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Featured Artist – Candy Wooding

Candy Wooding

Candy Wooding with her Paste Paper Creations

During the August First Friday Art Walk, 5 – 8 pm, Artist Candy Wooding – Studio 12 in the Ashland Art Center (357 E Main St, Ashland, OR)  – will demonstrate her Paste Paper technique that she uses to create a wide variety of art pieces, such as folded boxes and books. Candy makes her own archival paste which she adds pigment to and then creates spectacular patterns and textures on wet paper. See her work at www.facebook.com/candywooding.

Paste Paper

Candy Wooding's Inspiration Book made from Paste Paper

Candy’s Artist Statement: “My fellow artists call me a “paper artist” because most of the art that I do uses paper. I like to think of my art as creating memories in time by commemorating old memories or by creating new ones. I want my art to touch people at the heart level, the emotional part of their being.

Life can be very hectic and sometimes overwhelming. Doing my art calms me and gives me the center I need to be able to be present, positive, helpful and loving to the others that I touch in my daily life. It makes me thankful each day for being able to be creative. I try to be creative in more than my art, but in all of my daily endeavors.”

In addition to Candy’s demonstration, there will be artists on all three floors showing their work, live folk/world music by Jack Fischer and a polymer bead demonstration by Helga Motley. All ages are welcome to join the festivities!

More information found at www.ashlandartcenter.org/classes.

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