Two New Exhibitions at Hallie Ford Museum

Two new exhibitions that introduce the work of artists from the Willamette University art department will open April 15 and continue through May 13 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. The work of senior art and art history majors and art faculty member Alexandra Opie will be featured.

The Senior Art Majors Exhibition is presented each spring. 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. The exhibition also features a section devoted to senior theses in art history.

From Oregon, the exhibition includes senior art and art history majors Benjamin Decherd, Allyson Dutko, Kasia Elerath, Chris Hochendoner, Julia Houha, Alex MacKenzie, Read McFaddin, Scott Randall, Rachael Sanders and Yen Tran. Students from nearby states include Morgan Bagge, Kirsten Erwin, Julie Hansmeier, Kristin Knutson, Ann Mitchell, Nicole Reed, Amber Revoir and Melissa Williams.

Alexandra Opie is a visiting professor at Willamette University. She holds a BA degree from Southern Oregon University and an MFA degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, in electronic media, installation art and performance. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts and the College of Holy Cross. Her exhibition will feature a new video installation.

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 museum is closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information call 503-370-6855.