'Nude: Group Exhibit' part of First Friday art walk
Studio A.B., Photographers' Gallery and the Schneider Museum of Art are among the venues with new exhibits to be presented during the Ashland Gallery Association's First Friday art walk.
"Nude: Group Exhibit" will be displayed at Studio A.B. Artists Bruce Bayard, Lisa Byrne, Kevin Christman, Ann DiSalvo, Inger Jorgensen, Gabriel Lipper, Robyn Reitz, Daniel Verner and Greely Wells will present various artwork inspired by Wells' short film, "Nude." The film follows the relationships between artists and their models.
The film will be screened at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Enclave Studios, 1661 Siskiyou Blvd.
Studio A.B.'s exhibit includes a video loop of an experimental-image collage by Bayard, a drawing by DiSalvo from a series supported by a grant from the Haines Foundation, small figurative studies in bronze by Christman, paintings by Jorgensen and Lipper, drawings by Verner, Reitz and Greeley and photography by Byrne and Kai.
A collection of new photography by John Kirk, "If a Tree Could Speak ...," will be presented at Photographers' Gallery. Surprising statements highlight this photographic journey through the lives of trees. The images depict humorous situations that trees can get into, and what trees do to cope with environments and live in harmony with neighbors.
"In Scene" is an collaborative exhibit between the Schneider Museum of Art and the Ashland Independent Film Festival. It's a group exhibit featuring eight artists who work in media including video, installation, sculpture and photograms to explore the natural world in modern times.
Laura Heit will present her installation "Two Ways Down," a hand-drawn animated installation and film inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Heavenly Delights." Installation, multimedia and video by artists Rashawn Griffin, Adam Bateman, Jessie Sugarmann and M.K. Guth will be presented. Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis will present "Columbia River Water Shadows," a series of large-scale photograms made at sites along the Columbia River.
Outside the Schneider, Tannaz Farsi will present "Territory," landscape art to represent the history and culture of the Rogue Valley.
An opening reception for the artists participating in "In Scene" will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the museum on the Southern Oregon University campus, near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street.
Receptions at participating downtown and Railroad District galleries will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1. Pick up a gallery tour map at any of the listed galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download one from www.ashlandgalleries.com.
The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:
ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or www.artandsoulgallery.com. "Lithia Park and Beyond," oil paintings by Joan Brown.
ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or www.ashlandartcenter.org. Mosaics by Dean Buchser.
ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or www.ashlandartworks.com. Silk scarves by Connie Simonsen and gold and silver jewelry by Ali Shannon.
CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: SOU students' spring-term exhibits.
GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. Poetry matched with artwork for National Poetry Month.
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or www.hansonhowardgallery.com. "Framed," figurative drawings and a video installation by Greeley Wells.
HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., 541-482-1983 or www.houstoncustomframing.com. Gallery artists Stephen McMillan, Laurent Schkolnyk, Richard Royce, Yuji Hiratsuka, Sean Bagshaw, Larry Leigh, Erin Lee-Gafill and Thomas Houston.
NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or www.clubnimbus.net. Contemporary paintings, glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry.
PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com. "If a Tree Could Speak ...," photography by John Kirk.
SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or www.sou.edu/sma. "In Scene," installation, video, sculpture and photograms by eight artists.
THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or www.yarnatwebsters.com. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.
Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:
ARTISAN EYEWORKS: 215 Fourth St., 541-708-5350, www.artisaneyeworks.com. Photography by Darcie Sternenberg.
BELLA TERRA FINE JEWELRY: 60 E. Main St., 541-708-6300 or www.bellaterrajewelry.com. Artisan jewelry.
HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., www.hillstationashland.com. Home decor, housewares, jewelry and shoes from exotic locales.
SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 629 A St., www.shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. "Landscape Paintings for Changing Pace," a variety of oil and watercolor paintings.
SUMMIT AND FIELDS: 337 E. Main St., 541-941-2946 or www.summitandfields.com. Men's and women's clothing.
Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:
BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 100 Belle Fiore Lane, off Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765.
CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or www.creeksidepizza.com.
ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or www.edenvalleyorchards.com.
LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or www.liquidassetswinebar.com.
SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or www.smithfieldsashland.com.
Working studio members:
DENISE KESTER STUDIO: 438 Helman St., 541-778-2673, www.drawingonthedream.com. Monoprints and handmade books.
THE DESIGN STUDIO: 258 A St., No. 10, 541-227-8680, www.dianeericson.com.
THE ENCLAVE: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, facebook.com/enclavestudioashland.
GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or www.gatheringglass.com. Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.
NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141, www.numinousstudiowest.com.
OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or www.oakleafstudio.net. Pastel paintings by Lief Trygg celebrate spring buds and blooms in Ashland.
PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, www.pumphousestudios.com.
REBECCA GABRIEL STUDIO: 404 Wilson Road, 541-488-3831, www.rebeccagabriel.com. "Contemporary Realist," paintings, drawings and mixed media.
SNOW'S PLACE: 125 Sherman St., www.snowriverart.com, 602-448-4109. "Imaginary Women in Themed Places" by Snow Panneton.
STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, www.babayard.com or www.anndisalvo.com. "Nude," a multimedia group exhibit by 10 artists.
STUDIO SHOSHANAH: 502 A St., www.cybermuse.com.
SUZANNE ETIENNE STUDIOS: 143 N. Third St., 831-325-7600, www.suzanneetienne.com. Colorful, contemporary art.