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  • First Friday art walk in Ashland

  • Students from Ashland High School will show works alongside professional artists during March's First Friday art walk from 5 to 8 p.m. in Ashland's downtown and railroad district.
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  • Students from Ashland High School will show works alongside professional artists during March's First Friday art walk from 5 to 8 p.m. in Ashland's downtown and railroad district.
    Several galleries also will offer chocolate tastings this art walk in conjunction with the ninth annual Oregon Chocolate Festival, Friday through Sunday, March 1-3, at Ashland Springs Hotel.
    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., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "Chasing the Muse," mixed-media paintings by Dixie Kinser, and live music by Douglas Ross, as well as wine and refreshments.
    ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. "Doors and Details," architectural photography by Judith Pavlik; paintings of horses by Dana Feagin; social-justice art by third- and fourth-grade students from John Muir School; live music by Joseph Crowell and Jacob Howard; open artist studios and refreshments.
    ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Jewelry by Sierra Gwin, silks by Connie Simonsen, vintage clocks by Don Gilmer, works by Ashland High School students Sunny Coyote and Marley Fuller and refreshments.
    DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. Paintings by Catherine Woskow and sculptures by Christian Burchard and John Dowling.
    GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008.The second installment of the seventh annual "East Meets East," featuring exotic artifacts, textiles, jewelry and artworks; live jazz by Dan Fellman; and fudge by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
    HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. "It's for the Birds," works by gallery artists, and oil paintings by Ashland High School student Raven Borgilt, as well as Dagoba organic chocolates.
    HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "SOSA Celebrates Spring," paintings and photographs by 12 members of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.
    HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. New oil paintings by Sarah Waldron and works by Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan and Erin Lee Gafill.
    ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. "Drawing Beauty," works by Shan Lollis and Ashland High School students Kiri Bolles and Kendra Farber, and live music by David Elan Kelley, as well as wine and Dagoba chocolates.
    NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. "Fluid Universe," photography by Mary Ann Czermak, and European-style drinking chocolate and cookies.
    PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY IN THE ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com, 541-301-5975. Works by 11 local photographers and Ashland High School student Erin Parrish.
    SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 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., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Contemporary landscapes by Ford Smith, wine, hors d'oeuvres and chocolate.
    THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., www.yarnatwebsters.com, 541-482-9801. Fiber arts by Ashland High School students, artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.
    Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:
    ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 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., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Works by Ashland High School student Sonora Mindling Werling.
    ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Works by Ashland High School students Angelique Brownlie, Sam Gostnell and Isabel Enns, live music by Charles Guy, samples from the Cupcake Caterer and wine.
    FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St., www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. Paintings by Donna Hertz, live music by Patchy Sanders and Flown in Fresh, free massages and chocolates provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate and Dagoba.
    HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus), www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. Sculptures of humanitarian figures by Meera Censor, woodworking by Ashland High School students, historical photos by Peter Britt, works by Betty LaDuke and a sculpture, "Swampy," by Tricia Johansen.
    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., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Photography by Dan Elster and Bryan Zenner and photography and collage by Richard Balzer.
    LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Works by Johan Ziems, live entertainment, rum cider and wine.
    PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson and Dan Elster.
    TAROKO PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St., www.tarokoashland.com, 541-488-7108. Haiku art by Cathy Dorris, mixed-media, Asian landscapes by Gaelyn Larrick and works by Ashland High School student William Crowley.
    Waterstone Salon: 14 S. First St., www.waterstonesalon.com, 541-488-3700. Photography by Cornelius Matteo.
    WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., www.weisingers.com, 541-488-5989. Works by Ashland High School student Paige Stephens, as well as wine.
    Working studio members:
    BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. "Ocean Series," acrylic and marble stone-cut prints by Harriet Greene, and "Return to Fantasy," watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman.
    CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. Works by Melanie Cardinal, Cammy Davis, Gary Foll, Sandy Cathcart, Nancy Block and Margery Mercer.
    ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St. (enter through the alley), www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Colorful, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will be closed for March's First Friday art walk.
    Gallery DeForest: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road, www.gallerydeforest.com, 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., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Glassworks and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott.
    JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. The 19th annual "Women With Attitude & Men Who Love Women With Attitude," bodacious artworks by local artists, and paintings by Ashland High School student Sabina Schilling, as well as live music by the Qi Brothers.
    STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. Figurative works in a variety of media by members of the Pomegranate Group.
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