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The Lark Ascending

Sister Marie Schwan1933-2014Sometimes in life, if you are more than usually blessed, a person will come quietly into your heart and never leave. Time won’t make a difference, nor will place–physical presence of a beloved is overrated. Marie died Decem…

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The Lark Ascending

Sister Marie Schwan1933-2014Sometimes in life, if you are more than usually blessed, a person will come quietly into your heart and never leave. Time won’t make a difference, nor will place–physical presence of a beloved is overrated. Marie died Decem…

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Photography Scholarship to the Peruvian Amazon!

Photography Scholarship to the Peruvian Amazon!

Budding photographers, this one’s for you!

Capture the rich history of Cusco then explore one of the planet’s top biodiversity hotspots – the Peruvian Amazon!

Applications are now open for our 2014 Travel Photography Scholarship, don’t miss the opportunity to be mentored by National Geographic photographer, Jason Edwards, and gain real-life experience in the field.

What’s the deal?

A 12-day trip to the Amazon with WWF Peru, Rainforest Expeditions and Explorandes Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Cusco, Peru where you will meet your mentor and a small film crew and then head off to Madre de Dios to begin your assignment Professional daily mentorship from Jason Edwards Travel insurance for the duration of the trip with us!

What are you waiting for? Start shooting now!

Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project Exhibition

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to present artwork by inspired local fifth graders and very talented teen artists this month! The Community Gallery is filled with over 100, colorful, mixed-media “Chromarrific” paintings created by three fifth grade classes from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Arts Outreach program. Opening during Medford’s Third Friday on April 19th, and on display from April 19th through May 3rd is the Artist Teen Mentoring Project exhibit which will feature a variety of inspirational art by teens and their professional artist mentors.

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things that hold mystery

Things That Hold Mystery, by Roxanne Evans Stout

This cold month of January… a time of self reflection looking closely and seeing the mystery. The mystery of a tiny object. You touch it and wonder, how it was created. How a piece of art is created. How our art weaves through and around us. And I asked this question again to my new students: What is the thread that weaves through your art? And here are some of their answers. The mystery is…

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Artist Teen Mentoring Project now accepting teen applicants

ATMP 2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Artist Teen Mentoring Project, or ATMP, offers local teens a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a hands-on, realistic look at the life of a professional artist. These aspiring young artists have the opportunity to be mentored by established artists. This unique relationship offers 20-30 hours of studio time to create work while receiving instruction in a new medium, culminating with an exhibition of the art they have created in our Main Gallery. In the past, artist mentors have taught teens techniques in these mediums: Sequential Art (Comic Illustration) Photography Drawing Painting Sewing/ Fashion Design Mixed- Media Mural Painting/ Public Art Printmaking Sculpture And More! The Program cost $300 for tuition, including materials. Partial scholarships are available. Important Dates: September 1, 2012: Applications available online: http://roguegallery.org/teen_mentoring.html

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Bringing Jack Back

Becca Anderson and Vicki Affatati apply primer to worn and bare sections of the mural.

Bandon Mural restoration preserves local art while creating opportunity for young artists

The south facing walls at the Bandon wastewater treatment facility are nearly restored. (Photo: Geneva Miller)

It’s the last week of summer, and Bandon High School senior Becca Anderson is spending her days at the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Anderson and three other BHS students are using their vacation time to help artist and educator Vicki Affatati restore 5200 square feet of maritime murals on the water treatment tanks.

Participation in the mural restoration earns Anderson the primary research and community service required for her senior project. Anderson says the restoration isn’t “just about painting,” but includes fund raising and visit to service clubs. Ultimately, Anderson says she signed on with the Bringing Jack Back Mural Restoration Project so she could spend time with Affatati.

“I figured if I was going to be doing

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