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Artists of the Rogue Valley Then and Now - Saturday 10am

Dorland Robinson, Rogue Valley artist, from the collection of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and discussed in their next installment of the Tales from the Collection Series: Artists of the Rogue Valley

The Rogue Valley has a long history showcasing local artistic talent. SOHS has the paintings that Britt created from photographs, Dorland Robinson’s moody, subtle works, and artifacts from Eugene Bennett’s studio. Dawna Curler, SOHS Archivist Pat Harper and local artists Bruce Bayard and Ann DiSalvo will talk about art created in the 1800s through the 2000s at the next Tales from the Collection event and also explain how the Rogue Galley has played such an important role in the region. Free and open to all who love history.

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Rogue Gallery May Events

Enjoying Art In Bloom in 2013 at Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, Oregon

Detail of Still Life with Two Lemons by Eugene Bennett ROGUE GALLERY IS OPEN THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY FOR ART IN BLOOM

Enjoying Art In Bloom in 2013

Art In Bloom Events at Rogue Gallery Saturday, May 10, 10:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, May 11, 11:00 – 4:00 pm The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will feature a variety of activities during downtown Medford’s Art in Bloom festival,including art projects for children and adults, art contests, and the exciting exhibit, “Eugene Bennett & Friends: His Personal Art Collection.”All activities are free to the public.

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Enjoying Art In Bloom in 2013 IN THE MAIN GALLERY & COMMUNITY GALLERY

Southern Oregon by Eugene Bennett

EUGENE BENNETT & FRIENDS: His Personal Art Collection May 9 – July 3, 2014

On right: Southern Oregon by Eugene Bennett

The Rogue Gallery presents works from

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Rogue Gallery Main Gallery Exhibit in May

Eugene Bennett and Friends: His Personal Art Collection May 9 – July 3, 2014, Reception: Friday, May 16, 5-8pm

 

The Rogue Gallery presents works from the private collection of Eugene Bennett including paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, and ceramics. The exhibit features the work of nationally and regionally known artists collected by Eugene Bennett as well as favorites of his own work. All works will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to the Rogue Gallery Endowment and the Oregon Community Foundation.

 

Spanning six decades of Mr. Bennett’s own work, and artwork he collected, the exhibit contains a wide variety of styles including Modernists, abstract, and traditional. “It is fascinating to see the evolution of Eugene Bennett’s work throughout his life”, says Executive Director Kim Hearon. “His personal collection of other artists represents some of the best work by many of the region’s

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Rogue Gallery Celebrates Art in Bloom Festival

Rogue Gallery and Art center logo Medford Oregon

May 10, 10:00 – 5:00 pm May 11, 11:00 – 4:00 pm

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will feature a variety of activities during downtown Medford’s Art in Bloom festival, including art projects for children and adults, art contests, and an exciting exhibit.

 

“Eugene Bennett and Friends: His Personal Art Collection”, opens the weekend of the festival. This exhibit includes the work of other artists that Bennett collected, as well as favorites of his own work. Works include paintings, drawings, monoprints, and sculptures.

 

Southern Oregon Subaru will display a new Subaru in front of the Rogue Gallery to inspire attendees to create art based on the theme of “Where would you take this Subaru?” Art supplies will be available for participants to paint or draw wherever their imagination takes them. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: children (up to 10 years old), youth

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces receipt of $500,000 endowment from the estate of Eugene Bennett

Rogue Gallery Executive Director Kim Hearon shows a painting by Eugene Bennett. Image courtesy Medford Mail-Tribune

“This gift from his estate will enable the Rogue Gallery & Art Center to continue Eugene Bennett’s vision of bringing the visual arts to Southern Oregon” says executive director Kim Hearon. In addition to the endowment, the Bennett estate also appointed the Rogue Gallery & Art Center as the seller of his personal artwork from his estate. The Rogue Gallery will have a special exhibition of Eugene Bennett’s art on display and available for purchase from June 29 – July 6.

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Two Guys Buy “The Bennett Estate”

In October, the Eugene Bennett estate at 355 S. Oregon Street, Jacksonville, Oregon was purchased by Frank DeLuca and Ken Gregg. For 50 years, the property had been known as the Bennett Estate and was home to working artist Eugene Bennett, where the renowned artist lived and painted. The home & studio sit on 2.24 acres and is listed on the historic property registry. Built in 1856, the property functioned as the Eagle Brewery Saloon until the early 1900’s. The following interview by Review Publisher Whitman Parker is intended to let the community know what Frank & Ken plan for this historic property.

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ARTrageous 2012 - RGAC's Benefit Auction + Eugene Bennett Raffle

Farm Fork Art - RGAC 50th Annual Benefit Auction

SUPPORT THE ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER’S LARGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT, THE 50TH ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION. This year’s event is titled, ARTrageous: Farm + Fork & Art and will be held on September 29 beginning at 5:00pm!

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EUGENE BENNETT: A LIFE IN ART FEATURED EXHIBIT AT ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER AND FEATURED ARTIST AT ART IN BLOOM FESTIVAL

This year during the Art in Bloom Festival, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center opens Eugene Bennett: A Life in Art, an exhibition featuring the art of one of the Rogue Valley’s most loved artists, an influential teacher, and a founder of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. Numerous works on display were held in the artist’s personal collection and have never before been offered to the public. The public is invited to attend a free RECEPTION held on Friday, May 18 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm during Third Friday in Downtown Medford. During the Art In Bloom festival weekend, the RGAC will host a Community Mural Project inspired by Eugene Bennett’s creativity and using his art materials. This free art activity invites community members of all ages to create an original collage to be part of a larger mural on display at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center later this year.

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates 51 years in the region

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Celebrating its 51st year of inspiring visual arts in Southern Oregon, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is hosting its Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner on Saturday, September 10, 2011. This fun-filled, “ARTrageous” event will take place at Kids Unlimited in Medford, Oregon (821 N. Riverside), beginning at 5PM. All proceeds raised will support visual arts education for all ages and art exhibitions for artists in the Rogue Valley and beyond.

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EUGENE BENNETT TRIBUTE~

Eugene Bennett, Founder of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Community members are invited to a tribute in memory of Rogue Valley artist Eugene Bennett to be held on Friday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Avenue, Medford, Oregon. Bennett, who passed away on November 2, 2010, will be honored with music, words, and film. A reception follows at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett Street, where a week-long exhibition of Eugene’s art will be on display along with work from recipients of the Eugene Bennett Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.

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