First Friday art walk in Ashland

"Mountain Melody" and other new oil landscapes by Jerry Shanafelt will be featured this month at Illahe Studios and Gallery.Photo courtesy of Illahe Studios

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will find opportunities to meet the artists, watch art demonstrations, hear live music, and enjoy refreshments at some of the galleries.

Check the following listings for details. Please note that some galleries will be closed during the event.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. Pastel landscapes by Ina Prosser, live music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-482-2772. Quilts by the Quilts of Valor Foundation, open artist studios, and live music by Sage Meadows.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Assemblages, jewelry and paintings by Elin Babcock, fused glass by Debbie Earley, live music by Sue Carney and refreshments.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Husbands, Wives and Lovers — All You Need Is Love," poetry, photography, ceramics and paintings by 23 regional artists, as well as live jazz by Dan Fellman and Cyd Smith and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. Sculptures by John and Robin Gumaelius, and abstract nude photographs by Michael Williams.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "The Butterfly Effect," an installation and group exhibition. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. Oil paintings by Sarah Waldron and works by Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan and Erin Lee Gafill, as well as a hula performance by Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. "Creature Comforts," sculptures by Penelope Dews, and "Quiet Places," landscapes by Jerry Shanafelt, as well as live music by Jeff Kloetzel, wine and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Pre-Columbian-style pottery by Ken Standhardt, wine and cheese.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com, 541-301-5975. Photography by David Sherman and works by 10 other local photographers.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. "The Art of Dr. Seuss," rare-edition prints by Theodor Seuss Geisel, as well as wine and hors d'oeuvres.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., www.yarnatwebsters.com, 541-482-9801. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. Works by six artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Photography of by Richard Levitt.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. "Essence of Southern Oregon," printmaking, photography and digital media by Southern Oregon University alumni, as well as live music by Suaves, wine and sangria.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St., www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. Watercolor paintings by Sarah Collins, live music by guitarist Urban Kohlere, free massages and chocolates provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus), www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. "Painting on Site: Favorite Places" by Charlotte Abernathy and "Collective Ground," a group exhibit by SOU students, as well as guided library tours, live music by pianist Tatsiana Asheichyk and refreshments.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., www.hillstationashland.com. Acrylic paintings of flamenco dancers by Denise Souza-Finney.

LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe, jewelry by Yosef Stone, live music by Sky System, drinks by Cultured Goddess Jun, and food by Pickled Planet.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Photography by Joseph Linaschke, watercolor paintings by Rosie Taylor, and photography by Dan Elster.

LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Works by Johan Ziems, live entertainment, rum cider and wine.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson.

TAROKO PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St., www.tarokoashland.com, 541-488-7108. Haiku art by Cathy Dorris and mixed-media landscapes by Gaelyn Larrick.

WATERSTONE SALON: 14 S. First St., www.waterstonesalon.com, 541-488-3700. Nature photography by Bill Exley, live music by Midnight Party, wine and cheese.

Windermere Van Vleet & Associates: 375 Lithia Way, 541-482-3786. Paintings by Marilyn Zupan, Norm Rossignol and Boni de'Laire Kettering, as well as refreshments and a demonstration by Kettering.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. "Ocean Series," marble stone-cut prints by Harriet Greene, and a slideshow of fantasy illustrations and photographs by Martin Goldman.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St. (enter through the alley), www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Colorful, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne and refreshments.

GALLERY DEFOREST: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road, www.gallerydeforest.com, 541-690-6976. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Glassworks and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott, as well as live music by Butcher.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. Contemporary works by 10 artists, live music by pianist Michael Berkhaiah and refreshments.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. A retrospective of works from the past 15 years by Bruce Bayard and Ann DiSalvo, as well as live music by Duo Flamenco.


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