First Friday art walk in Ashland

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 4.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will find opportunities to meet the artists, watch art demonstrations, hear live music and enjoy refreshments at some of the galleries.

Check the following listings for details. Please note that some galleries will be closed during the event.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes. Handmade baskets from Panama by Isobel Hochberg.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "Light and Patterns at Play in Nature's Landscape," watercolor paintings by Linda Boutacoff and dulcimer music by Douglas Ross.

ART FX: 45 E. Main St., 541-482-1499. Fine custom jewelry, glass and ceramic art by various artists and refreshments.

Ashland Art Center: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Printmaking by Julie VanderBerg and Kathleen Eudora Stewart and live music by keyboardist Christine Anderson. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor and basement of the studio.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Pottery by Alissa Clark and concrete garden casts by Michael Gibson.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227, an art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. "Sublime Narratives," a collection of artwork by Christian Burchard, Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller and Mary Ijich as well as wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-601-0963. Handmade paper and mono prints by Nancy Block as well as artwork by gallery artists, including Linda Curtis, Margery Mercer, Melanie E. Cardinal, Larry Safley, Shari O'Neal Young and Gary Foll. Live music, wine and hor d'oeuvres.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, The gallery's exhibits are posted at

Etienne GALLERY: 270 Fourth St., 541-482-1766, Paintings of cottages, pears, berries, chicks and roosters by Suzanne Etienne as well as refreshments.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Husbands, Wives and Lovers: Love makes the world ...," a new collection of mixed-media artwork by men and women in relationships, as well as live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2562. Oil paintings by Ken Grant.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FInE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. An overview of favorite gallery artists including Thomas M. Houston, Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda, Stephen McMillan, Yuji Hiratsuka, Sarah Waldron and others.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. Hand-blown glass by Steven Cornett and paper light sculptures by Lam Quang and Kestrel Gates as well as live music by harpist Mary Van Nice and wine provided by Velocity Cellars.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. "Steeling the Beauty," a collection of metal sculptures by Jacksonville blacksmith and artist Cheryl D. Garcia. Pianist Anthony Turner will perform.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. "Bending Light," oil paintings by Linda Lamore, with refreshments and sparkling cider.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF art: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine art exhibits and art education. "The Mythical State of Jefferson," comprising works by 68 artists, captures the appearance, sentiments and political identity of the mythical state. The collection will be displayed through Monday, June 12.

Thomas Lee Gallery: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-482-1135. Fine art glass representing three studios.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9801. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St.,, 541-201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care. The gallery will be closed for June's art walk.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St.,, 541-488-1700. Portraits and landscapes by Brenda Hanin.

Boulevard Coffee: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-0456. Mixed-media, acrylic and pastel paintings by Shari Kalb.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Butterfly art and jewelry.

CultureWorks: 310 Oak St.,, 541-488-4888. Natural clay-based, oil and acrylic paintings by Lindy Kehoe.

Enoteca by edenvale: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Wine-themed oil paintings and giclees by Suzanne Etienne and Nicole Etienne Powell as well as wine from Eden Valley Orchards.

The Gallery at Lithia Springs: 2165 W. Jackson Road,, 541-482-7128. Watercolor landscapes and still life paintings by Anne Brooke as well as wine tastings and light refreshments.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Renoir etchings, Erté prints, works by Keith Johnson and paintings by Pegi Smith.

Pelton House: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

Gathering Glass Studio: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glass work by Scott Carlson and Keith Gabor.

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