• MHCC Visual Arts Gallery

  • 2022-2023 Visual Arts Gallery Exhibit Schedule

    The MHCC Visual Arts Gallery is committed to offering a rich and diverse cultural experience to the campus community, as well as to the greater metropolitan area. Our 2000 square foot space provides the community with a transformative opportunity to experience exhibits by regional, national, and international artists. The Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weekend hours by appointment only. Call 503-491-7309, option #5 to schedule an appointment.

    Date Event
    September 26 – October 14, 2022

    VA Faculty Exhibit

    October 24 – November 22, 2022

    Wordplay: Print/Text/Image
    Co-curated by Edie Overturf (MHCC Faculty) and Kevin Haas (WSU Faculty)

    Wordplay features artists who use text as an integral element of their creative practice in printmaking and print based media. The work in this exhibit illustrates the charged relationships between images, text, formats and their context. Pulling from popular forms of advertising and display, ordinary written notes, reinterpretations of existing texts, to forceful political statements, these artists play with the familiarity of text to unexpected ends. They create dissonant, satirical, humorous, deadpan, or urgent messages, often through the contrast between what the text says and its means of presentation. The works included in Wordplay require interpretations beyond the simple reading of the text, offering the opportunity to read between the lines.

    Included Artists:
    Randy Bolton (TX) Holly Balllard Martz (WA) Nick Satinover (TN)
    Katie Garth (PA) Christine Miller (OR) Joe Lupo (WV)
    Ruthann Godellei (MN) Edie Overturf (OR) Zeinab Saab (OR)
    Kevin Haas (WA/ID) Dayon Royster (KS)

    December 5 - 8, 2022

    Ceramic’s Program Christmas Sale

    The closest parking lot to the art gallery is lot J. We recommend you park and walk from this lot to the gallery for easiest access.

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