Senior Art Majors 2014

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For immediate release: March 11, 2014
Media contact: Andrea Foust
Membership and Public Relations Manager
Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University | 503-370-6867
Public contact: 503-370-6855 |

Senior Art Students Featured at Hallie Ford Museum of Art

A new exhibition features the work of seven senior art students at Willamette University and will open on April 12 and continue through May 11 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery at Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art. The exhibition is presented every spring to honor and acknowledge the work of senior art majors. Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition represents the culmination of their four years at Willamette and includes work in a variety of media including an art installation, drawings, sculpture, photography and cut paper.

This year’s senior art students include Graham Bachelder, installation (Costa Mesa, Calif.); Kirsten Brehmer, photography (Evergreen, Colo.); Kiana Isabelle Diaz Figueroa, cut paper (Tegucigalpa, Honduras); Dallas Frederick, sculpture (Bend, Ore.); Keisha Komeiji, drawing (Hilo, Hawaii); MacKenzie Lamson, photography (Portland, Ore.); and Monique Rodriguez, sculpture (Carbondale, Colo).

Student-led Gallery Talks
Students will discuss their work in two Tuesday Gallery Talks that are free and open to the public. The first talk will take place on April 22 at 12:30 with Kirsten Brehmer, Dallas Frederick and Graham Bachelder. The second talk will be held April 29 at 12:30 with MacKenzie Lamson, Monique Rodriguez and Kiana Isabelle Diaz Figueroa.

Financial Support
Financial support for this exhibition has been provided by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.


About the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Oregon's third largest art museum features works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists, and includes a diverse collection of traditional European, American and Asian art, as well as artifacts that date from antiquity. Frequently changing exhibitions include lectures, special events, tours, artist demonstrations and educational opportunities for children and adults.

The museum is located at 700 State St. in Salem. 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 on Monday. General admission is $6, $4 for seniors and $3 for students 18 and older. Students 17 and under and children are admitted free. Admission is free for everyone on Tuesdays. For more information call 503-370-6855 or visit

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Willamette University Senior Art Majors, 2014