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First Friday art walk in Ashland

Two new galleries and a new location for Bohemia Gallery highlight Ashland's art walk this month.

The new venues include Albion Inn and Art Gallery and the Ashland Springs Hotel. Bohemia Gallery's new location, 552 A St., will allow owners Nicole Hurley and Inger Jorgensen to offer a larger venue for art exhibits, live music, poetry readings and workshops, along with a new line of Bohemian natural handmade soaps, candles and gift items. A grand opening party has been scheduled during the art walk on Friday, May 1, with music by Bohemian Soul, featuring lead vocalist Jorgensen, guitarist Jeff Pevar and vocal percussionist Cornflower. There also will be a performance by Circus Tribal Belly Dance, wine tasting from Liquid Assets and a reception for two of the gallery's featured artists, Jolene Monheim and Kevin Christman.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and at the 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:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St., americantrails.com, 488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes. May will feature exotic masks by California artist Judy Adams.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., artandsoulgallery.com, 488-9006. "Light and Landscapes," pastels by Myrtle Creek artist Phil Bates.

ART FX: 45 E. Main St., 482-1499. Fine custom and unique jewelry by Chuck Troutman.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., ashlandartworks.com, 488-4735. Galleries, studios and a sculpture garden. May will highlight stoneware by Ray Foster and Ali Clark and fused glass by Debbie Earley.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND ART LOUNGE: 552 A St., bohemiagallery.com, 488-5227. An art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. Artwork by Jolene Homheim and Kevin Christman and jewelry by Libby Edson and Amy Schilling.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., lindacurtisstudio.com, 482-9900. Landscapes and wildlife by Marie Ann Carson, along with gallery artists Margery Mercer, Linda Curtis, Jan Schmidts and Shan Lolis.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 482-2069, davisandcline.com. Glass sculpture by Jiyong Lee and paintings by Tina Fuentes will be available through May. The gallery's exhibits are posted at davisandcline.com. The gallery is not open during the First Friday art walk.

Etienne GALLERY: 270 Fourth St., 482-1766, etiennegallery.com. Paintings by Suzanne and Nicole Etienne and Roxanne Victor.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 482-9008. "Portraits: Body and Soul," paintings by Robert Paulmenn. Live jazz.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., hansonhowardgallery.com, 488-2562. "It's for the Birds," artwork by the gallery's members.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., houstoncustomframing.com, 482-1983. Art by Russell Chatham, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, Mayumi Oda, Laurent Schkolnyk and Thomas Houston. Improvisational music by Houston.

ILLAHE DESIGN STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., illahetile.com, 488-5072. "Marriage of Heaven and Earth," featuring Asian-style brush paintings by Zoe Alowan and fiber art by Nancy Pagani. Live music by guitarist Danny Moffat.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., jega4art.com, 488-2474. "Ms., Myths and Misses," an exhibit of bricolage by Wilkins-O'Riley Zinn.

THE LIVING GALLERY: 20 S. First St., thelivinggallery.com, 482-9795. "Sojourn," acrylic and collage paintings by Seattle artist Susanne Werner.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 482-3621. Fine art and contemporary crafts, along with multimedia paintings and wall sculpture by Ashland artist Linda Lamore.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., sou.edu/sma, 552-6245. A resource for fine art exhibits and art education. The museum is not open during the First Friday art walk.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery include:

ALBION INN: 34 Union St., albion-inn.com, 488-3905. Paintings by Bob Burridge.

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., ashlandhospital.org, 201-4005. Celebrate the integration of art and health care at an exhibit of artwork by Kathy Fennell, Robyn Cockell, Patrick Boterf, Sarah Burns, Sean Bagshaw and Jennie Ledard.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., thecrownjewel.net, 488-2401. New shadow boxes by Jason Robison, along with various media by more than 20 regional artists, including paintings, art glass, jewelry and other handmade items.

HEADWATERS GALLERY:, 84 Fourth St., headwaters.org, 482-4459. "Raw Elements," featuring acrylics and watercolors by Carissa Moddison and sculpture made from wire foil and reclaimed materials by Cindy Kahoun.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., No. 201, liquidassetswinebar.com, 482-9463. Photography by Iren Kai and paintings by Andrie Englemann and Keith Johnson.

PELTON HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST: 228 B St., peltonhouse.com, 488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

CATHY DEFOREST STUDIO: gallerydeforest.com, 482-1005, Open by appointment.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., gatheringglass.com, 488-4738. Blown glass and dichroic jewelry.

LITHIA ARTS GUILD: 265 N. Main St. (enter on Laurel Street), 973-4325. Open 5 to 8 p.m. for First Friday.

POSITIVELY 4TH STREET STUDIO & GALLERY: Pottery, glass, folk art, paintings.

'Succorro,' by Jolene Monheim. Monheim's art forms include underwater photography, pastel, oil and digital imagery. Her work will be featured through May at Bohemia Gallery.