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First Friday art walk in Ashland

Look for actors performing songs from Oregon Cabaret Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at various galleries during the First Friday art walk on July 3 in Ashland. Actors from the OCT cast will present entertaining tunes from the play at Art & Soul Gallery, Bohemia Gallery and Framing, Houston's Custom Framing and Fine Art, Illahe Studios and Gallery, JEGA Gallery and The Crown Jewel. "Putnam County Spelling Bee" won two Tony Awards while running on Broadway in 2005.

See www.oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902 for tickets to the OCT dinner theater production.

The art walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m., and many new exhibits will highlight the event. There will be whimsical sculpture created from ceramic, wood and metal by John and Robin Gumaelius of Washington; Ashland artist Jeff Addicott's "Geology Series" of fused vessels inspired by Eastern Oregon landscapes; mixed-media wall tapestries by Grace Hoff; and a celebration of contemporary art and sculpture at the JEGA Gallery.

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. Handcrafted jewelry by Priscilla Nieto and Harvey Abeyta of Santo Domingo, Mexico, will be showcased.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., artandsoulgallery.com, 488-9006. "Water," watercolor paintings by Ashland artist Jerry Whitsett.

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. "Passages and Portals," featuring raku sculptures and reliefs by Lorene Sensac, and oil paintings of Italian scenes by Michael Gibson will be presented.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., bohemiagallery.com, 488-5227. An art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. The gallery will present paintings in acrylic on canvas and wood by Portland artist Flora Bowley along with abstract paintings in oil by Bend artist Ken Roth and Ashland artist Clifford Wilton. Guitarist Peter Gross will perform jazz and funk.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., lindacurtisstudio.com, 482-9900. Art in a variety of media by Linda Curtis, Margery Merce and other local artists.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 482-2069, davisandcline.com. 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. Boldly colored, seasonal paintings by Suzanne and Nicole Etienne.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 482-9008. "Husbands, Wives and Lovers: Still Crazy," the gallery's fourth annual show of art, prose, poetry, photography and jewelry, will be held over through July.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., hansonhowardgallery.com, 488-2562. "Men with Heavy Hats," mixed-media sculpture by Washington state artists John and Robin Gumaelius.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., houstoncustomframing.com, 482-1983. Art by gallery members Russell Chatham, Yuji Hiratsuka, Mayumi Oda and others.

ILLAHE DESIGN STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., illahetile.com, 488-5072. "The Figure in Motion," sculptural mosaics and ceramic sculpture by Susan Springer, and "Painting the Light," landscapes in oil by Terry Sauvè.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., jega4art.com, 488-2474. A garden art complex that includes Studio AB — featuring artists Ann Disalvo and B. Allen Bayard — and the Toni Renée Copper Gallery, along with contemporary art by J. Ellen Austin and other artists.

THE LIVING GALLERY: 20 S. First St., thelivinggallery.com, 482-9795. New paintings and pastels by Deborah Garber.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 482-3621. Fine art and contemporary crafts, along with mixed-media wall assemblages by Grace Hoff.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., sou.edu/sma, 552-6245. A resource for fine art exhibits and art education. The museum is closed 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 Robert Burridge.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St., ashlandspringshotel.com, 488-1700. New exhibits in the lobby.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., thecrownjewel.net, 488-2401. New paintings by Michelle Murphy-Ferguson, pressed-flower art by Shelly Jillson and various media by more than 20 regional artists.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., No. 201, liquidassetswinebar.com, 482-9463. Photography by Lisa Byrne 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:

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., gatheringglass.com, 488-4738. Studio and gallery of glass artist and jazz musician Jeff Addicott. Addicott's fused vessels are inspired by Eastern Oregon's desert landscapes.

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 and paintings.

studio 5: 258 A St., No. 5 (above Lela's Cafe), 482-7266. A variety of art by 10 local artists.

First Friday art walk in Ashland