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Dozens of programs and shows are made possible by the grants both Jackson and Josephine Counties Cultural Coalitions, both part of the Oregon Cultural Trust network. Without them, the region would be missing many of the arts locals enjoy every year. Earlier this year, Jackson County donated over $30,000 to

Most often, a traumatic event usually drives people away, as far as they can possible get. To embrace tragic event—and even find the beauty in such a thing—like photographing stillborns, is a daring and courageous act of art. Shannera Weaver life and art has been fueled by a series of

Ed Battistella, chess aficionado, primary organizer of the Southern Oregon Chess Open Tournament, and by several accounts one of the best chess players in the Rogue Valley, is a long standing writing and linguistics professor at SOU. He also heads the Ashland Chess Club, which meets at Boulevard Coffee in

It seems like there should be some deeper significance that Manahatta, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Thomas Theatre on April 1, both April Fools’ Day and Easter this year. Ultimately, it is a play that is remarkable as much for its polytemporal structure as for

  On clean white walls hang paintings of soft blue roses and thick oil squares on large canvases. And throughout the newly opened Galt Gallery, curator Campbell Baker arranges fine jewelry, ceramics, and sculptures. Galt Gallery in Ashland opened its doors to the public in February. The gallery is named

  Ghosts come in so many shapes and sizes, as do the ghost stories we tell. Phantoms, echoes of lost lives, figures who may or may not actually be there, the kinds of stories to be told on a dark night can be enchanting or wonderfully chilling—and with central characters

The last time that acclaimed poet and memoirist Richard Blanco read to a sold-out crowd in Ashland, Oregon, he’d recently been named Barak Obama’s Inaugural Poet. He returns to Ashland on Monday, April 16, where he will give a teachers’ workshop and read at Ashland High School’s Mountain Avenue Theatre.

  An art piece can’t represent film better than taking sequenced photographs on 35mm film. By definition, that is what film is, and to Stacey Steers, that’s art. Steers’ multimedia collage exhibit at Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will be featured during the Ashland Film Festival from

  I think I’m done with OSF. A lot of things did it. For one, the hypocrisy of condemning a copy of Little Black Sambo being included in a downtown display of banned books, while staging Othello and The Merchant of Venice. As is, because if it’s on stage, then

In this arrangement, peach roses, pink tulips, eucalyptus, and fern fronds aren’t painted on a canvas but put into a beautiful glass vase. Heaven Scent Flowers & Gifts in Eagle Point has been an expert in the art of flower arrangements since 1975. Cathy Wallace has been the owner for