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Studio 151 open for First Friday Artwalk

Oil paintings by Marilyn Briggs and sculptures by Elizabeth York will be on display during a First Friday Artwalk reception at Studio 151 on Friday, Aug. 5. Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. the First Friday of each month. This month’s Artwalk guide lists 25 galleries, studios and associates participating throughout Ashland.

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The Journey — a ‘lost’ sculpture now on Water Street

A sculpture called “The Journey,” depicting 12 characters representative of life’s stages, had quite a journey of its own before it was unveiled at a small ceremony on June 18 at a quiet, park-like location nestled between the Blue Giraffe Spa, Plaza Inn and Suites and Ashland Creek at 51 Water St., just across the creek from the public parking area on Water Street under the Lithia Way overpass.

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‘Pollinator Anthology’ book and art show seek to create buzz, make people be more aware of pollinators’ critical role

Sixty-five artists use 350 pieces to illustrate what they call a desperate struggle for survival, largely unseen, going on all around us, in “Pollinator Anthology.” The new book is celebrated in a trio of upcoming events at CatalystAshland, where the gallery space will be open during the First Friday Artwalk from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3.

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Ashland artist’s ‘Fire, Fury, & Resilience’ show opens

The last two years have been a journey rife with conflict and hardship. Ashland artist Betty LaDuke’s newest exhibit reflects those themes and, threaded throughout it all, the need for hope. “Fire, Fury, & Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom” continues through May 20 at Grants Pass Museum of Art.

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Art & Soul Gallery reborn as Art & Soul Ashland

The beloved Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland closed in December, but it’s about to be reborn during the First Friday Artwalk in April as slightly renamed and reimagined Art & Soul Ashland under artist-become-business-owner Kathy Morawiec.

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Red flag warning issued for Wednesday afternoon

The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.

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Two council candidates drop out as others wait for approval to get on ballot

Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.

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Rogue Grapevine: How a fox’s tail became a goat’s beard

MJ Daspit: “Caprettone got my attention because I’d never heard of it before. A light, dry Italian, it was refreshing and delicious. … ‘Caprettone is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy … Caprettone is also grown in the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon.’ Wait — what? We’re it outside Campania? How did that happen?”

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