Museum Plans Teacher Workshop and Gallery Talks

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University has planned a workshop for teachers and a series of gallery talks in conjunction with the current exhibition, Recycled Art.

The exhibition, which runs until Nov. 4, features the work of 36 contemporary artists from Oregon, Washington and Montana who fashion artwork from recycled materials. Included in the exhibition are paintings, sculpture, basketry, clothing, jewelry, furniture, textiles and glass.

Elizabeth Garrison, the Cameron Paulin Curator of Education at the museum, will teach a workshop to help teachers prepare their students for a field trip to the museum, develop strategies to tour the exhibition and propose ideas that reinforce the gallery experience and broaden curriculum concepts once back in the classroom. Garrison has written a teacher packet about recycled art that will be available online at

The workshop is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 in the lobby and the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery at the museum. Admission is free, although advance registration is required. To register, call (503) 370-6855.

In addition to the workshop, an ongoing series of gallery talks about the exhibition will be offered from 12:30 to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Sept. 5 to Oct. 31. Gallery talks will be presented by Garrison or a museum docent. Admission is free.

Recycled Art has been supported in part by grants from the City of Salem Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State St. (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 Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information, call (503) 370-6855.