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Travel the World with Art! ~ Kindred Spirits

Travel the World with Art - Kindred Spirits, Talent, Oregon

Cathy Dorris will be your tour guide as we travel the world creating a signature art project from each culture we visit.

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Rogue Gallery opening in Main Gallery exhibit

Egg and Oak, Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns

Rogue Gallery opening in Main Gallery exhibit

Meditations on Daily Splendor: Sarah F. Burns, Sarah Fagan, and Karen Rycheck

February 19- March 25, 2016

Reception: Friday, February 19, 5-8pm

 

The Rogue Gallery presents three local artists who express the contemplative and sublime in two-dimensional works. Sarah F. Burns beautifully depicts florals and still lifes in her traditionally rendered oil paintings. Ordinary objects are painted with reverence and precision in Sarah Fagan’s acrylic paintings. Karen Rycheck creates elegant abstract mosaics in organic slate.

Egg and Oak, Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns

Sarah F. Burns studied contemporary art at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland and academic realist drawing and painting at Ashland Academy of Art. She uses the process of traditional oil painting to create beautiful still lifes. Sarah F. Burns explains her work “I

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Around the World with South Stage Cellars

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You don’t have to pack any bags for this trip. You don’t have to be concerned about loading or unloading zones, or excess baggage charges. Some of the countries you will be visiting include Portugal, South of France, Southern Italy, Chili, Germany, Australia, South Africa, and the list continues. We will be offering tastes from around the world along with food pairings from local restaurants. Limited space available – call soon to reserve yours!

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Second Friday at Kindred Spirits

Second Friday at Kindred Spirits : The Love of Music, February 12 at 4pm, Talent, Oregon

Please join us for a celebration of art and spirits starting at 4pm Friday, Feb. 12. The theme this month is the Love of Music. Live entertainment by “Plain Folk,” from Rogue World Ensemble. Drum circle follows at 9:00 PM. Featured artists are Cathy Dorris, Pat Moore, and Margaret Stermer – Cox.

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Ashland Art Center Additional Class Offerings

Ashland Art Center Additional Class Offerings, February 2016 : Portrait Drawing and Painting with Jenay Elder

New additions to Ashland ARt Center’s February and March 2016 Classes and Events: Portrait Drawing and Painting with Jenay Elder, Academic Life Drawing with Sarah F Burns, Oil Painting Techniques with Jenay Elder, Art Matters – Panel Discussions with Rebecca Gabriel

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February 2016 Oregon Arts Commission News

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Jan. 29, 2016 NEA Chairman Jane Chu (front row, third from left) visited Milagro Theatre during her time in Oregon this month. NEA Chairman Jane Chu visits Oregon National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu visited Oregon Jan. 19 and 20, hosted by the Oregon Arts Commission and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. Chairman Chu spent the first day learning about NEA-funded projects at Portland Art Museum, NW Film Center, Milagro Theatre and Wisdom of the Elders.

She then joined Congresswoman Bonamici, a champion of arts-integrated education, for visits to Beaverton’s Highland Park Middle School and Hillsboro’s Quatama Elementary.

Both schools were recognized with a federal innOVATION STEAM Grant Award for their use of creativity to stimulate student learning.

The Chairman’s visit ended with a grants workshop at Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Chairman Chu (second from right) joined Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici for a visit to Hillsboro’s awarding-winning

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February 2016 AGA Gallery Exhibits

February 2016 AGA Gallery Exhibits Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, February 5th, 5 to 8 pm

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Premiere of Student Films about Drugs and Bullying in McCloud Feb 19

“Drugs” and “Bullying” Premiere Showing in McCloud of 2 Video Shorts by Local Students, February 19th

Complex personal subject matters were the learning theme for Mccloud High School students during their digital workshops with Christina Schmidlin while creating two short videos on “Drugs” and “Bullying” . Ms Schmidlin is a videographer and film maker in her professional life and was contracted by the Mccloud Resource Center and the Mccloud ARTS Society to work creatively with our high school students.. For the last two years McCloud students had the privilege to work with her in developing the storyline for the two short videos. Utilizing their input, talent, and their personal experiences these two short videos represent the efforts for over the two years. Students were enthusiastic participants in all aspects of the project including learning to act with drama coach Bennett Gale. The acting recreates some of their personal

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New Show at Shepherd’s Dream!

Works by Pegi Smith will be on display at Shepherd’s Dream in Ashland From Feb 5–March 31, 2016. Opening reception Feb 5 from 5–8pm with live music by Pegi Smith and Greta Gardiner, in conjunction with Ashland’s First Friday ArtWalk

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Pastel Painting in a Series, Class with Janis Ellison

Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series. Image shown: Winter Blush, pastel painting by Janis Ellison

Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series The focus of the next session will be finding what inspires you and creating a series February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2016 Mondays from 9am-1:00pm, $125.00 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon Register Now! www.janisellison.com 541-218-9788

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