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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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Art walk maps are available at the galleries and 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:

ADELANTE GALLERY & TEA HOUSE: 88 N. Main St., www.adelantegalleryteahouse.com, 541-488-0290. Landscapes by Clive Tyler and Leigh Gusterson and jewelry by Juan Garcia Alfaro as well as live music, tea and treats.

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St., www.americantrails.com, 541-488-2731. "Oaxacan Animalistas," a collection of hand-carved wood sculptures.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "Awaking to Color," a collection of works in water-based media by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, as well as dulcimer music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. Candy Wooding and Helga Motley will demonstrate paste-paper and polymer-clay techniques, respectively. There also will be open artist studios and live music by Jack Fischer.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. "Escapes," a collection of "raku" sculptures by Lorene Senesac, and "Line & Light, 3-D Drawings in Steel Wire" by George Popa.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 541-488-5227. "Stages of OSF," a collection of photography by Paul Butzi and Bill Saltzstein, as well as wine and refreshments.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. "The Call of the Wild, Then and Now," a collection of oil paintings by Sandy Cathcart, as well as wine and live music.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. "Simplicity: The Hard Way," work by Hye Wook Huh and Echiko Ohira, and "Moments," work by glass artist Steve Klein.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Safari II," featuring works by Adele Hiles, Joseph Bartlow, Judy Benson LaNier, Vernon Lawhorn and pieces from a private collection, as well as live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. Printmaking and collage by Denise Kester and metal, ceramic and wood sculptures by John and Robin Gumaelius.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "A Circle of Friends," a group exhibition of drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed-media works. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. Lithographs by Russell Chatham as well as an exhibit by gallery artists.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. The seventh annual sculpture invitational, featuring works by Susan Springer, Penelope Dews, Cheryl Williams, Cantrell Maryott and Norman Ernsting, as well as beer tastings and live music by guitarist Greta Gardiner.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. "Scrapwork From My Bitpiece Life," a paper-collage display by Wilkins-O'Riley Zinn and live music and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Mixed-media paintings by Linda Lamore and refreshments.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "Views From the Inner Eye," three, individual exhibits by artists Morris Graves, Ellen Van Fleet and M.R. Renjan.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Colorful landscapes by Adam Licsko, as well as wine and refreshments.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., www.yarnatwebsters.com, 541-482-9801. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND ARTISAN EMPORIUM: 1670 Ashland St., www.ashlandartisanemporium.com, 541-708-0577. Photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and fiber arts by about 200 local artists and artisans.

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. The hospital gallery will be closed for the summer art walks but will reopen with a new show in September.

BOULEVARD COFFEE: 555 Siskiyou Blvd., www.boulevard-coffee.com, 541-482-0456. Photography by C.C. Nesberg.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Acrylic paintings by Ila McTaggart and Kyle Gargus.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., www.thecrownjewel.net, 541-488-2401. Oil paintings by Michelle Murphy-Ferguson.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Oil paintings inspired by animism sculptures of Africa by Anthony Lewis, as well as wine.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St., www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. "Awesome Art of the Ages: 50 Years of a Unique Collection," a collection of works by Lawrence and Samuel Rothbort, Isadore Donskoy, Nora Rubenfeld-Frankel and others.

GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St., www.ashlandmethodist.org, 541-482-3647. "Hands, Heart and Art," a collection of mixed-media works by student artists, as well as refreshments.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus), www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. Exhibits by students, faculty and other local artists.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Wildlife photography by Dan Elster and abstract landscapes by Keith Johnson.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson and Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. Prints and marble sculptures by Harriet Greene and cartoons and illustrations by Martin Goldman.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St., www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Acrylic, colorful artworks by Suzanne Etienne.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Handcrafted, copper lighting by John Louis Fitzgerald Garloff and glass works by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. Old and new drawings and paintings by Ann DiSalvo and digital collages by Bruce Bayard, as well as crayon drawings of clouds.

'Flicka's Drive thru Trampas' and other oil paintings by artist Leigh Gusterson, based in Taos, N.M., will be displayed at Adelante! Gallery & Tea House during the First Friday art walk.