partnership with you designed to enhance your personal power across life’s foundations.

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The Art of Selling Art with Ben Wood

Free for Artist Members, $20 General Public

Thursday July 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Art of Selling Art is part two of ‘Business Success for Artists’ presentation by Ben Wood. In the ‘Art of Selling Art’ you will learn: sale essentials from hook to closure, venues for selling art, adding value, CRM, the power of framing, and the development and importance of your core story.

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TAP: Artist Meet and Greet Party

Free Community Event

Fourth Thursday of each Month @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 28, Aug 25

Join TAP (The Artisan Project) the last Thursday of the month for an Artist Meet and Greet Party with a selection of outstanding musical guests sponsored by TAP each month. Open to the general public. Join us at AAC the last Thursday of every month!

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All Classes and Events held at Ashland Art Center unless otherwise specified. 

Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520 

www.ashlandartcenter.org 

[email protected]

July First Friday Event

Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon logo imageJuly First Friday Event 

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JULY First Friday FREE Community Art Event

July 1st @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featured Gallery Artists: 

Hannah Bremmer- Ceramics & Leah Fanning- Paintings

Featured Gallery Artists: Hannah Bremmer- CeramicsFeatured Gallery Artists: Leah Fanning- Paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6

Susanne Petermann’s ‘The Sky Series’– Collage Works, and

Zoe West’s ‘Let’s Party’– Masks & Sculpture 

July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6 Susanne Petermann's 'The Sky Series'- Collage WorksJuly First Friday Event: July Featured Studio Artists: Studio #6 - Zoe West's 'Let's Party'- Masks & Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downstairs Featured Artist:

Lisa Eldredge, “The Woodlands”– Ceramic Sculpture

Downstairs Featured Artist: Lisa Eldredge, "The Woodlands"- Ceramic Sculpture

 

“I draw heavily from my outings into the woods, to inspire my ceramic design elements. I incorporate natural colors, shapes, and textures to create works that make me feel connected to nature.

“The Woodlands” is the most literal of my work to date. This project  represents my musings on the physical and social relationships between people and wild animals, that take place where urban areas and woodlands interface.”

 

 

 

 

Featured Photographer:

Debra Rene Harder 

July First Friday Event : Featured Photographer: Debra Rene Harder Debra Rene Harder is an exceptionally skilled local photographer who will be showing a selection of her recent work, “A Method to The Madness” at the Photographers Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the July First Friday Art Walk.

Debra began her photographic journey studying landscape and portrait photography inspired by the works of Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz, respectively.  In the early years, she focused primarily on honing her technical skills in the field and in the digital darkroom. Knowing what she can do with the skills she has developed has opened the door to many creative possibilities.  Debra enjoys traditional photography, but her true passion is creating ‘story-telling’ images; hence a window into her imagination.  The prints displayed this month at the Ashland Art Center, not only show her unique perspective, but also reflect the years spent refining her technique.

The print ‘My World’ depicts Debra’s dream sanctuary created as a composite using various landscapes captured in the Glencoe, Scotland region.  Additionally, two studio portrait prints, ‘Keeping Time’ and ‘Vegan Dining in Style,’ will be shown. These are character driven and convey a curious mood with a bit of humor.

Featured Musician:

Accapellaré
July First Friday Event : Featured Musician: Accapellaré

 

Accapellaré is a local Ashland duo combining the spectacular voices of Jeffri Lynn Carrington and Zoé Laterreur. Be captivated by pure, rich harmonies and the beauty of two women who have dedicated their lives to the art of singing. Renaissance and Baroque music, Celtic songs, and Opera duets make up their repertoire.