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Oct 4 First Friday Special Exhibit

Living Sculpture Connecting to nature through the art of bonsai The Cascade Bonsai Society, in collaboration with Ashland Art Center and local Ikebana artists will be exhibiting a collection of bonsai and art representing nature and the changing of the seasons. The exhibit is a collection of Bonsai Society member’s finest trees, and is timed […]

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How Art Changes Consciousness

Jacob Devaney, Guest Waking Times – September 5, 2019

Art can heal us, inspire us, and alter our brain chemistry

With so much talk about the evidence of the positive effects of yoga and meditation, you might be surprised at what scientific research also says about how art effects the brain. Long before modern neuroscience, artists were creating works to inspire people and today complex brain imaging scans can show us just how art changes the physiology of our brains. Contemplation, observing, and taking in beauty all stimulate pleasure centers within the brain while increasing blood flow by up to 10% in the medial orbitofrontal cortex. This can lead to an elevated state of consciousness, wellbeing, and better emotional health.

The blood flow increased for a beautiful painting just as it increases when you look at somebody you love. It tells us art induces a feel good sensation direct

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9/11 Art Pieces Created in Remembrance

9/11 Art Pieces in Remembrance of September 11th 2001

Tribute in Light, via nbcnews.com

September 10, 2016 Elena Martinique for WideWalls.ch (Editor’s Note: check out the original article for more views of the art below) A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

It’s been 15 years since the terrorist attacks were carried out in the New York City. The tragic events that resulted in 2,996 deaths affected every American in some way or another and sent the country into massive panic. Many artists decided to respond to the attacks, capturing in these 9/11 art pieces the variety of responses they have both felt and witnessed in the aftermath of the attacks. Confronting the tragedy directly, without any sugar-coating, these artworks contributed to the nation moving forward and regaining emotional control over the situation. Additionally, these pieces recorded a plethora of responses

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9/11 Art Lost and Created

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART Rescuing the Lost Art of 9/11

How 9/11 spawned one of the most unusual art preservation efforts of the modern era.

Jared Keller Updated 07.12.17 8:14PM ET Published 09.11.16 12:00AM ET at The Daily Beast Alamy

The Three Shades have been to hell and back.

In Dante Alighieri’s legendary Divine Comedy, the souls of the dead (or ‘shades’ in the original Italian) stand before the gates of the underworld, their presence a precursor to the warning inscribed below: “abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” It’s these spectral harbingers that inspired Auguste Rodin’s eponymous The Three Shades, the massive sculpture Rodin worked on for 37 years until his death in 1917. Tortured and tormented, a trio of sentries stood atop The Gates of Hell, lamenting their damnation in the fire and brimstone.

Nearly 100 years later, a bronze cast of The Three Shades was

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Silvia Trujillo’s Artistic Direction Class at Scrappy Craft

Artistic Direction Class with Silvia Trujillo at Scrappy Craft September 2019

Hello artistic students and friends, I’m excited to let you know about a new weekly class that will be starting next week (see below for all the details). Plus, the Rogue Gallery is hosting my plein air workshop taking place this Saturday at the lovely Alpaca Ranch in Eagle Point! Besides all that, I’ve been taking great pleasure in plein air painting out and about in this wonderful weather! Thanks to a couple of new students, I have discovered a few more gorgeous locations. Let me know if your interested in joining us. These excursions are not pre-planned, but more or less are decided within a few days of meeting. *attached are some recent works Looking forward to seeing you soon, silvia Title: ” Artistic Direction “ ​Location: Artist Attic /Scrappy Craft Phoenix, OR Description: A class for all painting and drawing media; all skill levels welcome! With a

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Creativity Takes Courage

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse. Yes it does. And if not courage in a lion roar kind of way, a gentle consistent showing up no matter what kind of way. Do some paintings feel slow or hard or above my learning curve? You bet. But when there is joy in the activity, the courage shows […]

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the C4AA Streaming Soiree

If you donate to the C4AA this month, you’ll get a ticket to the big, live, online meetup we’re calling “The Streaming Soiree

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, September 6, 2019

Dan Elster, Owl photograph

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities! Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, September 6th from 5 to 8 pm

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

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

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

 

AGA September Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Works

From the Ground Up – Clay and Wood Artistry

Featuring Bonnie Morgan & John Weston

Our Featured Artists this month are Bonnie Morgan and

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Restful Productivity with Anna Elkins

Friday, 11 October, 3-5 pm at Red Lily Vineyards (Applegate Valley, OR) This third annual writing workshop is back! I'll be teaching the same course, so if you missed it in the past, join me this year during the peak of autumn leaves in the iconic Red Lily barn.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This holiday reminds me of my goal of restful productivity. I still fail at it—often and miserably—but I keep practicing.

In early spring, I was trying really, really hard to take one day off each week. One chilly, Sabbath afternoon, I cozied up with tea and a stack of art books, and I had an idea. That idea became The Word-Painting Project: a subscription series of ten little poem-paintings of encouragement. I created one each day during a June writing retreat, made prints of the ten designs, and then mailed each batch to subscribers every week for ten weeks over the summer. Despite some postal glitches, it was fun to do, and I was heartened to receive photos of people’s prints lining their window sills and hanging on their walls. It was like one, big encouragement loop!

That project culminated in a salon & exhibit

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Colors of Autumn

Our new member show, “Colors of Autumn,“ opens Friday, September 6 and remains on display until Sunday, September 29.This time of year is always a brilliant season for art as well as color outside! Come to the gallery to see the interpretations of the season our members have offered for your consideration. Please join us […]

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