Ashland Gallery Association June 2016 Exhibits
Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and see all the Ashland Gallery Association June 2016 Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 3rd, 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 year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!
AGA June Spotlight Exhibits
Art & Soul Gallery
Passages by Marge Heilman
“History has always interested me, especially with regard to art. Standing on historic ground in France painting in the footsteps of the masters, painting landscapes with interesting stories to tell as I try to portray feeling and atmosphere. The feeling of energy and passion when I paint a basket or handmade vessel…the hand of the maker seems to be there for me. From experiences like this come moments in time which are appreciated and carefully rendered into works using different media. I invite you to visit my “Passages.”
Hanson Howard Gallery
Robin & John Gumaelius, ceramic sculptures
Jon Jay Cruson, abstract landscape paintings
Our June featured artists reimagine the world around us. The ceramic and mixed assemblage sculptures of collaborative duo, Robin & John Gumaelius stretch the bounds of imaginative figures, embracing the theatrical and whimsical. Painter, Jon Jay Cruson’s landscapes combine studies of his surroundings with color, shapes and patterns from his own imaginative vocabulary.
Exhibition runs June 1st-28th.
Join us for an artists’ reception during Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk, June 3rd 5 -8 p.m.
JON JAY CRUSON’S remarkable career takes him “where the road leads me,” with a current focus on landscape as his primary inspiration.
Time and again I find myself ‘where the road leads me’, not knowing exactly what I will discover yet finding the inspiration from what comes over the horizon. The open country, patterns, shapes, and colors, they are all there. Back in the studio, it all comes together with the play of the elements, transferring, assembling, and incorporating into my own landscape.”
ROBIN & JOHN GUMAELIUS, collaborating artists and husband and wife, create animated human and birdlike sculptures. They combine ceramic, steel and wood as they form highly inventive sculptures that are often comical or bizarre.
Robin and John live in a rural area in Washington State where they have built their studio, home, barn, and gardens while nourishing four beautiful children.
Oak Leaf Studio
YOSEMITE: Honoring our National Parks
Early exposure to Yosemite as a young child ignited a life-long love of the Park and its grandeur in artist Leif Trygg of Oak Leaf Studio. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this year, Oak Leaf Studio, located at 247 Oak Street between Hanson Howard and Ashland Artworks, will feature large pastel paintings of Yosemite’s landmark scenery. Included in the show is a new picture of Bridalveil Fall, shown here as a work-in-progress. We encourage you to visit the Studio to see the finished piece as well as other magnificent landscapes of this iconic Park.
“Inner Landscapes” Abstract paintings by Nina Bindi
Nina Bindi’s, work hangs in private collections and various venues state wide, and can be seen from the 1st Friday in June throughout the end of July, 2016.
In her primarily abstract paintings, Bindi uses acrylic paints, collage elements, and natural materials to create the textural surfaces of her lyrical landscapes. She is inspired by the cycles of nature and beauty of the Earth, working intuitively with what emerges through the layers.
Nina will be joined by Margaret Correa, acoustic guitarist for the First Friday in June, together with some of Nina’s creative culinary delights.