Fall Art Exhibits


Do you love visiting art galleries? Interested in seeing what local artists in the Willamette Valley are creating? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the exciting art exhibits at WOU this fall. From posters dating from the 1930s to recent art by WOU professors, the campus has a diverse range of exhibits on display through December 11.

Campbell Hall Fall 2015 Exhibits

WOU Art Department Faculty Exhibit
The Cannon Gallery of Art opens Wednesday with a diverse exhibit of recent artwork, created by the WOU Art Department faculty. Please join faculty, students and staff for the opening reception Wednesday, November 11 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hamersly Library Fall 2015 Exhibits

Black Rain Exhibit
Yukiyo Kawano, Portland Artist. Yukiyo Kawano a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her work is personal, reflecting lasting attitudes towards the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Kawano’s main focus is her/our forgetfulness, her/our dialectics of memory, issues around cultural politics, and historical politics. For the sculpture she is showcasing via “Never Again”, she has used pieces of translucent kimono fabric and sewed together with strands of her hair (the artists DNA as a third generation hibakusha) to form a suspended soft silk sculpture of a life size atomic bomb.

Sadako’s Story
A young Hiroshima bombing survivor, began folding 1,000 paper cranes in a wish for peace. Though she did not reach her goal, the paper crane is now recognized an international symbol for peace. Please stop in the library lobby and fold a paper crane.

Holocaust Posters, 1933-1945
This evocative poster series begins in pre-Holocaust Europe, when Jewish communities were centers of cultural and social ferment. The ensuing horror is unforgettably invoked in these posters, which portray a world gone mad and another world isolated and destroyed.

Campus Clubs
A Homecoming exhibit from the WOU Archives. Whether scholastic in focus or driven by community service, the campus clubs of Western have cultivated lasting friendships through social and civic activities.

Hamersly Library Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon – midnight

To keep up to date on current art events at WOU, visit the WOU Art Department website.