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Video: EA Luetkemeyer Reads from “Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story”

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

An informal book reading of “Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story” by EA Luetkemeyer, followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon and questions from participants. Recorded March 12, 2021.

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story recounts the escapades of Dean Davis, a thirty-something, educated, straight white male from the affluent community of Sausalito, in Marin County, California, who is sent to an Illinois prison dominated by a daunting, ethnically diverse population of inmates from the mean streets of Chicago.


How does he do his time? What challenges does he meet?


Addressing issues of race and gender in America, Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story is at once a serious inquiry into the minds and hearts of the marginalized and the oppressed and a bit of a romp. It will appeal to adventurous and intelligent readers of all persuasions who appreciate a literary walk on the wild side.

Learn more about EA Luetkemeyer and his novels at his website, https://ealuetkemeyer.com

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March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

Art Presence is so excited to announce our March 2021 exhibits and virtual tour! We cautiously continue to open the gallery on a limited basis, and hours remain 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, therefore we require social distancing and masks and hand sanitizer is available at the door and front counter.

March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour - Untitled painting by Patrick Beste
Untitled painting by Patrick Beste

The exhibit in the Main Gallery — a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members — continues through Sunday, March 28.


Our Guest Exhibit is Woodcraft, a show of handcrafted wood works by members of The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild. The show opens Friday, March 5 and remains on display through Sunday, March 28.

The Woodcrafters’ 2020 show only lasted two weeks due to COVID cancellation. Therefore, we are delighted to give them another chance to show their exquisite creations: wooden vessels, decor items and furniture. Come to the gallery and see these beautifully crafted works by Bruce Millbank, Jens Sehm and John Harden. Learn more about the guild and its members at siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.

Not comfortable coming to the gallery to view the artworks on display? No problem, the March 2021 Exhibits Virtual Tour will be ready soon. We will let you know when it’s ready so you can watch it from the safety and comfort of your home. You can also schedule a private gallery viewing. Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to set an appointment.

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Arts & Letters March Author Reading – EA Luetkemeyer

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Art & Letters March 12 Author Reading:  EA Luetkemeyer

Book Reading

Author EA Luetkemeyer

March 12 at 5:00pm
E. A. Luetkemeyer reads from his vivid and engaging novel, Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story.

An informal book reading by the author, followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon and questions from participants. Doors open a few minutes before 5:00pm for this free Zoom event.
Visit the event page and register now.

About the Book

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story by EA Luetkemeyer

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story recounts the escapades of Dean Davis, a thirty-something, educated, straight white male from the affluent community of Sausalito, in Marin County, California, who is sent to an Illinois prison dominated by a daunting, ethnically diverse population of inmates from the mean streets of Chicago. How does he do his time? What challenges does he meet?


Addressing issues of race and gender in America, Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story is at once a serious inquiry into the minds and hearts of the marginalized and the oppressed and a bit of a romp. It will appeal to adventurous and intelligent readers of all persuasions who appreciate a literary walk on the wild side.


Learn more about E.A. Luetkemeyer’s bold and irreverent written works at ealuetkemeyer.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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February 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 4 comments

The gallery is now open on a limited basis. February hours are 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, so social distancing and masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

“In The Beginning,” image by Vivian McAleavey

This month’s exhibit in the Main Gallery is a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members. This show opens Friday, February 5 and continues through Sunday, March 28.

Our Guest Exhibit is The Power of Pastel, a juried show of paintings by members of the Pastel Artists of Oregon (PAO). The show opens Friday, February 5 and remains on display through Sunday, February 28. PAO has more than 100 members from across Oregon. The exhibition, curated by noted local artist, Sue Bennett, showcases over 30 works by 21 artists. Be sure to click the images in the gallery above to see larger images of these gorgeous works.

The Power of Pastel celebrates the centuries-old art of pastel painting. Pastels are pigment held together with a binder in stick form. Pastel paintings are framed under glass to preserve the surface. Pastel paintings by masters such as Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1700s), Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, William Merritt Chase (1800s), and Mary Cassatt (1900s) stand the test of time, with their colors remaining vibrant to this day.

If you feel more comfortable viewing the artworks on display from the safety and comfort of your home, please watch the virtual tour below. You can also contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to schedule a private gallery viewing.

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ZoomRoom Local Author Reading – Christin Lore Weber

Posted by on Jan 18, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 18 comments

This year, Art Presence adds Zoom Room Local Author Readings to its growing list of online offerings. Join us at 5pm on the second Friday of each month to hear local authors read excerpts from their books; you can ask questions via the chat box.


On February 12, we present our first Art Presence Zoom Room Author Reading with Christin Lore Weber reading from her new novel, NO THIS BUT THIS. You can sign up for your reservation below.


Christin Lore Weber is an award-winning multi-genre author who lives and writes in the Upper Applegate mountains.  Weber was an LA TIMES “Best Books of 2000” author, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES’ “Book Sense 76” pick, and PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY “First Fiction” choice, among others. She has written seventeen published books, and “No This But This” is her sixth novel. Please follow this link to register for Christin’s ZoomRoom reading at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/136340236317 It’s free!

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Angels Show Virtual Exhibition Video

Posted by on Dec 9, 2020 in Angels Show, Events, Open Shows | 0 comments

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