Museum to Host Teacher Workshop and Gallery Talks

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will host free gallery talks and a workshop for teachers interested in bringing their classes to see the forthcoming exhibition George Johanson: Image and Idea.

Elizabeth Garrison, Cameron Paulin Curator of Education at the museum, will teach the workshop to 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 back in the classroom. The free workshop is Feb. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum. Advance registration is required by calling (503) 370-6855.

Garrison has written a teacher guide on Johanson that will be available online after Feb. 7 at the Hallie Ford Museum web site.

The museum also will host an ongoing series of free gallery talks on the exhibition every Tuesday, Feb. 6 to March 27, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Gallery talks will be presented by Garrison or a museum docent.

George Johanson: Image and Idea chronicles the life and times of this distinguished Portland painter, printmaker and teacher whose work focuses on bathers, swimmers, artists, and the streets and vistas of Portland, a place he has called home since the late 1940s. The exhibition runs Feb. 3 through April 1.

The exhibition 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. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Mondays. 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.