Yellow Umbrella Project Exhibit

May-June-July
2006


Yellow Umbrella

Western Oregon University
Hamersely Library
Lobby



Imagine...
People all over our two communities and WOU leave their homes, businesses, and dorms on foot and walk toward Polk County Fire Station carrying yellow umbrellas.
  The idea:
This is an art project to involve everyone in the larger community - artist or not - to inspire creativity and have an afternoon of fun.


The Event:

On May 13th, 2006, at 2:00p.m. people all over Independence, Oregon, Western Oregon University (WOU), and Monmouth, Oregon left their places on foot and walked toward the Polk County Fire Station carrying yellow umbrellas. The first to arrive there formed a trickle of color; as others joined in to become a stream of yellow umbrellas and a sea of yellow around the fire station. The umbrellas were then displayed in the lobby celing at Hamersly Library through the end of July.


Here are some of the individual umbrellas that various people made:

One Person's interpretaion of the Yellow Umbrella
One Person's interpretaion of the Yellow Umbrella
One Person's interpretaion of the Yellow Umbrella

One Person's interpretaion of the Yellow Umbrella
The Yellow Umbrella Project
One Person's interpretaion of the Yellow Umbrella


looking up at the Umbrella's Hang from the ceiling
One Person's interpretaion of the Yellow Umbrella
Yellow Umbrellas hang from the ceiling in the lobby

Looking down on the umbrellas
looking even at the umbrellas




Location: Hamersly Library 1st floor Lobby

Curator: Dr. Dan Cannon





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