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Monkey Business by Jess Carey at Free Association

Monkey Business, mokey art by Jess cArey at Free Association gallery in Jacksonville, Oregon. Show opens August 10 with a reception from 6-8pm.

Saturday, August 10, Free Association welcomes Jess Carey: painter, inventor, cartoonist, illustrator, Robot Santa, stringed instrument aficionado with the voice of a rustic angel, enthusiast of fun and nature, and artist with a heart of gold…our North Star from Maine! Jess makes sock monkeys with interesting personalities and kind portraits of birds and animals alike. Join us for a Second Saturday reception on August 10 from 5-8 pm!

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Eye Opener Blindish Art at Free Assocation

Eye Opener, exhibition of blindish art by Silhouette at Free Association Gallery in Jacksonville, Oregon July-August 2019

Free Association gallery has on display a fantastic exhibition entitled “Eye Opener” — a wonderful collection of “blind-ish” art by artist Silhouette of Ashland. Silhouette lost most of her sight due to an automimmune condition, but she hasn’t let that stop her from creating. At first sight, her art is amazing. When considering her limited eyesight, it’s an eye-opener, for sure!

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Call to Blind and Visually Challenged Artists - F

Free Association Gallery, Jacksonville, Oregon

Call to Blind and Visually Challenged Artists – Free Association Gallery Artist Call!!! Blind & visually challenged creatives!

1. Email 5 images (max) to [email protected] 2. Please include dimensions of the art 3. Short bio of how creating makes you feel and impacts your life. 4. Deadline June 1st Location: Free Association, 120 N. 4th St., Jacksonville, Oregon Opening reception: Saturday July 13th 4-10 pm Show details: “Eye Opener” ~ Exhibition of visual art made by the blind, a contrast from the typical perspective. The art we want to showcase is of artistic vision based on emotional intuition, rather than exclusively what is seen by the naked eye.

Yes, it sounds unusual. Perhaps it seems impossible to some. However it’s not unheard of, and blind artists create some amazing works of visual art. For some fine examples, check out the art by the blind in this article at This

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