Student Work on Exhibit

Two new exhibits that feature the work of senior art majors at Willamette University and art faculty member James B. Thompson, will open April 12 and continue through May 17 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

The senior art majors exhibition, which will be held in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, is presented every spring at the Museum. Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, and mixed media. In addition, the exhibition features a section devoted to senior theses in art history.

From Oregon this year, the exhibition includes senior art majors Brandon Drake, Salem; Alma Hadrovic, Lake Oswego; Alina Maunu, Trent Parker, Emily Scott, and Gwenn Seemel, Portland; Meghan Roberts, Aloha; Rosemary Roberts, McMinneville; Karly Schubothe, Forest Grove; and Terra Shiffer, Silverton.

Other senior art majors include Emily Bonifaci, Woodinville, Wash.; Katherine Hastings, Sacramento; Garrett Kuramoto, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Kathryn Moody, Anchorage; [name removed for privacy], Seattle; Chris Taleff, Great Falls, Mont.; Kelsey Tibbles, San Ramon, Calif.; and Sun Yu, Lafayette, Calif.

James B. Thompson is a highly regarded Salem painter and professor at Willamette University. He holds an MFA degree from Washington University in St. Louis and has been on the art faculty since 1986. The exhibition, which features paintings, drawings, and prints from the past four years, will be held in the Atrium Gallery. Thompson's most recent one-person exhibition was at the Savage Gallery in Portland in 2002.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free, and Tuesday is a free day.

For further information, please call 503/370-6855.

On November 20, 2006, a student's name was removed for privacy issues. Contact the Office of Communications if you require this information and we will contact the student on your behalf.