Museum Hosts Teacher Workshop and Gallery Talks

'The Art Student,' 1990, acrylic and collage on paper, Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Wash.'Out of Harm's Way,' 2003, acrylic and sumi ink on paper, private collection, Seattle'Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranth),' 1997, acrylic and sumi ink on paper mounted on wood, private collection, Portland'Yellow Skirt,' 2004, acrylic on paper, collection of Harsch Investment Properties, PortlandThe Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will host a free workshop for teachers interested in bringing their classes to see the forthcoming exhibition Fay Jones: Painted Fictions.

Elizabeth Garrison, the museum's Cameron Paulin Curator of Education, will teach the workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the museum. Advance registration is required; to register, call (503) 370-6855. The workshop will help teachers prepare 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 guide on Seattle painter Fay Jones that is available online at

The museum also will offer a series of free gallery talks on the exhibition from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28, Dec. 5 and 12, and Jan. 9 and 16. Gallery talks will be presented by Garrison or a museum docent.

Fay Jones: Painted Fictions features 24 works by this Seattle narrative and symbolist painter who deals with a host of autobiographical issues in her work, from growing up in New England in the 1940s and '50s to an exploration of a broad range of personal symbols. The exhibition runs from Nov. 18 through Jan. 20.

Fay Jones: Painted Fictions 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, 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.