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New Beginnings April Update

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Member Shows | 0 comments

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph.D. read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

April UPDATE:

Second Reception – Bring the Kids!

New Beginnings, our show of spring-related artwork, enters its second month with a second reception. Join us this Saturday, April 1 from 1–3pm, and bring the kids!

  • At 1:00 pm, Susan Richie will read from her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart, the story of a young troll who sets off on a journey to find his future.
  • Denette Fretz will read from Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door at 2:00 pm. Her book tells about Conrad, who, equipped with his mega extreme ultimate first aid kit, learns the rules of being a cowboy.
  • Enjoy live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while viewing this beautiful show of member artwork and getting to know the artists.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms on display for the New Beginnings exhibition. Several images have been added since our first announcement of this lovely show. Enjoy!

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April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Events, Library Exhibits, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

To help our artists reach out to more viewers and to provide more art in more places for Rogue Valley residents and visitors to our area, we have several April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits to announce:

Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke

Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings. See more of Anne’s work at www.brookewatercolor.com

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet

Hoevet’s show of stunning photography. See more of Kathy’s work at kathleenhoevetphotography.com

Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen

Ommen’s show of photography continues at the Medford Public Library.

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New Beginnings

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Member Shows | 1 comment

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph. D., read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

We will have another reception on Saturday, April 1, from 1–3pm. Details and author readings to be announced when they are confirmed.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms we will have on exhibit for the New Beginnings exhibition. Enjoy!

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Wisdom of the Heart Author Reading

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Author Readings | 1 comment

Wisdom of the Heart Author Reading : Diana Coogle Author Reading with Paintings by Barbara Kostel, a reading and exhibit of paintings from Diana Coogle and Barbara Kostal’s new book Wisdom of the Heart. Diana Coogle author reading from Wisdom of the Heart and exhibit of paintings from the book by Barbara Kostal takes place in conjunction with the artist reception for Art Presence Art Center's Poetry of Spring show on March 4, 2017, at 2:00 pm. In this coffee-table book, artist Barbara Kostal depicts a metaphysical journey through life in forty-four abstract, nature-inspired paintings. For each painting writer Diana Coogle, Ph.D., responds with a one- page personal essay—meditative, narrative or poetic—based on a life lived closely with nature.

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Introduction to Chinese Characters

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Chinese New Year, Events | 0 comments

Introduction to Chinese Characters: Traditional Chinese characters for Rooster

Traditional Chinese character for Rooster

Art Presence Art Center welcomes the Year of the Rooster by hosting Introduction to Chinese Characters, an audio-visual presentation by Sarah Svinth. Originally from China and now a Medford resident, Sarah’s presentation will introduce us to 20-25 traditional Chinese characters at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Join us for this free, fun and informative event! Add it to your own online calendar – visit our event entry HERE!

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