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Rogue Valley art galleries, closures & postponements: Aug. 13

“Rabbit’s Dream” by local artist Denise Kester is on display at Art Presence Art Center, part of the Jacksonville Second Saturday Art Walk. See listing, below. Courtesy image
In Focus: Second Saturday Art Walk

Join the Jacksonville Second Saturday Art Walk, where galleries, restaurants and studios will show new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 3 to 6 p.m. the second Saturday of every month through October. Look for the neon-green pennant at participating locations. For more information, call 541-941-7057.


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 oil portraits by Belinda Moffit, and photography work by Judy LaNier, the gallery’s August featured artists. Additionally, 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. 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. See artdujourgallery.com, or email at artdujourgallery213@gmail.com, or call 541-770-3190.

Art & Soul Gallery: See the August featured exhibit, “Adornment” by Eric Peterson, on display Aug. 3-29. His work includes abstraction and collage and seeks to celebrate our multi-cultural world. Limit of 25 visitors in the gallery at a time. The gallery, which features art in a variety of mediums by regional artists and is located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and by appointment. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.

Art Presence Art Center: Artwork by local artist Denise Kester will be featured through Sept. 12 in the exhibit “Art Dreams.” Kester specializes in monoprint and monotype, viscosity printing as well as drawing and painting. An artist’s reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 , as part of Jacksonville’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The gallery is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. 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 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. The galley will host artists who will give demonstrations and workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.

Fiber Arts Collective: See the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. During the month of August, see the featured exhibit “Urban Hieroglyphs,” by Chris Carpenter. Other exhibits include sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering and felting to binding, collaging, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assemblage pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-708-6966 or see fiberartscollective.com.

Gallerie Karon: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. During the month of August, work by of Vernon Lawhorn, Jane Lawhorn, and Judy Benson Le Neir will be featured. 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. Ceramic sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama will be shown alongside Pacific Northwestern inspired landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson through Aug. 14. 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 Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. 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. The Main Gallery will showcase printmaking works from the permanent collection of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, on exhibit Friday, Aug. 13, through Sept. 24. The collection includes work by luminaries of contemporary Native American art. The Community gallery will feature the work of Rogue Gallery artists inspired by Pattern and Decoration, a United States art movement of the mid-1970s and early ’80s, through Aug. 13. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art has reopened for in-person viewing. See the new exhibition “Joan Truckenbrod: Digital Fibers — 1975 To Present” on view through Sept. 16. Truckenbrod is credited as being one of the earliest pioneers of digital art in the 1960s. Masterworks on Loan and “What is Plein Air?” also will be on display in the Entry Gallery. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.

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 upport Shine a Light, a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking. See studio151ashland.com.


New Notices

Summer Blues Revue: The Rogue Blues Society has postponed their annual Summer Blues Revue due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, smoky conditions and extreme high temperatures. Plans are being developed for smaller events and a large event in late spring 2022. Monthly jams will resume in October of this year. For further information find Rogue Blues Society on Facebook or see ashlandblues.com.

‘Scandals of Southern Oregon’: The local history lecture to be given by Ashland author and historian Sue DeMarinis, “Scandals of Southern Oregon,” at the Jacksonville Community Center on Friday, Aug. 13, has been postponed. The community center and DeMarinis hope to reschedule sometime in October.


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.

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 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.