November 2023

Dear Hyla,

I can't believe it's November. Only two more months left until 2024. WOW! So much has happened this year. I enjoy creating these newsletters because I can look back and see what we did the month before and also look ahead to see what we will be doing next.

In next month's eNewsletter, I will highlight what is scheduled for 2024. We are so happy that you are connected to the museum. We are pleased to offer various adventures for everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but we will be open Friday and Saturday following the turkey feast. Bring your family and friends to see our membership exhibit.



Executive Director

Current Exhibit

Community Gallery

October 6 through October 26 - the Pollinator Project was featured .

People (of all ages) had an opportunity to create their own pollinator garden on a paper plate using stickers and pom poms and other items.

The family workshop was delightful. Members from the Pollinator Project had many items for people to see and interact with.

Kristina Lefever, executive director shows off in one of their clever standees. Great photo opp!

A time for learning and enjoying being together on a Saturday afternoon at the museum.

October 26 through November 10 - Dia de los Muertos Celebration

This display is celebrating Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The back wall has an alter with many celebration objects pertaining to this holiday.

The two lower photos represent the memory portraits people created at a workshop with Karen O'Brien. The idea is to celebrate the life of a person or pet who has departed.

What exhibit is next

Art drop off is Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13 from noon - 4

Exhibit opens Friday, November 17

Future Events at the Museum

November 3 at 6:00pm

How to make & decorate a sugar skull for Dia de los Muertos presented by Elvia Bone'.

Thanks to the Oregon Folklife Network for sponsoring our cultural activities and helping to preserve our traditions.

November 28

Happenings at the museum in October

(last month)

Natalie installs here swallow migratory ceramic birds.

Ann is busy putting together layers of her cut black paper art.

The Rogue Valley Symphony has Coffee Classics at the museum the week before a concert. This event featured Martin and Hyla. Martin told about how the museum finds soloists and Hyla spoke about how the exhibition department finds exhibits. Joelle Graves was the moderator.

Clayfolk has their annual meeting every year at the museum and take the time to choose their booth spaces for their expo which is November 3-5 at the Medford Armory.

Halloween on G Street is so fun. This little lady bug is not quite one year old.

This little bee is the lady bug's sister. She is almost two years old. She seemed very serious about collecting goodies.

A family themed all of the costumes around the Wizard of Oz and posed in front of the museum.

Okay - babies are cute. This little Pillsbury Dough Boy wasn't too sure what was going on - but was having a really good time!

Bill is a museum greeter. As a greeter, you never know what you will be doing. Here he is making puffy flowers for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit.

Climate change is something that impacts all of us. The images in the exhibit evoke thought and many conversations.

Events not captured in pictures include the International Film Festival night (Octobrer 28 - save the date for 2024), the Sunday afternoon art film about Bosch, or the October Death Cafe. Each event was well attended and very enlightening.

Gallery One

A great place to shop for gifts of all kinds - all original art creations by Southern Oregon artists. The best place for one of a kind ornaments and cards too.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

A perfect place to find gifts!

Featured Artists for November and December

Gallery artists create one of a kind ornaments for your tree.

We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

We offer gift bags with bows, gift wrapping and gift certificates. Many of our artists create holiday cards.

We artists demonstrating on First Fridays - November 3rd and December 1st from 5 to 8 pm and throughout the Holiday season.

There will be holiday music and snacks for all to enjoy.

Fabric artist, Caryne Mount, brings elegant, meticulous fabric ornaments.

Tracy Fredrickson, fine art watercolorist, has a variety of ornaments including painted sand dollars & mini watercolor paintings.

Marianne Neilson, long-time artist and teacher of watercolor animals and nature, departs from her usual medium to bring us whimsical ornaments made from recycled sweaters.

Karen Johnson creates meticulously detailed, colorful felt ornaments.

Judy Davidson will be there with her hand-drawn ornaments on glass bulbs and will be available to personalize or take custom orders.

Tina Albrecht offers us fused dichroic glass stars and porcelain ornaments with heat-transfer prints of her original art.

Cindy Hernandez's ornaments are Victorian-inspired, beautifully detailed assemblage pieces

Pottery artist, Jan Lacy, has trees & wreaths and the cutest little bird's nests you've ever seen.

Gallery One manager, Cindy Kahoun, painter and master-of-assemblage has festive 'couture' cards and gifts.

Mary Wertz returns with her colorful, magical quality crystal pendants that fill the room with rainbows.

Karen Johnson brings precious, meticulously handcrafted felt ornaments with adorable animals and other images.

Erva Zabel, Debbie Halstead, Laurie Cesario, Patti Ohlund, and Gail La Joie-Heagerty are all new in joining in the fun this year & we're all excited to see their festive holiday ornaments.




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