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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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October 2021 Art Exhibits and Events

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021 in Book Night, Classes, Events, Featured, News, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows, Second Saturday ArtWalk | 0 comments

The 8th Annual October Imaginarium is open! This year’s theme, Reality or Illusion?, resulted in a wonderful collection of artwork depicting Autumn, Halloween, and imaginative ideas building upon the theme. The exhibition opened on Friday, September 17, and continues through Halloween. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 12–5 pm and Sundays from 10–5 pm. The Imaginarium is always a well-attended, popular show and this year’s collection is a must-see!

Grateful thanks to the Human Bean for their support of this exhibition.

October’s Second Saturday ArtWalk takes place on Saturday, October 9 from 3–6 pm. Some artists will demonstrate their skills outdoors on California Street while others show their work inside a downtown Jacksonville shop. Look for the yellow flags marking participating merchants. The gallery remains open until 6 pm on Saturday for the ArtWalk and opens at 10 am on Sunday for the convenience of Farmer’s Market visitors.

If you can’t make it to the gallery, you can still see a virtual tour on our website, https://art-presence.org. To inquire about the art that moves you or schedule a private gallery viewing, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or anne@brookewatercolor.com.

Anne Brooke and Ginna BB Gordon kick off the fall Arts & Letters Zoom chats with a conversation about the next novel in Gordon’s Lavandula Series, “Humming in Spanish,” on Friday, October 22 at 5 pm.

As our annual October show illustrates, making art doesn’t have to be so serious that you can’t have fun. Reserve a Thursday evening with up to 7 of your friends and learn how to paint with watercolors in Anne Brooke’s “Wine and Watercolor” workshop. All art supplies are provided, so simply bring your favorite wine and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy painting in a social atmosphere! $25 per person, vaccination required.

Local Artists: Art Presence has studio spaces available in our Loft. The benefits are many, with reasonable month-to-month rent, convenient location, your own key and water. Please contact Anne Brooke to inquire.

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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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