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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

Havana Libre is as much about macro-international politics as it is about the micro-family relationships and friendships, which is to say Robert Arellano’s latest novel, a follow-up to Havana Lunar, sets giant world events (like the decades of Cuba’s strained politics) against the small day-to-day flirtations, friendships and family matters—or,

Truth and art often always gone hand-in-hand, or in this case hand in glove. Four exhibits at Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will open Thursday, January 18 with an opening reception at 5 pm. The exhibits will run through March 17. Each one will feature artists dedicated

Welcoming and multifarious, Artist Dreams in Ashland is already working on big projects with big artists. They had a soft holiday opening in December where the public came to enjoy d’oeuvres and champagne surrounded by art from locals in the Rogue Valley and throughout the world. The gallery is planning

In a Monet-esque painting, a deer frolics through a green-infested landscape. Local painter Phillipo LoGrande brings the deer’s story to life page by page, making it a colorful story any child would love to read. Visiting 38 states and 11 countries as a traveling artist brings about all kinds of

Coming in like a typhoon, singer/songwriter/performer/author Storm Large rings in the holiday with some kick ass. On December 30, Large will perform her Holiday Ordeal concert at the Craterian Theater, debuting one particularly special tribute. “I wrote a rock and roll song called ‘Christmas In The Hotel’,” she explains, a

Burlesque isn’t a just a tassel loving bump and grind where women shed their clothing. Burlesque today pushes the edges of physically rigorous dance and provocative performance. And it continues to reinvent itself against the American backdrop of taboo and puritanical values. It’s the expression of sexuality, an homage to