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Join Anna Elkins at The Miner’s Bazaar this Saturday from 5-7pm

Wholehearted: An Art Reception & Book Launch

Hello, Rogue Valley friends! Fun event alert for this weekend! Join me for a combo art reception of milagro paintings and a book launch for a mother-daughter book:Blessings: A Children’s Book for Grown-ups. I had the joy of working with my mom to craft the simple blessings inside–and to create the simple illustrations for them, too. It’s a wholehearted eve’, indeed. Join us this Saturday, 26 January, from 5-7 pm at Jacksonville’s delightful new project cafe, The Miners’ Bazaar {235 E California St.}. Owner Rosie will be selling a range of local wines, beer, tea & coffee. Bring a friend or a love or both! (The reception would make a great start to an evening in Jacksonville–consider heading out for dinner after. We love to support our local businesses!) Bonus: the blessing book is a coloring book, and we’ll be including little bundles of colored pencils with purchase. You can

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Moon Lunacy Halloween Reception

Join Art Presence for a special Halloween reception on Saturday, October 31 from noon–3pm. Meet Pioneer Spirits, here from beyond the grave to share their stories, as four groups of Players from this year’s Meet the Pioneers perform from 2–3pm!

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Eyes to Burma Benefit Art Reception

Eyes to Burma benefit art reception in Ashland, Oregon, October 2015

“They are us. We are them. All part of the human family.” Eyes to Burma is a nonprofit organization assisting the vibrant community of Burmese migrant workers and economic refugees who live and work at and around a rubbish dump in Mae Sot, Thailand. Attend this Art Reception to Benefit Eyes to Burma, featuring thoughtful works by Gabriel Mark Lipper, to learn more: Modern Fan Studio 705 Washington Street Ashland, OR Wednesday, October 7, from 6 – 8 pm Free event

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Moon Lunacy October Show

Moon Lunacy October Show: Reception on Sat, Oct 3 12–4pm, live music by Martin Ball, Tarot card readings, and face painting; Meet the Pioneer Spirits and hear their stories at a special Halloween reception Sat, Oct 31 12–4pm

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Moon Lunacy October Show

Moon Lunacy October Show: Reception on Sat, Oct 3 12–4pm, live music by Martin Ball, Tarot card readings, and face painting; Meet the Pioneer Spirits and hear their stories at a special Halloween reception Sat, Oct 31 12–4pm

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Moon Lunacy October Show

Moon Lunacy October Show: Reception on Sat, Oct 3 12–4pm, live music by Martin Ball, Tarot card readings, and face painting; Meet the Pioneer Spirits and hear their stories at a special Halloween reception Sat, Oct 31 12–4pm

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LIFE Art - LIVE. INSPIRE. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. at South Stage Cellars

LIFE Art New Logo

“Mulholland Drive,” Brandy Gibbins

Reception Saturday, February 7 from 6–7:30pm

The art exhibit on display at South Stage Cellars right now is a truly special one. Every year the Cellar’s “Rising Stars” music competition benefits a local nonprofit, and this year they chose LIFE Art, a Medford-based program helping Rogue Valley youth overcome a wide range of difficulties by learning to paint with guidance from artist mentors. I had the opportunity to meet Phil Ortega, founder of LIFE Art, when he and several of the program’s mentors and students were hanging their show. I was deeply moved by the story of LIFE Art and impressed not only by the caring and generous heart of this compassionate man, but the overall quality, ingenuity and expression in the youths’ paintings.

In the spring of 2010, Mr. Ortega was working late at night in the shop where he fixes old cars

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