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"Springtime Delight," watercolor by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland.

First Friday: a walk on Ashland's artistic side

Hanson Howard Gallery pays tribute to our furry and feathered friends with “Animal Crackers,” a group artist exhibit that features the fun to the reverent, and small, large and two- and three-dimensional artwork. Highlights include carved wooden figures that have the charm of early folk art by Portland sculptor Stan Peterson. Look for about 20 regional artists at the gallery. The show will run through December.

A Day of the Dead celebration will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at Ashland Art Center. Featured artist Bridget Reynolds will be on hand, along with watercolor artists Janette Brown and Katherine Dron. There will be live music by Frankie Hernandez, and jack-o’-lanterns by Custom Creatures.

Photographer Heinz Danzberger’s new show, “Tiger Lily,” will open Friday in the Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center. The exhibit is part of an ongoing project covering the landscapes of the State of Jefferson, in particular the Mount Shasta region.

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts will showcase paintings by Mera Oliveria at Pony Espresso in Ashland. Oliveria is known for her large-scale street paintings rendered in chalk.

Galleries in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits and host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov 2. Some artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 250 E. Main St., 541-482-2553 or americantrails.com. Native American arts, crafts, jewelry and wildlife gallery.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or artandsoulgallery.com. “Expressions,” abstract watercolor paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or ashlandartcenter.org. Day of the Dead celebration, with live music by Frankie Hernandez.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or ashlandartworks.com. Furniture and woodworking by John Weston; paintings by Michael Gibson.

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. See facebook.com/cvagalleries or call 541-552-8315.

“Koan,” photography by M.a.z., and “Acts of Gradual Progression,” by Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn, will be displayed in the Retzlaff Gallery in the SOU Art Building. In the Marion Ady Building, “Feminine Strength,” by Madeleine Farber, Clee Ferris and Syd Rvinsky, will be displayed in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; “Interphalangeal Florals,” by Megan Ross and Syd Rvinsky, will be in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; “Spoon Theory,” by Milo Sunday Violet, will be shown in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and an exhibit by beginning drawing students will be in the Jeld Wen Gallery. The exhibits run through Thursday, Nov. 29. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. “Faces, Hidden and Revealed,” puppets, masks and portraits.

GALT GALLERY: 40 N. Main St., 541-625-4014 or galtgallery.com. “Animals of the Spirit,” by Wendy Bloom, Loren Shaw and Mariano Padilla

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or hansonhowardgallery.com. “Animal Crackers,” featuring gallery artists and Portland sculptor Stan Peterson.

HOUSTON’S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or houstoncustomframing.com. Works by Thomas Houston, Russell Chatham, Stephen McMillan and others.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or clubnimbus.net. Contemporary paintings, glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or ashlandphotographersgallery.com. “Tiger Lily,” photography by Heinz Danzberger.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 555 Indiana St., 541-552-6245 or sou.edu/sma. “Terrain,” by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha; “Field Burns,” by Patrick Collier; and “Outland About,” work by Carl Diehl and Susan Murrel.

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

WALTON ART HOUSE: 800 N. Main St., 541-708-0501, waltonarthouse.com.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, ashlandnaturalmedicine.com.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 266 E. Main St., 541-488-2401, thecrownjewel.net. Jewelry and gifts.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., hillstationashland.com. Hand-crafted decor and housewares from India.

MANZANITA HOME+FLOWERS+GIFTS: 55 N. MAIN ST., 541-488-1588. Artisanal pottery, lamps, textiles, decor and fresh flowers.

MASTERPIECE CHRISTIAN FINE ARTS FOUNDATION: At Pony Espresso, 175 Lithia Way, 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org. Paintings by Mera Oliveria.

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

ROGUE COWORKS: 64 N. Pioneer St., 541-941-3252, gorogue.com. Jessica Lee Findleton.

SHEPHERD’S DREAM: 42 E. Main St., shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. Organic wool bedding. Acrylics on canvas by Linda J. Dixon.

ZAGORSKA OASIS SPA & SALT CAVE: 111 E. Main St., 541-810-8877, zagorskaoasis.com.

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.

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. Works on paper and mixed media by Richard and Rochelle Newman.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or oakleafstudio.net. New landscapes by Lief Trygg.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, pumphousestudios.com. Ceramics by Julia Janeway.

STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., studio151ashland.com. Mixed media, sculpture and wall art.

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

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