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Photography Exhibition Portrays Northwest Artists

A small exhibition of portraits by Mary Randlett, a Washington photographer who has documented some of the most prominent artists, writers, poets and thinkers in the Pacific Northwest, will be on display Jan. 10 through March 8 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

Organized by Museum Director John Olbrantz, Mary Randlett: Artist Portraits will feature Oregon artists who were active in the early 1970s and were photographed by Randlett in 1971-72. Included in the exhibition are portraits of Carl and Hilda Morris, Louie Bunce, Michele Russo, Sally Haley, Mel Katz, Frank Okada and a host of other legendary painters and sculptors who have enriched the Oregon art scene.

Mary Randlett: Artist Portraits is supported by grants from the city of Salem's 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.

01-05-2009