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 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and 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:

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "Soul Images," photographs of birds by Dan Elster, live music by Douglas Ross on dulcimer and wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Whimsical ceramics by Alissa Clark, open artist studios, live music by Garrett Baxter and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Metal heart wall hangings by Cheryl Kempner and hot apple cider.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, Paintings by Catherine Woskow and sculptures by Hye Wook Hu, Christian Burchard and John Dowling. The gallery will not be open for First Friday art walk.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Safari III," African-themed works by six artists; "East Meets East VII," exotic artifacts, textiles, jewelry and artworks; live jazz by Dan Fellman and Ed Dunsavage; and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. Early works by Judy Hanson Howard, Robert DeVoe, Robert Bosworth, Eugene Bennett.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "Chef's Choice," works by Brian Zenner and Bill Brown. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. Works by Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan and Erin Lee Gafill.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "Figurative Invitational," paintings and drawings by eight artists, live music by Jeff Kloetzel and wine and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. "Fluid Universe," photography by Mary Ann Czermak, and wine and refreshments.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245. "Seeing 8," works by Southern Oregon University art faculty. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. Artworks by Eyvind Earle and Dr. Seuss, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

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. Works by seven artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. Oil paintings by California artist Meghan Smith.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Photography by Steven Addington, live music by Sara Wilbur, wine and samples by Branson's Chocolates.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St.,, 541-482-3567. Acrylic paintings by Dena Carter, live folk music by Flown in Fresh, free massages, chocolate provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate and Bliss bars.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus),, 541-552-6023. Works by students, faculty and other local artists.

LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Photography by Dan Elster, oil paintings by Eugenia Talbott Adderson and acrylic paintings by Micah Ofstedahl.

LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Works by Johan Ziems, live entertainment, rum cider and wine.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson.

PHOTOGRAPHER'S GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Landscape photography by John Kirk.

TAROKO PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St.,, 541-488-7108. Haiku art by Cathy Dorris and mixed-media, Asian landscapes by Gaelyn Larrick.

WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-488-5989. Photography by Daniel Beck, as well as wine.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., "Indian Oratory of Eight Great Chiefs," marble stone-cut prints by Harriet Greene, and photography and illustrations by Martin Goldman.

CATHY DEFOREST STUDIO: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road,, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, artist books, photography and letterpress prints by Cathy DeForest. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. The gallery is closed through February and well reopen for March's First Friday art walk.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St. (enter through the alley),, 541-482-1766. Acrylic paintings by students of Suzanne Etienne, as well as light refreshments.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glassworks and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. Contemporary artworks, garden sculptures, photography, vintage prints and refreshments.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Charcoal, pastel and graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo, digital collages by Bruce Bayard and a video projection with live music.

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