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Firehouse

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)

Prints, collages, and drawings that depict natural systems; exploring formation, behavior, and metamorphosis. The pieces reflect the inherent complexity of nature and the forces of both microcosmic and macrocosmic worlds.
Dates: January 6 - 29, 2016
Artist: Rachel Singel
Title: "Metamorphosis"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: printmaking
Description: Prints, collages, and drawings that depict natural systems; exploring formation, behavior, and metamorphosis. The pieces reflect the inherent complexity of nature and the forces of both microcosmic and macrocosmic worlds.

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Know-it-Alltruism is a series of satirical imagery that examines the socio-political milieu of our contemporary world under the influence of the punditry.
Dates: February 2 - 26, 2016
Artist: Richard Smolinski
Title: "Know-it-Alltruism"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media
Description: Know-it-Alltruism is a series of satirical imagery that examines the socio-political milieu of our contemporary world under the influence of the punditry.

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Two fiber artist use shapes, lines, dark, and light spaces from medical imaging to show the beauty, strength, and vulnerability of the human body.
Dates: March 1 - 18, 2016
Artist: Paula Chung & Karen Rips
Title: "A View Within"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: fiber
Description: Two fiber artist use shapes, lines, dark, and light spaces from medical imaging to show the beauty, strength, and vulnerability of the human body.

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A series of portraits that feature grotesque and hybrid creatures. Lusus Naturae translates to “whim of nature,” and refers to something that is deformed to the extent that it defies naturalistic classification; Cox’s paintings celebrate such transgressive forms, blurring them thin line that separates beauty from monstrosity.
Dates: March 29 - April 29, 2016
Artist: Adrian Cox
Title: "Lusus Naturas"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: oil on canvas
Description: A series of portraits that feature grotesque and hybrid creatures. Lusus Naturae translates to “whim of nature,” and refers to something that is deformed to the extent that it defies naturalistic classification; Cox’s paintings celebrate such transgressive forms, blurring them thin line that separates beauty from monstrosity.

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A juried exhibit of work in the contemporary format of the storyboard, related to graphic novels, film, video, animation or any sequential narrative.
Dates: May 3 - 27, 2016
Artist: Juried
Title: "Secret Life of the Storyboard"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi-media
Description: A juried exhibit of work in the contemporary format of the storyboard, related to graphic novels, film, video, animation or any sequential narrative.


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Dates: June 2 - 24, 2016
Artist: Dan Pillers
Title: "Dear Friends: A Visual Memoir"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: sculptural assemblage
Description: Inspired by personal life experiences, Dan Pillers creates large sculptural assemblage using 90% salvaged and repurposed materials. He refers to his work as a visual memoir. By blending handcrafted and found objects with etched glass and text he creates, an artifact, a remnant of things gone by.


A series of giant photomontages that randomly connect unrelated persons, events, and environments. The pieces are inspired by the Buddhist concept of a predetermined “binding force” that dictates a person’s relationships and affinity for relatives, friends, lovers, or even passersby.
Dates: June 29 - July 28, 2016
Artist: Chang Chak
Title: "The Boxes"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: photomontage
Description: A series of giant photomontages that randomly connect unrelated persons, events, and environments. The pieces are inspired by the Buddhist concept of a predetermined “binding force” that dictates a person’s relationships and affinity for relatives, friends, lovers, or even passersby.


An open community art show featuring categories in watercolor, sculpture, ceramics, oil and acrylics, mixed media, photography and drawing.
Dates: August 5 - 25, 2016
Artist: Community Artists
Title: Southern Oregon Art Show
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi-media
Description: An open community art show featuring categories in watercolor, sculpture, ceramics, oil and acrylics, mixed media, photography and drawing.


A series of prints and paintings influenced by the environment and expressed using a range of attitudes and emotions through gestural abstractions.
Dates: September 1 - 30, 2016
Artist: Sandra Beard
Title: "Under the Influence"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: prints and paintings
Description: A series of prints and paintings influenced by the environment and expressed using a range of attitudes and emotions through gestural abstractions.


Mixed media abstract landscapes that physically embody the emotional experience of being and place.
Dates: October 4 - 28, 2016
Artist: Heather Goodwind
Title: "The Inner Landscape"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media
Description: Mixed media abstract landscapes that physically embody the emotional experience of being and place.


A series of portraits that depict people who live on the fringe of society—often those with mental illness, physical maladies, or issues with racial profiling and domestic mistreatment.
Dates: November 1 - 18, 2016
Artist: Bob Mathews
Title: "Imaginary Friends"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: oil on canvas
Description: A series of portraits that depict people who live on the fringe of society—often those with mental illness, physical maladies, or issues with racial profiling and domestic mistreatment.



Dates: November 22 - December 8, 2016
Artist: Selected
Title: December Invitational
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi-media
Description: