Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, August 4th from 5 to 8 pm!
Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!
For more information about all of our exhibits, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com Our August 2017 ArtWalk Map is available for viewing or download at the end of this post.
Ashland Gallery Association August Spotlight Exhibits
Plein Air works by Ann DiSalvo; The Weekly Press Revisited by Bruce Bayard
Ann DiSalvo recently spent a week on the Oregon coast creating plein air paintings which are featured this month along with The Weekly Press Revisited, digital prints by Bruce Bayard.
The act of painting outdoors, en plein air, has been a tradition for centuries. Ann battled the challenges presented by the elements of wind and sun, as well as curious onlookers who would not normally be present in a studio situation. Her reading of the book about composition by Arthur Wesley Dow reinforced her personal concepts and understanding of composition; where to place elements to create visual harmony, color, and contrast.
These works will be part of a larger exhibition at the Rogue Valley Manor in May of 2018. Come take a sneak preview.
Bruce has been studying the series he completed in 2010, finding new insights into how his previous work informs new video explorations. The series, comprised of 1000 still images became the turning point in his career, establishing his interest into time-based art. The current exhibition consisted of original size prints and a new larger format. A new video performance will be presented in September at the Project Space in Talent. More information at brucebayard.com
Art and Soul Gallery
“Following the Circuitous Thread” paintings by Eve Margo Withrow
I’m always curious to explore the edge that lies outside the box. From that perspective, I reflect on the essential feeling ingredients of an experience or place. Many of my favorite and most exciting works are the result of finding imaginative solutions to things run amok. I play and adventure with my expressions. Following threads here and there, I enter the flow of my creative process; head and heart awake and dancing.
Eve is an International Award winning Professional Artist and is part owner of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon
Hanson Howard Gallery
TRUE STORIES: Sara Swink & Robert Koch, paintings and sculpture
Hanson Howard will be featuring, True Stories from the Lighter Side of Life, the whimsically narrative work of Sara Swink and Robert Koch this August.
Sara Swink makes ceramic human and animal forms with a psychological stance, using form, surface, color and facial expression to investigate the imaginable realm of dreams, fantasies and emotions. Bob Koch has a playful and humorous approach to storytelling using found snapshots as inspiration and taking the liberty to change the characters into animals. While feeling gestural and spontaneous, his paintings exhibit a strong use of composition and color.
Please join us for an artist reception during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on August 4th, 5-8 p.m. Show runs August 4th-29th.
Featuring David Lorenz Winston
David Lorenz Winston, an internationally recognized, award-winning photographer, is showing his new work at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center starting August 4th. Based in Talent, Oregon he is widely known for his winter landscapes. However, he is equally at home reflecting on the human condition and uncovering surprises in the ordinary. He brings a unique way of seeing to his work expressed through humor, irony, timing and mystery.
His current images reveal further explorations into the simple designs that can be found everywhere, but go largely unnoticed.