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Third Friday art walk in Medford

Pastel impressions by local artists Mary Jo Heath and Anna Horrigan will be displayed through July 11 at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. Heath began working with pastels in 1994 and has earned awards from the Pastel Society of Oregon. She was raised in the Rogue Valley and taught art for more than 30 years in public schools.

"I gained experience with a variety of media during the time I spent teaching," Heath says in a press release. "Pastel is the most immediate, the most expressive and the most forgiving."

Horrigan worked out of her studio in Ashland for 10 years, and is now based in Eugene. Originally from Boston, Horrigan earned an art degree from Boston University and was one of the first members of the Pastel Society of America formed in the early '70s in New York City. She's also earned awards from the Pastel Society of the West Coast and Pastel Society of Oregon.

"I've done a lot of things with Mary Jo," Horrigan says. The two participated in shows together, and they studied figurative work with Medford artist Ilene Gienger Stanfield.

"We both have come to the point to where we just do pastels because we love it so much," Horrigan says.

Mandalas in mixed media by Eve Margo Withrow of Sedona, Ariz., will be displayed through June 30 at Rogue Gallery. A reception for Horrigan, Heath and Withrow will be from 5 to 8 p.m. during the June 19 art walk. Call 772-8118 to reach Rogue Gallery.

Art du Jour Gallery will celebrate the opening of its new gallery space during Friday's art walk. The gallery is now at 213 E. Main St., along with Medford Interiors and Sharp Design Studios. Sharp Design features digital art by Robert Sharp and jewelry by Carol Sharp.

An exhibit of watercolor and collage by Shari O'Neal Young will be featured at Art du Jour through June.

"For this show, I've captured my memories of a trip to Canada and Alaska in 2008," Young says in a press release. The exhibit is largely landscapes with a few abstracts. Young is a member of Art du Jour, the Rogue Gallery and the Southern Oregon Society of Arts. She served as arts commissioner for three years for the city of Medford. A reception for Young and the gallery's other exhibiting members will be from 5 to 8 p.m. June 19. Call 770-3190 to reach Art du Jour Gallery.

For a new twist on Medford's downtown art walk, Terra Firma, 309 E. Main St., will present a live model (clothed) from 5 to 7 p.m. in its shop window, and artists are welcome to bring their sketch pads and figure draw.

Here's a look at what's happening elsewhere on Third Friday:

38 central: 38 Central Ave., 776-0038. Table top art.

CENTRAL ART SUPPLY: 101 N. Central Ave., 773-1444. Oil paintings by Mary Eek and Margaret Dunbar, watercolors by Debbie Dawson and mixed media by Cathy Egelston.

CORKS WINE BAR: 235 Theater Alley, 245-1616. Photography by Ken Deal.

downtown grounds coffee bar: 38 N. Central Ave., 245-9355. Oil paintings by Jolene Gibson, photography by Ali Wols and acrylics by various artists.

FACETS JEWELRY STUDIO: 301 E. Main St., 734-0930. Textured acrylic paintings by Paul Bunch of Aspen Street Studios.

GERVAIS DAY SPA AND SALON: 111 N. Central Ave., 779-7100. Photography by Ronald W. Hadath.

GRILLA BITES: 226 E. Main St., 245-9802. Abstract impression paintings by Miles Frode and Jinny Brown.

lawrence's jewelers: 232 E. Main St., 772-2986. Scherenschnitte (German paper-cutting) by Mirjan Schnorr, lithographs by international artists and appetizers by Midge Dailey from Tastefully Simple.

LOTUS HAIR, BODY AND SOUL: Keyboard music by Jeff Griffin.

MOLLY REED: 237 E. Main St., 770-7103. Sculptures by Bill Vielehr.

MY DAUGHTER'S CLOSET: 16 S. Bartlett St., 499-0882. Paintings by Chloe Howard, millinery by Lynn Aiello and refreshments.

RAPID REFILL INK: 218 E. Main St., 776-5015. Abstract photography by Lawrence Goines, underwater photography by Stewart Cotts and multimedia collages by Donna Boehm.

SCHROEDERS FURNITURE: 220 E. Main St., 779-9991. Tie-dyed clothing by John Lucas and handmade jewelry by Shirley Lucas.

Suzanne's GIFT, GARDEN AND HOME: 30 N. Central Ave., 618-9182. Watercolor and mosaics by Nathan Willard, traditional Mexican imagery in oil by Cesar Augusto Nava Martinez, acoustic guitarist and songwriter Daniel Allan Morford, poetry readings by Rick Fjellman and appetizers from 38 Central.

Yesterday's Blossoms: 275 Theater Alley, 772-3484. Charcoal drawings by Greg Huebner; paintings by Isabelle Alzado, Rose Nelson, Barbara Harvey, Jinny Brown, Thomas Bayne and Larry Safley; fine art prints by Rick Hazen; faerie house assemblages by Beth Powell; pyrography by Don Schmidt; watercolor paintings and cards by Alice Stambaugh; photography by C.C. Nesberg; and embroidery by Jason Blackburn. There will be live music by Scotty Gosson and Don Maddox of the Maddox Brothers and Rose, appetizers from Grilla Bites and wine from the Pacific Wine Club.

Other downtown businesses that support the art walk include Hot Pots, Dance Arts Center — home of the Medford Civic Ballet, Oh's Osaka, Red Rock Italian Eatery, and Shenanigan's on Main.

Constant Tourists, featuring Nate Sanchez on guitar and Cassie Kantor on trumpet, accordion, keyboard and vocals, will entertain in Theater Alley. Also look for drive-through sculpture by John Statler in Theater Alley.

Maps highlighting the participating venues are available at any of the stops along the art walk. Parking in downtown Medford and in the parking structure on Sixth Street is free after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Artists working in all media are invited to participate in the Third Friday art walks. See thirdfridayartwalk.org or call 890-4940 for details.

'Oh River Olympic' and other pastels by Mary Jo Heath and Anna Horrigan will be displayed through July 11 at Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford.