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With all the big name super hero movies and TV shows, there are just as many independent comic book and graphic novel series in print form and on the web. Southern Oregon local Maddie Cull is one example of someone pursuing originality in this creative art form. “I think what

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk brings in the spring and also new, stunning art. It’s a day to explore artwork that’s new or old, as well as support local galleries. The Art Walk on Friday, April 7, welcomed a new art gallery with old and new pieces, called American Trails.

Through a jellyfish-like structure illuminated by colorful lights Vanessa Renwick’s art installation “Medusa Smack” encapsulates a peaceful easy feeling. The installation will open at Schneider Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 5, and that Saturday, April 8, Renwick’s installation will be accompanied by musician Tara Jane O’Neil. “It’s a dome

With all of the art galleries of the deep artistic talent in Southern Oregon, there are plenty of opportunities to purchase and own what local artists have created. Saturday, March 18, local artist Toreah Foy is auctioning her art at the GoodBean Coffee Company in Jacksonville. All art sold will

Imagine foraging through the dirt in the woods, searching for painting materials. Going to the store and buying mass-produced paint is easier, no doubt, but is it as healthy as what the Earth has to offer? Leah Fanning, professional painter and founder of Natural Earth Paint, isn’t afraid to dig

Adult coloring books have grown rapidly in popularity over the past couple years. Now one can walk into any bookstore––or just about any store, really––and find a shelf filled with books for adults with beautiful designs and detailed pictures waiting to be colored. Chickadee Creative Coloring in Southern Oregon published

When a gallery opens multiple exhibits, it presents multiple mediums of thought-provoking talent to the community. Though the exhibits opened Jan. 20, Center for the Visual Arts at Southern Oregon University will host a First Friday event Feb. 3, showcasing new exhibits by students and community members. “Each artist and

An art exhibit with 30 years under its belt would be eagerly anticipated within any community, as well as a wonderful constant source of original art. Grants Pass Museum of Art’s annual “Black, White, and the Blues” art exhibit has countless talented artists and generous attendees since its first opening

Winter: Done a 15 Different Ways Winter Expressions at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland Once the holidays pass, many look forward to spring, welcoming sunnier days. Art & Soul gallery in Ashland, however, will continue to celebrate the frigid season in its upcoming “Winter Expressions” exhibit. Winter is represented

With freezing cold of winter approaching on the heels of fall, one needs a pick-me-up to cope with the shorter days and longer nights. For Mary Kell, co-owner of GoodBean Coffee, the pick-me-up is in the form of art. “Four years ago…Mary Kell was already feeling the onset of winter