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July Exhibits at Rogue Gallery - Third Friday ArtWalk Reception Tonight!

Retrato 16 Matriz, Miguel Aragon

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will have opening receptions for two exhibitions from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on this Third Friday’s Art Walk. Wine from Weissinger Winery, food from Harry and David, and cheese from Rogue Creamery will be served.

Main Gallery exhibit: Bodies for Billions: The Work of Miguel Aragón July 11 – August 15, Opening Reception: July 18, 5-8pm

The Rogue Gallery presents works of artist Miguel Aragon. Miguel Aragon uses his own method of layered hand drilled prints to create a series of works that address the Mexican Drug Cartel Wars. The large scale works on partially destroyed paper depict violent imagery of death. The affect reflects the fragile nature of life and the deeply spiritual process of exploring perception and memory while coping with images of profound violence.

As a native of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Texas artist Miguel Aragón grew up surrounded by the fallout

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Artist Silvia Trujillo Seeks Living Accommodations

After a productive hiatus in new Mexico, respected plein air artist Silvia Trujillo and her husband have returned to southern Oregon and are now looking for living accommodations. “After three and a half months in the Southwest it sure feels good to be back in Oregon. Some folks adore the desert, but I found out quickly that it’s a nice place for me to visit but not a place for me to live.” They are open as far as the area but would prefer a rural place – something in the Applegate Valley would be ideal. They are flexible as to the type of arrangements, too: they have excellent credit and references and would be happy to rent a place on a long-term basis, but are also willing to house sit or to rent a place that’s for sale. Let’s give Silvia a warm Welcome Home and help one of southern Oregon’s artist treasures find a place to settle back in! If anyone has a lead she can pursue, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Art du Jour Gallery July Events

Mixed media collage/assemblage with found objects by Carol Sharp Mixed media collage/assemblage with found objects by Carol Sharp Mixed media collage/assemblage with found objects by Carol Sharp

The work of Carol Sharp, an artist since childhood, will be featured through the month of July at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main, Medford, across from Vogel Park. Over the years she has pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, scrimshaw and calligraphy.

For the past ten years, Sharp has been designing jewelry. Her unique specialty is knitted and crocheted wire jewelry into which she weaves a mélange of ingredients such as freshwater pearls, Mother-of-pearl, shells, seed pods, pressed glass, and gemstones. These are on display at the gallery.

As the featured artist during July, Sharp will be showing her collages with subjects ranging from themes of romance and nature to more contemporary work moving toward the abstract.

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North Coast Printmakers Collective “Odyssey” Exhibit at CCC Art Center Gallery

Ink II In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell

“Ink II” In the studio of Marie Powell. Photo by Marie Powell

Clatsop Community College will host a new exhibit by the North Coast Printmakers Collective in its Art Center Gallery, beginning with an opening reception, Thursday, July 24th at 6pm and continuing through September 19th. The opening reception will include light refreshments and live music, and the public is cordially invited. This special summer exhibit is sponsored in part by the Clatsop Community College Foundation.

 

“Odyssey” asks each of the participating artists to represent a personal journey of discovery and growth as an artist. Momentum points in the journey might be new techniques, new content or new relationships to the work. Each artist’s odyssey is unique and is the foundation of her or his mission as an independent artist.

 

The North Coast Printmakers Collective is a diverse and talented group of established and emerging artists

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“Red, White and Blue” July Show at Art Presence Art Center

featured image for Art Presence Art Center's July 2014 art exhibit "Red, White & Blue"

Art Presence Art Center’s July exhibit is a “Red, White and Blue” affair. You’re invited to meet the artists over wine and hors d’oeuvres at a reception on Friday, July 11 from 5–7pm. The show will be on display from July 4 – 27, 2014.

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Two Day Silk Painting Workshop in Art Presence’ New Classroom this July!

Japanese Cranes, Silk Painting by Judy Elliott of Grants Pass, Oregon

Silk Painting Class offered (Two Sessions) – Wednesday July 2nd & 9th from 9am – 1pm each at the Art Presence Upstairs Workshop, 206 North Fifth St. in Jacksonville.

Japanese Cranes, Silk Painting by Judy Elliott of Grants Pass, Oregon

Judy Elliott of Dragonfly Designs West demonstrates silk painting at the 2013 Taste of Summer celebration of the opening of the Britt Music Festival season in Jacksonville, Oregon

The cost is $65 per person, including supplies. Each person registering must be at least 14 years of age. Please bring a simple drawing of your own choice to class, keeping in mind that it should fit on an 8” wide X 52” long scarf. She will need a minimum of at least 10 registered participants.

Judy will be demonstrating silk painting at The Taste of Summer festival on Saturday, June 7 from 12 –

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