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Miller Fine Arts Center

The Linfield Art Gallery

Upcoming exhibits and artist residencies

Frank Kowing painting with handwritten note that says: I had a fantastic birthday. Only thing missing was you. People kept bringing me bouquets of roses all day - have four vases full.Frank Kowing: Breathing the High-Altitude Ether of Discovery

Exhibition dates: Feb. 9 - Mar. 18, 2022

Opening reception: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Experience the paintings, sculptures, and sketchbooks of Frank Kowing Jr. b. April 1,1944 – September 24, 2016.

From Impressionist to Abstract Expressionist paintings and from found-object assemblage to political satire, Kowing’s poetic authenticity was informed by a deep abiding connection to nature, a constant need to create, and a series of profound losses.

In his own words: “Deep communion with the mountains is as necessary to me as oxygen. Nature beckons hypnotically and one must give in to the call. Art dances in my eye with intimations of aninvisible power, much as the counterpoint of Bach rings in my ear. Form blurring into abstraction, a stern sense of fate, framed by a fearful symmetry – a lucidity beyond words. An obsession of a life.”

COVID policy

The health and safety of our guests, students, faculty and staff is always our top priority. We will follow all of the recommended COVID-19 health guidelines and requirements set forth by the Oregon Health Authority and Linfield University for every exhibit. Face coverings are required.

Gallery hours and information

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 - 5 p.m.


Directions: from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right at the first street onto Library Court. The art gallery is located in the second building on the left, Building B. Parking is available on the street and in the lot west of Nicholson Library.

Linfield Art Gallery

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