Art galleries, local closures, postponements: Jan. 29
Editor’s note: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, please call businesses or check their websites to confirm listed events.
American Trails: The gallery, located in the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, features art and crafts of the indigenous peoples in North and South America. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Masks are required, and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art du Jour Gallery: See exhibits by 17 local artists in myriad mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen & ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. See displays of work by featured artists Susie Lee and Doug Staples through Jan. 31. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Private viewings are available outside open business hours by reservation. The gallery will hold a Silent Art Auction, Feb. 1 through March 31. All proceeds to go to Habitat for Humanity, and unsold art pieces will be donated to Almeda Fire victims. Masks are required to visit the gallery. See artdujourgallery.com, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 541-770-3190.
Art & Soul Gallery: The gallery, which features art in a variety of mediums by regional artists, located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment. The exhibit “Why We Paint” features small original paintings from each of the 23 Art & Soul Gallery artists framed by Peter Stone. The theme is meant to showcase what was each artists’ first inspiration. A reception will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, by appointment only to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. Pop-up guest artist Cilette Swan, maker of Expiritu Jewelry, will be present during the reception with her collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry creations in silver and stone. Appointments are available at 30 minute intervals, with a limit of six visitors in the gallery at a time. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 27. Masks are required by visitors. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.
Art Presence Art Center: Thirty-six regional artists will be featured in the gallery’s annual exhibit “Angel Show,” which features artists’ interpretations of angels in a variety of mediums, along with the “Season of Cheer” holiday exhibit to be displayed through January. The art show will be available virtually this year because the gallery is closed in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. To view the virtual exhibits, see art-presence.org or for further information or to schedule an appointment, call 541-941-7057.
Ashland Art Works: See the work of local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts and garden art. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Masks are required to visit the gallery. See ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Gallerie Karon: The gallery, located at 500 A St., Suite 1, Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available. The gallery has opened the exhibit “The Ox,” featuring art, furniture, artifacts, jewelry and textiles from all over the Pacific East. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Gallery One: Located downstairs in the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, the gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. See the Zentangle and multimedia exhibit “Down the Rabbit Hole” by featured artist Cindy Hernandez throughout the month of February. See gpgalleryone.com to view the tour or call 541-479-1218 for further information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, features works in an array of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. During the months of February and March, see the exhibit “Novellas,” featuring narrative art by women in honor of Women’s History Month. The gallery will be open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available.See hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.
Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art: The gallery, located at 280 E. Hersey St. #11, Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Masks are required and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. Call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The gallery, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The main gallery showcases photography by Tom Glassman and Bruce Bayard in the exhibit “Minimal/Maximum,” on view through Feb. 19. In the Community Gallery, see “Baldassare’s Italio Gardens,” featuring artwork by seven local artists in celebration of master gardener Baldassare Mineo and his 2-acre botanical garden. The exhibit will be available for viewing through Feb. 19. Masks are required. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Schneider Museum of Art: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art will be closed until further notice. The museum will offer online programming such as the winter exhibition (available throughout the February 2021) and virtual exhibitions with live artists, and scholar Zoom talks and workshops. The Schneider also will offer Free Family Art Days with curbside kit pickup for materials and an accompanying online instructional video. The museum hopes to hold its spring exhibition (April-June) and first outdoor exhibition (May-July) in person. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.
Studio A.B.: The studio is the gallery and workspace for artists Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard. See their work in a variety of dry media and photography. The studio is located at 21 A St., Ashland, and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required. See studioa-b.com or call 541-482-2253.
The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink: The skating rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, will not open this year, city officials have announced. See ashland.or.us/icerink for further information.
Camelot Theatre: The theatre has canceled its 38th season. See camelottheatre.org for further information.
Collaborative Theatre Project: The Medford theatre is closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. See the theatre’s Facebook page for updates, visit ctpmedford.org or call 541-779-1055 for more details.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland will be closed until February because of COVID-19 restrictions. See the scheduled 2021 lineup at oregoncabaret.com. Contact the box office by email at email@example.com or call 541-488-2902 for more information.
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 4: The local fiddlers district hopes to resume its Saturday public jams early in 2021. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The 2020 season in Ashland has been canceled. See osfashland.org for details. Also, look for O!, a new interactive and immersive digital content platform. O! can be accessed for free at osfashland.org/digital. Content available or in development includes interviews, digital storytelling, OSF archival engagements, online classes, podcasts, audio plays and more. To receive updates and release information, go to osfashland.org/digital and click on the “Join O!” button at the bottom of the page.
Randall Theatre Company: The theater company’s Ghostlight Playouse in downtown Medford will remain closed because of current state and county restrictions. The theatre company will offer performances via livestream. See randalltheatre.com or visit the Randall Theatre page on Facebook for updates.
Rogue Valley Chorale: The Rogue Valley Chorale Association’s planning for future performances is ongoing, including a scheduled performance, “Carmina Burana,” at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland in June and a holiday concert in December 2021. Plans still are being made for RV Chorale’s Youth Choruses. See roguevalleychorale.org or find Rogue Valley Chorale on Facebook for further information and updates on future performances.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The Rogue Valley Symphony hopes to return to the stage in September 2021. It will be offering a series of digital concerts in the meantime. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts. See rvsymphony.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-708-6400 for further details.
Royal Affair Storytime: Local fairy tale character group Once Upon a Song has postponed its children’s “royal” storytime, previously held at Barnes and Noble, until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. The “princess” group is working on putting together virtual story times. For more information, find Once Upon a Song on Facebook or call 541-306-3288.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The hands-on science museum at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, will be closed because of COVID-19 restrictions until further notice. ScienceWorks Online offers virtual science activities that be performed at home. For virtual content and further details, see scienceworksmuseum.org/scienceworks-online or call 541-482-6767.
Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The guild will present an ongoing virtual show featuring the opportunity to view and purchase work created by local craftspeople. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.
Historic Building Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society has postponed the JCPenney historic building open house and repurposing sale scheduled for Jan. 23, in light of Gov. Brown’s extension of the COVID-19 state of emergency for an additional 60 days in Jackson County. For further details, see sohs.org or call 541-773-6536.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The local choir has canceled all concerts through May 2021. The choir is cautiously optimistic that in-person concerts can resume in October. For further information and to receive free digital content, see repsingers.org. Content includes interviews with composers and singers, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances and program talks by Music Director Paul French.