Our Taste of Summer
Art Presence has partnered with Jacksonville’s newest wine club, NewNapaWine.com to present an educational wine event in our new classroom for the Britt Festival’s “Taste of Summer” concert season opening and celebration of southern Oregon wines in a double debut that makes Art Presence Art Center the perfect spot to kick off Jacksonville’s June 7 celebration.
Begin your Taste of Summer at Art Presence Art Center, next to Jacksonville’s historic courthouse at 206 North Fifth Street, where New Napa Wine will present “WineHerb Academy II” at 11am; a local Master Gardener will discuss pairing seasonal herbs with this quarter’s wine club picks while pinpointing herbal notes in the wine.
Taste of Summer tickets, armbands and wine glasses will be available at our gallery. Attend the WineHerb Academy, view our June art exhibit, “Our Taste of Summer,” begin your wine tasting experience here with New Napa Wine’s quarterly wine club selections, then stroll through downtown Jacksonville to explore more wines produced by southern Oregon wineries. New Napa’s wine tasting continues at the gallery until 4pm.
Sign up with New Napa Wine for additional benefits:
~ 12-5pm Free quarterly wine selection pickup
~ Wine/Herb tool for summer cooking
~ Wine Herb pairings all afternoon
~ Exclusive access to upcoming cooking classes with NNWs featured chef
~ Sneak peek of vineyards offering free pourings to members this summer
Member artist demonstrations downtown during the Taste will include silk artist Judy Elliott, and we anticipate more will join in.
**Judy is offering a Silk Painting class on July 2 & 9 from 9am–1pm each day. The cost is $65 per person, including supplies. Call Judy at 541-291-2121 or email her at judyhonolulu1©gmail•com for more info & to register.**
“Our Taste of Summer,” exhibit of member artworks: Feast your eyes on our mouthwatering display of photographic images and works in acrylic, oil, and watercolor portraying sunny scenes and gourmet food to “pair” with the June 7 “Taste of Summer“ celebration of southern Oregon wines. We also present fine artisan jewelry by our newest member artist, Julie Hoskins. Meet the artists at a reception on Friday, June 13 from 5–7pm.
Art Presence has partnered with Pioneer Village to exhibit art in their dining room, open to the public and rotating quarterly. June 1–September 10 we feature fine art images by Alice LaMoree, an established and well-recognized photographer whose innovative images flow into, over, and around the line between abstract and representational, distinguished by strong design and texture. Learn more at www.RioQuerencia.com
Additional exhibits for June include:
Jacksonville Public Library-
Naversen Room, June 10–Sept 10:
Photography by Thomas Glassman.
Front Entrance Display, Now–June 23:
Display of Memorial Day memorabilia by Dirk and Mary Siedlecki
Medford Main Library-
June 10 to September 10: “ZEN DEZIGNS,” 30 abstract pen & ink pieces by Charlotte Peterson, Linda Boutacoff, and Betty Barss.
Art Presence thanks the Jacksonville Rotary Club for renovating our classroom in time for the Taste! Judy Elliott presents a silk painting class July 2 & 9, and we invite artists, community members and organizations to present their own classes and workshops here, too. Please contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or email via art-presence.org.