Senior Art Majors Featured at Hallie Ford Museum of Art

An exhibition featuring the work of Willamette University senior art and art history majors opens April 14 and is on display until May 13 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

The Senior Art Majors exhibition is presented every spring at the museum. Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition features work in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics and mixed media. In addition, it features a section devoted to senior theses in art history. The artists will give free gallery talks on Tuesdays, April 17 to May 8, at 12:30 p.m.

These seniors from Oregon will be featured: Caitlyn Hix, Milwaukie; Sheelah Hyslop, Scotts Mills; Trisha Kilgus, Silverton; Marcie Kriebel, Forest Grove; Sean Rawls, Portland; Joe Spinrad, Portland; Shoki Tanabe, Salem; and Erin West, Keizer.

From Washington, these seniors will be featured: Graham Bell, Eatonville; Meg Gilbert, Yakima; Molly Heinisch, Richland; Keone Jay, Tacoma; Maya Karp, Bothell; Christina Retailliau, Tacoma; Christine Riippi, Puyallup; Andrew Steers, Seattle; Jonathan Waltner, Woodinville; and Naomi Zeitlin, Seattle.

The exhibition also features these seniors from other states: Sally Bullock, Sacramento, Calif.; Josh Butler, Wilder, Idaho; Laura Crisp, Encino, Calif.; Elizabeth Doughty, Lafayette, Calif.; Elizabeth Helliesen, Berkeley, Calif.; Nathan Jones, Tucson, Ariz.; Alyssa Ramp, Carmel Valley, Calif.; Kimi Sato, Honolulu; Katy Scowcroft, Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Brianna White, Kinsley, Kan.

The exhibition has been supported in part by grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax 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 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.