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ART, ROMANCE AND LOVE: A REVOLUTIONARY ART VENUE IN ASHLAND, OR

Earth, Wind, Fire 30×24 acrylic©Sandi Whetzel

LOVE Revolution ٠ Art and Gifts is a new innovative gallery and boutique presenting an enlightened approach to romance and relationships. It started as a love affair between two people who met in Ashland, Oregon and continues to be thatonce in a lifetime’ relationship.

Brenda and Mitchell’s expansive love cannot be contained. They have been inspired to inspire. Through a collaboration of artists and wise counsel, they have created a space to uplift our souls, get our minds to wonder “why not?” and inspire the body to dance, sing and celebrate this precious moment in life. Their revolution is about loving the unique being that is you and finding that irrepressible inner joy that must radiate to the world.
LOVE Revolution is located on the downstairs level of the building complex at 111 East Main Street, Ashland, OR, next to Paddington Station.
One of the featured artists at this new gallery space is Sandi Whetzel, of Days Creek, OR. The gallery at LOVE Revolution is a great example of the artist’s willingness to think outside of the box regarding exposure to her engaging art. Her sinuous, vibrantly colored abstractions of plant life and trees lend an animated, buoyant feeling to the gallery. Each of Whetzel’s acrylic paintings have curvaceous, fluid movement in common. Some of the pieces are fanciful, while others suggest elegant, sensuous qualities. The radiant chroma, stimulating motifs and rhythmic movements throughout Sandi’s art works are sure to tickle your senses.
Sandi’s contemporary paintings are distinguished by breath taking, harmonious color and her passion for graceful, curvilinear forms. The artist is also known for her signature paintings to promote the Oregon wine industry. Recently Whetzel has shown her art in other Ashland venues; Liquid Assets Wine Bar, the Key of C, Boulevard Coffee and Lithia Springs Resort. Part of her wine series is scheduled to exhibit at Liquid Assets Wine Bar mid-September through mid-November and her art will exhibit at Ashland’s Pangea Restaurant next Spring. You can see more of Whetzel’s art here or view a slide show here
The art works of eight other local artists, two of which are sculptors, are also gracing the well-lit gallery space. All art is themed on LOVE Revolution’s business model of love, sensuality and spirituality.
LOVE Revolution’s products include original works of art, love-themed gifts and educational material. As an important and distinguishing aspect to the business, the management will host educational talks and events presented by doctors, therapists and educators on topics including relationships, lifestyle, feminine empowerment, communication and sexual health. LOVE Revolution is intended to uplift the community, bolster neighboring businesses and provide much sought-after products and services from reputable sources.
Ashland’s newest gallery and gift boutique will celebrate their grand opening Friday, August 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 pm. The management at LOVE’S invites you to start off your First Friday Art Walk early to share in the celebration and be the first to see the compelling art at Ashland’s newest gallery. The celebration will continue throughout the First Friday Art Walk that evening with wine, music and opportunities to meet the artists. Most First Friday Art Walk participating locations close at 8 pm, but Ashland’s newest Art Walk gallery destination will remain open until 10 pm. LOVE Revolution will be the place to wind up your stroll in your quest for enchanting art.

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A Love Triangle and Tryst: Art, Wine and Posh Nosh

The Unveiling, by Sandi Whetzel



The Unveiling 20×10 acrylic ©Sandi Whetzel



Like great food and wine, art is a pleasure of the senses.  These three sensual delights come together like players in a seductive love triangle, finding their tryst at Liquid Assets Wine Bar in Ashland, OR.  The willing participants in this triangle are an ample assortment of wine varietals paired with seasonal French-inspired cuisine.  This complementary duo shares a cozy ambiance with a seductive and stimulating art exhibit.  Sandi Whetzel, contemporary acrylic artist from Days Creek, OR, is a refreshing, recent addition to Ashland’s art scene.  Her vibrant succulents and other flora are on display now at Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Bottle Shop and Restaurant through the evening of May 12. 

Luscious colors and graceful shapes inspired from the plant world are a recurrent theme in Whetzel’s art.  Fantasy blends with reality in Sandi’s contemporary, surrealistic and frequently sensual delights–succulents, abstract flora and trees and her most recent passion to expand her wine series.  The artist is also known for her wine-themed paintings that have been used to promote the Oregon Wine industry.  Marsa Morse, curator for Liquid Assets art exhibits, has invited Sandi for a return engagement to exhibit a sampling of her wine series paintings at the wine bar in September.

In addition to participating in the First Friday Art Walks, Liquid Assets will host Rogue Creamery’s pairing of their cheeses with “Heydon Road” wine during the annual “A Taste of Ashland” weekend, April 30 and May 1st.  Whetzel’s captivating art will be gracing the wall during that event also.
 
Top off your cruise of Ashland’s hot art stops during the First Friday ArtWalk, May 6 from 5-8 pm, with a rendezvous at Liquid Assets.  The food, wine, ambiance and the tantalizing art will tickle your senses.  Sandi will be delighted to visit with interested visitors.  The wine bar is located  at 96 N Main St., adjacent to the Bard’s Inn and the Plaza Inn and Suites and just a short walk from many of Ashland’s quaint Bed-and-Breakfasts.

You can view more of the artist’s work  here:

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