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Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts

GOING PUBLIC: Creating Art for Public Spaces –

Public Art workshop presented by Oregon Center for the Arts with support from the City of Ashland Saturday, April 21st 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meese Auditorium, located in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University 555 Indiana Street, Ashland OR

To register:

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General Directions:

555 Indiana Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Located at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus. The Art Building and Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University are most directly accessible off of Interstate 5 at Exit 14, the southern Ashland exit.

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Ashland New Plays Festival announces 2018 season

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Celebrating Past Winners and Welcoming the New: Ashland New Plays Festival announces its 2018 season

Ashland New Plays Festival is pleased to announce its 27th season of staged play readings showcasing new theatrical works, along with a program of talks with theater professionals.

ANPF’s flagship annual Fall Festival Oct. 17-21 will unveil four new plays in staged readings by casts of professional actors. The plays will be selected from 400 entries currently being read by local volunteer readers, with the final decisions to be made in June by ANPF artistic director Kyle Haden. They will be performed at Ashland’s Unitarian Center.

In carrying out its mission to support new works for the stage, ANPF is “working to develop underrepresented voices in theater, including women and playwrights of color,” said Haden. The 2018 season opens Sunday, March 25, with a staged reading of Meridith Friedman’s Your

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Contemporary Translation of Edward III by Ashland New Plays Festival

Understanding Shakespeare through a Modern Verse Translation:

A contemporary playwright translates Edward III for today’s audiences, to be performed as a dramatic reading March 27 in Ashland, Oregon

By Kara Q Lewis

Afternoon light filters over the laptop of playwright Octavio Solis, who focuses on the screen, puzzling out ways to decipher a difficult verse from William Shakespeare’s play Edward III. After getting sick two weeks earlier, Solis began working from bed. His wife teases him about not using his brand new writing studio. He works intensely and relentlessly: “I get obsessive about it,” he says, “I work on it ‘til 1 or 2 in the morning and then it’s the first thing I do when I wake up.” He continues:

“I’ve enjoyed every second of it. It taps into the part of my brain that likes puzzles. I’m decoding something really intricate and

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Ashland Gallery Association March 2017 Art Exhibits

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Ashland Gallery Association – March Spotlight Exhibits Ashland Art Center Upstairs Featured Artists: Susanne Petermann & Darlene Southworth Techno-color

With watercolor and collage, Susanne Petermann and Darlene Southworth create landscapes not visible to the unaided eye: parts hidden inside machines and computers, interiors of plants and animals, and outer space. Thus the images appear abstract though they are actually representational

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney Delicate Beauty

Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March. Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers. They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world. However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in. Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel

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Edward III Presented by Play On!, Ashland New Plays Festival

A (New) Shakespeare Play Translated into Modern Language

On March 27, Play on! in collaboration with Ashland New Plays Festival presents EDWARD III by William Shakespeare, translated by Octavio Solis and directed by Dawn Monique Williams

ASHLAND, Ore. — Forget the international debate over translating William Shakespeare’s verse into contemporary modern English. Playwright Octavio Solis, who has been commissioned to translate EDWARD III, says “the controversy should be about why this was not a Shakespeare play before.”

Solis is one of 36 playwrights across the country hard at work translating 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare into modern language. Oregon Shakespeare Festival has innovated the ambitious Play on! project for a purpose. “The clarity we aspire to get from the translations will make us better appreciate the vibrancy of the original,” says OSF’s Artistic Director Bill Rauch.

EDWARD III, which was published anonymously in 1596, has had its authorship argued

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 7th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the embedded pdf at the bottom of this post. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association October Spotlight Exhibits Special Event! Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour October 8th and 9th – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Free arts event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association!

Join us the second weekend in October when a group of local professional artists

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Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition : Samidare, mosaic art by Jill Stevenson Ritter

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition

Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Exhibition is honored to bring together an international juried exhibition of mosaic art from September 19 to October 26, 2016 at The Center for Visual Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries, Art Building, Southern Oregon University. The exhibition will be open to the public 10-4, Monday through Friday through October 26. This extraordinary show will be on display for over a month and will coincide with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held October 6-9, 2016. The galleries will be open extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend.

Samidare, by Jill Stevenson Ritter

The Road Past Horseshoe Bend, Tryptich, by Rebecca Campbell This juried exhibition invites us to enter the vast and creative world of both ancient and contemporary mosaic art. The works surprise us as we view traditional and non-traditional executed fine

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Parity: A Playwrights Roundtable

Parity: A Playwrights Roundtable

This Wednesday evening, join the Ashland New Plays Festival as a panel of leading women playwrights discuss why the stories of women and minorities have largely gone untold in American theater, and why we are the poorer for it.

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Mosaic Invitational Exhibit is Open!

The Mosaic Invitational is open in the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries on the Southern Oregon University Campus Oregon Center for the Arts through October 16. Scheduled hours are M-F 10-4 with extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend (October 1-4). Come join us on First Friday Art Walk for a special artist reception on October 2, 5:00-8:00 PM.

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Ashland Gallery Assn October Events

Embroidery, mosaic by Carole Choucair Queijan

AGA October Spotlight Exhibits Art and Soul Gallery

“Wolf Country,” oil painting by Carla Palmese

Simply Painted Oil paintings by Carla Palmese

“This is a simply painted show, a small collection of large paintings, about the dark and mysterious places where wolves live undisturbed, and 2 portraits of Oregon 7, the wolf survivor and traveler from Canada that now lives in Modoc County with his family. He has been named “Journey” and we wish him an end to his long and arduous journey and the beginnings of a long and prosperous life. Salute!”

Ashland Art Works Celebrating Artist Co-ops at AAW!

Kids’ Art at Ashland Art Works

Ashland Art Works on Oak Street, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 cooperative of artists, art galleries and studios. AAW encourages the creative productivity of its artists with the intention of contributing new works for the gallery and of sharing with

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