The Grants Pass Museum of Art wants to keep you updated on what's new.
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There is so much going on at the museum - it's time we communicated with you again.  You don't want to miss anything.

Enjoy!
Hyla

P.S.  People are asking about classes for kids.  We will have them available in June after school is out.  Stay tuned - they will be up on the website sometime in late April or early May.  

Grants Pass Museum of Art is proud to state that the visitor entry cost to exhibits is very affordable: Free. Though we receive no regular funding through any national, state, or local entity (tax money), we keep our doors open though the use of private donations and museum fundraisers. All visitors are welcome to enjoy our international, national and regional art displays with no entry cost. We thank all of you who are willing to support this valuable asset to our region.
Just a few more days to visit the current exhibition called 
"Black & White" and "ZenDeZign".  It will be taken down on Friday, March 31 to make room for our next exhibit - "The Best of The Best".
Sunday Afternoon Conversation March 26 
2pm - 4pm
Jean Robertson - Discusses theatrical scenic and costume design
Cost: Free

     Jean Robertson (Designer, Artist, Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, , Jewelry & Graphics Designer, Home Designer) trained in theatre, film & television at California Institute of the Arts. Her work ranges from TV commercials to theatre and grand opera, as well as fanciful treehouses and custom home design. Textile work ranges from fine hand sewing and quilting to clothing, costume design and patternmaking. Art Jewelry and sculptures playfully created from re-purposed vintage electronic components are a recent diversion. See this work at Gallery One, Rogue Gallery, the WebSters and on her website, ARTenticement.com.
     A hands-on designer, Ms Robertson has painted and sculpted many of her own shows. In twenty three years of work for Opera Colorado she designed 25 major operas produced in the round, working with world-class directors and singers. She enjoys the challenge of shaping the pacing and structure of big productions as well as creating interesting visuals and the rich individual details of her created worlds. When collaborating with her husband, Gordon Robertson, her most fantastic ideas can be realized through his engineering and special effects knowledge.
     Favorite productions include Le Nozzi di Figaro, Salome, and Porgy and Bess for Opera Colorado, Nunsense, and the "witty" No Time for Comedy for The Elitch Theatre Company, and an Art Deco Twelfth Night for Colorado College. Burning Fiery Furnace (scenic design by Jean Robertson; written for and performed in a gothic church) was called "the most theatrical event" performed in Denver.
     More than 15 years of computer drafting has led to collaboration with a treehouse engineer. The creation of virtual 3D models aids in the engineering of the flexible structure as well as visualization of playful designs for the client.
Ms Robertson relishes a richness of color and beauty of line in her designs, whatever the medium.
News and Good Happenings
 
Cindy Hernandez will be teaching a new Zentangle class in May
Our Russian Sister City visits and learns Zentangle
 
An example of Collage 101
Karen O_Brien teaches the basics of Collage
 
Paint like Picasso Class
How to paint like Picasso
 
Paint like Frida Kahlo class
Paint like Frida Kahlo class
Adult Workshops in April
A Shaman's Journey with Janet Stanley  - April 1  noon - 4:30 pm
"Come join me for an experiential presentation on Shamanic Healing. Venture with me into the 'Otherworld' where our Spirit Guides and Power Animals await with their wisdom and guidance. We will Journey to the Underworld to meet one of your Power Animals and Ancestor/Spirit Guide to begin building a relationship of protection, ancestral guidance and healing. Please bring a scarf, bandana or eye mask, a blanket, small pillow and a journal.  If you have a drum and/or rattle, please bring along.  Also bring a lunch or snacks as we will be meeting from 12:00 - 4:30. $25  sign up now by clicking the picture.
Paint like a famous artist - Picasso with Kristen O'Neill  
April 8  1:30 - 4:30pm
These classes have been sought after - they are fun and educational.  Learn about the artist and then paint like they did. 
Picasso created over 13,000 paintings in his lifetime.  Pick one to emulate.  $30 
Sign up by clicking the picture or calling the museum at 541-479-3290.
Paint sunflowers with Judy Davidson.  This is a fund raiser for the garden mural on the corner of 4th and G Streets.
$45 for the class which includes food and wine.  April 21
6pm - 9pm.  Click the picture to sign up or call the museum at 541-479-3290.
Spring is for the birds!  
Needlefelting with Corbin Barshears.
April 15 from 1pm - 4pm.  $40
All materials included.  This is fuzzy and fun.
Click the picture to sign up or call the museum at 541-479-3290.

Paint like a famous artist with Kristen O'Neill.
Frida Kahlo is the artist for this class.  Learn about her and her time.Then pick one of her 200 paintings and paint just like her.  
Click the picture to sign up or call the museum.  541-479-3290
Art In The Garden 2017

We have great plans for the twentieth anniversary of Art In The Garden.  AND better still - we have a new chair person who will carry the ball (or flower pot) for 2018.  The dates for this year are June 10 & 11.  Save the dates - tickets will be on sale in late April.  We have some great gardens and surprises in store.  You don't want to miss this fun adventure.
Best of The Best
High schools from Josephine and Jackson county are invited to bring ten of their best pieces of art from their students.  The museum is honored to have this exhibition - it rotates between Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass so we only have it every third year.  It's exciting to see what our youth are doing. Viewing their art gives us an insight into their thoughts.  The exhibition will be available from April 7 through May 11 - Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm.  
Save These Dates

If you are interested in helping with any of these events - please call us at 

541-479-3290 or email us at museum@gpmuseum.com

April 7:  First Friday Live - 5pm - 9pm
April 14:  Second Friday Poetry Night  7pm - 9pm  Optional theme - A little goes a long way.



April 28:   Fourth Friday Music - 7pm -9pm featuring B'Wishes and all her Bees with refreshments $5 (sign up on the website  www.gpmuseum.com ) or click the picture!  Seating is limited so hurry!
For that perfect gift for a special person - don't forget Gallery One.  Located on ground level at the museum.  All original art for sale.  Wonderful treasures.
Featured artist for April - Karen O'Brien.
Hours are 10-5:00  Tuesday - Friday
                                                                 10 - 2:30 Saturday
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you can spare a few hours now and then, think about volunteering at the museum. There are many opportunities to choose from including being a greeter to being on an event committee.  We would also like to re-energize our art library.  
CLICK HERE to fill out a form to be a museum volunteer!
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 541-479-3290 | museum@gpmuseum.com | www.gpmuseum.com