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First Friday ~ September, 2010

The Firehouse Gallery
214 SW Fourth Street

Shane Prine
The Presence of Absence

A series of photographs taken of a neglected old farmhouse that document's the farm's slow but certain decay as a way to connect the viewer with their own life experiences by activating memories.
In the Community Exhibits Room: Watercolor on yupo paper, paintings by Cherri Van Syoc.

Gallery One
229-B SW G St.

Featured Artist: Donnis Smith
Untitled Exhibit

Be awed by Donnis' ability to capture the vastness of landscape, the subtle expressions in the eyes of an animal, the intimacy of a flower in bloom, and the familiar gestures of people at work, at rest, and at play.

The work of approximately 100 other regional southern Oregon artists is also displayed throughout the month.

Grants Pass Museum of Art
229 SW G Street

American Watercolor Society
143rd Traveling Exhibition

The GPMA is one of only three west coast venues to offer this prestigious exhibit, featuring the juried work of 40 watercolorists. Special thanks to the shows sponsors: Carol Eaton Preston, Ed Morey - Redwood Nursery, Jennifer Murphy Trust, and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Grants Pass Arts & Fair Trade
229-A SW G Street

Mike Machado, featured artist

Mike will show a broader selection of his work than previously seen in this gallery, plus there will be all the usual suspects showing their work in "The Homegrown Gallery." Music and refreshments will also be provided!

Rogue Coffee Roasters
237 SW G Street

Antonio Melendez

Rogue Roasters will be featuring the photographs of Grants Pass' own Antonio Melendez, with the musical accompaniment of a jazz singer, and all the usual libations to found in a top notch coffee bar. Italian Ices are now on the menu!

Blondie's Bistro
226 SW G Street

J B Palasini
Untitled Exhibit

New work of a local artist.

Oregon Outpost
147 SW G Street

Larry Mannino
Peru, Crater Lake, & Grand Circle

Larry is a member of our local Caveman Camera Club and will be showing photos of his recent trip in a slideshow with music.

The Kitchen Company
301 SE 6th St

The Kitchen Company Crew

Various popular cookies for all of you cookie monsters out there. If you want to share your favorite recipe, bring it in!

224 SW 6th St

Heidi Foss
Hoops by Heidi

Heidi is a local artist who makes hoola hoops for fun, exercise, and celebration. These well-made, sturdy hoops are uniquely designed to inspire anyone to play! Heidi, along with her amazing daughters, will be demonstrating hooping and will inspire you to join in the hooping fun that is sweeping the nation!

Chuck King Jewelers
221 SE 6th St

Gwen Child
Fishermen and Bears

Gwen, a Grants Pass clay artist, has recently been studying the human form. She also has chosen to focus on one animal each year and really get to know it. This year she has been working on bears. Wheel thrown functional pottery continues to be her strength, and for which she has won several awards.

Plaza Sewing & Vacuum
311 SE 6th St

American Sewing Guild
Window Display

Music by the Grants Pass Quintet

Elegance Lamps & Lighting
321 SE 6th St

Carl Raskin
Wine pouring

Come and enjoy the fine art of pouring a really great glass of wine, as advanced by our master tippler who invites you to sample new releases from around the world. $10 tasting fee. Tickets for the TAP walk now available.
St. Vincent de Paul
132 SE H St

Ruth Warren | | Janet Capetty
Pine Needle Designs || Midnight Pottery

Two featured artists and arts : The simplicity of materials, form and function crafted into baskets &&& Functional pottery, locally hand-thrown and safe for use in oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

Grants Pass Library
200 NW C St

Janice Pruitt Gutenberg
People & Wildlife Portraits


Aquarius Books
528 NE E St

100 Local Artists
Summer Wrap-Up

Check out the creative work of over 100 local artists being highlighted this month!
The Train Depot
577 NE F St

Dennis Ruga

Beautiful local scenery captured by the camera of local photographer Dennis Ruga. Music by B Wishes.
Nielsen Watercolors
540 NE E St.

The Talented Students of Nielsen Watercolor
Original Watercolor Paintings

Come see how our students have utilized the tools and techniques of watercolor classes and incorporated them into their own original creations.

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