First Friday: a walk on Ashland's artistic side

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

    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 Native American arts, crafts, jewelry and wildlife gallery.

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

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

    ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or 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 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 “Animals of the Spirit,” by Wendy Bloom, Loren Shaw and Mariano Padilla

    HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or “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 Works by Thomas Houston, Russell Chatham, Stephen McMillan and others.

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

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

    SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 555 Indiana St., 541-552-6245 or “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 Artful ready-to-wear.

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

    Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

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

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

    HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., 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 Paintings by Mera Oliveria.

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

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

    SHEPHERD’S DREAM: 42 E. Main St.,, 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,

    Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

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

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

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

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

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

    Working studio members:

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

    GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or 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 New landscapes by Lief Trygg.

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

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

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

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