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Attention to detail and creative expression are evident in Jennifer Jensen's clothing designs, showing through January at Ashland Natural Medicine.

New exhibits open for First Friday art walk

The Ashland Gallery Association organizes art walks the first Friday of every month in downtown Ashland, the Railroad District and surrounding areas.

On Friday, Jan. 5, participating galleries and studios will be open until 8 p.m. to unveil new exhibits and host artists' receptions. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work and techniques. Some galleries host live music and art demonstrations during the event. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues.

"Africa: Fashion and Photography," an exhibit of wildlife photography taken at Selous Game Reserve in south Tanzania and clothing designed from African fabrics purchased in Zanzibar by Jennifer Jensen, will be in the spotlight at Ashland Natural Medicine. Line, color, shape and texture weave together Jensen's clothing designs and compositions in selected safari images.

"Public Land Grab," an exhibit of photography by Bobbi Murphy that explores the transfer of public lands from federal to state governments, will be displayed in The Photographer's Gallery at the Ashland Art Center.

"Tales and Dreams," an exhibit of art and electronic media by Jennifer Garrett, will be displayed at Ashland Pony Espresso and Washington Federal Bank. Garrett completed the four-year fine-arts program with Semyon Bilmes at Atelier Maui, formerly the Ashland Academy of Art, in 2011. She works in pencil, watercolor, acrylics, oils and in digital art programs. Garrett will demonstrate iPad drawing at the reception. The show also features two works by Tom duBois, courtesy of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

AMERICAN TRAILS: 250 E. Main St., 541-482-2553 or americantrails.com. Storyteller dolls of Helen Cordero of Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or artandsoulgallery.com. Paintings by Phoenix High School student Alexis Wilson. Wilson is in her fourth year of the school's art program taught by Jessica Rollins and studies a range of media.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or ashlandartcenter.org. Photography by Bobbi Murphy and architectural work by Patrick McKechnie.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or ashlandartworks.com.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "East Meets West," exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas, Quan Yins, ceramics, masks and accessories.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or hansonhowardgallery.com. Realist watercolor paintings by Robert C. DeVoe and "Diversity," panels and giclee prints by Betty LaDuke.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or houstoncustomframing.com. "Back to the Future," oil and acrylic paintings by Thomas M. Houston.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or clubnimbus.net.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or ashlandphotographersgallery.com. Photography by Bobbi Murphy and "Walls of Ruin," architectural work by Patrick McKechnie.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or yarnatwebsters.com.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, ashlandnaturalmedicine.com. "Africa: Fashion and Photography" by Jennifer Jensen.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., hillstationashland.com. Home decor.

MASTERPIECE CHRISTIAN FINE ARTS FOUNDATION: 175 Lithia Way, 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org. "Tales and Dreams," mixed media by Jennifer Garrett.

MOUNTAIN PROVISIONS: 27 N. Main St., 541-708-6350 or ashlandmountainprovisions.com. Outdoor equipment and apparel.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 629 A St., shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. Organic wool bedding.

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 100 Belle Fiore Lane, off Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765, bellefiorewinery.com

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or creeksidepizza.com.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or edenvalleyorchards.com.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or liquidassetswinebar.com.

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or smithfieldsashland.com.

Working studio members:

DENISE KESTER STUDIO: 438 Helman St., 541-778-2673, drawingonthedream.com. Monoprints and handmade books.

ENCLAVE STUDIOS: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, facebook.com/enclavestudioashland. Five fine artists at work.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or gatheringglass.com. Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.

NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141. Richard and Rochelle Newman.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or oakleafstudio.net. Paintings, prints and cards by Lief Trygg.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, pumphousestudios.com. Light fixtures by Christina Spann and Paul Hammond.

SNOW'S PLACE: 125 Sherman St., snowriverart.com, 602-448-4109. Mixed media home and garden decor sculpture and jewelry.

STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., studio151ashland.com. "Birds, Buddhas, Books and Snakes" by Elizabeth York.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, babayard.com or anndisalvo.com. Pastel portraits by Ann DiSalvo and large-scale digital works by Bruce Bayard.

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