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  Medford nonprofit LifeArt has a brutally simple mission: use art to prevent youth suicide. The organization, which partners with various schools and government agencies (such as Jackson County Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition), has been around since 2009. Phil Ortega, the founder of LifeArt, believes the kids will have better

I’m Ready for My Close-up Mr. Schneider Chuck Close is widely considered one of the greatest living artists in the world, having so permeated contemporary art culture that anyone who has taken a junior high or high school art class probably had an assignment to mimic one of his iconic