Art Salon Features Local Artists at the Ashland Library

Ashland, Oregon (June 1, 2018) — Local artists discuss the evolution of their art over the years and present digital photos of their work at a monthly Art Salon held on the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard.
Sunday, June 24: Art Salon will feature artist Michael Gibson. Gibson has always been interested in art from the past: the techniques, how and why masterpieces were created, and who commissioned them. He has painted all his life and taught art history for over 30 years.
Sunday, July 29: Art Salon will feature artist Denise Souza Finney. Finney paints in acrylics and mixed media. She works in her studio in Ashland, which is housed in a beautifully restored century-old barn called The Garden Studio.  Her work explores the figure, the dancer, and the poppy flower as her subject matter. Her paintings focus on movement and gesture incorporating line, color and texture to create a layered image.
Sunday, August 26: Art Salon will feature Ann DiSalvo. DiSalvo is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an art degree from UW Stevens Point. She spent twelve years in the arts and natural sciences in Kentucky, and relocated to rural Oregon in 1992 and Ashland in 1993. She opened Studio A.B with Bruce Bayard on A St. in 1998. Since her arrival, she has been involved with many local organizations centered in the arts, most recently as Secretary of the Ashland Gallery Association and editor of the Ashland Gallery Guide. Ann has participated in every Art Along the Rogue Street Painting Festival in Grants Pass until 2012. She facilitates two figure drawing sessions each week in Ashland, and is a founding member of the Pomegranate Group, a women's figure study session. Ann works mainly in dry media with forays into brushwork.
The Art Salon is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. For more information please call the Ashland Library at 541-774-6996 or visit

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