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Hallie Ford Museum of Art receives traveling grant, unveils new faculty exhibition

“Meadow” by James B. Thompson is featured in

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Western States Arts Federation to support the traveling exhibition "James B. Thompson: The Vanishing Landscape." The exhibition explores the transformation of the rural western U.S.

The grant will enable the exhibition to travel to five venues: the Pendleton Center for the Arts; the Hoffman Gallery at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland; the High Desert Museum in Bend; the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Wash.; and Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, Calif. The exhibition was originally presented at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in spring 2009.

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Heidi Preuss Grew presents “Übersetzung” at Hallie Ford Museum

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Professor Heidi Preuss Grew's ceramic sculptures and drawings combine animal and human imagery, revealing, as the art department writes, "the multi-dimensional aspects of the human condition." An exhibition of her work will open April 10 and continue through May 16 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, with an opening reception April 9 from 5-8 p.m.

On April 13 at 12:30 p.m., Preuss Grew will present a gallery talk about her work. The talk is free and open to the public.

Celebrating 11 years of creative activity at Willamette, where Preuss Grew teaches studio art, the exhibition features a range of new work inspired by her research and participation in artist residencies in Germany and Denmark during the past three years.

Preuss Grew has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe and Asia over the past decade. Her work is included in the permanent collections of, among others, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art; the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China; and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2002 and again in 2010, Preuss Grew was awarded an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. She was elected into the International Academy of Ceramics in 2007.