Local Artist Featured At Hallie Ford Museum

Terry Melton is a Salem painter, printmaker and retired arts executive who, in the early 1990s, created a portfolio suite of 18 serigraphs and 52 poems based on the Greek legend of Leda and the Swan. An exhibition of his portfolio, a recent gift of the artist, will open May 31 and continue through Aug. 13 in the Study Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

Melton holds a BA degree from Idaho State University and an MFA degree from the University of Oregon. He served as director of the Yellowstone Art Center in Montana, executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission, as a regional representative for the National Endowment for the Arts, and director of the Western States Arts Federation in New Mexico. Over the years, he has been featured in more than 50 solo and group exhibitions and is included in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States.

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 admitted free and admission is free on Tuesdays.

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