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Third Friday art walk in Medford

Boni de'Laire Kettering says she had "cozy" and Diamond Lake in mind when she painted "Mountain Lodge."

The painting depicts a small, snow-covered cabin surrounded by forest at the base of a colossal mountain. Smoke rises from the cabin's chimney, and light pouring from the windows is reflected in a nearby stream.

This and similar scenes will be featured in Art du Jour's exhibit, "Winterscapes," to be displayed through January at the gallery, 213 E. Main St.. There will be a reception with warm refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Third Friday art walk Jan. 20.

Nearly 10 gallery artists submitted winterscapes for the exhibit, including Cammy Davis, Ginny Matheson, Georganna Happle, Dixie Kinser, Judy Hubler, Margo Garnett, Dick Woods and Marilyn Zupan.

Next month, the gallery will feature a Mardi Gras-themed exhibit. Call 541-770-3190 or see www.artdujourgallery.com.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center will continue to display "Trio," an exhibit of art by Virginia Andrade of Grants Pass, Robert Buelteman of Montara, Calif., and the artistic team of Wendy and April Hill of Medford and Sunriver, respectively.

Andrade creates vibrant, abstract compositions using nonabsorbent paper and watercolors. Buelteman has devised his own method of camera-free photography by placing botanical subjects on color-transparency film and then exposing them to light and electricity using a specialized easel.

Wendy and April Hill have created a whimsical, suspended installation, titled "String Things at the Multiplex." The exhibit includes 1,000 colorful, abstract paintings framed in photographic slide mounts. The tiny images are strung together with yarn and electrical wire interconnected with beads and small trinkets.

"Trio" will be displayed through Feb. 10 at the gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St. Call 541-772-8118 or see www.roguegallery.org.

The Heart of Medford Association will not be involved in this month's art walk. However, several downtown business will have live music, art and refreshments Friday evening.

  • There will be a food-and-wine pairing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Downtown Market Co., 231 E. Main St.
  • A vocal and piano recital will feature students of Georgia Weidman-Clark from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence's Jewelers, 232 E. Main St.
  • There will be mixed-media works by Pegi Smith and photography by Tom Glassman as well as live music by guitarist Jon Galfano at 38 Central, 38 Central Ave.
  • There will be mixed-media works by Cammy Davis at Organic Natural Cafe, 226 E. Main St.

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 email board@artscouncilso.org.

'Mountain Lodge,' an oil painting by Boni de'Laire Kettering, and other winterscapes will be on display at Art du Jour Gallery in downtown Medford.