In the fall is a traveling exhibit from VSA arts (Very Special Arts, now known as VSA−The International Organization on Arts and Disability) called Green Light: a juried exhibit of 15 award winning emerging artists with disabilities. This exciting exhibit is a semi-annual creation of VSA arts with the support of Volkswagen of America. It is a juried competition of art works by young artists, (ages 16 - 25). The first venue was the Smithsonian and Kennedy Performing Art Center; then travels for two years. Green Light is the seventh in the series and the first to be shown in Oregon.
The library received a grant from the Polk County Cultural Coalition to help with publicity and to bring school students to visit the exhibit. The exhibit will occupy all three floors in the library from Sept. 15 to Dec. 10, 2010. Additional funding for shipping was donated by Jon Tucker and Werner University Center Student Leadership, Mark Weiss, Kent Neely and David McDonald. The first place award artist, Elise Mravunac, is from Portland. CEVA and the Cannon Gallery are inviting her to give a gallery talk about her work and the experience with VSA arts. The opening will be on Wednesday, October 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
In His Own Words
Winter term will feature a traveling exhibit from Humanities Texas called In His Own Words: The Life of César Chávez. This exhibit will have a short display period at the Hamersly from Feb. 21 to March 21, 2011. In His Own Words was created by Humanities Texas, state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and curated in collaboration with John C. Hammerback, Ph.D., affiliate faculty member in communication at the University of Washington. Hammerback has offered to give a lecture in conjunction with the exhibit as he is a long time friend of Dr. Bob Martin, WOU humanities emeritus.
For the Birds
This spring, artists Richard Bunse, Paul Gentry and Henry Hughes will explore native Willamette Valley birds through paintings, engravings, and poems from an ornithological and cultural perspective. Included in this exploration will be hand colored etchings by John Audubon from the WOU archives.
by William Inge
Nov. 11, 12, 13 and 17, 18, 19, 20
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)
by Christopher Hampton
Feb. 24, 25, 26 and Mar. 2, 3, 4, 5
Spring Dance Concert
May 5, 6, 7
May 25, 26, 27, 28
WOU Theatre summer production
to be announced
Jul. 27, 28, 29, 30
Student directed one-act plays schedule to be determined
For more information, phone the box office at 503-838-8462