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The sorrows and joys of taffy

I embarked on a series of enlarged images of salt-water taffy last year, unable to reach cruising speed for the work because of a slow flood of continuous family obligations. Over the past year, I’ve had to keep halting my painting (and writing) every two or three weeks for multiple reasons, including several trips to […]

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Sorry for the Confusion!

Thanks for trying to sign up for the newsletter! The sign up box format didn’t work correctly over email – EEK! If you have commented, I made sure you have been added manually. If you were confused and would still like to sign up, follow this link to the webpage where the format is working […]

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David Smith’s material magic

I recently received my copies of INPA 8, from Manifest Creative Research Gallery, and I’ve been finding much to admire in its pages. I’m going to post some of the work over the next few weeks. It was especially pleasant to see David Smith represented yet again. He’s pitching almost a perfect game since Manifest […]

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

I’m terrible at blogging, so I’m changing with the times and removing the blog and creating a newsletter. Sign up to stay in the loop for shows, events and anything exciting that happens.

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Serene solitudes

I visited Arcadia, in Pasadena, after Shawn Downey’s solo show closed nearly half a year ago now, yet some of his work was still hanging in the rear gallery and I was able to get a close look at half a dozen paintings, which was a great treat—including this one hanging above its shipping crate, […]

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Author Reading

Art Presence Art Center invites you to join Susan Wrona as she reads from her book of poetry, “Radiant Cup”. This is on June 14th at 5:00 in the classroom at Art Presence Art Center at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville. Refreshments wi…

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Fractured literacy

It always cheers me when Ben Tankard posts something new on Instagram. The Australian painter works in several modes, one being his surreal landscapes where ordinary people confront things they can’t quite comprehend—if we’re honest with ourselves, we are those people, all the time, aren’t we?—and in another series he does Monopoly board images that […]

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Windows onto the world

The current group show at Oxford Gallery, “Metamorphosis,” is one of the strongest James Hall has put together. Maybe because the theme signifies the essence of art itself. Art is alchemy, taking common human experience and transforming it into the idiosyncratic terms of an individual artist’s ornery insistence on his or her skewed way of […]

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Jacksonville Art Walk

Anne Brooke will be demonstrating “negative painting” in watercolor during the Jacksonville Art Walk, the Second Saturday of June from 5 to 7 at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. 5th Street. Look for the neon green pennant at the front door …

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Calling all Rogue Valley Young Artists, Ages 5-18

The Ashland Art Center & Sanctuary One Present “The Year of the Pig” Youth Art Show! This exhibit will represent art work about pigs and our thoughts, feelings, and relationships with the animal itself and/or their attributes (eg: smart, fun, clever). All work submitted will be displayed at the Ashland Art Center on June 23rd […]

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