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March 2020 Main Exhibit

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Art Presence March 2020 Main Exhibit

Off the Beaten Path

March 6 – April 26, 11am–5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Reception Saturday, March 7, from 1–3 pm

For March 2020, Art Presence presents Off the Beaten Path, a themed exhibit of member artworks. The show opens on Friday, March 6, and closes on Sunday, April 26.

Art Presence Art Center also displays fine art and art objects at the Jacksonville Public Library throughout the month of March.

Meet the artists and fine woodcrafters participating in our March shows at a reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1–3 pm.

Here is a sneak peek of the fine art you can expect to find in our March exhibit!

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March 2020 Guest Exhibit

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Wooden Bowl by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member John Harden

Wooden Bowl by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member John Harden

Our guest exhibit for March 2020 is an exhibition of works by the Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild, running from March 6–29. The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild — co-founded in 1980 by Tom Phillips, at that time a recent transplant from the Bay Area — has about 60 members, who present their works in a highly anticipated annual show on the Shakespeare Festival grounds. Their 41st show takes place this coming November on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving. Guild members also present woodcrafting workshops — learn more at their website, siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild members include John Harden, Devin Klarer, Jens Sehm, and Russell Beebe, Art Presence member Bruce Millbank and many more.

John began working with wood as a child and studied woodcrafting in middle and high school. He moonlighted making small furniture projects alongside his construction day job, and has created one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture and woodturning full time since 2015.

Cutting Board by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member Devon Klarer

Cutting Board by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member Devon Klarer

Devin creates precise geometric patterns and optical illusions with wood to make wall hangings, cutting boards, small tables and more. He moved to Ashland in 2014 after a tour in the U.S. Peace Corps. Dev grew up in Kentucky learning woodcraft from a master woodworker who happened to be his dad. He has dabbled in many areas of woodwork, including bows and arrows, custom beehives, small furniture, and boxes. Currently his obsession in the wood world is with intricate geometric shapes and patterns and optical illusions (what you might label a form of parquetry). His aim is to make some of the most visually stunning cutting boards and wood wall hangings you will ever see!

Jens, a native of East Germany, left before the fall of the Berlin Wall and came to the US in 1989. After earning his degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly and working in that field for four years, he decided to focus on woodwork full time. He now works from his shop in Ashland.
Russell trained in Chinese furniture building with master Jeng Yee in Bangkok, Thailand. His work includes building fine furniture, repairs and restoration, and teaching wood carving. He’s also created several large wood sculptures installed in Ashland and at Southern Oregon University. In the summer of 2003, Russell Beebe was commissioned by Lloyd Matthew Haines to create a 20 foot sculpture from a standing dead white oak tree. “At first glance, the big tree gave me an indication of how my design would evolve, from the juncture of the first large branch down to the base. The very uniform trunk offered freedom to create while the divergence of the branch above would dictate form. This and Mr. Haines’ desire that the sculpture honor the Tree, our Wildlife and the Native Peoples who once lived in the area gave me the spectrum to create.” Russell also builds fine furniture, does repair/restoration and teaches wood carving.

Bruce was born in the Rogue Valley and has lived in Medford for the last 50 years. He developed a passion for wood and woodworking at a young age, working in his father’s workshop and taking woodshop in high school. Over the years he has done many projects, including small furniture, tables and bookshelves, and display shelves inset into the wall.

Currently, Bruce’s passion is making keepsake boxes and turning vessels on the lathe. He has a nice inventory of amazing wood and has the resources to get a special piece for you.

 

Meet the fine woodcrafters participating in our March shows at a reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1–3 pm.

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March 13 Book Night Change

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in Book Night, Events | 0 comments

ART PRESENCE ART CENTER LOGOWe apologize, but due to the CDC’s recommendation to avoid groups and stay at home, this event has been cancelled.

On, Friday, March 13 at 5pm at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Ginna and David Gordon of Lucky Valley Press will have an interactive discussion about Indie Publishing. Several local authors will be on hand to share their Indie Publishing experiences. Join us for an information-packed event. For more about Lucky Valley Press, visit www.luckyvalleypress.com. Hope to see you there.

For more information about March 13 or the Indie Authors’ Workshop in the Fall, email Ginna.

 

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The Soup Kit Book Night

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020 in Author Readings | 0 comments

Ginna BB Gordon The Soup Kit Book Night

Art Presence Book Night
Friday February 14 5pm
Ginna B B Gordon, author of The Soup Kit

Friday, February 14 is Book Night at Art Presence in Jacksonville. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Ginna B B Gordon will be talking about soup and serving “hearty” samples from her new release, The Soup Kit, everything you need to know to make awesome soup.

 “Soup Shooters” of Heart Throb Bisque with Heart Croutons will warm your tummies – little appetizers before you take your sweetie out to a Jacksonville restaurant for further romance.
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On the Same Page

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Member Shows | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center invites you to come to the gallery during February 2020 to view our newest members exhibit, On the Same Page. The show opens on Friday, January 31, and closes on Sunday, March 1.

Please note that our long-running annual Naked Art exhibit has been discontinued.

Join us to welcome our guest artists and meet the member artists participating in this month’s show at a reception on Saturday, February 1.

Here are a few of the fantastic pieces of art you can expect to find in the main gallery. Remember that you can click on each image to view a larger version of the piece:

 

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Calligraphers’ Guild “Wit and Wisdom”

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 1 comment

Art Presence Art Center features the Calligraphers’ Guild as the Guest Artists for February.  The exhibit opens on January 30th and runs through March 1st.  Don’t miss sayings that are beautifully calligraphed, many in a Valentine’s Day theme.

The gallery is located at 206 5th  St. in Jacksonville, Oregon. The gallery is open from 11 to 5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The exhibit in the main gallery’s theme is “On the Same Page.”  The reception for both exhibits is on Saturday, February 1st from 1 to 3. Meet the writers, calligraphers and artists in person!

Please click on each image above to view an enlarged version.

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Loss to Legacy Book Event this Friday!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Loss to Legacy - iamge of book cover. Book by Lily Myers Kaplan

A word from the author:

I’m looking forward to sharing stories and discussing my recently published book with you at Art Presence in Jacksonville this Friday evening, December 13. It’s a meaningful time of year to share this path, as the holiday season brings bittersweet memories of loved ones who are no longer here. I promise that it will be a heartfelt evening. I hope you can come! And please bring friends or share this post with others. Thanks so much for spreading the word…

We’ll discuss the healing path outlined in my recently published book, Loss to Legacy. It’s a map for conscious living born of conscious grieving. Join me to discover a new relationship with death, loss, grief, and legacy while learning what the stepping-stone path offers to you or someone you love. Whether you are grieving the death of a loved one or lamenting cultural and planetary upheaval, this book is a guide for navigating the journey. The evening will be a time of storytelling, remembrance, and offer a taste of the stepping stone path.

Here’s what one reader recently shared with us:

As I read your book I was able to find peace and comfort regarding the deaths of my mother and brother. In addition to being a valuable guidebook for navigating grief, I’m also finding it to be a tremendous guide for living a transformational life. The stepping stones you’ve outlined can be used in so many different ways to create a deeper understanding of life. I recommend this book to all my friends, those who are grieving and those who are drawn to living their lives as a transformational process.”

~P. Britt

And another:

I have been reading the Loss to Legacy book and enjoying it very much. It is bringing to mind the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross of the last century which I read with great interest. But the very personal record of your story fleshes out the technical work of Kubler-Ross. It is engaging, and comforting. Thanks.”

~D.Olena

Here’s the skinny:

A FREE STORYTELLING & DISCUSSION OPEN HOUSE:

Loss to Legacy: A Stepping Stone Path to Healing and Transformation

Friday, December 13

5:00-6:30

Art Presence Art Center

206 N. 5th St.

Jacksonville, Oregon

More details on the attached flier or at www.reshfoundation.org/loss-to-legacy

Hope to see you there!

Lily

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