This upcoming First Friday, May 5, ride the Allaboard Trolley to visit downtown galleries and the art happenings at Southern Oregon University. Exhibitions can be viewed in the Schneider Museum of Art, the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and the Fine Art students’ Private Open Studios until 8:00 PM.

University parking behind the Museum will be made available to the public starting at 4:00 PM. The Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons to and from the Museum to the downtown Ashland area between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM – a generous amount of time to visit the Museum, the student studios and Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and then visit your favorite Ashland galleries, studios, restaurants and more. There will be three stops on the Trolley route, the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza by the Fountains. Museum hours will be extended until 8:00 PM.

On view at the Schneider Museum of Art is Convergence: Digital Media and Technology. The show is co-curated by Richard Herskowitz and Museum Director Scott Malbaurn in collaboration with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF). It includes work by video, film, and installation artists with world-renowned reputations:

  • Allison Cekala
  • Derek G. Larson
  • Nina Katchadourian
  • Ken Matsubara
  • Julia Oldham
  • Vanessa Renwick
  • Peter Sarkisian
  • Lou Watson

Adjacent to the Museum, join the CVA Galleries to celebrate a collection of exhibitions for the 2017 Oregon Fringe Festival! The Festival welcomes bold work from courageous young creators. A mixture of innovative produced happenings and installations and curated works from artists at Southern Oregon University, the Oregon Fringe Festival breaks boundaries and takes art out of its traditional venues. The following shows will be on view:

  • Dancing with Alchemy, Mara Reinhardt, Solo Exhibition
  •   Imagined: 30 Years of Performance Mask, James Jesse Peck, Solo Exhibition
  •  Works by Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Solo Exhibition
  •  [i s h], Samuel Lindley, Solo Exhibition
  •  Revelation, Charlie Howarth, Solo Exhibition

The Schneider Museum of Art thanks the following sponsors for supporting the trolley service for First Friday: Brickroom, Gallerie Karon, Hanson Howard Gallery, and Standing Stone.

For more information, please contact the Museum at 541-552-6245 or visit the website at sma.sou.edu. For information about the Center for the Visual Arts galleries, please contact cvagalleries@sou.edu or visit Facebook.com/CvaGalleries. For more information about the Oregon Fringe Festival, please see oregonfringefestival.org