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Exquisite Gorge II: It’s a Wrap!

Maryhill Museum of Art finishes its sweeping Columbia Gorge fiber-arts project with a grand party on the museum grounds.

Exquisite Gorge II: Power!

For Maryhill Museum’s Columbia Gorge project, fiber artist Bonnie Meltzer explores electricity and its effect on the river and the land.

Exquisite Gorge II: Of baskets and botany

Columbia Gorge fiber artist Chloë Hight leads a biological exploration of the river system and the plants that thrive there, giving art and life.

Exquisite Gorge II: Liminal Spaces

In her section of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River art project, Carolyn Hazel Drake explores a world of transitions.

Exquisite Gorge II: Felt Worlds

Artist Xander Griffith, part of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River project, makes deeply dotted works in felt that create worlds of color and texture.

Exquisite Gorge II: It begins with sheep

The bellwether: In Maryhill Museum’s second collaborative art project along a 220-mile stretch of the Columbia River – this one by fiber artists – sheep and their wool lead the way.

Exquisite Gorge 8 & 9: The Map Makers

As the print date for Maryhill Museum’s Columbia River project approaches, its artists think about the mix of maps and territory.

Exquisite Gorge 7: The Explorer

Printmaker Molly Gaston Johnson follows Lewis & Clark’s westward path to make her mark on theColumbia River project.

Exquisite Gorge 6: The Guardian

Grand Ronde tribes’ Greg Archuleta links past and future in Maryhill’s Columbia Gorge print project.

Exquisite Gorge 5: The Alchemist

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRIDERIKE HEUER “Alchemy – noun : a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way.” (Merriam-Webster)  * THE ENGLISH WORD ALCHEMY has its historical roots in the Greek term chēmeia (the Arabic article al was added later when the word

Exquisite Gorge 4: The Bee Maven

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRIDERIKE HEUER “The bees build in the crevicesOf loosening masonry, and thereThe mother birds bring grubs and flies.My wall is loosening; honey-bees,Come build in the empty house of the stare.” W.B. Yeats wrote these words in the sixth section of

Exquisite Gorge 3: The Listener

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRIDERIKE HEUER How does an artist decide which questions to raise and which, if any, answers to provide? How does an educator reach an audience and communicate innovative ideas hoping to stir up responses that foster curiosity and

Exquisite Gorge 2: The Witness

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRIDERIKE HEUER HOW DO YOU TELL A STORY that is not necessarily your own? How do you draw a landscape that did not always belong to you? How do you document reality without appropriating someone else’s history? These

Exquisite Gorge 1: Getting started

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRIDERIKE HEUER I have on previous occasions written on this or that aspect of Maryhill Museum of Art in Washington, which I like to visit as often as I can. An eclectic collection of paintings, fashion, artifacts of some Eastern

The Week: It’s Stan Foote Day

Plus: It’s a print in the Gorge, a paint-out at the coast, dance for a prince, a Woody Guthrie opera. The week in Oregon arts.

2023 in Review: The look of visual arts

From the Rothko Pavilion to Converge 45 to the Hallie Ford’s 25th anniversary and much more, a look at some of the highlights of Oregon’s year in the worlds of museums and visual art.

Painting of man with white hair with glasses in a black silhouette of a car indicating driver's seat. Green hills and trees out the window with sign post with home

On the life and impact of Roger Hull

The beloved Willamette University professor often reminded students ‘the work of the art historian is never done.’ Mentee and friend Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander reflects on Hull’s life and lasting legacy.

Lo Steele: Come on, get happy

Bobby Bermea talks with the Portland rising star of stage and song about her musical passion and her new album, “Happy Girl.”

VizArts Monthly: Connecting fibers

October means falling leaves and the return of Portland TextileX Month. Lindsay Costello’s VizArts Monthly has October’s art to see and events to attend.

Oregon Art’s Sustainable Feast

OSU’s touring Art About Agriculture exhibit, now at Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, explores the ways we grow and eat our food.

2021: A Year of Looking at Things

In a year of sharp contrasts, visual art in Oregon bounced between the stark and the hopeful, with plenty of surprises along the way.

Roll on, Columbia, roll on

ArtsWatch Weekly: An expansive exhibit looks at the lives and issues along the great river.

A soldier’s journey

Charles Burt charts a course from the rigors of military life to the rigors of an art academy.

The Week: Art is where you look

From Eastern Oregon to a paint-out on the coast to queer opera and TBA in Portland to the New York streets, art is where you look.

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