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Ashland's First Friday art walk

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. "Dodie Welcomes Spring," watercolor paintings by 93-year-old artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, and live music by Douglas Ross, as well as wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. "Blooming," floral watercolor paintings by Elaine Frenett; a group exhibit by sexual-assault victims; printmaking by recent Southern Oregon University graduate Tiffany Hokanson; "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?" pen-and-ink works by Gorgeous Gwen; live music by Patchy Sanders; open artist studios and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Paintings, jewelry, sculptures and cards by local artists and refreshments.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. "Just Now," kiln-formed glass by Catharine Newell, and "In the Studio," paintings and prints by Peri Schwartz. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "April in England," photography by Ken Deveney and watercolor paintings by Bruce Barnes, live jazz by Dan Fellman with munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. Sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama and paintings by Cheryl Williams.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "Double Take," mixed-media, sculpture, fiber and digital works by Richard and Rochelle Newman. 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. Anthony Weeks will create a mural as part of filmmakers Theo Rigby's and Kate McLean's interactive project, "Immigrant Nation."

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. The fourth annual Book Arts Show with works by 20 book artists; colorful prints by Inocente Izucar, the 15-year-old artist featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary "Inocente"; books by participants of the Community Press Project; and wine.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Native American-inspired pottery by Ken Standhardt, wine and cheese.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com, 541-301-5975. Works by 11 local photographers.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "The Metaphysics of Notation," abstract, ink drawings of music notation by Mark Applebaum, and works by Venessa Calvert, Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos and Jack Kirby. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Works by Chris DeRubeis, 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. Abstract, acrylic paintings by Rueben Davis.

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 and wine.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St., www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. Paintings by Donna Hertz, live music by guitarist Toby Tendrich, free massages, chocolates provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate and Bliss bars.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus), www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. "Matematica," works by Nina Reynolds.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., www.hillstationashland.com. Jewelry and ceramics by local artists, as well as crafts and tribal art from India.

LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Photography by Dan Elster and Bryan Zenner and photography and collage by Richard Balzer.

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 and Dan Elster.

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

WATERSTONE SALON: 14 S. First St., www.waterstonesalon.com, 541-488-3700. Abstract paintings by Miles Frode, live, acoustic music by Still Lookin, wine and cheese.

WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., www.weisingers.com, 541-488-5989. Art and wine.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene and illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St. (enter through the alley), www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Colorful, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne and "Carpe Diem: An Illustrated Life," acrylic paintings by Mindy Carpenter.

GALLERY DEFOREST: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road, www.gallerydeforest.com, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, artist books, photography and letterpress prints by Cathy DeForest. 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 and live music by Butcher.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. The second installment of the 19th annual "Women With Attitude & Men Who Love Women With Attitude," bodacious artworks by local artists, and live music by the Qi Brothers and Aletha Nowitsky.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. The studio will not be open for Friday's art walk.

'Pubs Across ... ,' watercolor by Bruce Barnes.