Museum Members Event

No-host Reception and Barbecue
Friday, July 29, 2016  |  5 - 8 p.m. 
Hallie Ford Museum of Art and Wilson Park

RSVP REQUIRED for this event by 5 pm Monday, July 25

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​​Russell Childers (American, 1915-1998), The Wee Mother and Boy, 1971, wood, 12 in. x 7.5 in. x 5 in., private collection. Photo courtesy of Willamette University.

Russell Childers (1915-1998) was a self-taught wood carver whose themes focused on memories of his mother, childhood, animals, important historical figures, Western imagery, and his life at Oregon Fairview Home in Salem, where he lived for 38 years. Organized by collection curator Jonathan Bucci, this exhibition represents the retrospective of this self-taught woodcarver and features 25 sculptures on loan from public and private collections throughout the western United States.
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RSVP REQUIRED for this event by 5 pm Monday, July 25.

Museum members are invited to join us for our first summer picnic event. Bring a blanket, or borrow one of ours, and pick up a picnic dinner for $10 (and some shortcake). Enjoy it in the park (or limited seating will be available in the lobby).

Southern BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders
Southern BBQ Pork Sliders
Cilantro Coleslaw (for sliders)
BBQ Local Vegetable Skewers
Fresh Fruit Salad
House-Made Potato Chips
Dessert: Local Seasonal Berry Shortcake
Drinks: Assorted Sodas and Bottled Water

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Meet exhibition curator Jonathan Bucci in the Study Gallery and learn more about Russell Childers and his remarkable art.

Also Opening July 29
Jan Zach: Works on Paper
Evening of July 29 - October 30, 2016
Print Study Center

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​​Jan Zach (American, born Czechoslovakia, 1914-1986), Untitled (Head of Woman), 1956, charcoal on wove paper, 12" x 10", collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 2000.013.078.

Explore the drawings, sketch books, and sculpture maquettes created by the late University of Oregon professor Jan Zach (1914-1986). Curated by HFMA collection curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will draw from the museum’s extensive collection of Zach’s art and from the Pacific Northwest Artist Archive housed at Willamette University’s Hatfield Library.

In the late 1970s, Jan Zach played a pivotal role in bringing Russell Childers' work to a larger audience, recommending his work for an exhibition at the University of Oregon, Museum of Art that traveled throughout the Northwest.

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