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Ashland’s First Friday, July 5th, from 5 to 8 pm

Image caption: Marcy Greene, monoprint

Join us for the holiday weekend festivities!

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday, July 5th, from 5 to 8 pm

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

July Spotlight Exhibits

Studio 151

Guest Artist Melissa Markell

July’s First Friday at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist Melissa Markell. Melissa’s work includes a Postcard Series consisting of vintage postcards cut apart and reassembled into 5” x 4” tiny stories told in color and imagery. Each collage rests on 15” x 11” watercolor paper. Also on exhibit are her abstract canvases of acrylic paint and alcohol

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Ashland Galleries June 2019 Exhibits

Image caption: “Dog” artifact

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, June 7th, from 5 to 8 PM

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. 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 June Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

AGA June Spotlight Galleries

Ashland Art Works

Jewelry, Clay, and Garden Art for the Summer

Cheryl Kempner is one of our featured artists throughout the month of June. Come view her new multi-media canvases painted with acrylics, embellished with clay figures, and encased in clear resin. New horizontal metal screens with powder-coated flowers offer another option for garden art. Of course, her signature “Crazy Birds and Friends”

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Ashland New Plays Festival presents THE GUN SHOW by E.M. Lewis

What: Ashland New Plays Festival presents THE GUN SHOW by E.M. Lewis When: Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 2019, at 7:30 pm Where: Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland Tickets: $25, available onlineor at the door, subject to availability

Taking Aim at the Gun Debate: Can we have a conversation about this?

A defaced road sign from rural Minnesota.

Ashland New Plays Festival will present a special two-night full production of The Gun Show by award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis at 7:30 pm on June 14 and 15 at the Bellview Grange in Ashland, featuring Andrew William Smith and directed by Lisa Velten Smith. Tickets are $25, available online or at the door, subject to availability. A conversation with the audience about personal experiences with guns will follow the performance.

“I am here to tell a public story and a private story. A story about guns in America and a story about my own experiences with guns in America.”

And so begins the riveting one-hour play. Lewis tells her story with raw honesty and gives audiences important insight into the nuances of America’s

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Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd 2019, from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd: Jessica Johnson, Still Mind, oil painting

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions April 5th, from 5 to 8 PM

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

A Taste of Ashland, Art Food & Wine Festival is April 27th & 28th. Also featuring a “Pop-up” Art Show at Ashland Springs Hotel Crystal Room. Please see attached information & visit: www.atasteofashland.com

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

A Taste Of Ashland Pop-up Art Show

Ashland Springs Hotel – Crystal Room

Art Sales during “A Taste of Ashland,” April 27 & 28, 12:00–4:00 PM

As an added attraction to A

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, March 1st from 5 to 8 PM

Image caption:  Althea Moyer, self-portrait

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions Featuring Annual Student Art Show First Friday Art Walk, March 1st from 5 to 8 PM

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. 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 March Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please scroll down for “Spotlight Exhibits” and see attached March Gallery Tour Map and images.

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

Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will celebrate student art during the AGA Annual Student Art Show! Alongside art by local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Artisans Market holiday wares

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

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

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits Photographers’ Gallery Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff,

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, November 2, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association November 2018 Art Exhibits First Friday Art Walk, November 2nd from 5 to 8 pm

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

AGA November Spotlight Exhibits Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Paintings by Mera Oliveria Ashland Pony Espresso

Mera Oliveria grew up in Southern Oregon and began oil painting in the past 6 years, learning from local artists, which revealed her inherent natural abilities. Mera has always loved art but it wasn’t until she encountered the living God that she feels her art and skill level blossomed in new ways. Like in the story of Exodus, where God gave skill to craftsmen and artists to build the sacred place where He would meet again with

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Michael Lynn Adams Speaking at Ashland Art Salon October 28, 2018

Ashland Art Salon Michael Lynn Adams October 28, 2-3 pm. Ashland Public Library

Ever meet a new artist in town who so impressed you, you wanted to share them? Well, allow me to introduce to you:

M I C H A E L L Y N N A D A M S Please consider attending this presentation and get to know Michael in person Ashland Art Salon Michael Lynn Adams October 28, 2-3 pm. Ashland Public Library Michael Lynn Adams is the artist speaker at the Ashland Art Salon, held in the Ashland Public Library, October 28, 2-3pm. Adams’ luminous still life and figurative oil paintings reflect his deep appreciation for beauty and simplicity found in everyday life. He will be talking about his background, his life as an artist, and share thoughts about why and how he creates his art. Several of his still life, floral and figurative paintings will be on display at the Salon.

WEBSITE: MichaelLynnAdams.com FACEBOOK: MichaelLynnAdamsFineArt Adams’

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2018 Exhibits & Events

Ashland Gallery Association Art Happenings!

Join us for the Ashland Gallery AssociationFirst Friday Art Walk Ashland’s year-round celebration of Visual Arts culture! Exhibit openings and artist receptions October 5th from 5 to 8 PM Stroll the galleries downtown & the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled witha diverse array of artwork,artist demonstrations, live music, refreshments and lively conversation! Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery or download the October Art Walk map off our website. For more about all of our member exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.comHere is a sampling of our October exhibits & special events…

Art & Soul GalleryMountains and More, Paintings by Carla Griffin “It is my desire to awaken in the viewer the delight that arises from careful observation.” Carla J Griffin, PSOCarla presents her exquisite, realistic Oil and Pastel paintings. Her expressive landscapes depict the world through her observations and vision. Carla’s works

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Ashland New Plays Festival Announces ANPF 2018 Fall Festival Schedule

ANPF 2018 poster

Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the schedule for its 27th annual Fall Festival.

October 17-21, 2018, at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street in Ashland.

ANPF 2018 playwrights, clockwise from top left: Nate Eppler, Ian August, Stephanie Alison Walker, and Victor Lesniewski.

The four winning playwrights, whose plays were selected in blind readings of 400 submissions from around the world, will have their plays produced as dramatic readings by world-class actors and directors in matinee and evening performances.

Each year, more than 50 hard-working volunteers read, debate and score every play submitted to the festival. Artistic Director Kyle Hadenselects the four winners from the readers’ highest-scoring plays. This year’s festival will feature new work by Ian August, Nate Eppler, Victor Lesniewski, and Stephanie Alison Walker, who is a returning winner. Full details on the winning playwrights and their plays are below.

“It was a

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