Teacher Workshop, Gallery Talks Planned for Lavadour Exhibition

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will host a series of free gallery talks and a workshop for teachers in conjunction with the exhibition James Lavadour: The Properties of Paint, on display Feb. 2 through March 30.

The workshop, for teachers interested in bringing their classes to see the exhibition, will be Feb. 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the museum. The workshop will help teachers prepare their students for a field trip to the museum, develop strategies to tour the exhibition and reinforce the gallery experience and broaden curriculum concepts back in the classroom.

Elizabeth Garrison, the museum's Cameron Paulin Curator of Education, will teach the workshop. She has written a teacher guide that will be available after Feb. 6 at The workshop is free, although advance registration is required by calling (503) 370-6855.

Free gallery talks about the exhibition, presented by museum docents, will be every Tuesday, Feb. 5 through March 25, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the museum.

James Lavadour: The Properties of Paint features a range of recent work by this Native American painter and printmaker. Since 2000, Lavadour has focused intensely on the properties of paint, creating works that he describes as the intersections between his better-known landscapes and his lesser-known architectural structures.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State St. (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. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information, call (503) 370-6855 or visit