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FireHouse Gallery

Artwork by local, regional, national, and international emerging artists which challenges preconceived ideas and attitudes, is featured in RCC's FireHouse Gallery.  A variety of art educates and inspires viewers from the college and community.  First Friday Art Night receptions are held monthly at the gallery.

The gallery is located at the corner of H and Fourth Streets in the Historic City Hall, Grants Pass, Oregon.  Our hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:30am to 4:30pm, or tours by appointment.
For more information call 541-956-7489 or 956-7241 (office) 


Works from a series of drawings entitled “The Beggars of Venice,” that echoes the tragedy of the homeless, the people who have, in some sense, been residents of the beautiful city of Venice from the very beginning. They serve as a counterpoint to that beauty, and are equally visible to those who see.
Dates: January 6 - 30, 2015
Artist: Ed Smith
Title: "Facilis Descensus Averni"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: ink on paper
Description: Works from a series of drawings entitled “The Beggars of Venice,” that echoes the tragedy of the homeless, the people who have, in some sense, been residents of the beautiful city of Venice from the very beginning. They serve as a counterpoint to that beauty, and are equally visible to those who see.

Baroque style oil paintings that exaggerate a single moment through theatrical lighting and emotions with the intent of presenting the viewer with parallels- marrying the beautiful and the macabre, solidifying the past with present.
Dates: February 3 - 27, 2015
Artist: Metra Mitchell
Title: "Living Histories"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: oil
Description: Baroque style oil paintings that exaggerate a single moment through theatrical lighting and emotions with the intent of presenting the viewer with parallels- marrying the beautiful and the macabre, solidifying the past with present.

A collaborative fluorescent tape and black light installation.
Dates: March 3 - 20, 2015
Artist: Christie Blizard
Title: "Electric City"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: installation
Description: A collaborative fluorescent tape and black light installation.

A multi-media exhibit of work by the art faculty at Rogue Community College.
Dates: March 31 - April 24, 2015
Artist: RCC Art Faculty
Title: "RCC Art Faculty Exhibit"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi-media
Description: A multi-media exhibit of work by the art faculty at Rogue Community College.

Mixed media architectural landscape paintings that explore urban and suburban communities, showing a sense of flux, growth and renewal.
Dates: April 28 - May 29, 2015
Artist: Elizabeth Gahan
Title: "Ebb & Flow"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media
Description: Mixed media architectural landscape paintings that explore urban and suburban communities, showing a sense of flux, growth and renewal.

Prints, books and paper-cuts that explore memory, place and layers of time.
Dates: June 2 - 26, 2015
Artist: Monika Meler
Title: "Fragile Structures"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media
Description: Prints, books and paper-cuts that explore memory, place and layers of time.

Small-scale acrylic paintings of memories created to represent the artist’s own deck of tarot cards.
Dates: July 1 - 30, 2015
Artist: Rey Armenteros
Title: "Memories from a Radio"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: acrylic on panel
Description: Small-scale acrylic paintings of memories created to represent the artist’s own deck of tarot cards.

An open community art show with adult and youth categories in watercolor, painting, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture and drawing.
Dates: August 7 - 27, 2015
Artist: Community Artists
Title: "Southern Oregon Art Show"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi-media
Description: An open community art show with adult and youth categories in watercolor, painting, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture and drawing.

Archival pigment prints inspired by folk tales and stories of anthropomorphism that examine the borders between natural and artificial habitats.
Dates: September 2 - 25, 2015
Artist: Susan Rochester
Title: "Trespasses"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: archival pigment prints
Description: Archival pigment prints inspired by folk tales and stories of anthropomorphism that examine the borders between natural and artificial habitats.

An examination of the traditional activities, events, and rituals that have shaped the culture of Great Britain.
Dates: September 29 - October 23, 2015
Artist: James B. Thompson
Title: "Schemata: Rural Life and Leisure Pursuits"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media on paper
Description: An examination of the traditional activities, events, and rituals that have shaped the culture of Great Britain.

Large abstract mixed media drawings on paper that represent organic material, changes of our bodies, and the passing of time.
Dates: October 27 - November 20, 2015
Artist: Mariah Boyle
Title: "Pieces Series"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media on paper
Description: Large abstract mixed media drawings on paper that represent organic material, changes of our bodies, and the passing of time.


Dates: November 24 - December 10, 2015
Artist: TBD
Title: December Invitational
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
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