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Senior Art Majors Featured at Hallie Ford Museum of Art

An exhibition featuring the work of Willamette University's senior art and art history majors opens April 12 and continues through May 11 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

The 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. In addition, the exhibition features a section devoted to senior theses in art history.

This year's seniors from Oregon include Breanna Aldrich from Tigard; Megan Bay from McMinnville; Tatyana Drofyak from Salem; Allison Fairbanks from Salem; Katherine Gordon from Portland; Hannah Hall from Central Point; Julia Houha from Portland; Raino Isto from Myrtle Creek; Margaret James from Salem; Faith Kreskey from Reedsport; Kirsten Poulsen-House from Portland; and Lee Stromberg from Salem.

Seniors from neighboring Washington include Timothy Kohlstedt from Chewelah; Shasta Krueger from Seattle; Anna Sabo from Seattle; and Jacob Wicks from Federal Way.

Other senior art and art history majors include Max Antione from Albuquerque, N.M.; Elise Cherpin from Glendora, Calif.; Suzanne Duket from Santa Monica, Calif.; Jessica Lawrence from Boise, Idaho; Katrina Maher from Clancy, Mont.; Amanda Rose from Newman, Calif.; and Lauren Pressler from Berkeley, Calif.

The exhibition is 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 or visit www.willamette.edu/museum_of_art.

04-07-2008