Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions
First Friday Art Walk, January 4th from 5 to 8 PM
Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!
For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the January Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com
Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!
AGA January Spotlight Exhibits
East Meets East
There are two major events at Gallerie Karon this month. Join us for the First Friday Art Walk January 4, 2019. We’ll be opening our traditional show East Meets East celebrating the start of the New Year in so many Asian countries. (It’s The Year of the Boar!) There are a multitude of new things to explore, some from exotic Afghanistan and Tibet.
The main thing we are excited about is the Grand Opening of our new addition –
“The Feathered Wing.” This area features two rooms – one filled with small versatile pieces of furniture and art. The second room is a striking mix of Oriental furniture, antiques and icons. (The 41/2 ft. Thai Buddha in our ads is only one of the outstanding pieces.) We’re planning live music, munchies and many surprises – come help us celebrate!
Art and Soul Gallery
“Small Works” Paintings by Art and Soul Gallery Artists
Brighten your winter days and celebrate the beginning of a New Year with us at Art & Soul Gallery with our “Small Works” show. These small treasures will showcase the artistic talents of Art & Soul Gallery’s Artists, as we present original art in a variety of genre and media. The “Small Works” show will open with a festive reception on January 4, 2019, 5 – 8 PM, music will be by Beth & Craig Martin with Todd Ragland. The “Small Works” show will be exhibited from January 2 – January 27, 2019. This show will continue into February as part of our “Small Works Plus One” show, where Art & Soul Gallery Artists invite another Artist to join them in the exhibit during February.
Paula Fong – Watercolor and Pen & Ink
Paula R. Fong received her B.S. in Biology from Denison University and her M.S. in Forest Ecology from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University. Her twelve years as a soil scientist and ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service gives her a unique perspective of the art in nature. Paula’s primary medium is watercolor with pen and ink. She has illustrated numerous scientific publications, plant and wildlife posters, trail guides, and interpretative trail signs. She lives on a mountaintop in rural Southern Oregon.
“I have been fortunate to spend much of my career and recreation time exploring nature. It is fascinating to examine all the details, above and below ground, up close and from a landscape perspective. Every square inch of our natural world contains something artistically beautiful and scientifically interesting. I like to pick out one aspect of the environment and hold it up for inspection, with all its imperfections and variation. By changing perspective, focus, season and habitat, I have an infinite palette, and an unlimited source of inspiration.” Paula Fong
Ashland Art Center
Darlene Southworth – Travel Journaling with Watercolor
A journal is my personal response to travels — it expresses what I see, experience, feel, and reflect. Small paintings with words and attachments enhance the experience and evoke memories.
A botanist by training, Darlene Southworth travels and hikes in southwestern deserts and in the Pacific Northwest. She paints with watercolor in small bound journals working with minimal materials. In 2017 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
First Friday Musical Guest:
Hollis Peach, an Indie Songwriting & Vocal Duo, creates not only exceptional music, but also an extended community of artists, students, & performers. Their musical arrangements and harmonies are lush, intricate, and often hypnotic in their elegance. Daniel has been performing (guitar & banjo) with world-renowned theatre company Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in their production of OKLAHOMA! Which has gotten reviews in the New York Times, PBS NEWS HOUR, NPR’s Here & Now etc…After theatre season they will be touring in promotion of their second release, “Sun Sits Low,” with crowd favorites Yukon River & St. Jude’s Fire. Eager to give back and be of service to the larger community Daniel also teaches at Southern Oregon University.
Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and January Gallery Tour Map: