Gallery Show and Lecture Feature Artist from Scotland

Beverley Hood, an Edinburgh, Scotland-based artist who works with digital and interactive media, will participate in several free public events during a weeklong residency April 1-7 at Willamette University.

The week's events will include a free gallery show, "First Person," open April 3-6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery space of the Art Building, located at the corner of State and Winter streets. An artist's reception will be held April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

On Wednesday, April 4, Hood will present a free public lecture titled "Beverley Hood: The Digital Portrait." The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 700 State St.

Much of Hood's work stems from her interest in ways to negotiate, identify and interpret transitions between real and virtual space and in the ever-increasing use of technology as a means of communication and interaction. She works with hardware and software at the outer limits of intended uses, teasing and tugging at the edges to explore the implications of imposed boundaries.

Hood's residency is sponsored by the W. M. Keck Foundation Arts and Technology Grant and Willamette University. For more information, call Cheryl Cramer at (503) 370-6122.