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Seeing for the first time

My next post will be about the current, marvelous exhibition at ROCO: a group of artists showing work that celebrates a particular place worthy of preservation in this region. But first I wanted to catch up on Jim Mott, whose own work would have found a place into that show if only he hadn’t had […]

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March 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be exhibiting the pastel work of Mary Jo Heath, in addition to the fine art paintings and illustration work of Carl Seyboldt continuing to be on display in the Salon through the end of March,…

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Fiber Artist Jo Ann Manzone

Host David “Glamour Dave” Nienow interviews Ashland Art Center artist Jo Ann Manzone to discuss the art process in the production of her artwork. Click here to view the entire interview with Jo Ann. “My love of fiber began at an early age when I learned to knit and sew.  In my many years as […]

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Robert Ryman, 1930-2019

This is spot on. From an interview with Robert Ryman: RYMAN: I came from music. And I think that the type of music I was involved with—jazz, bebop—had an influence on my approach to painting. We played tunes. No one uses the term anymore. It’s all songs now, telling stories—very similar to representational painting, where you […]

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Fruit and flowers

Zurburan’s fascinating, austere Still Life with Citrons, Oranges and a Rose hangs directly opposite the entrance of its period room so that it commands your attention as soon as it comes into view at the Norton Simon Museum. When I saw it a few weeks ago during our visit to the museum in Pasadena, I […]

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So, You Want to Be an Artist?!

  Every year the Rogue Gallery Art Center connects creative teens with professional artists through the Teen Mentor program. I’ve participated in the Teen Mentor program for five years now and always feel just as inspired by the students as they do by me. The mission of the program is to not just teach teens […]

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Natural Marble Art Valentine’s!

A new take on an old tradition. Supplies Needed:~Natural Earth Children’s Paint (we used red and white)~Marbles (3 or more)~Construction Paper (We used Valentine colors, but any colors will work.)~Baking Sheet~Paper Heart Doilies~Scissiors~Pen…

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FOTAS Rescued Bunny Adoption Event – February 9th and 10th!

Thinking about adding a bunny to your family? Check out this adoption booklet for additional information and please adopt!  Bunny […]

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20th century mystic

On my visit to LACMA last month, I was delighted most by the work in two particular areas of the museum: Fantasies and Fairy Tales, a themed exhibition of arresting prints and the small wing devoted to the Janice and Henry Lazarof Collection. The latter had the feel of those private collections converted into museums–the […]

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Among untrodden ways

I’ve been reading, with greater and lesser pleasure, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, which–throughout the series of fictionalized memoirs–has repeated references to Romanticism, especially in painting. In the narrative, he’s regularly moved by images that convey the implacability of nature–and these moments, not of epiphany, but of emotional release, baffle him because the author has […]

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