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This past summer, I traveled to Amsterdam with my daughters, and on our first day visited Anne Frank’s house. My girls are 11 and 13 years old, the same ages that Anne Frank was when her family first hid from Nazis and then when she was discovered and taken to

The shapes, molds and purposes that clay can become are really only limited by imagination—and at the 44th annual Clayfolk Show & Sale, that seems to be boundless. The artists participating are almost giddy about their experimentation and expressions with clay—from tea sets to outer-worldly beings, from earthen tones to

Running off to join the circus? A first stop—or perhaps a jumping off spot—is Le Cirque Center in Ashland. The art of aerial dance is a passion of Le Cirque’s new owner Sonya Smith, and we caught up with her between classes to see what the future holds.  Rogue Valley

The Japanese method of woodblock printing has been in use for centuries, gaining popularity in the Edo period (1603-1868) in book printing, and evolving over time into a widely varied art form. If you think of iconic Japanese style waves in art, the images most likely coming to your mind

For the past quarter-century, Ashland New Plays Festival has presented plays in progress, scripts that are at their final step before stepping fully costumed on to stage. It is a rare and unique glimpse into the process of a script hatching into a fully-staged production—and, for four days this month,

Imaginations and colors will soar like a barn owl on a crisp autumn night at the October Imaginarium at the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville through October 27. Artists will explore the theme of “Mischief and Magic!” in their pieces, inviting the community to enjoy the delights of this

Years ago in the Illinois Valley, a school for dance began because of a shared belief in galvanizing youth voice and power using dance and theatre to create social improvement. This year, they’ve put together a piece defined by local concerns; namely, cannabis. The (w)HOLE is meant to be very

An Applegate Valley resident and faculty member at Southern Oregon University, Melissa Mathewson recently released Tracing The Desire, a tell-all collection of essays that amount to a memoir about her decision.  At 6 pm Saturday, September 28 at The Shiny Barn (724 Yale Creek Road, Jacksonville) she is hosting a release

All wall space at Awake Tea & Espresso Café & Gallery in Ashland is put to good use—art covers them from floor to ceiling, featuring multiple mediums and subjects ranging from abstract multicolored gems to bright splashes of nature, seasoned with the delectable scent of coffee in the air. Owner

Lughnasa is a Celtic Feast Day celebrated on August 1, so it is fitting that Medford’s Collaborative Theater Project would be opening its production of Dancing at Lughnasa in August. The play, written in 1990 by Brian Friel, starts August 22 and runs through September 15. Directed by Rick Robinson