Museum Exhibits Work of Salem Mixed Media Artist

A small exhibition of mixed media constructions and notebooks from D.E. May, a nationally recognized Salem artist who creates mixed media works from cardboard, paper and other found material, is on display now through Dec. 21 in the Print Study Center at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

Organized by artist Dan May and Willamette art history student Alisa Alexander, under the guidance and direction of Professor Roger Hull, D.E. May: The Artist as Archivist represents the second time May has shown his work at the Hallie Ford Museum and the first time he has shown in the Print Study Center, his favorite space in the building.

The exhibition features about two dozen works drawn from local and regional collections, including several large ephemera installations. May's work conjures many rich and varied associations that are at times obvious and at other times elusive and ethereal.

The exhibition is supported in part 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 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.