MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University’s Cannon Gallery of Art proudly presents the exceptional artwork of the Art & Design Department faculty. This biennial exhibition showcases the remarkable talent and creativity of faculty members, offering a diverse range of artistic expressions to the community.
The exhibition opened in November with a reception that was held at the Cannon Gallery located in the historic Campbell Hall. The event was filled with art, refreshments, and music by Mike Fite.
This year’s biennial exhibition includes the works of Mary Harden, Jodie Garrison, Daniel Tankersley, Rebecca McCannell, Jennifer Vaughn, Jen Bracy, Gregory Poulin, Pete Hoffecker Mejia, and Donna Beverly. Additionally, the exhibition proudly introduces the remarkable contributions of Eric Frey and Laura Killip from the Art & Design staff.
“The last faculty biennial was in 2021, coming immediately off of the pandemic. This exhibit marks a noticeable shift and a coming back together as a department and as a community. The work in this show is bright, colorful, and conceptually engaging,” shared Paula Booth, MFA, Professor of Art and gallery director. “Artists are trying new things, pushing new concepts, and experimenting with materials in new ways – it feels fresh and exciting.”
The exhibition showcases a wide array of media, including painting, printmaking, video, installation, sculpture, collage, and mixed media, and visitors will be captivated by the sheer diversity and creativity of the showcased artworks. The exhibition is open to the public and is available until Dec. 8. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse in the world of art and support the creative endeavors of Western’s talented faculty.
About Western Oregon UniversityWestern Oregon University, established in Monmouth in 1856, proudly stands as Oregon’s oldest public university. Hosting around 4,000 students, Western embodies a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution, with approximately 80% of its students hailing from within the state. Notably, its diverse student body comprises individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, veterans, and non-traditional learners. Western stands as the preferred campus in Oregon for those pursuing an enriching education within a nurturing, student-focused environment, characterized by faculty-led instruction. Together we succeed.