Tom Prochaska: Music for Ghosts

June 6 – August 26, 2023

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

This retrospective exhibition explores the career of longtime Portland artist Tom Prochaska. Well known for his open ended narrative works, Prochaska has developed a body of work that often merges dreamlike memories with a dark sense of humor. Figures in desolate landscapes, sitting in cafes, or playing instruments populate his paintings and prints, and take form in his paper mâché sculptures. Prochaska has lived and worked in Portland since 1978. He taught at the Pacific Northwest College of Art from 1988 until his retirement in 2012.   

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Members/VIP Opening Reception

Celebrating: Tom Prochaska
Saturday, June 3, 2023  |  6 - 8 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Members and museum invited guests only
New Members
 are welcome to join at the event or online

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More Events To Be Determined


Financial Support

This exhibition has been supported by advertising support from The Oregonian/Oregon Live; and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission

Tom Prochaska, "Oregon," 2013.

Tom Prochaska, "Oregon," 2013.

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