Angels Show 2018

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poster with information about the 2018 6th annual angels show at art presence art center

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November Author Reading by Sharon Mehdi

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November Author Reading by Sharon Mehdi

Sharon Medhi Book Cover Medley - three books by Jacksonville, OR author Sharon Mehdi

Join us for our November Author Reading by Sharon Mehdi on Friday, November 9 at 5 pm. Sharon Mehdi is a writer, teacher, mother and grandmother. She has lived and worked in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Guatemala, France and Canada. For this reading, Sharon shares excerpts from her newly published books, “Eleanor Bobbin,” “The Great Spirit Grandmother Gathering,” and “The Curious Quest for Absolute Truth.”

Read more about these stories in our blog post here.

Come to Art Presence Art Center and enjoy an evening with champagne, snacks and some inspiring children’s stories by a wonderful local writer!

Afterward, leave a comment about the books on Sharon’s page at GoodReads.

 

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November 2018 Guest Exhibit: A Mixed Bag

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November 2018 Guest Exhibit: A Mixed Bag

November 2018 Guest Exhibit, A Mixed Bag, paintings by artist Shan Lollis, Nove 2–30, 2018, reception November 3, 1-3 pm

Art Presence Art Center is proud to announce our November 2018 guest exhibit, A Mixed Bag, paintings by Shan Lollis. Shan’s exhibit takes place from November 2–25 in conjunction with our Holiday Treasures member show.

A Rogue Valley resident for the past 35 years and a serious painter for most of her adult life, Lollis works primarily in pen and ink and acrylic. She studied art at Olympic College and the University of Washington. In addition, she has further honed her skills by participating in multiple workshops in Varen, Italy.

Shan believes in painting with as much pure color as possible, imparting a striking graphic quality to her work. Also influenced by her travels in Western Europe and Mexico, Shan’s paintings often depict scenes from other lands. Previously she has shown her work in Seattle, Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville galleries.

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, November 3, from 1–3 pm. View her collection and choose a painting you can’t live without!

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Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

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The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works in “Jacksonville: People, Places and Things,” an exhibition celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon. The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, ending on Sunday, September 30.

Join us for a festive reception celebrating the artists behind Jacksonville: People, Places and Things, as well as guest artist Dan Mish and our recently renovated gallery space! Come to the gallery at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Chat with the artists over hors d’oeuvres catered by Bella Union and champagne, listen to beautiful live music by Minstrel Streams, enjoy an early look at our September exhibitions and celebrate our new interior!

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Champagne Grand Re-Opening!

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New Interior - Main Gallery - after adding drywall and painting, adding new carpet, a new hanging system and new art display panels at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, OR

New Interior – Main Gallery – after adding drywall and painting, adding new carpet, a new hanging system and new art display panels

Art Presence Art Center invites you to attend our Champagne Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Mark your calendar and join us in celebrating the renovations that have transformed our gallery space! We will have catered hors d’ouevres and sips of champagne for you to enjoy as you chat with the artists and view their works to the beautiful sounds of Minstrel Streams playing live music.

Our September member show, Jacksonville: People, Places and Things,  is joined by a must-see invitational exhibit, Life Left Undone, by Dan Mish of The Studio at Living Opportunities, our first official guest artist. His paintings will hang on the back wall. Meet all the artists exhibiting their work in September at our Grand Re-Opening.

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, next to the historic courthouse. We look forward to meeting you there!

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