Author Readings

October Arts & Letters: Humming in Spanish

Posted by on Sep 19, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events | 0 comments

Art Presence Founder/Director Anne Brooke and Author/Publisher Ginna BB Gordon kick off our fall Arts & Letters Zoom chats! Join them on Friday, October 22, at 5 pm for a conversation about the next novel in Gordon’s Lavandula Series, “Humming in Spanish.”

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July Arts & Letters – Anne Brooke

Posted by on Jul 6, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center founder and director, Anne Brooke

HEADS UP! Our Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Art Presence founder and director, Anne Brooke, who will talk about art, life, and her popular Jacksonville Coloring Book. Please visit this link soon to make your free reservation and join us at 5pm on Friday, July 23. Register to participate now—it’s free!

https://brooke-artpresence-2021.eventbrite.com

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June-July 2021 Gallery Exhibits

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center cautiously continues the new hours introduced last month. The gallery is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12–5 pm.

Our guest exhibit for June showcases fiber art by members of the Southern Oregon Longarm Association (SOLA). SOLA is a group of textile artists dedicated to educating, supporting, and promoting each other in their chosen medium. They meet bi-monthly in non-Covid times, and each year they devise a voluntary, open-ended challenge to stretch themselves and demonstrate the unique variety of their art. The challenge is open to all members, beginners as well as people who have been exploring their creativity in this realm for over 20 years. 

A longarm is a machine used to stitch layers of fabric together. Traditionally, this machine is used to machine-stitch bed quilts. This exhibit shows the longarm’s potential and uses that extend far beyond its original purpose. Please be sure to stop in the gallery and see this wonderful show!

We also have a fresh collection of member artworks hanging in the main gallery through the end of the month. There’s something for just about everyone on display, so be sure to stop in the gallery and see for yourself!

If you feel safer viewing the show at home, please visit our website for a virtual tour. Call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or email her at anne@brookewatercolor.com to inquire about the art that catches your eye or schedule a private gallery viewing.

Art Presence Founder, Anne Brooke

HEADS UP! THIS FRIDAY, our Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Art Presence founder, Anne Brooke, who will talk about art, life, and her popular Jacksonville Coloring Book. Please visit this link soon to make your free reservation and join us at 5pm on Friday, June 11. PLEASE NOTE!! Due to technical difficulties, Anne’s conversation has been rescheduled for Friday, July 23, at 5pm. This link is still valid, so register to participate now! https://brooke-artpresence-2021.eventbrite.com

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Memoir Conversations

Posted by on May 27, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events | 0 comments

At 5 pm on Friday, May 28, Art Presence Art Center presents “Memoir Conversations,” a special version of our Arts & Letters Conversations about art, words, and ideas. Ginna Gordon, co-owner of Lucky Valley Press, and local author, Christin Lore Weber, lead this conversation. Follow this link to reserve your place for this FREE special event: https://artpresence-memoirs1.eventbrite.com. These women really know what they’re talking about and their conversation, enhanced by your participation, will be one to remember!

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Arts & Letters May Author Reading: Diane Wallace

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events | 0 comments

This month’s Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Diane Wallace reading from her new coloring book story, Aunt in the Amazon. Visit the link below to make reservations and join us at 5pm on Friday, May 14. You can ask questions of the author via the Zoom chat box. Please register for this free, bilingual event to get your personal link for the reading: https://wallace-artpresence-2021.eventbrite.com

Aunt in the Amazon, author reading by Diane Wallace at 5pm on Friday, May 14
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Arts & Letters April Author Reading – Judy Hilyard

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Book Reading

picture of Author Judy Hilyard

April 9 at 5:00pm
Judy Hilyard reads from her vivid and engaging book, Soul Companion: A Memoir

An informal book reading by the author, followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon and questions from participants. This event will be hosted on Zoom. Doors open a few minutes before 5:00pm. Participant audio and video will be muted.
Visit the event page and register now.

About the Book

Soul Companion: A Memoir is the true adventures of Judy Hilyard, as she travels to the Afterlife in joyful service to others and education of self. She recounts her experiences of living life as an Anam Aira, a soul companion, for those who have died or are in the final stages of dying. Judy was awakened to this work just as she was finishing a 47-year career as a left-brain-focused Intensive Care RN.


Soul Companion: A Memoir is the story of what Judy has experienced and learned as she cares for souls on both sides of the Veil. It is joyful work that is Love-Affirming for all and relieves the fear of death for those still here.


Visit Judy Hilyard’s website to learn more. anamcaracompanion.com

Arts & Letters
Online conversations about art, words, and ideas on the 2nd Friday of every month at Art Presence Art Center!

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