10/20/2003 Portland artist to display watercolors at Linfield gallery
McMINNVILLE ? The watercolors of Alex Hirsch, a Portland artist, will be on exhibit Nov. 5 through 28, in the Fine Art Gallery of the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College.
The exhibit, "Color Time Place," is free and open to the public. A slide lecture and opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the gallery.
Hirsch, an adjunct professor of art on Linfield's Portland Campus, will display a variety of watercolor and ink pieces, many in a multi-panel format inspired by microclimates in southwestern Oregon. Her current work grew out of pieces she created 16 years ago, after putting two dissimilar canvases together to make one. The sequence of 15 paintings communicated a whole.
In addition to teaching at Linfield, Hirsch is a member of the faculties of Pacific Northwest College of Art and Marylhurst University. She earned Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Art degrees from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Fine Art from Washington University. She was Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Crater Lake National Park and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her art has been exhibited across the United States at Art Chicago, the San Francisco International Art Fair, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Muscarelle Museum of Art and Van Straaten Gallery. Her work is in private and corporate collections nationwide.
The Linfield Fine Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 12:30 to 4 p.m., and Friday, 12:30 to 5 p.m. To reach the gallery, from 99W in south McMinnville, turn east on Keck Drive, across from Roth's Market in south McMinnville and turn right into the first parking lot. The art gallery is located on the west end of the parking lot. For more information, call 503-883-2804.