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Third Friday Receptions for New Exhibits at Rogue Gallery

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will have a reception for two exhibits for Downtown Medford’s Third Friday Artwalk

Assemblage piece by Leona Keene Sewitsky

Assemblage by Leona Keene Sewitsky

Main Gallery exhibit

Scenes from the Unconscious: Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Sewitsky

June 23 – August 4, 2017, Reception: Friday, July 21, 5-8pm

 

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and papier maché.

Micah Ofstedahl was born and raised in Austin, Minnesota and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and ceramics from Minnesota State University. Micah describes his work as an exploration of the unknown and the importance of its relationship to scientific and human advancement. Micah states, “I am constantly being amazed by the hidden beauty and complexity of the world and this is largely what I hope to convey to my audience.”

Leona Keene Sewitsky resides in Jacksonville and has been creating artwork out of recycled objects and paper mache for eleven years. She enjoys the challenge of assembling mismatched items, sculpting and painting paperclay heads, and creating a carnival of characters. Exploring the unconscious dream state of the mind in sculptures and assemblages, Leona creates original artwork that is humorous, familiar, and sometimes other worldly.

 

Through All Things, painting by Micah Ofstedahl

“Through All Things,” Micah Ofstedahl

 

Sponsored by Rogue Gallery & Art Center Board of Directors

 

Leona and Friends, Graphite drawing by Walt Wirfs

“Leona and Friends,” Graphite drawing by Walt Wirfs

 

Community Gallery Exhibit

Visions of Daily Life: Drawings by Walt Wirfs

 

July 14 – August 25, 2017, Reception: Friday, July 21, 5-8pm

 

Jacksonville artist Walt Wirfs captures the everyday joy of friends, family and strangers with their canine companions in detailed graphite drawings. His strong draftsman skills are richly displayed in these grayscale drawings. Walt Wirfs develops his work with the use of dark and light space to create these engaging images.

 

 

 

Refreshments by Harry and David will be served at the reception on Friday, July 21, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

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