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First Friday art walk in Ashland

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and railroad district. The monthly art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.

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., www.americantrails.com, 488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 488-9006. "Bits and Pieces," pastel paintings by Ina E. Prosser, and dulcimer music by Douglas Ross.

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

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 488-4735. Ceramics by Marcia O'Rourke and Alissa Clark.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 488-5227. An art lounge and framery. "Secrets and Myths," an audience participation show featuring Juli Adams, Gabriel Mark and Nicole Hurley. Wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., www.lindacurtisstudio.com, 482-9900. Photography and mixed media by Melanie E. Cardinal and various works by Margery Mercer, Nancy Block, Janet Rawlings, Shri O'Neal, Robert Williamson, Larry Safley and Shan Lollis.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. The gallery will be closed during the First Friday art walk.

Etienne GALLERY: 270 Fourth St., 482-1766, www.etiennegallery.com. "Living Color," featuring artwork by Suzanne Etienne and collages by Eileen Downes, fabric art by Pat Gleitsmann and pottery by Walker Davis.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 482-9008. "A Fresh Look at France," new watercolor paintings by Bruce Barnes, will be displayed. There will be live jazz.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 488-2562. "Mini Retrospective," 150 images by Judy Hanson Howard that explore a variety of styles and media.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 482-1983. Pieces of Asian art from the collection of Alice and Jack Hardesty and live music performances.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahetile.com, 488-5072. "Journey Through Light and Color" featuring intaglio etchings, vitreographs, mixed media and artist books by Dan Welden, Cathy DeForest, Nancy Bardos and Mary Laird. During the art walk, actors from Oregon Cabaret Theatre will present songs from "What's Going On: Songs of the '70s." Also, guitarist Matt Gwinup will perform, and there will be spirits from Organic Nation and toffee from Recession Candy Company.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 488-2474. "Arts of Peace: Visions of Hope for the World," an exhibit curated by Wilkins O'Riley Zinn, will be presented, along with art activities for visitors.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 482-3621. Abstract mixed media by Linda Lamore.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.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., www.yarnatwebsters.com, 482-9801. Artful clothing.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery include:

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

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care with art exhibits.

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

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., www.thecrownjewel.net, 488-2401. The Crown Jewel will open a second store on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 165 E. California St., Jacksonville. A grand opening celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 482-9463. An exhibit of works by Susan Watson and artists who have donated to the Art for Sudan fundraiser.

Pelton House: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St.,www.gatheringglass.com, 488-4738. Glass-blowing demonstrations.

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

studio 5: 258 A St., No. 5 (above Lela's Cafe), 482-7266. Prints and paintings by Midge Black will be showcased.

Other First Friday events:

COLLECTIBILIA: 337 E. Main St., www.collectibilia.net, 482-2202. Landscapes and still lifes in oils, pastels and watercolors by Ashland artist Kathryn Casternovia will be displayed.

A collection of pastels by Medford artist Ina E. Prosser, titled 'Bits and Pieces,' will be displayed through October at Art and Soul Gallery.