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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.

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. "Art of the Heart," a collection of paintings, pottery and jewelry by gallery artists, and "Eye Candy," a collection of beaded jewelry by Jayne Moore, as well as live music, tea and chocolate.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "Wild About Red," a collection of red-themed paintings by 25 gallery artists, as well as dulcimer music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. Abstract watercolor paintings by Cynthia Flowers, as well as open artist studios, refreshments and live music by jazz and blues vocalist Debbie Levi.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Handmade Valentine's Day cards by gallery artists and Valentine-themed paintings by Catherine McElroy.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 541-488-5227. A private collection of vintage photogravures and etchings by several artists, as well as wine and refreshments.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. "The Figurative Show" and "The Classical Figure," two collections of drawings and sculptures of the human figure, will open Monday, Feb. 20. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "East Meets East VI," a collection of artifacts, textiles, adornments and artworks from the Eastern world, as well as refreshments and live jazz by guitarists Dan Fellman and Ed Dunsavage.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. A group show featuring works by a dozen gallery artists.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "Inner/Outer Space," a collection of works by Augusta Lucas Andreae and Jim Thompson. 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. New oil paintings by Sarah Waldron, as well as an exhibit by gallery artists.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. "Figurative Invitational," a collection of works by eight artists, as well as live music by guitarist Stephen Kane, wine and cheese. Michael Holstein also will demonstrate how to make hand-bound Valentine's Day books.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Pastel paintings and prints by Virgil Sova.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "SEVEN (re)Thinking Ceramics," a collection of ceramic works by seven contemporary artists.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

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 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. Works by seven artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CLAYCOMB PLAZA ARTS: 60 N. Main St., www.ashlandplazaspa.com, 541-890-6108. Oil paintings by Teri Cote, as well as live, classic rock by Random Sound. The salon also will give away hair and skin products and spa treatments.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Acrylic paintings by Dave Riney.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. A series of acrylic paintings by Millie Clarke, as well as wine.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St. (formerly Ashland Academy of Art), www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. Mixed-media works and cards of Ashland landmarks by Carolee Buck, as well as live music, massages and chocolate.

GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St., www.ashlandmethodist.org, 541-482-3647. Mixed-media works by Bellview Elementary School students, as well as refreshments.

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

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. "Wine Trilogy," black-and-white photography and abstract, compositional images by Stephen Edwards, as well as paintings by Greg Martin and photography by Dan Elster.

LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Evocative works by 15 local artists.

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

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene and illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman, as well as live music by Roanne Lewis and refreshments.

CATHY dEFOREST sTUDIO: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road, www.gallerydeforest.com, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, artist books, photography and letterpress printing by Cathy DeForest. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

CATHY DORRIS STUDIO: 130 A St., www.cdorrisart.blogspot.com, 541-821-0651. Masked folk dolls as well as live music and an art demonstration, titled "Collaging with Trash."

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. The gallery will be closed through February.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St., www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Acrylic, colorful artworks by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Glassworks and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. "Movement and Light," a collection of photography by Daniel Verner, and "Art Embracing the Emotions," a collection of photography by Steven Blumenkranz.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. Black and white digital collages by Bruce Bayard and "Fables of the Surface," a series of black and white graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo.

'Darrah,' an oil painting by Rebecca Gabriel, and works by seven other artists will be included in the “Figurative Invitational' at Illahe Studios and Gallery.