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July Guest Exhibit and Reception: Calligraphy

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Second Saturday ArtWalk | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center’s Guest Exhibit for July 2021 is Mixed Emotions, a show of calligraphy art by members of The Calligraphy Guild – Rogue Valley. The calligraphy show is on display from Friday, July 2 through Sunday, August 1.

Don’t miss our first reception on the lawn Saturday, July 10, from 3–6 pm! You will find plenty to enjoy—live poetry readings, camaraderie, catering by Pony Espresso, and, of course, plenty of fine art. Wine will be available inside. The reception is part of the renewed Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk.

Following is the Guild’s statement describing their work and the theme of this show.

Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions is the theme for our Calligraphy Show. We chose this theme to capture the many forms of human emotions, especially during this past year of 2020.

Those emotions include, joy, humor, sorrow, frustration, or peace. Therefore, for this show we communicate our thoughts and feelings using words, shapes, colors, textures, photos, gestures and mixed media as our palette.

Enjoy the exhibition! And Thank You for visiting the gallery and supporting the artists with your presence.

All Good Thoughts,
The Calligraphers’ Guild – Rogue Valley

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June-July 2021 Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

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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!

Memoir conversations infographic
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May 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Events, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

Here is our video of the May 2021 virtual exhibition of art in the Art Presence Art center gallery. This includes Petlandia, our current member artist benefit show of pet-themed art to support C.A.T.S. Please share!

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May 2021 Art Exhibits

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center announces new hours beginning this month! The gallery is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12–5 pm.

Don’t miss “Petlandia,” a benefit exhibit for C.A.T.S presented by the members of Art Presence. 6” x 6” paintings of pets cover the back wall starting April 30 and remain on display through May 30.

Painting by Art Presence member Zoe West

In conjunction with Petlandia, we’ll have a special event on Sunday, May 16, during which C.A.T.S. will offer kittens for adoption on our front lawn from 1–4 pm. This is your chance to rescue a charming furbaby to share your life and brighten your days!

Our collection of member artworks in the main gallery continues through the end of the month. Pet-loving patrons may find larger paintings of pets sprinkled throughout.

If you feel safer viewing the show at home, please visit our website for a virtual tour. Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or anne@brookewatercolor.com to inquire about the art that captivates you or schedule a private gallery viewing. Please visit our website to enjoy virtual tours of art exhibits from the past few months! You never know if the painting you fall in love with on video might still be available.

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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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