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. "Figures and Metaphorests," mixed-media paintings by Mabrie Ormes, live music by Douglas Ross, wine and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-482-2772. "Art is a Verb," paintings by Nancy Ashmead; printmaking by Kay Hagen, live music by David Elan Kelley, open artist studio, and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Figurative sculptures by Marilyn Reeves; "Ashland Loves Dogs," oil paintings by Sandra Davis, live music by Crystal Reeves, and refreshments.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, "Deep in the Forest," fused-powdered glass works by Linda Ethier, and "Archimedes Ellipses," abstract paintings by Michael Schultheis.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Images of Water," interpretations of water by 15 gallery artists, live jazz by Dan Fellman, and munchies.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St.,, 541-488-2562. Abstract paintings by Jon Jay Cruson.

HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "The Butterfly Effect," an installation and group exhibition addressing climate change and the preservation of nature. 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 Sarah Waldron, Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan and Erin Lee Gafill, as well as a hula performance by Ka Pi'o O Ke nuenue.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "Shoulder, Hip & Knee," ceramic figures by Sue Springer; "Scenic Journey Around Ashland," oil paintings by Terry Suave, live music by saxophonist Lincoln Zeve, wine and refreshments.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Pre-Columbian-style pottery by Ken Standhardt, wine and cheese.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Photographs of Palouse by Bobbi Murphy and works by 10 other local photographers.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245. "Celebrating Life," a retrospective of works by Betty LaDuke. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. "The Art of Dr. Seuss," a collection of rare-edition prints by Theodor Seuss Geisel, plus 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 six artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. Photography of abandoned places by Richard Levitt.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Graphite drawings by Matthew Bohn, live music by Tom Berich, wine and sangria.

FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St.,, 541-482-3567. Oil and acrylic landscape and abstract paintings by Cory Ross, live music and free massages, chocolates provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate and Bliss bars.

HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus),, 541-552-6816. The library will not be participating in this month's art walk.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., Acrylic paintings by Mia O'Dougherty; wine and cookies.

LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. The gallery will not be participating in this month's art walk.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Photographs of wild mustangs and hawks by Dan Elster, patinaed copper sculptures by Randall Grealish, and multimedia paintings by Miles Frode.

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.

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

WATERSTONE SALON: 14 S. First St.,, 541-488-3700. Hair designers jam session (licensed stylists practice on models) and nature photography by Bill Exley.

Windermere Van Vleet & Associates: 375 Lithia Way, 541-482-3786. Paintings by Marilyn Zupan, Norm Rossignol and Boni de'Laire Kettering, refreshments, a demonstration by Kettering, and a drawing for a giclee print.

Working studio members:

BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., "Ocean Series," marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene, and "Fantasy," illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman.

ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St. (enter through the alley),, 541-482-1766. Acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, oil landscapes by Nicole Etienne, and refreshments.

GALLERY DEFOREST: 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.

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

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. The gallery's 19th anniversary celebration with an acrylic painting by Rosemary Dalton, wood carvings by Michael Sansler, acrylic paintings by Dan Verner, live music by the Qi Brothers, and birthday cake.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Digital works by Bruce Bayard, and drawings by Ann DiSalvo.

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