Two New Exhibitions to Open

Two new Willamette University exhibitions that feature the work of senior art students and art faculty member Robert Hess are slated to run April 3 through May 15 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette.

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. The exhibition also features a section devoted to senior theses in art history.

From Oregon this year, the exhibition includes senior art majors Amanda Asher, Tigard; Allison DeWilde, Portland; Carrie McIntyre, Merlin; Rachel Warren-Allen, Silverton; and Vicki Zielinski, Molly Bushman and Melissa Prieto, Salem.

Other senior art majors include Cathleen Candia, Saratoga, Calif.; Jonathan Clayshulte, Fort Collins, Colo.; Cortney Groves, Los Altos Hills, Calif.; Caitlin Hansen, Shelton, Wash.; Nancee Jaffe, Santa Monica, Calif.; Courtney Jensen, Helena, Mont.; Emily Martin, Long Lake, Minn.; Anastasia Polosukhina, Castro Valley, Calif.; Emily Puterbaugh, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Sica Schmitz, Port Angeles, Wash.; and Adrrienne Zimmerman, Anchorage, Alaska.

Robert Hess is a highly regarded Salem sculptor and professor at Willamette University since 1972. He holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Indiana University and a master's degree in art from the University of Notre Dame. The exhibition, which features nine new sculptures created over the past 12 months, will be held in the Atrium Gallery. Hess was last featured in a major retrospective exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum in 1999.

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 Tuesday is an admission free day.

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