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Free Art Presentation to Benefit Climate Action

Painting from the Digging out from the Dirty Decade collection, by Catie Faryl

Babel and Blood Moons, 2015 Painting from the Digging Out from the Dirty Decades collection, by Catie Faryl

Digging Out From the Dirty Decades 1999–2019 Art Presentation to Benefit Climate Action Featuring an inspiring art slide show with humorous observations by West Coast Artist Catie Faryl. Sunday November 17th two free shows – 3 pm & 5 pm (30 minutes each) Bellview Grange 1050 Tolman Creek Road in Ashland, Oregon Artwork will be for sale at discount prices to benefit Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance & Project Drawdown Climate Actions On Sunday November 17th, West Coast Artist Catie Faryl will be sharing her recent art collection, “Digging Out from the Dirty Decades,” at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road in Ashland, Oregon. There will be two half-hour art slide presentations, one at 3 pm and one at 5 pm, during which Catie will discuss her art and commentary on

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SOSA Meeting on August 28

Watercolor painting of a cat by Marianne Nielsen of Grants Pass. Nielsen speaks about painting in watercolor at the monthly meeting of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists on August 28, 2017.

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) will be meeting August 28th at 7 pm at the Medford Public Library. The guest speaker will be Watercolor by Marianne Nielsen from Grants Pass. She will be teaching her techniques for painting pet faces, especially dogs and cats eyes whiskers and noses.. Anyone interested in Art is welcome to attend.

Marianne teaches watercolor classes four times a week in Grants Pass. She is currently displaying her art at Gallery One in Grants Pass. For more information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 ( or, catch-up with Judy at Exit 24 in front of McDonalds between 6:30-8:30 A.M. as she is painting and overseeing the Bee Mural being painted there. Come prepared to add a flower or bee! )

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Introduction to Chinese Characters

Art Presence Art Center welcomes the Year of the Rooster by hosting Introduction to Chinese Characters, an audio-visual presentation by Sarah Svinth. Learn 20-25 traditional Chinese characters! 1:00pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

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And what do I do now? Using Data Visualization for Social Change

Last week, the C4AA’s Steve Lambert attended the Responsible Data Forum on Data Visualization. In this article, Lambert discusses how data visualizations for social change can leverage emotion to achieve objectives. Those who visualize data can be reluctant to sully themselves in the messy world of emotions and empathy. If your goal is social change […]

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Humanity in Action!

Last Saturday, October 17th, Steve and Steve gave the opening remarks and presented a workshop at Humanity in Action’s New York Conference. Inspired by the Humanity in Action International Conference, the New York Conference is a regional gathering for Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. This year’s conference explored the theme of arts and […]

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SOHS Presents Tales From the Collections: Artists of the Rogue Valley

Dorland Robinson, Rogue Valley artist, from the collection of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and discussed in their next installment of the Tales from the Collection Series: Artists of the Rogue Valley

Everyone knows that Peter Britt was a photographer, but did you know that he was also a painter? Learn about the early artists, and also contemporary artists of the Rogue Valley at the next Tales from the Collection event on Saturday, September 26 from 10a-noon at 106 N. Central in Medford.

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Richard McKinley at Art Du Jour Gallery

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An Afternoon with Richard McKinley

Art du Jour Gallery presents “An Afternoon with Richard McKinley,” nationally and internationally renowned artist/educator, on Saturday, February 28. Born and raised in the Rogue Valley, McKinley is known for his beautiful paintings in oil and pastel, and for the vast amount of artistic knowledge he shares with his students worldwide.

Richard will offer a presentation on his career in contemporary art, including highlights from his forthcoming book on oil painting, as well as from his best selling PASTEL POINTERS. The afternoon begins at 1:30 PM in the Medford Library ( Adams Room ) with a Power point presentation and a lively question and answer session.

A reception and opportunity to meet the artist follows at 3:30 PM in Art du Jour

Gallery, located at 213 E. Main Street in Medford (2 blocks north of the library).

Tickets are $15

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Building Local Economies with the Arts

At an Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon meeting I saw a presentation by Jerry Work about how Appalachia converted poverty to a multi-million dollar economy through the arts. There were so many similarities between that region and the Rogue Valley, I wanted to bring it to the Medford business and arts community as well. I think this short presentation will inspire you and give you insight on how to help build cultural tourism in our area.

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