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Meeting Bob Dylan and My Forrest Gump Life

I went out one night to a bar on MacDougal street to relax with a glass of vodka and my journal, a big black book filled with drawings and clippings pasted in. A tall handsome man with piercing blue eyes and a cap asked if he could sit down with me. My heart stopped beating in my chest and I lost my breath. It was the man who had written the sound track to my entire life—Bob Dylan.

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, August 3, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm

Robert Koch, “Hush,” acrylic on panel 24x24

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, August 3rd 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 August Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please scroll down to “Spotlight Exhibits” and August Gallery Tour Map.

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

Ashland Gallery Association August Spotlight Exhibits Gallerie Karon All Women Artists Invitational

Over 20 artists are represented in this popular annual show. Everything from photography to pastels, collage to mixed media and everything in between is available. Many of the artists will be here

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Life is Hard, Clay is Soft – New Chapter!

This post, “Life is Hard, Clay is Soft ,” is a new chapter in Wendy Gell’s autobiography, written April 7, 2018.

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Another Story from my Upcoming Book

Here is another sample story from my upcoming book, an example of the true (and sometimes pretty harrowing) stories that will be incorporated into my memoirs. I’m so excited about this memoir editing project and hope you will visit my GoFundMe campaign to learn more!

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GoFundMe.com Campaign to Fund a Book Editor

I have just started a GoFundMe.com campaign. Through this campaign, I hope to find an editor for my autobiography and to raise the funds I need to pay him or her. Please read on to find out why this is so important to me, and why I need help to complete this project.

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Scenes from the Unconscious at Rogue Gallery and More News

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, assemblage sculpture

Scenes from the Unconscious

 

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylicRight: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, sculpture

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Scenes from the Unconscious Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Keene Sewitsky

June 23–August 4, 2017

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and paper mache.

June 2017 Rogue Gallery & Art Center Art Blast

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center Art Blast – June 2017 Detail of Ascension by Vivian McAleavey FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS

As part of the Rogue Gallery’s Impressionism exhibit we are screening documentaries about important Impressionistic painters on Wednesdays at noon. The movies last approximately one hour. Screenings will take place in the newly renovated studio, with new comfortable chairs. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, noon: Edouard Manet​ Wednesday, June 21, 2017, noon: Edgar Degas Wednesday, June 28, 2017, noon: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Wednesday, July 5, 2017, noon: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec June 24, 2017 ALPACA TOUR AND PICNIC Visit the alpacas at Lone Ranch Sunday, June 24 at noon at at Lone Ranch located at 13856 Weowna Way, White City Rogue Gallery presents a tour and Picnic at Lone Ranch. Participants will meet at the ranch and then experience a tour by long time Rogue Gallery volunteer and Peru native Silvia Kelly. The

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My New Website

I am thrilled to announce that My New Website is Now Launched!! And I would really love for you to visit me there… http://www.roxanneevansstout.com/ My incredible website designer is Cheryl Stockton from Stockshot Studio. She’s been so wonderful to work with! My River Garden Studio blog will stay up, so you can still see all my posts… but I will be writing on the new blog from now on my website.

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Wildland Creatures, New Stencil Designs

I am excited to announce the Release of my New Stencil Designs…for StencilGirl! Let me tell you a little about them… My Wildland Creatures are a part of a new series that include the birds, fish and animals that I love to watch and include in my artwork. I hope that you will love to use my new designs in your art as well! These animals are a part of my life in the Pacific…

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That Time In Between

Mandala with Blessing Sticks from Art Unraveled… These are the days between midsummer and late summer. Here in my perch above the Klamath River the flowers are reaching as tall as they can before they go to seed. I am nestling in the way I always do after I travel… especially when I teach. I have been to Colorado where I taught with my dear friend Leslie Marsh in the vacation home of my other…

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