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See works by local adults, teens and children giving their thoughts on the Almeda fire, like this piece, “Rebirth” by Raven Borgilt, at a community art exhibit in the historic building burned down from Malmgren Garage/Southern Oregon Pottery and Supply at Talent on Saturday. Courtesy Image

In Focus: Community Art Exhibition

A community art exhibit, “Art of the Fire”, featuring work in a variety of mediums by local adults, teens and children giving their impressions of the Almeda fire will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Burned Out Historic Malmgren Garage/Southern Oregon Pottery and Supply, 111 Talent Ave., Talent. The building will begin restoration efforts in June and once complete, it will be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, email [email protected].

Art & Soul Ashland: The gallery features paintings in a variety of mediums and styles by local and regional artists. Art & Soul Ashland, located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. See or call 541-331-2986.

Art du Jour Gallery: Explore exhibitions by 17 local artists in a myriad of mediums such as watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture , photography, mixed media and more. Throughout April and May, the gallery will host a sale of abstract acrylic paintings by retired artist Millie Clarke, to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Openings are possible outside opening hours by reservation. See, call 541-770-3190 or email artdujourgal[email protected]. Limit of 10 people in the gallery at a time.

Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features works in a variety of mediums by local artists is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Check out visiting artist Ilene Ganger Stanfield’s exhibition of paintings throughout the month of April. The main gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. See or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Ashland Art Works: The gallery features works by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, carpentry, fiber arts, jewelry, and garden art. Throughout April, discover an exhibition of colorful scarves and hand-painted silks by Connie Simonsen and paintings by Suzanne Etienne. Using lots of color, Simonsen and Etienne draw inspiration from nature, country towns and gardens. The Art Collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For details, see or call 541-488-4735.

‘Elements of Home’: Check out the ‘Elements of Home’ mobile art exhibit, which features four paintings created by two Southern Oregon Latinx artists, Tahiz Perezchica and Alexandra Vanderlip, during regular opening days of the library, through April 30, at the White City Library, 3143 Avenue C, and May 8 through June 2, at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave. The exhibition explores the connection between the house and our relationship with water, air, fire and Earth. For more details, visit and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

Fiber Arts Collective: See the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits range from sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and felting to binding, gluing, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assembly pieces. Throughout the month of April, discover the multimedia works of star artists Cindy Triplett and Summer Lewis. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or see for details.

Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art, and furniture. See the exhibition “The Artist as Poet—A Poet’s Garden,” featuring paintings by Thomas Christian Wolfe, throughout April. Honoring the feminine, Wolfe is mostly inspired by famous myths and legends. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. See or call 541-482-9008.

Grants Pass Museum of Art: The museum, located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, features works by local and regional artists. The “Fire, Fury, Resilience” exhibit, features paintings by Betty LaDuke, and is on display through May 20. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Admission to the museum is free. The commercial gallery, Gallery One, located at street level from the museum, showcases the work of approximately 60 local artists. See to view a virtual tour or call 541-479-3290 for more information.

Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, features works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. Until April 30, discover the exhibition “Space is Doubt”, which presents ceramics and paintings by Elizabeth Arzani and Tanner Lind. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and by appointment. See or call 541-488-2562.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The gallery, featuring works by local artists, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Main Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings by Enclave Gallery member artists Jay Gordon, Corey Kahn, Gabriel Mark Lipper and Nicole Wasgatt through April 29. View Jane Sterling’s sculptures in the Community Gallery, through May 20. The Members Gallery will feature over 35 works by artists in a variety of mediums through April 29. For more information, visit or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will open its spring exhibition in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The new exhibition, “The Presence of Nature” will be on view until May 21. The exhibit features works by six Oregon-based artists, showcasing their interpretations of nature that arise when fully immersed in Oregon’s diverse natural environments. Artists include Claire Burbridge, Sky Hopinka, Kurtis Hough, Naeemeh Naeemaei, Vanessa Renwick and Olga Volchkova. See also the Masterpieces on Loan exhibition in the entrance gallery. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, donations accepted. See or call 541-552-6245 for details.

Mildred D. Field