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The Cannon Gallery of Art

at Western Oregon University

After eighteen months, the gallery staff is excited to announce the first slate of exhibits for the 2021-22 academic year! All exhibits open tomorrow, September 29 and run through October 29. All are free and open to the public during regular building hours.

 The Cannon Gallery of Art in Campbell Hall

thank you, black materials
March 28 – May 6, 2022
Cannon Gallery of Art in Campbell Hall
Reception and Art Talk: Wednesday, April 6, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

thank you, black materials swirls in gratitude for the lifeworlds of Black material life as expressed within works by six contemporary Oregon-connected artists of African descent. In sculpture, text, textile, painting, and film, the exhibit calls to sensorial awareness the knowledge, knowing, immaterial, and material practices of these artists and what they choose to surface, hold, embed, obscure, divine, and reveal. Inspired by curator Intisar Abioto’s material research into the history of Black artists in Oregon, the exhibition features work by Nikesha Breeze, Rob Lewis, sidony o’neal, Ni Abioto, Ebin Lee, and Jeremy Okai Davis.

The Cannon Gallery of Art is open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or evenings and weekends by appointment. Gallery events are free and open to all.

In our other galleries…
March 6 – April 22 Julie Jeansseau: New Paintings Hamersley Library 8:00am – 6:00pm
March 6 – April 22 Flux Space ITC Student Gallery 8:00 am-5:00 pm
March 14 – April 22 Fatimah Altaweel: Graduating Senior Exhibit WUC Student Gallery 8:00am – 6:00pm

WOU Calendar:

About the Galleries:

The Cannon Gallery of Art is located in the heart of Western Oregon University’s campus in the beautifully renovated Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall was built in 1871 and is the oldest building still in use the Oregon University System. The gallery has approximately 700 square feet of exhibition space and holds seven exhibitions during each academic year. Thematic and media-specific exhibits by regional and nationally acclaimed artists are included in each annual schedule.

Beginning in October, 2018 Hamersly Library Exhibits now coordinates all scheduling with the Cannon Gallery of Art. These exhibit spaces provide WOU faculty and students an avenue to showcase their skills and talents. They provide an extension of the classroom for WOU faculty; the library has hosted several exhibits curated by faculty and students on topics/issues that they have been studying. Finally, the exhibits program provides a way for the library to “extend” its resources – to find cultural and artistic information from other individuals or areas outside the university and to bring it to the campus.  For information regarding future schedules and open dates, please contact the Cannon Gallery Director, Paula Booth, via email or at 503-838-8607.

Paula Booth 503.838.8670