“Beyond the Art of the Fire” Show at the Historic Malmgren Garage in Talent Features the Artist – Rosie Roberson

To celebrate the restoration of the historic Malmgren Garage in Talent, the art show will feature an Ashland artist who will display some pieces from her abstract art folio for the first time. Rosie Roberson will join 17 Artists in the “Beyond the Art of the Fire” show Saturday December 9 at the historic Malmgren Garage.


Art has always been a part of day to day life for Roberson who “grew up with a mother who often had craft projects in progress across every surface in our dining room and family room.” For Roberson “creating things is as essential as eating and sleeping.”


Her art journey through Ashland High school continued at Willamette University. Even though she was going to school for mathematics and a future career in software, “going to school without taking art classes was inconceivable to me,” Roberson says. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Studio Art.

While Roberson has been creating art her whole life, the slowdown during the pandemic was her start in large scale abstract painting. She enjoys the freedom and physicality of the process, and equates it to walking or yoga. “It is a creative outlet but also a great stress reliever.”


Besides creating abstracts, Roberson also designs software and has published 15 board games with more to come.


The Malmgren Garage grand opening is Saturday, December 9, from 10 a..m. to 4 p.m.  Also featured:  Music with cellist Daniel Sperry from Noon to 2 p.m.

Cici Brown


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