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May Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden

May Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden Peaceful Garden, our May members’ spring exhibition, and A Season of Kimono, a guest exhibit of handcrafted kimonos by Diana Rasmussen, open on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 am. The shows are open for viewing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 26. Don’t miss “View from the Cemetery” […]

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Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10!

Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10! Author Peggy Dover writes weekly for the Mail Tribune and monthly for the Jacksonville Review. On the second Friday in May, the 10th at 5:00 pm, she reads from her book, “Trips and Tangents,” at Art Presence Art Center.  Peggy penned this eclectic mix of bite-sized stories which serve […]

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Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups

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Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups Beginning April 2019

Be inspired and start writing. Find space for your creative voice at the new Writers’ Room studio in Jacksonville. Only a few spots left in the Spring Writing Groups.

Monday Evenings, April 15 – May 13 6:30 – 9 pm

OR

Wednesday Mornings, April 17 – May 15 9:30 am – 12 noon

Workshops are limited to eight writers. Registration: https://writersroomworkshops.com/registration/

* Explore writing in a supportive environment and creative space.

* Write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback.

* New to writing? Beginning again? Established in your writing practice and looking for community? Writers’ Room welcomes all experience levels and genres.

Poets on the Loose – Saturday April 13, 2019

Celebrate National Poetry Month in Jacksonville with Poets on the Loose 2019 on Saturday, April 13

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So You’ve Written a Book…

Ginna and David Gordon FREE presentation: Publishing Today, a conversation about indie publishing, from 5–6 pm on Fri, Jan 4 at Art Presence

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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 scene360.com. This

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Class: Basic Drawing for Adults

Join experienced art teacher Anne Brooke to learn basic drawing skills! First Session: March 11th through April 15th, Mondays from 3–4:30pm Second Session: April 29th through June 3rd, Mondays from 3–4:30pm

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Up, Up and Away! March-April Members Show

Our members’ show of art with an uplifting theme opens on Friday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, April 28. Reception Saturday, March 2 from 1–3 pm

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Join Anna Elkins at The Miner’s Bazaar this Saturday from 5-7pm

Wholehearted: An Art Reception & Book Launch

Hello, Rogue Valley friends! Fun event alert for this weekend! Join me for a combo art reception of milagro paintings and a book launch for a mother-daughter book:Blessings: A Children’s Book for Grown-ups. I had the joy of working with my mom to craft the simple blessings inside–and to create the simple illustrations for them, too. It’s a wholehearted eve’, indeed. Join us this Saturday, 26 January, from 5-7 pm at Jacksonville’s delightful new project cafe, The Miners’ Bazaar {235 E California St.}. Owner Rosie will be selling a range of local wines, beer, tea & coffee. Bring a friend or a love or both! (The reception would make a great start to an evening in Jacksonville–consider heading out for dinner after. We love to support our local businesses!) Bonus: the blessing book is a coloring book, and we’ll be including little bundles of colored pencils with purchase. You can

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Naked Art 2019 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Big Savings!

Naked Art & Say It In Six exhibits are open for viewing now through Sunday, Feb. 25. Reception Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1–3 pm with live music and author reading by Christin Lore Weber.

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