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'Fall Fantasy,' Janus Innes and Nancy Pagani at Third Friday

Artists Millie Clarke, Connie Fribance, Marianne Nielsen, Marilyn Zupan, Penny Simmons, Ruth Heath, Carol Sharp, Phyllis Gustafson, Ginny Matheson and Judy Hubler answered Art du Jour's call for art in the theme of “Fall Fantasy.” Look for art in a range of media and sizes.

Abstracts in mixed media by Janus Innes will continue to be showcased through September in the gallery's salon.

"Abstract is the style of art I truly love" Innes writes in an artist's statement. "I like to create art that appears simple but on closer scrutiny is complex, depicting emotions rather than objects.

"My art is the result of years of studying and experimenting with different mediums and styles. Each piece is an experiment into the unknown, and it is exciting to work with different materials to create a new and unique piece.

"Abstract art pushes my boundaries and challenges me to create new and more dynamic pieces. I have no preconceived idea of what image will eventually appear on the canvas. Mood, color and texture play an important part in my work. I love to invite the observer into my painting, to let them interpret it for themselves."

Meet Innes, along with many other artists from Art du Jour, at an art reception to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. The reception will feature the guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams. Appetizers, wine and cider will be served. See www.artdujourgallery.com or call 541-770-3190 for information.

"Planets, Moons and Meteors," fiber art by Nancy Pagani, will be displayed Friday, Sept. 16, through Oct. 14 in the Community Gallery at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St.

Rogue Valley artist Nancy Pagani creates images inspired by the themes of planets, moons, quarks, black holes and meteors, which she sews into her colorful, lively quilted fiber art. Pagani has worked with fabric since she was a child. Commercial fabrics as well as fabric she has dyed and painted are used in her art.

"Mysterious Creatures," the center's Main Gallery exhibit, showcases Illinois painter James Deeb, Utah printmaker Justin Diggle and Oregon sculptor Jud Turner.

An artists' reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the art center. Wine, cheese and snacks will be served.

See www.roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118 for information.

'Lithia Glow,' watercolor by Penny Simmons, at Art du Jour Gallery.
'Not Quite,' fiber collage by Nancy Pagani, at Rogue Gallery & Art Center.