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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, May 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!

May Spotlight Exhibits

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Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture & Robert Koch, paintings

Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures, which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures. Sue, founder of the former Illahe Studios and Gallery now lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes

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SOAR Welcomes Art 4 Joy!!

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Saturday, November 21, 2015, 4:30-6:30pm, a promotional free class will be held at Art 4 Joy to introduce the community to our Taste and Create classes.

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8th Annual Empty Bowls Event Coming October 13

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The 8th Empty Bowls event

in Grants Pass, Oregon will again be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on Monday, October 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread. The handmade bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of hunger in our community.

Options is collaborating with the Josephine County Food Bank and the Gospel Rescue Mission to host the annual Empty Bowls event. The three agencies see a great need to provide food and access to food for an increasing number of people in our community, especially children and their families.

Josephine County is one of the five most food insecure counties in all of Oregon. With the still high unemployment rate and poverty level, the need for access to food is greater than

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Manifesting Angels with Eve Margo Withrow

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Manifesting change in our lives requires feeling, thought, word and action. Do you want prosperity, love, joy, health…? Come and create your personal manifesting angel and your heart’s desire.

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2012 Summer and Fall Classes at Eve Margo Withrow Studio

Check out the painting and clay sculpture classes Eve is offering this Summer/Fall!

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Welcome to Cammy Davis, Sue Springer and the Photographer's Gallery at Ashland Art Center!

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We are delighted that new artists and art organizations continue to list with the Southern Oregon Artists Resource! The more, the merrier, as each new listing brings additional traffic to the sites, and this means more visits to everyone’s listings, blogs and other online presences of the wonderful artists, galleries and organizations that make up the fabulous art community of Southern Oregon – our raison d’être. This month we welcome ceramic/mosaic artist Susan Springer and contemporary artist Cammy Davis to the Visual Artists directory and the Photographer’s Gallery at Ashland Art Center to the Galleries, Art Groups and Organizations and Photography medium directories.

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Workshop, Reception and Free Presentation by Efren Gonzalez at Ashland Art Center

Elaine Frenett discovered this master artist, Efren Gonzalez, in Mexico on a recent vacation. She has worked hard to bring him to Southern Oregon, and has made arrangements for him to teach a workshop at Ashland Art Center on making magnificent ceramic murals in the ancient Mayan tradition. Meet Mr. Gonzalez at a Meet & Greet reception scheduled for September 23, just before the workshop begins.

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Help us identify the artist who created this art work!

A few days ago we received this call for assistance from an Art Matters! reader who needs help identifying the artist who created an art piece her husband bought in the late ’90’s. Please come take a look and see if you can help her…

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SOAR Welcomes Eve Margo Withrow!

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The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is pleased to welcome Medford artist Eve Margo Withrow to the Visual Artists directory. Soon you will have an opportunity to see a public display of Eve’s work at the Berryman Gallery, upstairs at the Craterian Theater, 23 South Central Ave. in Medford. The exhibition runs from May 1 – June 30. Here are a few words taken from her website to introduce Eve and her philosophy regarding art…

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