And an Artful New Year
Start your new year off with some inspiration and reflection at these local exhibits.
In Memoriam JEGA Stone Sculptor and Artist J. Ellen Austin
JEGA Gallery and Sculpture Garden
625 A St, Ashland
In 2015 we bid adieu to Ashland stone sculptor, J. Ellen Austin, founder of JEGA Gallery and Sculpture Garden and founding member of the Ashland Gallery Association. Austin passed away November 3, 2015 with her family by her side. JEGA will host this exhibit in Memoriam of Austin for Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk January 8th and throughout January by appointment.
JEGA will also host a memorial service, “Celebration of LIFE: ‘Remembering J. Ellen Austin,’” on Sunday January 17. For information call 541-488-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin’s final installment, “Passing Through,” sculpted from translucent Italian alabaster, can be visited at Scenic Hills Memorial Park in Ashland.
Schneider Museum of Art
1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland
Shane McAdams and Scott Malbaurn curate this collection of work by nine artists with roots throughout Oregon, exploring the reality within their work through sculpture, printmaking, installation and painting. The exhibit includes work by Shane McAdams, known for his vivid ballpoint pen colorscapes, abstract landscape painter Tia Factor, Portland-bred sculptor Malia Jensen––whose work employs dark humor often portrayed using animal forms––and six other artists. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception Thursday, January 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and will be on view January 15 – March 19.
Bread and Circuses: Garry Kaulitz
Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 South Bartlett St, Medford
Master printmaker and University of Alaska Anchorage art instructor Garry Kaulitz brings his exhibit “Bread and Circuses” to Medford with an opening reception January 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Rogue Gallery & Art Center for the 3rd Friday Art Walk. Through the printmaking process of collagraphy, Kaulitz creates spontaneous fantasies of color, line and shape in this exhibit, on display through February 12.