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July Events at Art Presence

July 4 – 28: “Luminosity” Member Exhibition ~ Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Meeting July 10 at 2pm ~ Meet the Artists! Reception July 12, 5-7pm ~ “Luminosity” Art Talk: July 13, 1-2pm ~ Art Presence Curated Exhibits at the Jacksonville and Medford Libraries

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Catie Faryl “Luminosity” Art Talk

"Afterglow," by Catie Faryl

July 13, 1-2pm at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, activist/artist Catie Faryl will talk about “luminosity” in light of the need for transparency and truth and what art and satire can reveal.

“Afterglow,” by Catie Faryl

The aspect of creating art as political and social satire is one of many paths to truth since it can reveal hidden or unacknowledged aspects of society and what is communicated or not, as well as what we need to consider and change. Art can also serve as a relief to the stress of political and economic anxieties by reducing the grandiosity of our problems and looking at things with fresh eyes and light.

Two of the paintings Catie will exhibit in the July “Luminosity” show at Art Presence are from her short written piece – “A Trip to Cynbalta: A Story of Community.” After a presentation of this body of

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Art Talk with NEA Literary Translation Fellow Johanna Warren

August 1, 2012 by Paulette Beete Johanna Warren. Photo by Monik Geisel “I used to do a lot of waiting…for inspiration and luck, but then I realized both of those things are like lightning, and you can either sit at home wondering, ‘Why haven’t I been struck by lightning yet?’ or you can cover yourself […]

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Art (& Science) Talk with Marguerite Perret

July 30, 2012 by Whitney Dail Marguerite Perret working at the Grant Museum, University College London. Photo courtesy of the artist. “At different times I am some combination of colleague, collaborator, educator, mentor, facilitator, archivist, witness, and activist. And all of those roles are part of my way of being an artist.” —Marguerite Perret Marguerite […]

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Art (& Science) Talk with Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero

July 23, 2012 by Whitney Dail Michael Hearst. Photo by Chris Smith/Photography, courtesy of Michael Hearst/One Ring Zero (Michael Hearst & Joshua Camp). “On a fundamental level, music is science… But for me, they really just happen to be two big interests of mine.” — Michael Hearst Michael Hearst has a taste for the unusual. […]

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Art Talk with jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer

July 18, 2012 by Paulette Beete Vijay Iyer. Photo by Hans Speekenbrink “[Art] has to do those things that nothing else can do. It has to take us to places where nothing else can take us. It has to connect us in ways that nothing else can.” — Vijay Iyer Grammy-nominated musician Vijay Iyer didn’t […]

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In Their Own Words: Artists and Community

June 27, 2012 Art by flickr user Swrobski When interviewing artists and culture mavens for our Art Talk blog series, we often pose the question, “What do you think is the role of the artist in the community?” Below are a few of our favorite answers from a collection of incredible individuals. Don and Mera […]

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Art (and Science) Talk with Greg Mort

June 20, 2012 Text by Paulette Beete with all images courtesy of Greg Mort “I think, ultimately, science and art ask the same question. They both seek a kind of beauty.” —Greg Mort For painter Greg Mort, his art is grounded in the stars. His watercolors and oils reflect not just a deep fascination with […]

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Art Talk with Michael Kahn, Artistic Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company

June 8, 2012 by Don Ball Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn, photo by Scott Suchma “[Y]ou have to be as uncompromising as you possibly can about who you think you are, and to fight for that, in bad times and good times.” — Michael Kahn Having established himself as a premier artistic director […]

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Art Talk with David Henry Hwang

May 30, 2012 By Rebecca Gross David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang While an undergraduate at Stanford University, David Henry Hwang’s first play, FOB, was produced in the glamorous setting of his dormitory. The play, whose title is shorthand for “fresh off the boat,” examined the lives of recent Chinese immigrants. Though Hwang’s stages […]

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