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3rd Friday Art Reception – November 16, 2018

Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Detail of Journey’s End by Sheryl Swift 3rd Friday Art Reception, November 16, 2018 IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Don’t Fence Me In: 2018 Annual Members Exhibit

November 9–December 21, 2018

Poulnabrone Dolmen by Paul Jorizzo

Reception: Friday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm

Member artists of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center were encouraged to express themselves without boundaries as the title “Don’t Fence Me In” implies. Exhibiting artist include:

Bruce Allen, Charles Anderson, Robert Arieas, Betty Barss, Sue Bennett, Linda Boutacoff, PJ Boyd, Susan Eileen Burnes, Sarah F. Burns, Leonard Burton, Violet Burton, Katy Cauker, Millie Clarke, Dawna Curler, Valerie Dann, Susan DeRosa, Anna Elkins, Cynthia Flowers, Alx Fox, Miles Frode, Tom Glassman, Jay Gordon, Nancy Graham, Kelly Gratton, Carla Griffin, Phyllis Gustafson, Lane Hall, Claudia Harlow, John Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Linda Henning, Anna Hinkle, Howard Hunt, Marilyn Hurst, Zelpha Hutton, Jennifer Ivey, Paul Jorizzo, Joan Kennedy, Susan Hoppe

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Art du Jour July 2018

Selfie Exhibit by Cheryl Magellen Running through July 28, Cheryl Magellen will have an exhibition of portrait paintings that were inspired by selfie photo submissions from around the world.

Art du Jour Gallery features Ginny Matheson, Judy Benson LeNier, Cheryl Magellen in Medford this month. Featured Artist Ginny Matheson

Mont Blanc by Ginny Matheson. -Submitted by the artist

Ginny Matheson presents’’a body of work themed “Mixed Media Landscapes”. Ginny lives and works in Southern Oregon but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage. By 2004 she had begun to exhibit her work at art festivals across the Midwest. Upon arrival in Oregon soon thereafter she began exhibiting at art festivals, galleries, and restaurants across Oregon. Her work often focuses on the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest and also includes still life, abstracts and figurative pieces. Guest Artist Judy Benson LaNier

Photography by Judy Benson LaNier

A professional

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Art du Jour Features New Exhibits from Member Artists February 2018

Peter Coons painting Sunset Drama

Peter Coons Sunset Drama

February brings new exhibits from member artists at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford.

During the month of February Peter Coons work will be the featured in the Salon and Jan Hartmann will be the featured artist on the feature wall.

Peter Coons grew up in a family of artists and was influenced at an early age by the arts. As a youth, his father, a fashion designer, took him to Europe to experience old world culture. For several years, he lived and attended school in Florence, Italy. His exposure to the artists of the High Renaissance made an indelible impression.

As a university student he took ceramics and art courses and graduated with a degree in history. Concurrent with his career as a public service executive, he satisfied his artistic impulses with printmaking and painting workshops and

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September Brings Abstraction to Art du Jour Gallery

Rondo in Color, painting by Millie Clarke

Rondo in Color, by Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke Millie Clarke, Featured Artist for September at Art du Jour Gallery, will show her new collection of vibrant acrylic abstract art. Clarke’s work has been described as “having wild spontaneity but with controlled esthetics”. She is noted for using colors in imaginative ways and in employing texture to add interest to her pieces. In her new collection, Clarke uses one foot by four feet canvases. The interspacing of straight bars over her creations provides the viewer with “windows” into the painting. These works may be hung vertically or horizontally.

 

The exhibit includes a large 30” x 40” work titled “Rondo in Color.” This piece is a fusion of paint-handling techniques which Clarke uses that includes scraping, scratching and wiping. The plane of a large painted area gains tension from her use of shaped and scratched smaller blocks of contrasting color.

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November Third Friday at Art du Jour

Mia, painting of a woman in a red dress by Daniel Verner

Art du Jour Gallery will showcase the work of two well known Rogue Valley artists through the month of November. A reception for them will be held on Third Friday, November 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., 213 E. Main, Medford, across from Vogel Park.

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EUGENE BENNETT: A LIFE IN ART FEATURED EXHIBIT AT ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER AND FEATURED ARTIST AT ART IN BLOOM FESTIVAL

This year during the Art in Bloom Festival, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center opens Eugene Bennett: A Life in Art, an exhibition featuring the art of one of the Rogue Valley’s most loved artists, an influential teacher, and a founder of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. Numerous works on display were held in the artist’s personal collection and have never before been offered to the public. The public is invited to attend a free RECEPTION held on Friday, May 18 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm during Third Friday in Downtown Medford. During the Art In Bloom festival weekend, the RGAC will host a Community Mural Project inspired by Eugene Bennett’s creativity and using his art materials. This free art activity invites community members of all ages to create an original collage to be part of a larger mural on display at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center later this year.

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