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  • Third Friday art walk in Medford

  • Layers of acrylic paint, geometric shapes and bright pops of color characterize a recent collection of abstract paintings by Medford artist Dixie Kinser.
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  • Layers of acrylic paint, geometric shapes and bright pops of color characterize a recent collection of abstract paintings by Medford artist Dixie Kinser.
    The exhibit, titled "Celebration of Color," was inspired by Kinser's yearly trips to Santa Fe, N.M., and includes paintings — "Grandmother" and "The Medicine Man" — that reference the city's Native American heritage.
    Fourteen of these paintings are featured at Art du Jour, along with artworks by Rogue River artist Susan Eileen Burnes, president of the Grants Pass Museum of Art.
    In her work, Burnes applies layers of pastel pigments to hand-stitched fiber, which she displays in a grid on painted canvas. The simple groupings result in bold and elegant compositions.
    Check out both artists' works at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Third Friday art walk, Aug. 16, at the gallery, 213 E. Main St. Wine and finger foods will be served. Call 541-770-3190 or see www.artdujourgallery.com.
    Friday is the last day that Rogue Gallery & Art Center's exhibit, "Tao Duo," will be displayed. The exhibit features 17 ceramic figurative sculptures, inspired by ancient Indian Hindu sculptures, Mesoamerican clay figures and Japanese Buddhist statues, by Gresham artist Tamae Frame, as well as haunting abstract images by Eugene artist Annette Gurdijan, a University of Oregon graduate.
    While Frame's slab-built sculptures are the embodiment of an inner calm, Gurdijan's multimedia artworks depict human conflict, struggles, beauty and pain, and are influenced by the artist's Armenian heritage.
    A reception with live music by a local recorder group, wine by Weisinger's of Ashland and RoxyAnn Winery, food by Harry & David and cheeses from Rogue Creamery will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St. Call 541-772-8118 or see www.roguegallery.org.
    Outside in Vogel Plaza, pianist Mark Whipple will play Medford Arts Commission's "Play It Again" piano. The piano also will be open for the public to play.
    Several Volkswagen, BMW and Nissan cars, courtesy of Lithia Motors, also will be displayed in the plaza.
    Parking in downtown Medford and in the parking structure on Sixth Street is free after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
    Artists working in all media are invited to participate in a rotating schedule for the Third Friday art walks. Contact the Arts Council of Southern Oregon at 541-779-2820 or email board@artscouncilso.org.
    — Teresa Thomas
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