Author Reading: Peggy Dover

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Peggy Dover, freelance writer/columnist, has enjoyed living in the beautiful Rogue Valley for 35 years. Her weekly column, Southern Oregon Journal, publishes in the Sunday edition of the Mail Tribune newspaper in print and online. Dover is a contributing features writer for Southern Oregon Wine Scene magazine and the Jacksonville Review. Her recent book, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns is available in softcover and e-book through RebelHeart Books in Jacksonville, The Crown Jewel in Ashland, WinterRiver Books in Bandon, Rogue Art Gallery in Medford, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. There are also copies available through the Jackson County Library system.

BOOK BLURB

More than a tour guide, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns brings the people, places and lifestyle of Southern Oregon into focus in a humorous and personal way. This eclectic mix includes 101 favorite columns written over the past five years. T & T is broken neatly into four sections–Day Trips & Discovery, Meditations & Musings, Heroes & Characters, and Just for Laughs. Each bite-sized story serves up humor or pathos amid real life in our Southern Oregon communities. Come along on a visit to the wild and rugged coastal beaches, discover the Bigfoot Brownie near Prospect, become hopelessly lost in a corn maze, and confront a giant nutcracker. Dover takes you along on her personal escapades. While offering the tourist or newcomer real examples of local must-see activities, locals may gain fresh insight.

Come to the gallery on Friday, May 10th at 5:00 pm, when Peggy reads from Trips and Tangents at Art Presence Art Center.  Enjoy wine, cheese and crackers, ask questions and discuss the book after Peggy’s reading.

For more information call 541-941-7057.
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You’ve Written a Book…Now What?

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You’ve Written a Book…Now What?

David and Ginna Gordon are here to help!

David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press in Jacksonville, Oregon

David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press

So you’ve written a book. What to do now? Owners of Lucky Valley Press, a Jacksonville-based publishing company, David & Ginna Gordon can help you polish your work and successfully navigate every phase of publishing your book. Come to the gallery on April 12 at 5pm to hear them discuss a pre-press checklist for creating a book, digital publishing, and more important information indie authors need to know.

“The key to success is in the details.”

 

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Poets on the Loose 2019

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Poets on the Loose 2019!

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Poets on the Loose in Jacksonville! Anne Brooke reads a poem to two ladies taking a break from shopping on California Street

Poets on the Loose in Jacksonville! Anne Brooke reads a poem to two ladies taking a break from shopping on California Street during our first event in 2018.

People had so much fun during our first event last year that we’re bringing back Poets on the Loose to celebrate National Poetry Month 2019.

On Saturday, April 13, expect to see poets and poetry enthusiasts offering to read poems to random people on the street in downtown Jacksonville. When a poetry reader asks you, be ready to say Yes! Take a break, enjoy a free poetry reading, and take a copy of the poem home with you.

And have fun!!

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Session 3 – Basic Drawing Class for Adults with Anne Brooke

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“There is a notion that artists are born with the ability to draw. No one arrives in this world with that gift! Drawing is a skill that must be learned. It is not hard, but requires mental discipline.

“Drawing will develop a cooperative process between your mind and your eyes. The mind must relinquish the role of know-it-all and allow the eye to be the teacher. The mind makes a lot of assumptions. Most of the time these assumptions are close enough to reality that we can get along in the world. In drawing, however, the less you assume, the more you will SEE. Please join me on a journey to develop this skill.“

-Anne Brooke, Director

Basic Drawing For Adults with Anne Brooke

Session 3 – Basic Drawing Class for Adults

Anne Brooke has taught drawing and watercolor for over 25 years. She helped to cultivate the skills of many award-winning artists. And she leads our first Basic Drawing Class for Adults. Anne holds degrees in Art and Nursing and was trained in the classical method of drawing. Her classes are fun and safe—you will enjoy learning this skill! All supplies will be provided, cost is at your discretion.

The overwhelming response to Anne Brooke’s Basic Drawing for Adults classes prompted us to add a third session!

This session begins June 17th and continues every Monday from 3–4:30 pm through July 22nd, 2019.

Meet Anne in the upstairs classroom at Art Presence Art Center, 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville.

Pick up an application at the gallery or call 541-941-7057 to sign up.

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Session 2 – Basic Drawing Class for Youth with Brooke Nuckles

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“There is a notion that artists are born with the ability to draw. No one arrives in this world with that gift! Drawing is a skill that must be learned. It is not hard, but requires mental discipline.

“Drawing will develop a cooperative process between your mind and your eyes. The mind must relinquish the role of know-it-all and allow the eye to be the teacher. The mind makes a lot of assumptions. Most of the time these assumptions are close enough to reality that we can get along in the world. In drawing, however, the less you assume, the more you will SEE. Please join me on a journey to develop this skill.“

-Anne Brooke, Director

Art Presence Basic Drawing for Youth class begins in June 2019! Here, a budding artist learns to draw.

Session 2 – Basic Drawing Class for Youth Ages 6–12

This summer, elementary-aged artists-in-training can learn foundational drawing skills using quality art materials at Art Presence Art Center. Our first basic drawing class for youth begins in June. Drawing with pencil, ink, and charcoal, children will be inspired by the drawings of famous artists and introduced to the basic principles and elements of art and design. Students will be encouraged to express themselves creatively as they develop foundational art skills by drawing still life, self portraits, and landscapes.

This session begins July 30th and continues every Tuesday from 5:30–7:00 pm through September 3rd, 2019.

We will meet in the upstairs classroom at Art Presence Art Center, 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville. Register at the gallery or call 541-941-7057.

Class and materials are provided thanks to the generosity of a Haines Foundation grant. Students must register in advance for either session. Space is very limited, so sign up today!

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