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A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Art Presence now carries Ken Gregg’s book, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.” Exhibit of photos from his book opens Friday, July 5; reception Saturday, July 6, 1–3pm.

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Love Rhymes with Everything – An Interview with Dana and Kat for Barefoot Vegan Magazine

Thank you Barefoot Vegan Magazine for including this interview with me and Kat von Cupcake in your beautiful June issue! Below is an […]

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Kudos to just-published family members!

The most amazing thing happened a few days ago. My cousin, Pulitzer Prize nominee Greg Barrett, has been laboring over his new book since 2010 and it was just released. But here’s the surprise – he included the refrain from a reggae-style song by Lazar (my son, now of Tribal Frequencies, who hold the #1 […]

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New book acknowledges S.Oregon songwriter as inspiration...

The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq, by Greg Barrett

With a Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Afterward by peace activist Shane Claiborne, The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq is a true story of people from the small desert town of Rutba, Iraq who saved the lives of three American peacemakers when a car wreck nearly killed them on their way out of the country, just days after the Shock and Awe campaign began in 2003 and despite the fact the Rutba General Hospital had been destroyed by bombs just 3 days before. Southern Oregon songwriter Lazar had the honor of a refrain from one of his songs published, along with a thank you for his music, in the book’s acknowledgements.

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EARTH ART NEWS from Leah Fanning Mebane

News on a number of different fronts from Leah Fanning Mebane’s email newsletter

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Children's Book Release Party Friday in Ashland

Leah Mebane Children's Book - bee

This Friday, Myron Cretney, who wrote the children’s book that I illustrated, will be throwing a book release/signing party with healthy snacks provided. The illustrations were painted over the past year and are very colorful, flowing, earthy watercolors featuring local scenes and local children. Come on out to see the finished product!

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Ashland Gallery Association October Featured Galleries

Spring Migration, by Mimi Near

Check out the October exhibits at the AGA’s featured galleries!

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Featured Artist – Candy Wooding

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Candy Wooding with her Paste Paper Creations

During the August First Friday Art Walk, 5 – 8 pm, Artist Candy Wooding – Studio 12 in the Ashland Art Center (357 E Main St, Ashland, OR) – will demonstrate her Paste Paper technique that she uses to create a wide variety of art pieces, such as folded boxes and books. Candy makes her own archival paste which she adds pigment to and then creates spectacular patterns and textures on wet paper. See her work at www.facebook.com/candywooding.

Candy Wooding's Inspiration Book made from Paste Paper

Candy’s Artist Statement: “My fellow artists call me a “paper artist” because most of the art that I do uses paper. I like to think of my art as creating memories in time by commemorating old memories or by creating new ones. I want my art to touch people at the heart level,

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