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Open Studios: How Art is Made - Grants Pass

open studios how art is made grants pass 2017

Get inspired by 23 artists in 18 studio locations throughout Josephine County. Artist’s whose studios are located south of the Rogue River have their studios open on 9/23 & 9/24. The next weekend, 9/30 & 10/1, artists whose studios are north of the Rogue River have their studios open. Both days the studios are open 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets for the event are $20 per adult. The map of all the studio locations is the ticket. And for the first 150 tickets we have an Artist Guide Book, featuring photos of each artist’s work, and their artist statements. It is a 52 page, 6” x 9” book. Attendees can visit as many studios as they like, over the course of the 4 days. We also have a Preview Exhibition in the Grants Pass Museum of Art from 9/20 through 9/28. We have an artist opening (everyone is

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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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Warning! An Election Looms in November…

When I worked as an arts manager, the election season—-particularly presidential years like 2012—-was a time of fear and loathing. Why? First and foremost, ticket sales and admissions soften or die immediately before and on Election Day. At TRG, we’ve watched this trend play out across the U.S. over the past two decades in client […]

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Who Are We Selling?

In this economic climate, reaching out to high-net-worth individuals, or the companies that seek to engage them, can be a touchy subject for the arts. The fact is, income inequality and the incredible wealth accumulated by a small percentage of our population have created great opportunities in terms of prospects and their passions. But we […]

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Rogue Gallery & Art Center celebrates 51 years in the region

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

Celebrating its 51st year of inspiring visual arts in Southern Oregon, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is hosting its Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner on Saturday, September 10, 2011. This fun-filled, “ARTrageous” event will take place at Kids Unlimited in Medford, Oregon (821 N. Riverside), beginning at 5PM. All proceeds raised will support visual arts education for all ages and art exhibitions for artists in the Rogue Valley and beyond.

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The Accessibility and Affordability of the Arts

As the news cycle has been dominated with concerns over the debt ceiling and the potential dangers associate with default, we are painfully reminded that our economy is far from stable. It seems increasingly likely that the way forward will include some kind of austerity measures, such as spending cuts, downsizing of government agencies, and […]

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