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Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Faculty Art Exhibition 2008

January 24, 2008

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    Untitled #4 by Cara Tomlinson

Stepping out of their classrooms and studios, members of Lewis & Clark’s art faculty will show their diverse contributions to the field of fine art in an exhibition at the Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art opening January 24.

Heather Watkins, a visiting assistant professor of art who teaches graphic design and foundations, is one of the nine faculty members whose work will be shown. Watkins’ work with nontraditional materials and methods is an expression of her personal artistic philosophy and her pedagogy, which emphasizes the challenge of discovery in the studio and throughout one’s life.

“Whether I’m thinking about a new body of work, designing a student assignment, or shaping the outline of a whole course, I’m pushed along by a similar kind of inspiration,” Watkins said. “It comes from a desire to fuse ideas, methods, and materials. Both kinds of work—teaching and making art—involve a certain level of comfort with taking risks.”

Watkins’ work in the exhibition includes a suite of four prints, a series of five drawings, and an installation of mixed media and works on paper.

The show, which is produced once every four years, will also feature works by Barbara Bartholomew, painting; Debra Beers, drawing; LeAnne Hitchcock, photography; Robert Miller, photography; Mike Rathbun, sculpture; Cara Tomlinson, painting; Ted Vogel, mixed media installation; Eric Wert, drawing.


January 24 – March 16, 2008

Opening reception
5 to 7 p.m. January 24
Reception and exhibition are free

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