June 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford eagerly anticipates a return of Charity Hubbard’s student art exhibit in June, which became a major downtown event for our small gallery last year.  Due to the popular nature of this exhibit we will hold back from providing musical entertainment for our June Third Friday celebration, primarily for space and… Read more →

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May Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden

May Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden Peaceful Garden, our May members’ spring exhibition, and A Season of Kimono, a guest exhibit of handcrafted kimonos by Diana Rasmussen, open on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 am. The shows are open for viewing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 26. Don’t miss “View from the Cemetery” […]

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Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10!

Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10! Author Peggy Dover writes weekly for the Mail Tribune and monthly for the Jacksonville Review. On the second Friday in May, the 10th at 5:00 pm, she reads from her book, “Trips and Tangents,” at Art Presence Art Center.  Peggy penned this eclectic mix of bite-sized stories which serve […]

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A long goodbye

I was pleased and surprised when I got the notice that the Butler Institute of American Art wanted my painting of taffy for its Midyear exhibition, since other work had been rejected this year by our local museum and another regional gallery. After a decade of selling my work and showing it in juried exhibitions, […]

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Chardin’s dreaming

  When I was a boy, I used to take a toy, whether or not it was meant to represent something aeronautically sound, and I would hold it out in front of me and “fly” it above the sofa mountains of our living room or, outside, over the terrain in our East St. Louis yard: […]

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May 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is going to hold over our exquisite display featuring the works of Marilyn Zupan and potter Susan Paul Williams, while Marianne Nielsen’s guest exhibit in the salon will also continue to the end of the month. Third Friday will be on May 17, 5-8 pm with musical entertainment by classical guitarist… Read more →

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“It’s tough” is relative

Bill Santelli sent me this interview, which is a good read. Jonas Wood makes Hockney-esque paintings that look like graphic art, colorful in unpredictable and interesting ways, and dense with detail. They feel immediate and carefully observed but executed with almost childlike simplicity. I love the embrace of flatness because it forces him to put […]

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Magnetic and inexhaustible reality

I’ve just reread Iris Murdoch’s The Sovereignty of the Good, in reaction to my rereading of Dave Hickey’s The Invisible Dragon, in an effort to see the contrast between their ideas about beauty. Hickey speaks about beauty and desire. Murdoch about beauty and love. One might think they are speaking the same language, Hickey at a […]

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Picasso, the blind Minotaur

I’ve been surprised that the exhibit that has occupied my attention the most since my last visit to LACMA was Fantasies and Fairy Tales. It was a small, quirky collection of prints from around the year 1900. The aim of the exhibit was to show how, within this tight, curatorial window of qualifications (prints mostly […]

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