Two New Exhibitions Slated to Open

Two new exhibitions that feature the work of senior art majors at Willamette University and art faculty member Heidi Preuss Grew, are slated to open on April 2 and continue through May 14 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

The senior art majors exhibition, which will be held in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, is presented every spring at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, and mixed media. In addition, the exhibition features a section devoted to senior theses in art history.

From Oregon this year, the exhibition includes senior art majors Sarah S. Dill from Medford, Oregon; Sean Gyshen from Bend, Oregon; Maria L. Olivares from Canby, Oregon; and Tyson Patterson from Pendleton, Oregon.

Other senior art majors include Naomi Corwin from Berkeley, California; Stephanie Donovan of Wasilla, Alaska; Susan Feldman of Oakland, California; Bethany Johnson of Brea, California; Jason J. Oost of Poulsbo, Washington; Janeen Powell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Mariana Sandness of Unalaska, Alaska; and Lauren Skinner of San Francisco, California.

Heidi Preuss Grew is a highly regarded Salem ceramic artist and associate professor of art at Willamette University. She holds BA and BFA degrees from the University of Illinois, an MFA degree from Ohio University, and has been on the art faculty since 1999. The exhibition, which features a host of ceramic sculptures and drawings created over the past few years, will be held in the Atrium Gallery. Grew was last featured in a solo exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in 2000.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free, and Tuesday is a free day.

For further information, please call 503/370-6855.