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Not that long ago tattoos were a taboo subject only unruly young adults participated in, or at least that was the stereotype. Today, ink knows no demographics.   For Benja Zohara, owner and tattoo artist at Universal Rites Tattoo in Ashland, tattooing was a natural way of life. Growing up

Liberty Arts in Yreka is a hidden gem, with 10 years of success and a very dedicated following. Their art is so strong, openings typically draw 150 patrons. Investing in a 40-minute drive will lead to the best California contemporary art north of the Bay Area. Liberty resides in the

Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars expects to dazzle another sold-out audience with talent and heart this year at its annual fundraising event on November 10 sponsored by Newswatch 12 and Banner Bank. But, what makes a Rogue Valley star shine? Is it the biggest personality? Is it the most

Whether it be wood elves, dogs, or birds, Corbin Brashear’s felt works are best represented in the outdoors among the leaves, twigs, and moss as if that’s where they were created. Brashear’s history with needle felting began in 2002. “I began making small sculptures of animals and elves and soon

“Glass seems to have its ebb and flow,” says Lee Wassink. Looking at any one of his glass blowing creations, it’s easy to understand what he’s saying. Vibrant colors containing mesmerizing patterns in a glass blown product is an ebb and flow entirely of its own. Wassink is founder of

After reading hundreds of scripts between winter and spring, Ashland New Plays Festival narrowed down its selection to four new scripts by playwrights across the U.S. and is ready to premier them to the Rogue Valley October 17 – 21. It is a unique presentation. Without full sets or lavish

Comprised of five galleries and a sculpture garden in one space, Ashland Art Works is a tranquil and evocative place to enjoy and view art. Member and secretary Claudia Law was drawn to the galleries years ago as a visitor—and then she decided to become part of the community.  “It

In diaries, blogs, or on napkins in a restaurant, many people use writing as therapy. For author Georgia Cockerham this is no exception, and she will be sharing her work at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland on Thursday, September 27. “In 2003, I experienced the greatest tragedy of my life when

Americans shop online, communicate through text, slack and e-mail, converse with Alexa and drive connected to GPS. Is the writing on the wall? Are board games and card games a thing of the past? Not in the Rogue Valley where some gaming centers are thriving. These centers specialize in analog

When we see a logo of a local or nation-wide business, we don’t often think about the thought that went into designing it. Sometimes the logo is as simple as the business’s name in a timeless font, yet someone still spent time creating it. Since 2009 Laurel Briggs of Creative