Photography, textiles and sculpture showcased at First Friday
Composite photographs by Debra Rene Harder, glasswork by Ashland Glass Act, textiles by Dian Ericson and Jo Ann Manzone, ceramic sculpture by Marydee Bombeck and wire sculpture by George Popa will be in the spotlight during the Ashland Galleries Association's art walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, in downtown Ashland, the Railroad District and at Southern Oregon University.
Harder's show, "A Method to the Madness," includes a print, "My World," created as a composite of various landscapes captured in Scotland, along with two studio portraits, "Keeping Time' and Vegan Dining in Style," at Ashland Art Center. Daniel and Stefani Seffinger of Ashland Glass Act will show their wall art piece, "Climate Change," along with bowls, platters, trivets and vases, at Nimbus.
Diane Ericson and Jo Ann Manzone will demonstrate fabric printing, clothing design and felting at The Design Studio, and clay artist Marydee Bombick will show her collection of ceramic sea turtles at Ashland Art Works, along with George Popa's three-dimensional wire sculptures "Tortoises," "Jazz Bands" and more.
Look for opening receptions at participating galleries. Pick up gallery tour maps 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. "Wild Cranes," hand-painted silk by Judy Elliott.
ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or www.ashlandartcenter.org. Photography by Debra Rene Harder.
ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or www.ashlandartworks.com. Clay sculpture by Marydee Bombick and wire sculpture by George Popa.
GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Mari!," a one-woman show.
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or www.hansonhowardgallery.com. Ceramic sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama and abstract paintings by Peter Van Fleet.
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. Daniel and Stefani Seffinger of Ashland Glass Act.
PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com. Photography by Debra Rene Harder.
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.
ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, www.ashlandnaturalmedicine.com. Local contemporary artists.
BELLA TERRA FINE JEWELRY: 60 E. Main St., 541-708-6300, 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. "Inner Landscapes" by Nina Bindi.
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. Photographer by Rainen Janes, Dan Elster and Joseph Linaschke and paintings by Shanna Trumbly.
LOFT BRASSERIE & BAR: 18 Guanajuato Way, 541-482-1116, ww.loftashland.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. Textiles by Diane Ericson and Jo Ann Manzone.
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. "Blue Moon Eclipse."
OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or www.oakleafstudio.net. Pastel paintings by Lief Trygg capture western landscapes.
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.
STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, www.babayard.com or www.anndisalvo.com. Figurative drawings by Ann DiSalvo and digital image collages by Bruce Bayard.
SUZANNE ETIENNE STUDIOS: 143 N. Third St., 831-325-7600, www.suzanneetienne.com. Colorful, contemporary paintings.