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Willamette senior art students featured at Hallie Ford Museum of Art

SALEM, Ore. - An exhibition featuring the work of Willamette University's senior art and art history students will be on display April 11 through May 17 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media. In addition, the exhibition features a section devoted to senior theses in art history.

Several of the students will lead free gallery talks at the museum. All gallery talks begin at 12:30 p.m. On April 21, painter Susannah Kelly of Santa Barbara, Calif.; fiber artist Lauren Lathrop of Las Vegas; and mixed media artist Georgia Watson of Salem will discuss their work. On May 5, installation artists Trish Kahler of Los Alamos, N.M., and Tess Milio of South Pasadena, Calif., will discuss their installations.

The exhibition includes work from three art and art history students from Oregon: Kari Clarke of Portland, and Georgia Watson and Matthew Wilson of Salem.

Other students featured in the exhibition include: Emily Appleton of Northridge, Calif.; Jonathan Feld of Vacaville, Calif.; Samantha Forsko of Fairbanks, Alaska; Xochilth Franklin of Broomfield, Colo.; Constance Gledhill of Kenmore, Wash.; Trish Kahler of Los Alamos, N.M.; Susannah Kelly of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Lauren Lathrop from Las Vegas; Alison Maki from Shoreview, Minn.; Tess Milio from South Pasadena, Calif.; Vina Rathbone of Boise, Idaho; and Peter Rosenberg from Glencoe, Ill.

Financial support for the exhibition has been provided 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.