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Third Friday art walk in Medford

The art walk, now coordinated by the Arts Council of Southern Oregon, My Daughter's Closet and the Heart of Medford Association, will continue to feature works by local artists with food and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month in downtown Medford.

In response to popular demand, Art du Jour Gallery continues to display February's Chinese New Year exhibit, featuring works by gallery members Ruthanne Bray, Millie Clarke, Margo Garnett, Kim Faucher, Judy Hubler, Ruth Heath, Dixie Kinser, Yvonne Kitchen, Susie Lee, Ginny Matheson, Margery Mercer, Marjett Schille, Carol Eaton Preston, Dick Woods, Ruth Hickok Schubert and Carol Sharp.

The gallery also showcases individual exhibits by each gallery member, including portraits of children by Hubler, "plein air" paintings by Preston and Southwest landscapes by Kinser.

A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the gallery, 213 E. Main St. For more information, call 541-770-3190 or see www.artdujourgallery.com.

The Rogue Valley Biennial, a juried exhibit featuring contemporary artworks by 37 artists, will be displayed through Thursday, March 31, at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St. The multimedia show is patterned after the long-standing Venice Biennial in Italy and the prestigious Whitney Biennial in New York City, showcasing innovative "art of our time." Works featured in the exhibit range from printmaking and photo illustrations to sculptures and paintings.

There will be an oil-painting demonstration by classically trained artist Sarah Burns from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rogue Gallery. For more information, see www.roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

Nearly two dozen works not selected for the show will be on display at the "Salon des Refusés," not in Paris, but at Organic Natural Cafe, 226 E. Main St.

The Downtown Throwdown will take a winter hiatus from its monthly food offerings but will start again in summer. However, several downtown merchants will continue to provide tastings of food and wine.

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

  • Vintage artworks will be at 22 Crowns, 19 N. Bartlett St. Call 541-601-8290.
  • Mixed-media, oil and acrylic paintings by Pegi Smith and photography by Tom Glassman will be displayed at 38 Central, 38 Central Ave. Call 541-776-0038.
  • Live music by guitarist Steve Elmer will be at Downtown Market Co., 231 E. Main St. Call 541-973-2233.
  • Pastels by Sher Antoine-Matlock will be at Facets Jewelry Studio, 301 E. Main St. Call 541-734-0930.
  • Acrylic paintings by Betty Bangs, oil paintings by Mark Bradford and batik and acrylic paintings by Paula Rice will be at Lawrence's Jewelers, 232 E. Main St. Call 541-772-2986. There will be live music by The Syndicate, featuring drummer Jerry Horton, bassist Joe Capezza, guitarist Joe Diehl, saxophone player Kent Heyward and keyboardist William Eckart, as well as guest vocalist Ann Horton.
  • Digital art by Robert Sharp and jewelry by Carol Sharp will be at Medford Interiors, 323 E. Main St. Call 541-772-2503.
  • Art and an interactive presentation by Garth Mix will be at My Daughter's Closet, 16 S. Bartlett St. Call 541-499-0882.
  • Art by Anthony Lewis will be at Pallet Wine Co., 340 N. Fir St. Call 541-779-1788.
  • Jewelry by Jim Carney will be at Schroeder's Furniture, 220 E. Main St. Call 541-779-9991.
  • Still-life works by Wilson Elementary School students will be at Sequel, 515 N. Fir St. Call 541-541-779-3230.
  • Works by artists from The Studio at Living Opportunities will be at Sunrise Catering and Cafe, 130 E. Main St. Call 541-245-0555.
  • Works by artists from The Studio at Living Opportunities, as well as pastries, will be at Sweet Stuff, 322 E. Main St., Medford. Call 541-772-4439.
  • Portraits by Walker Elementary School students and Asian-themed artwork by Cheng Yun will be at Terra Firma, 309 E. Main St. Call 541-770-2728.

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 a rotating schedule for the Third Friday art walks. Contact the Arts Council of Southern Oregon at 541-779-2820 or e-mail board@artscouncilso.org.

'Daisies,' a watercolor by Margo Garnett, along with work by other gallery members and a Chinese New Year exhibit will be at Art du Jour Gallery.