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Loss to Legacy Book Event this Friday!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Author Readings, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Loss to Legacy - iamge of book cover. Book by Lily Myers Kaplan

A word from the author:

I’m looking forward to sharing stories and discussing my recently published book with you at Art Presence in Jacksonville this Friday evening, December 13. It’s a meaningful time of year to share this path, as the holiday season brings bittersweet memories of loved ones who are no longer here. I promise that it will be a heartfelt evening. I hope you can come! And please bring friends or share this post with others. Thanks so much for spreading the word…

We’ll discuss the healing path outlined in my recently published book, Loss to Legacy. It’s a map for conscious living born of conscious grieving. Join me to discover a new relationship with death, loss, grief, and legacy while learning what the stepping-stone path offers to you or someone you love. Whether you are grieving the death of a loved one or lamenting cultural and planetary upheaval, this book is a guide for navigating the journey. The evening will be a time of storytelling, remembrance, and offer a taste of the stepping stone path.

Here’s what one reader recently shared with us:

As I read your book I was able to find peace and comfort regarding the deaths of my mother and brother. In addition to being a valuable guidebook for navigating grief, I’m also finding it to be a tremendous guide for living a transformational life. The stepping stones you’ve outlined can be used in so many different ways to create a deeper understanding of life. I recommend this book to all my friends, those who are grieving and those who are drawn to living their lives as a transformational process.”

~P. Britt

And another:

I have been reading the Loss to Legacy book and enjoying it very much. It is bringing to mind the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross of the last century which I read with great interest. But the very personal record of your story fleshes out the technical work of Kubler-Ross. It is engaging, and comforting. Thanks.”

~D.Olena

Here’s the skinny:

A FREE STORYTELLING & DISCUSSION OPEN HOUSE:

Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing and Transformation

Friday, December 13

5:00-6:30

Art Presence Art Center

206 N. 5th St.

Jacksonville, Oregon

More details on the attached flier or at www.reshfoundation.org/loss-to-legacy

Hope to see you there!

Lily

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Seventh Annual Angels Show

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Angels Show, Events, Featured, Open Shows | 0 comments

postcard for the 2019 Angels Show with details

Seventh Annual Angels Show

Now comfortably settled into its new home at Art Presence Art Center, the Angels Show celebrates its seventh exhibition!

Come to a festive Angels reception on Saturday, December 7 from 1–3 pm after enjoying the Jacksonville Christmas Parade! See dozens of unique artistic interpretations of angels covering the back wall of the gallery! Freestanding angels as well as paintings! Meet the special artists participating in this show!

To get the first look at the show and first opportunity to make one of this year’s angels your own (or give to a friend), come on Friday, December 6, when the show opens at 11 am.

What to Expect

We have seen a wide variety of angels in each past Angels show – impressionist, realist, and abstract, mystical and cute, fierce and gentle, earthy and celestial, imploring, serving and helping. The artists who participate range from small children to experienced professional artists. We see nearly every medium represented in every show, from oils, watercolors and acrylics to ceramics, bronze, glass and assemblage with natural and/or man made materials. This kind of diversity is present in this year’s show as well.

The angels you see in this post are wonderful examples of abstract angels. Katherine Bird created the golden angel in the 2019 show poster above. Art Presence member Brenda Mills Brannan created the angel below for this year’s show.

A Brief History of the Angels Show

Southern Oregon Artists Resource, an online directory of the southern Oregon art community created by Hannah West Design, sponsored the Angels Show from its inception. Hannah curated the art displays at the GoodBean Cafe in Jacksonville for 7 years. In 2012, Mary Kell, GoodBean co-owner, asked Hannah if she could have angels on the wall for Christmas. Fortunately she asked with enough time for Hannah to send out a call to artists! Mary got her angels and a new Christmas tradition in Jacksonville was born.

When the cafe updated its art policy, the angels lost their nest, so Hannah and Mary asked the executive director of Art Presence if the show might find a new home at the gallery. The angels were received with open arms! Its first time in a true gallery setting, the 2018 Angels show was an amazing exhibition, with 70 pieces of angelic art created by over 40 artists. It won a terrific audience reception and many angels found new homes with Art Presence patrons.

Give an Angel a Home!

The 2019 Angels show will continue on display until Sunday, December 29. The angels are on display concurrently with Art Presence’s annual Holiday Treasures show. Holiday Treasures let you take your art finds home upon purchase for giving during the holiday season. However, the angels must remain on display through the end of the show. We believe that our artist’s angels make perfect holiday gifts, so we encourage you to consider giving an angel to that special person on your gift-giving list.

Mercy Flight, painting of an angel for the Angels Show 2019 by Brenda Mills Brannan

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Angel Show

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center will present its annual Angel Show opening on December 6th, Friday, with a Reception of December 7th from 1 to 3 P.M.  At least 40 artists will share their artistic version of angels.  What a wonderful way to start the Christmas Season.  The gallery is open from 11 to 5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the 29th.  Lots of wonderful gift ideas throughout the main gallery and the Galleria as our theme is Holiday Treasures.

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North 5th Street, next to the Courthouse in Jacksonville Oregon.  Call 541-941-7057 with questions.

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Body Wisdom

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Body Wisdom

Meet Dr. Gerald Senogles and hear more about his new book, “Body Wisdom,” at a book signing here at Art Presence Art Center! Meet the author at 5pm on Friday, November 8, 2019. You can listen to a brief discussion of his book and ask questions. Then he will sign your new copy of “Body Wisdom.”

“Body Wisdom” is informed by a lifetime of practice in Oriental Medicine. The book delves into the mechanics of how your body works, explaining why problems develop and what you can do to prevent many modern disease conditions and keep yourself in a state of vibrant health.

In Oriental Medicine, covering up symptoms with drugs is not good enough. Therefore, we turn to the Oriental Medical system with its knowledge and understanding to learn why we develop disease conditions and how to treat the root causes. Thus the body can return to the natural state of health to which we are all entitled.

Section One of Body Wisdom covers the basics of how your body works and symptoms that can arise if there are malfunctions.

Section Two examines common and important diseases or conditions, as well as other issues that can impact your health and happiness.

Dr. Gerald Senogles graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1977 and is one of the first 50 graduates in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States. He apprenticed with Dr. Cheung Wai Tak in 1977–78. Dr. Senogles was a member of the acupuncture sub-committee of the Oregon Medical Board for six years. In 1988, he received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine Degree from the International Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Research Institute in Hong Kong.

You can find more information about Dr. Senogles’ book at http://www.luckyvalleypress.com/bodywisdom

Flyer for Jerry SEnogles book talk at Art Presence Art Center

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November 2019 Guest Artist: Jeanne LaRae

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Our November 2019 guest artist, Jeanne LaRae, is a personable and approachable artist, so when you come to the reception this month, be sure to ask her questions about her work!

Jeanne explores from her home town, the U.S. and around the world “in search of light and shadow and its magical effects.” The role that light plays in telling a story allows Jeanne to relate and deliver it through her paintings of nature, landscapes, architecture, people, and animals. LaRae encourages and inspires people to look further and deeper into their surroundings, finding the beauty and the story, to listen to the whispers of the world around them as more of a symphony of color and light, and to appreciate the gift and experience of the path.

Jeanne LaRae is a member of many southern Oregon, California, and national art associations, including Ashland Art Center, Ashland Gallery Association, Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon, Rogue Gallery, LPAPA, SoCalPapa, California Art Club, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Midway Art Association, the Kimball Art Center and PCPAA.

Here’s a sneak peek…a couple of Jeanne’s oil paintings:

oil painting by Jeanner LaRae, NOvember 219 guest artist at Art PResence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregonoil painting by Jeanner LaRae, NOvember 219 guest artist at Art PResence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

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Holiday Treasures Nov-Dec 2019

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Events, Featured, Holiday Treasures, Member Shows | 0 comments

Holiday Treasures Nov-Dec 2019

Our annual holiday shopping show is here! Come to Art Presence Art Center at 206 N 5th Street in Jacksonville any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to browse the artistic and creative Holiday Treasures Nov-Dec 2019, offered by local artists for your holiday shopping pleasure.

When you head out to buy gifts for the special people in your life, stop by Art Presence first to consider a gift of art. Come by on your way home to find an inspiring gift for the hard-to-shop-for loved ones on your list. Need to pick up a little something for a hostess gift or other impromptu gift-giving occasion? That’s what Holiday Treasures is all about!

Take your art purchases home with you to wrap and give in time for the holidays. Artists will replenish the gallery with more holiday treasures November-December 2019, so there will be a great selection throughout the season.

Be sure to come to the reception on Saturday, November 2, to meet the artists and get a look at all the wonderful gift-giving opportunities that await you in the main gallery and in the Galleria!

Here is a sampling of the paintings can expect to see when you come to the gallery. We will add more when additional images become available:

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2019 October Imaginarium – Mischief & Magic!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019 in Events, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows | 0 comments

The 6th annual October Imaginarium art show at Art Presence Art Center is here! This has become one of the gallery’s most popular exhibits, and this year’s theme is Mischief & Magic. Artists from throughout southern Oregon created whimsical, thought-provoking, out-of-the-mainstream art in response to our October Creative Challenge.  It’s an event not to be missed!

October Imaginarium opens Friday, October 4 and continues through Sunday, October 27. On display on the back wall is our Palette Paint-Off, with magical artwork on artists’ palettes.

Art Presence invites you to a spellbinding reception for the artists on Saturday, October 5, from 1–4 pm. Jacksonville author Sharon Mehdi will be here doing numerology readings. You can also take a photo with our mischievous Scarecrow at the Selfie Station. And there will be live music by Martin Ball, hors d’oeuvres and wine to enjoy along with the show.

We would like to congratulate Art Presence member, Mark Daucher, whose beautiful graphic image of persimmons appears on the cover of this month’s Jacksonville Review! You can see more of his stunning work in this month’s show.

Here are a few of the daringly creative pieces of art you will find in this show:

Saturday, October 12, from 5–7:30 pm, will be the last Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk until next spring. Come to the gallery for a special demonstration by Patricia Wormuth and let the tricksy headless scarecrow paint your portrait in a reprise of the Imaginarium Selfie Station. Don’t miss it!

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