2002-2003 Exhibitions

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Phyllis Yes: The Bread Project

May 25 – August 10, 2002

Phyllis Yes is a highly regarded Oregon artist and Professor of Art at Lewis and Clark College in Portland who, since the late 1990s, has focused on the medium of bread. The exhibition features a range of two- and three-dimensional works that the artist has created from bread.


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Betty LaDuke: Honor the Earth

June 8 – August 3, 2002

Betty LaDuke is a highly regarded Ashland painter and printmaker whose work focuses on multicultural issues and the various places she has traveled over the past forty years. In the exhibition, which focuses on her African work, LaDuke explores a wide variety of food-related themes, including farming, harvesting, processing, marketing, food as a ritual, and food as myth.


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In the Fullness of Time

August 31, 2002 – January 4, 2003

In the Fullness of Time presents a survey of Egyptian art and culture from 4,500 BC to the end of the Roman period and features 48 objects on loan from American collections. One of theexhibition's principle themes - Egyptian art was a dynamic phenomenon that functioned at adeliberate pace - will be illustrated throughout the exhibition. Other themes to be explored in theexhibition include the "Africaness" of Egyptian art, the question of portraiture, the depiction ofgender in ancient Egyptian art, and the relationship between writing and the visual arts.


Celebrating Agon: A Panathenaic Prize Amphora from Ancient Athens

August 31, 2002 – January 4, 2003

Celebrating Agon features a single Panathenaic prize amphora on loan from the MetropolitanMuseum of Art in New York. Once filled with precious olive oil from a grove sacred to thegoddess Athena, Panathenaic prize amphorae served as prizes for the games of the Panathenaic Festival, held every four years in ancient Athens.


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Intersections: The Art of Jan Zach

February 1 – March 29, 2003

Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Jan Zach came to the United States in the late 1930s to work on the Czech pavilion at the New York World's Fair, moved to Brazil at the outbreak of World War II, immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s, and eventually settled in Eugene, Oregon, where he taught at the University of Oregon for twenty years and influenced several generations of artists. The exhibition explores the range of Zach's work, from his early drawings and paintings to his cast, constructed, carved, and laminated sculptures that serve as powerful statements about the struggle for human freedom.


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Jan Zach: Maquettes and Small Sculptures

February 1 – March 22, 2003

Organized in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition for Oregon sculptor Jan Zach, the exhibition features a range of maquettes and small sculptures by the artist that were created as studies for the cast, constructed, carved, and laminated sculptures for which he is best known.


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Joe Feddersen: Prints and Baskets

March 29 – May 17, 2003

Joe Feddersen is a highly-regarded Washington artist and Professor of Art at Evergreen College in Olympia. Feddersen, who is Colville from Eastern Washington, creates prints and baskets based on traditional Plateau designs. The exhibition will feature a range of works from the past few years.


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Senior Art Majors

April 12 – May 17, 2003

Each spring the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior art majors at Willamette. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography and mixed media.


James B. Thompson: Selections 1999-2003

April 12 – May 17, 2003

Professor James B. Thompson has been on the art faculty at Willamette University since 1986. The exhibition features recent paintings, drawings, and prints by the artist. Thompson's most recent one-person exhibition was at the Savage Gallery in Portland in Portland 2002.