Rogue Valley art galleries, closures, postponements: April 2
Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art will reopen for in-person viewing with the exhibit “Collecting Cuba: Selections from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,” on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, April 6-July 1. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival and curated by Jill Hartz. Admission is free; donations accepted. The museum hopes to hold its first outdoor exhibition between May and July. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.
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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 exhibits by featured artists Marilyn Zupan and Thalia Keple through April 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. 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: See the watercolor exhibit “Branded by Oregon” by April’s featured artist, Betty Barss. From 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, an artist’s reception will be held by appointment only. All appointments are 30 minutes and limited to 6 people. 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. Masks are required by visitors. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.
Art Presence Art Center: The gallery is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. See an exhibit by Bruce Bayard, featuring digital and collage image prints. The main gallery will showcase gallery members work in a variety of mediums. Masks are required by visitors. A virtual tour will also be available. 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. Thursdays through 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. See a mix of work by local and regional artists from Oregon, Washington, and California. 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. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
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. 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. For further information, 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. See the colorful exhibit of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka, and paintings by of Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. Masks are required, and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. See houstonscustomframing.com or 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. Masks are required to visit the gallery. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
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 by appointment. Masks are required. See studioa-b.com or call 541-482-2253.
Studio 151: The art studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features mixed-media sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. See a series of work investigating time, wall relief Buddhas and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The studio is open by appointment only. All proceeds from York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking both locally and abroad. See studio151ashland.com.
Ashland Folk Collective: The local folk music collective has postponed its Folk Festival until February 2022. It will continue to offer limited single monthly concerts. For further information, see ashlandfolkcollective.com.
Camelot Theatre: The theatre has canceled its 38th season. See camelottheatre.org for further information.
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 4: Because of COVID-19, the local fiddlers district has canceled its Saturday jam schedule. Organizers hope to resume the public jams as soon as restrictions allow. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.
The Rogue Valley Bike Swap: The annual Ashland event will take a different form this year. Ashland Parks and Recreation will team up with the Rogue Valley Transportation District to collect donated bikes to be distributed to local organizations with the aim of getting bikes in the hands of those affected by the Almeda fire, veterans and low-income people. To donate a bike, drop by the parking lot of The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland, from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, June 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19. Bikes should be in working order; those in need of minor repairs are welcome. For further information or to volunteer, email at Sulaiman.email@example.com or call 541-552-2264.
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, “Digital Journeys: Concert Detours,” 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 will offer virtual story times (see our Livestream listings for dates/times). For more information, find Once Upon a Song on Facebook or call 415-306-3288.
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.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The local choir has canceled all concerts through May 2021. The choir hopes that in-person concerts can resume in October or December. 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.
The Urban Cork: The Urban Cork’s tasting room still remains closed, but plans are in the works to reopen this summer. Call 541-500-8778 or see theurbancork.com.