Miniature Paintings at Hallie Ford Museum

Ajay Garg, a deaf and mute artist from Jaipur, India, who creates small, detailed miniature paintings based on Indian mythology, will be featured in a solo exhibition in the Print Study Center at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. Organized by guest curator and research assistant David Roberts, the exhibition will feature approximately a dozen works created over the past few years. The exhibition opens April 25 and continues through August 17. The Augen Gallery in Portland represents Garg locally.

In order to broaden the scope of the exhibition, two special programs have been planned. On Thursday, April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. also in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the Hallie Ford Museum, Dr. Mary C. Lanius, a professor emeritus from the University of Denver and former curator of Asian art at the Denver Art Museum, will deliver an illustrated slide lecture on traditional Indian miniature painting. On Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m. in the downstairs lobby, artist Ajay Garg will offer a demonstration of his unique painting technique, which employs the use of a single-hair brush and a magnifying glass. Admission to both programs is free.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. HFMA members, Willamette faculty, staff, and students, children under 12, American Association of Museum members, and school groups are admitted free. Admission is free for all guests on Tuesdays.

For further information, call 503-370-6855.