8/30/2004 Gilhooly sculptures featured in Linfield art exhibit
McMINNVILLE ? Humor and creative play will be found in artwork by Newport sculptor David Gilhooly in the first exhibit of the academic year at Linfield College. An exhibition featuring Gilhooly?s work will be on display Sept. 1 through Oct. 1 in the Fine Art Gallery of the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield. The exhibit is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Gilhooly, who taught at Linfield in 1990, is recognized primarily for his ceramic sculptures of animals, food, planets and frogs. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, he and his friends were part of the Funk Ceramic Movement of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1982, Gilhooly began exploring the media of Plexiglas, but continued to produce a multitude of ceramic pieces. In 1996 he gave up clay and Plexiglas completely to work on shadow boxes. He has exhibited his work extensively in both solo and group shows since 1965. The exhibit will include approximately 40 pieces created by Gilhooly since 1996. The Linfield Fine Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reach the gallery, from 99W in south McMinnville, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center 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.