Hallie Ford Museum of Art announces 2010-11 exhibitions

A wide variety of exhibitions have been planned for 2010-11 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

"I'm extremely pleased with the quality, range and diversity of temporary exhibitions planned for next year," Museum Director John Olbrantz said.

Major exhibitions scheduled for the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery are:

"Alfredo Arreguin: El Esplendor de la Selva," June 5-Aug. 15, 2010
Alfredo Arreguin is a Seattle painter and printmaker who incorporates patterns found in Mexican folk art and is inspired by the lush flora and fauna of Mexico and the Pacific Northwest. Organized by Olbrantz, the exhibition features 27 works from public and private collections throughout the region.

"Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment," Aug. 28-Nov. 7, 2010
Co-organized with the Western Gallery at Western Washington University in Bellingham, the exhibition explores how 26 contemporary artists respond to environmental issues confronting the Pacific Northwest, such as growth management, waste management, land and sea, mass production and consumption, climate change and energy, preservation of wilderness and wetlands, biodiversity and transportation. Works by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and British Columbia are included.

"Francis Celentano: Form and Color," Nov. 20, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011

Francis Celentano is a Seattle painter and professor emeritus from the University of Washington who explores issues of color, shape, form and structure in abstract, geometric works. Organized by Olbrantz, the exhibition includes 34 works from public and private collections in Oregon and Washington.

"Henk Pander: Memory and Modern Life," Jan. 29-March 27, 2011

Henk Pander has lived in Oregon for 45 years but describes himself as a "reluctant immigrant" from his native Holland. He has maintained a cultural double vision by documenting and interpreting American technology, materialism, topography and disaster in paintings and drawings that recall the grand tradition of Dutch art. Organized by faculty curator and professor emeritus Roger Hull, the exhibition includes works from the past 50 years and will be accompanied by a major monograph on the artist.

"Senior Art Majors," April 9-May 15, 2011
Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior art and art history majors at Willamette. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography and mixed media, as well as senior theses in art history.

"Alexandra Opie: Recent Work," April 9-May 15, 2011
Alexandra Opie is a mixed media artist and professor at Willamette, where she teaches photography and electronic media. The exhibition features a new body of her recent work.

Smaller exhibitions in the Study Gallery are:

"Mexican Folk Art: Selections from the Arreguin-Lytle Collection," May 29-Aug. 1, 2010
"Michel Hersen: Oregon Landscapes," Aug. 7-Oct. 10, 2010
"Sandow Birk: Dante's Inferno," Oct. 16-Dec. 23, 2010
"Henk Pander: Drawings," Jan. 8-March 13, 2011
"Glory of Kings: Ethiopian Christian Art from Oregon Collections," March 19-May 22, 2011

Finally, The Third Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts Biennial, which features prints created by Native American artists on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeastern Oregon, will be shown in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Gallery Oct. 2-Nov. 28, 2010.