“Reality is not just what’s in front of us and what’s observable,” says local surrealist painter Micah Ofstedahl. “There’s that other side of reality that’s kind of the unknown and mysterious.” Ofstedahl focuses his work on melding the known with the unknown by combining natural science with surrealism––a philosophy
It’s cold and wet outside, but there are plenty of reasons to brave the chill and risk the threat of damp socks this month. In addition to Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Presidents Day (a.k.a. National Three-Day-Weekend Day), there’s plenty of new art gracing the walls of Rogue Valley galleries,
January is human trafficking awareness month, established to bring awareness to the $9.5 billion human trafficking industry that the Department of Justice estimates involves hundreds of thousands of women and girls in the U.S. alone. Many express disbelief that this modern slavery epidemic is so prevalent in the U.S., let
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
Miles Frode’s painting style is often reminiscent of 20th century cubists and futurists––with a dynamism invoking Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase” in some pieces, and the perceptual play of Picasso’s cubist portraiture in others, mixed with a healthy dose of abstract expressionism. Described by Frode as “Feelism,” his style is
The holidays offer us a bit of a reprieve from the routine of daily life in many ways. One is the opportunity––and the encouragement––to be creative. From snowflakes to gingerbread houses, this is the time of year when kids and adults alike are encouraged to play with frosting, paint and
The Ashland Art Center will hold the fourth installment of their annual fundraising event, Art Inspires Ashland, on Nov. 12 – 15. The event kicks off with a reception and presentation Thursday at 6 pm at the Historic Ashland Armory, where three artists––painter and author Gregg Kreutz, sculptor Kevin Christman
Inspired by The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt started in 1987 to memorialize those lost to AIDS-related causes, local artists are banding together to create a Vision Quilt to end gun violence. “I had watched [the AIDS Quilt] catalyze the nation in a dialogue about AIDS––people going from a kind
The Schneider Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, Breaking Pattern, a multi-artist showcase curated by Matthew Delegate and Rossana Martinez of Brooklyn’s Minus Space gallery, highlights explorations of pattern, optical and perceptual abstract painting through selected works by seven artists from across the country. Featured artists are an accomplished bunch, including
Art For A Cause: Valley View Winery Hosts the Sixth Annual Furnarture Fundraiser for Living Opportunities.
Living Opportunities has been serving the Rogue Valley since 1974, providing workplace advocacy, residential assistance and family consulting for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of their core programs, The Studio, encourages participants to express themselves creatively through artistic mediums––which can also act as a vehicle for essential communication.