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Color Historic Jacksonville!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Featured, News | 3 comments

Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - front cover

Color Historic Jacksonville, a uniquely local coloring book by Anne Brooke, Art Presence Founder and member artist, will be available for purchase during our Holiday Treasures exhibition in December. Color Historic Jacksonville is published by David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press, a Jacksonville-based publisher. The pages of this 8 1/2” by 8 1/2” coloring book can be colored with colored pencil, crayon, marker or oil pastel. The coloring book sells for $19.95. Stop by the gallery on Friday, December 1 fand be among those who get the first look, or join us at the reception on Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 3 pm.

Color Historic Jacksonville will be the perfect gift for this year’s holiday giving…lure friends and family from elsewhere to come for a visit or delight those closer to home with a chance to make their own historic Jacksonville artwork…with Anne’s outlines to guide the way!

Pictured above is a mockup of the front cover, and below is the back cover.

Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - back cover

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Renovations Underway…and Preparations for Holiday Treasures, too!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Renovations Underway : Dolls from the studio of Patricia Wormuth in progress

As we announced last month, the gallery is closed for the month of November for renovations. We are well underway now! The initial preparations for the sheetrock work on the walls are complete and work is in progress.

In addition, our artists are working feverishly to create gorgeous gift items and fabulous art for the most discriminating people on your list! Pictured are dolls in progress from the studio of Patricia Wormuth.

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September Exhibit, “Harvest”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Author Readings, Events, Member Shows, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Don’t miss the September exhibit opening September 1st at Art Presence Art Center, where we will feature paintings by Dolores Ribal, soft edged landscapes bordering on the abstract, incredible use of color, unusual viewpoints.  The Reception is September 2nd, Saturday,  from 1 to 3.  206 N 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR.

Call 541-941-7057 for more information.

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September Exhibit at Art Presence Art Center

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Author Readings, Events, Member Shows, News | 0 comments

Don’t miss thePoster for Harvest, September 2017 member show at Art PResence, Jacksonville, Oregon September Exhibit at Art Presence Art Center,

stunning paintings by Dolores Ribal,

new ceramics by John Dodero and Tom Glassman’s photography, which always presents a new viewpoint.

Plus readings by Ginna and David Gordon.

Music by Minstrel Stream at the Reception, September 2nd from 1 to 3.

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New Members Minstrel Streams

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Member Profiles, Members, News | 0 comments

Art Presence Welcomes New Members Minstrel Streams

New Members Minstrel Streams : Picture of musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart, new members of Art Presence Art Center

New Members Minstrel Streams: Guitarist/Pianist Matt and Flutist Rebecca Stuart

We are happy to welcome new members Minstrel Streams to Art Presence. Husband and wife musical duo Matt and Rebecca Stuart are the talented musicians/composers and recording artists behind the name Minstrel Streams. Matt plays piano/keyboards and acoustic guitar and Rebecca plays flute and Native American flutes. Their inspirational music has been described as a blend of classical, folk, and world music. We met them at our last Board meeting, and what a delight to hear their music for the first time at the Small Treasures reception a few days later! The couple only recently moved to Medford, so we also welcome them as new neighbors.

Art Presence now offers the four CDs they have made together—On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Cradle of the Moon, New Horizon, and the self-titled Minstrel Streams—in the gallery on their behalf. In addition, they have offered to play at our receptions and special events going forward. If you haven’t already fallen in love with their music, we’re sure you will enjoy listening to our new members Minstrel Streams at our next reception.

Props and Accomplishments

Their critically acclaimed CD New Horizon was recorded at Will Ackerman’s legendary Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. It has reached a global audience with radio airplay around the world…being a hit on Pandora and Music Choice “Soundscapes.”  New Horizon was also a GRAMMY contender.

In the words of Bill Binkelman of Zone Music Reporter:
“while listening… I recalled many classic recordings from the days of both Windham Hill and Narada in that the music has that ‘classic’ acoustic sound present on both labels, especially at their outset. There is a sonic richness and an emotional depth present here that goes beyond just ‘good music and well played.’ ”

New Members Minstrel Streams’ mission is To promote peace, love, joy, healing, and mercy through music.

Matt and Rebecca Stuart

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Taste of Summer FREE Wine Pairing Class

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Britt Festival Opening, Events, News | 0 comments

Taste of Summer FREE Wine Pairing Class : Britt Music & Art Festival 2016 Taste of Summer 2016
Taste of Summer FREE Wine Pairing Class

“I want my wines to take a person back to some special moment in time, to a special location or an event that lingers in their memory. Wine is meant to be savored and enjoyed. May you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy creating them.” – Platt Anderson Cellars

Taste of Summer is an annual celebration in Jacksonville, Oregon benefitting the Britt Music & Arts Festival, presented by Britt Music & Arts Festival and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a Taste of Summer free wine pairing class, wine walk, live music, food booths, artisans, classic cars and more. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Wine walk tickets will be sold at Art Presence beginning at 11AM.

Stay tuned for details on music, participating wineries and more: http://www.brittfest.org/performances/tasteofsummer16

To start off the wine walk and begin your day of wine tasting with some inspiring information, head to Art Presence Art Center for a Free Wine Pairing Class taught by local wine and culinary experts. The class, presented by Platt Anderson Cellars, begins at 11 AM and features:

»Toasted Onion Crisps and Spanish Tapas Flatbread with Goat Cheese and a Dollop of Pesto paired with Albarino
»Cilantro Lime Shrimp paired with Sauvignon Blanc
»Meatballs with Dollop of Tomato Sauce paired with Dolcetto
»Brats with Sauce paired with Dolcetto
»Proscuitto Wrapped Melo paired with Vermentino
»Rogue Blue Cheese Popcorn paired with Vermentino

Find out more about Platt Anderson Cellars: ashlandwine.net

No admission charge for the class.
MUSIC, SIGHTS & SOUNDS: Free and open to the public
WINE WALK TICKETS: $30 per person (glass/tastings included) | Limited to 450 participants
PURCHASE: Day of @ Wine Booth, corner of California/N. 3rd | @ Art Presence Art Center, 206 North 5th Street

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