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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

Rogue Poetry Slam has been taking over Black Sheep Restaurant & Pub in Ashland the third Tuesday of every month since 2013. The scene often depicts an audience silently and attentively listening to an original poem recited by a single person.  Rogue Poetry Slam was founded by T-Poe Varnado. According

When Alice in Wonderland comes to mind, often what is imagined are a myriad of colors, interesting creatures, and a whole lot of nonsense.  Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Alice in Wonderland begins with nothing more than a tall, blue wing back chair sitting center stage. The only other things of note

School doesn’t end with the summer. Southern Oregon is filled with art classes ranging from pottery to printmaking to painting. Consider taking a class at one or all of these local art galleries.   Rogue Studio Figure Drawing Sessions at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Tuesdays from July 30 to