Free Lecture and Workshop Offered by Museum

In order to broaden the scope of the Helen Gilkey exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University, a free lecture and a botanical illustration workshop are being offered free to the general public.

On Thursday, Feb.12, from 7 to 8 p.m., Dr. Aaron Liston, professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University, will present an illustrated slide lecture on the history of botanical illustration. On Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dr. Linda A. Vorobik will present a two-day workshop on botanical illustration.

The lecture will be held in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the Museum. The workshop will be held in the Olin Science Center at University. While the lecture and workshop are free, enrollment is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register for the workshop, please contact Sharon Rose at or call 503/375-5355.

Helen Gilkey: Botanical Illustrations has been supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Council for the Humanities. The exhibit continues through March 13 in the Museum's Study Gallery.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near 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 John Olbrantz at 503/370-6855.