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First Friday showcases student art exhibits

Student art exhibits highlight Ashland Gallery Associations' First Friday art walk. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, jewelry and photography created by young artists will be displayed at Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland Art Works, Hanson Howard Gallery, Nimbus, Studio AB, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Oak Leaf Studios, Artisan Eyeworks and Summit and Fields, as well as the Center for the Visual Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus.

High-school students Angeline Love, Sophie Birch-Bridges, Ruby Tidd, Mayla Sumner, Corrine Maddox, Kate Joss-Bradley, Marcello Romano, Jayden Becker, September St. John, Tereza Stott, Ayla Marsden, Ellie Dicker, Cedar Taulbee, Mariah Throop, Bowie Levick and Abigail Conte will be represented at galleries in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District.

At the Center for the Visual Arts, "My Campus is My Home!", a group exhibit coordinated by SOU art student Scott McCaw, will be displayed in the Retzlaff and Thorndike galleries. The exhibit addresses campus safety. "dot jpg," by Muuqi Maxwell, Trevis True and others, explores the Internet's influence on day-to-day life in the Meyer Memorial Gallery. "The Just OK Art Show," a group SOU student show, will be displayed in the Boise-Cascade Gallery, and another group show, "Dark," will celebrate artistic practice in its basic state in the Art Department Chairs Gallery.

A reception for the SOU students showing work in the Center for the Visual Arts will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Refreshments will be provided, and food trucks will be at the site. The adjacent Schneider Museum of Art will provide a trolley to shuttle art enthusiasts between the SOU and downtown.

Receptions at participating downtown and Railroad District galleries will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. Pick up a gallery tour map at any of the listed galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce or download one from www.ashlandgalleries.com.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or www.artandsoulgallery.com. "Spirit of Spring," paintings by gallery artists, and student art exhibits.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or www.ashlandartcenter.org. "The Wonderful World of Wool," wool and felt pieces by Jo Ann Manzone.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or www.ashlandartworks.com. Student art exhibits.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Felines," domestic cats depicted in watercolor, photographs, sumi ink, mixed media and tile.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or www.hansonhowardgallery.com. Wood sculpture by Christian Burchard and paintings by Karen Staal.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., 541-482-1983 or www.houstoncustomframing.com.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or www.clubnimbus.net. Student art exhibits.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com. "Fleeting Moments," a selection of photographs by David Lorenz Winston.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or www.sou.edu/sma. "Exploring Reality," an exhibit curated by artist Shane McAdams and museum director Scott Malbaurn, features sculpture, printmaking, installation and paintings by eight Oregon artists. The show will run through Saturday, March 19.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or www.yarnatwebsters.com. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ARTISAN EYEWORKS: 215 Fourth St., 541-708-5350, www.artisaneyeworks.com. Student art exhibits.

BELLA TERRA FINE JEWELRY: 60 E. Main St., 541-708-6300 or www.bellaterrajewelry.com.

HANNON LIBRARY: On the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6816 or www.hannonlib.sou.edu. 

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., www.hillstationashland.com.

SUMMIT AND FIELDS: 337 E. Main St., 541-941-2946 or www.summitandfields.com. Student art exhibits.

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 100 Belle Fiore Lane, off Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or www.creeksidepizza.com. 

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or www.edenvalleyorchards.com.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or www.liquidassetswinebar.com. Student art exhibits

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or www.smithfieldsashland.com. Paintings by Sarah F. Burns.

Working studio members:

DENISE KESTER STUDIO: 438 Helman St., 541-778-2673, www.drawingonthedream.com.

THE DESIGN STUDIO: 258 A St., No. 10, 541-227-8680, www.dianeericson.com.

THE ENCLAVE: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, facebook.com/enclavestudioashland.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or www.gatheringglass.com. Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.

NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141, www.numinousstudiowest.com.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or www.oakleafstudio.net. The debut of a new pastel painting, "Buddha With Pearls," by Lief Trygg, along with student art exhibits.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, www.pumphousestudios.com.

REBECCA GABRIEL STUDIO: 404 Wilson Road, 541-488-3831, www.rebeccagabriel.com.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, www.babayard.com or www.anndisalvo.com. Electronic collage prints by Bruce Bayard, figurative drawings by Ann DiSalvo and student art exhibits.

STUDIO SHOSHANAH: 502 A St., www.cybermuse.com.

SUZANNE ETIENNE STUDIOS: 143 N. Third St., 831-325-7600, www.suzanneetienne.com.

Photography by high-school student Jayden Becker will be displayed at Liquid Assets Wine Bar.