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Jazz Up Your Fridays in February

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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, which is always something to celebrate. Here are just a few art openings to hit up in February.

Rogue Women: Unique Perspectives in Art at Art & Soul
Art & Soul Gallery will present work from Rogue Women, a group of eleven professional artists from the Rogue Valley and Northern California, at an opening reception February 5th from 5-8pm. Out-and-about Rogue Valley folks may recognize the work of some of the group’s members, including Dana Feagin, whose work featuring a variety of animals from goats to dachshunds painted against colorful backgrounds has been making the rounds on gallery walls in the valley. The opening reception will feature music by Jennifer Joss and wine by Eliana Winery. The exhibit will be on display through February 29.
Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main St., Ashland

Charlotte Stevenson Photography at Ashland Natural Medicine
New Ashland Gallery Association member Ashland Natural Medicine Gallery of Contemporary Art will hold it’s flagship art opening on February 5th beginning at 5:30, featuring the photography of Charlotte Stevenson. Stevenson is a marine biologist and science writer whose professional work, combined with her interest in Buddhism, heavily inspires her photography. Her etherial images depict both the quite stillness of nature and the dynamic grace in its momentum, symbolizing for Stevenson the Buddhist concept of “Shunyata,” which explains the nature of reality in Buddhism.
Ashland Natural Medicine, 180 Lithia Way, #103, Ashland

Lane Hall at Art du Jour
Award-winning artist and SOU alum Lane Hall will present his works in watercolor at Art du Jour on February 19th from 5-8pm. A Rogue Valley resident, Hall is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society whose work has been featured in North Light Book’s Stokes of Genius II, The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow, Southwest Art and Watercolor Artist. Hall recently received the Frances Nell Storer Memorial Award for work featured in the American Watercolor Society’s 148th International Exhibition in New York.
Art du Jour, 213 E Main St, Medford

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