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  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

Pamela Haunschild’s nature paintings aren’t realistic interpretations of mountains, animals, or forests. A flock of birds is flying over a canyon, but the canyon is bleeding oranges and blues. There also is an enormous blue, yellow, and pink moon resting on the ocean’s surface, reflecting the bright colors while geese

Remodeling or rebuilding isn’t only for updating the old; it’s also to expand on something already established. Southern Oregon University’s construction of a new theatre building will not only update and expand space, but it will also allow more students to enroll in the program. Director of the Oregon Center

  From soup cans displayed in four different color types to throwing paint on a canvas, to bicycle wheels hung in a gallery, abstract art takes a countless number of forms and mediums, often tackling everyday life with seemingly simple clear, bold images. Karen Staal’s current exhibit at Rogue Gallery

Imagine watching a play without a stage, without a curtain, nothing separating actors from audience. The intimacy factor is unmatchable, the actors’ performances taut with emotional suspense and powerful dialogue. This is the vision of artistic director and founder of Signpost Theatre, D. Eugene Bahn, as he brings Pulitzer prize-winning