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MOB 2019 Living in Ashland

The latest news from the Ashland Art Center

July 2, 2019
Ashland Art Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.
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Artist Member Show
Several times a year, Ashland Art Center offers its Artist Members the opportunity to participate in an artist member show. The next show will be held on First Friday, August 2, from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm in the main classroom. Artist, Jay Gordon, Kristine Ballenger and Andre Satie will be showcasing their work.
Jay Gordon
Show: The Inky Ocean Series
The Inky Ocean series developed out of a love of watercolor, ink and printmaking, along with the beauty of aquatic life in Japanese artwork, particularly within the history of traditional Japanese printmaking. I love the process of taking an initial drawing or idea and considering how it can be rendered with different types of materials, which influence the mood, structure, and graphic story of each creature. The juxtaposition of
the fluid transparency of watercolor combined with the solidity of ink is endlessly interesting to me as an artist, as are the variety of prints that can be created with the processes of relief print, intaglio and monoprinting. Each of these methods has in common the combination of careful planning along with a significant element of chance and surprise.
After extensive forays into music (as a professional bassist) and medicine
(as a pediatrician), I found myself living in Washington, D.C. and being seduced by
the art I found in the city’s amazing museums. I was so deeply affected by the work
I was seeing that in 2014 I decided to fully devote myself to drawing and painting.
Since then, I have been learning about and experimenting with all kinds of art,
including portraiture, illustration, still life, figure drawing and printmaking. I moved to
the beautiful Rogue Valley in 2017, and am currently affiliated as painter and
illustrator with Enclāve Studios and the Ashland Art Center.
Kristine Ballenger
Show: Fluid Expressions
My art is an abstract form that creates a story using ever-changing interplays of color and movement that challenge perception and viewer perspective. Some may see an underwater scene while others see wind and clouds. My hope is that this medium stimulates your imagination to “go with the flow”!

Andre Satie
I was born to a master sign painter dad and a craft loving mom in Fresno, California in 1937.  My art career is long and full and varied, beginning with my first competition, where my submission took First in Oil and Best of Show. A couple of months later, a tiny sterling silver sculpture on a wood base took Second in Sculpture at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Since then I have been represented in galleries in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Baja California, Mexico. 
Artist's statement 
I make a world when I paint; or, when I paint, worlds emerge by themselves. Sometimes I struggle, but when I'm willing to do the struggle, to let go into what is coming up, every painting eventually resolves itself, and I'm often surprised; a painting will become something I never intended. Sometimes the little discrepancies and mistakes when allowed and followed, contain the spark of interest, the intense personal "real" something that carries the feeling, the music. This is what I reach for in the Art- the inner warmth that flames in the dark-for that to make itself manifest in the canvasses that are my responsibility.
Plant an Artist,
Watch Them Grow
Ashland Art Center is passionate about providing a safe nurturing environment where children can explore their creativity and learn new skills. We keep our classes affordable and offer scholarships to families in need. We also offer exhibiting opportunities for young adults and would like to create a Budding Artist Gallery Space dedicated to showcasing young talent. We need your help to fund our scholarship program and hope you will consider donating so that all children can experience art!
We hope you will be a part of this exciting journey
by contributing to our youth.
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First Friday Event at AAC | FREE Community Art Event
July 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of art, music and wine. Meet our studio and featured artists,
enjoy our premier gallery featuring local art.
Featured Studio Artist: Aaron Taylor
Show: Terrene Oneiric
Multimedia Painting and Serigraph. The work is derived from explorations in abstract line in relationship to landscape, and involves intuitive exploration of color and composition. Imaginative and dreamlike, this new body of work is intended to communicate a surreality for the viewer to experience in their own way.
Featured Gallery Artist:
Linda Dixon
Show: Second Chances
Mixed Media works featuring found objects, drawing, painting, collage and textures. Linda's pieces are developed around mundane objects, reimagined and repurposed in mulit-dimensional environments.
Musical Guest: Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Davis is a musician/singer/songwriter from the Rogue Valley. She comes from a background of Gospel and Jazz. Jennifer performs with several of the Valley's premiere musicians, covering all genres and styles. Her passion is raising her two sons and to bring healing and joy with her music.
July and Beyond:
Workshops and Classes
Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon
$56 per series of three sessions
$75.00 per Series of four sessions
$94.00 per Series of five sessions
A $5 material fee paid to instructor to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own.
July 3, 10, 17 & 31, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
August 14, 21 & 28, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Minimum 3, Maximum 12
Select your own subject matter to work on. Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost.
Summer Camp: Kids Clay Camp,
Wheel Work with Liz O'Brien
$200, each camp, includes materials
July 8 - 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 5 - 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Liz is offering 3 separate Wheel Work Camps this Summer! Come explore clay on the Potters wheel! Children will learn how to create functional bowls and cups. They will also learn how to add glaze and/or texture to their pieces in fun unique ways. No experience needed. The minimum age is 9 years old. Materials and firing included in the price of the camp. Bring a snack (optional) and water to each day of camp. Please send your child wearing older clothing.
Rogue Valley Thriving Artists, Writers, Musicians & More... hosted by Patricia Morrison FREE EVENT
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Every second Wednesday of month
No meetings in July and August. Will resume in September.
Visual artists, writers, musicians, designers, architects, and other creative professionals dealing with isolation, frustration, overwhelm, being asked to work for free, and/or uncertainty about how to move to the next level with their creative career, despite skill in craft, determination and vision.
Network, laugh, support one another, find community and learn skills to more easily thrive. Make a living, make a life and make a difference with your creative gifts, together!
Each month there will be a short educational presentation on a core professional development topic, followed by introductions, food and drinks and networking/socializing, all in the nurturing and beautiful setting of the Ashland Art Center.  The gatherings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Hosted by creative career coach and creative business teacher, Patricia Morrison, who has helped hundreds of creative professionals to create thriving creative practices and careers. Learn more about her at www.InnerFireOuterLight.com .

Paint & Sip with Jeanne LaRae
$35 includes materials
Every Friday except the first friday of each month
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Pre-registration is required by Wednesday before class, drop-ins will be excepted but a minimum of 4 students required) For the month of July classes will be held:
July 12, 19 & 26
Have fun painting in our new Friday evening Paint and Sip series. Jeanne will post a picture of what you will be painting each Friday and will lead the group from start to finish. Here are the photo's for the July 12th class.
Bring what you'd like to drink and a bite to share.
Summer Rhythm Instrument Making Camp for Kids, Shake, Rattle and Stroll with Patty Aulik
$85, Scholarships available through the Porsha Music Fund, inquire at the art center. Ages 8 - 12
August 12 - 15, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Found Sound- Art meets recology. Percussion teacher and folk artist Patty Aulik will guide you through 4 days of creating beautiful and functional rhythm instruments from recycled items and art supplies. Students will make shakers, maracas, a rain stick, a small drum and a glass mobile. They will learn simple rhythms and participate in a out door ensemble. Super fun for any kid that loves to make art and rhythm!
Enjoy Painting Outdoors En Plein Air with Jeanne LaRae
$210, bring your own supplies
or pay a $90 material fee to instructor
September 15 & 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minimum 5, Maximum 15
Celebrate the summer days outside! Jeanne LaRae will take you painting Plein Air. Students will meet at the local parks, vineyards, barns or other picturesque locations throughout beautiful Ashland and surroundings. Jeanne prefers to paint in oils outside, but if there is an interest, she will demonstrate in different mediums. Your medium can be your choice between pastels, oils, watercolor and acrylics. Snacks, water, hats and sunscreen are encouraged! Enjoy the summer days by painting outside. One day registration is available if you can't make both.

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