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Ashland Art Works plans festive First Friday

Ashland Art Works has a festive First Friday planned for Dec. 2, featuring holiday gift items: silk scarves, wooden cutting boards, glass bowls, metal and ceramic holiday trees, silver jewelry, potholders, cards and more.

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Meet the 8 people in the BIPOC Celebration Mural

When you drive by the mural on the South Mountain Avenue side of Ashland High School, you might glance at the portraits, recognize one or two of the faces, then wonder who the rest of those people are. If you would like to learn a little about each of them, here is an introduction to the life and work of each person portrayed in the mural.

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Ashland photojournalist returns from Ukraine

Photographer Christopher Briscoe was supposed to return to Ashland after spending time documenting the plight of Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Instead, he cancelled his ticket, got out of his “comfort zone” and crossed the border into war-torn Ukraine to find what stories his camera could capture.

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Meet the teen artist: BIPOC Celebration Mural

“The Truth to Power club hoped to involve local residents with a community painting day. Their vision for the mural is to have it be an educational and motivating presence to reduce racism locally — both within the high school and the greater Ashland community. Involving as many locals as possible in the mural creation would contribute to their vision.”

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Ashland High School: ‘We are all in this leaky canoe together’

Members of Ashland High School’s Native American Student Union and the AHS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee recently finished the first stage of installation of a hand-carved canoe known as “Otterlifter” in front of the high school. AHS will hold a formal celebration to unveil the canoe to the community on Thursday, Oct. 6, preceding Indigenous People’s Day weekend.

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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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