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Our visual arts coverage is made possible in part by support from The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program.

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Art on the Road: Following Maya Lin

At the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers, the artist’s seven “Story Circles” tell a tale of past and present culture from ground level.

‘A Journey’ into lifelong creativity

At the Corvallis Arts Center, an exhibit by Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss reveals a continuing artistic evolution and inventiveness in maturity.

Lauren Carrera: On beyond Victoriana

The artist’s “Museo du Profundo Mundo” at the Newport Visual Arts Center reimagines the curiosities and collections of natural history museums.

“The Quick” at Lumber Room

The works in Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams’ joint show explore Black identity, joy, and liberation.

Pace Taylor at Nationale

Taylor’s show “Breathe when you need to” opens June 10th and explores the concept of masking through portraits. Hannah Krafcik visited the artist in their studio to learn more about the works’ multilayered inspiration.

April Waters’ Antarctic visions

The Salem artist’s exhibit “Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica” at the Hallie Ford Museum blends science and art in a land of extremes.

Sixty years of Judy Chicago

All of the works in the mini retrospective “Judy Chicago, Turning Inward” now open at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education come from the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

VizArts Monthly: Here on Earth

Summer is here! Time for graduations, picnics, and quality outdoor time. Lindsay Costello rounds up June’s art offerings.

Conversations at the Ceramic Showcase

The Oregon Potters Association held its first in-person Ceramic Showcase in two years in May at the Portland Convention Center. Maguelonne Ival attended and interviewed fellow ceramicists about art, value, and prestige.