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Alpaca Shearing Day at Caprice Vineyards June 6th

Not only will the boys and girls be getting trimmed up but we will also have food, (yummy BBQ), music, and of course, wine! Throughout the day there will also be live fiber demonstrations of shearing, spinning, carding, and knitting the fiber. Also watch demonstrations on wet felting. Make your own wet felted soaps…yes soap! Watch the fiber from the alpaca turn into a scarf!

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2: TGI Friday’s

This month we get a meal at the TGI Friday’s in New York’s Union Square. Started as a single restaurant near the Queensboro Bridge in Manhattan, TGI Friday’s now has over 900 restaurants in 61 countries. Known for kitchy decor, potato skins, and alchohol – but what makes this restaurant so popular? And what can […]

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Ashland Gallery Association April Exhibits

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Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Download the Gallery Tour Map here:

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. For more information about all of the exhibits visit:

Pick up the new complimentary 2015 Gallery Guide in member galleries now! Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits April 2015 A Taste of Ashland 17 Galleries + Wine + Food = One delicious art experience!

Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th from noon to 4 p.m.

A Taste of Ashland Poster art by Kevin Christman

Celebrating its twenty-sixth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event is A Taste of Ashland. This annual walking tour

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This week we’re taking a look at the McDonald’s Videogame, where you own and operate a McDonald’s restaurant. In the game you have the choice to try to operate ethically or make decisions like using genetically modified soy or administering bovine growth hormone. If you go the ethical route, you bankrupt the company and lose. The […]


Southwestern Trio

A quietly bold still life painted alla prima for a Daily Paintworks challenge using the limited color palette of Anders Zorn : ochre, red, black, and white.

Oil on canvas hardboard,   8″x10″


© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art


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Potato Kale Soup & Santa's Coming to Old Town!

Potato Kale Soup

Bandon’s Old Town Marketplace hums with holiday cheer. Lights twinkle. Bobbles abound. Shoppers browse art and sample edible delights. The seafood is fresh.The local harvest of root veggies and winter greens inspire warming bowls of soup like this Potato Kale soup by Susan Vanderpool Christiansen of Chubby Girl Cheesecakes in Bandon, Oregon.

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Thursday

Elaine Frenett 2012 Journaling Retreat, Lake Alpine, California

Our Thursday dawned just as another day in paradise. Mornin’ yoga glistened with silence only broken by a far off fishermen’s gliding boat. Once back to the cabins, Izzy had laid out a feast for our eyes as well as our … Continue reading

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Empty Bowls Announces Sixth Annual Event in Grants Pass

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The sixth 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 8th 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 in a handmade bowl they select and keep as a reminder of hunger in our community. Please read the post for more information about the event.

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Caprice Vineyards Announces Chopin by the Vine Benefit Event

Caprice Vineyards will become the setting for “Chopin by the Vine” on Sunday October 7th. They will bring the Concert Piano sounds of Anna K. Rose performing selections of Frederic Chopin, the fine art of Pegi Smith, the fine cuisine of Chef Jay, and Caprice Vineyards fine wines together for an evening of sensory entertainment. The event, benefiting the International health-care/health-education organization “Project Helping Hands” (PHH) will also feature a short presentation by PHH Founder/Executive Director Jeff Solheim.

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Third Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat – with Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren

Elaine Frenett - Alpine Women's Journaling Retreat 2012

Third Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat – with Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren Love yoga on the lake, hiking among the pines and meals by a gourmet chef? The quiet lake, creative’s energy, autumn crispness and 2 professional instructors are just waiting for you!! Only THREE remaining slots available! Dates: September 9-14, 2012 Location: Lake Alpine …

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