Marianne Copene

HELD a reason to lean into vastness

Oct 9 - Oct 16 installation in process

Closing Nov 9, 2019 @ Linfield Gallery

Wednesday, September 16th:

5:30 PM— Artist Talk in the Linfield Gallery

5:30 PM—7:30 PM Opening Reception in the Linfield Gallery following the artist talk, with light refreshments


a reason to lean into vastness

An intimate relationship with the living world, held explores a trust fall into the unknown, not knowing where to turn and falling into the life force of nature.

 Informed by the daily ritual of farming held examines the deepening of relationships to nature as an informative mentor, a confidant, relentless lover and seductive muse.

 Inspired by the capacity we hold to define our own deities, royalty, celebrities and saints.  I feel grateful to have found mine outside.

This is a multi-sensory installation created by light, sound, sculpture, and video. 


Exhibitions of regional, national and international stature are on view throughout the academic year in the 1,500 square foot space at Linfield College. Patrons can expect challenging shows that exemplify diverse approaches to the practice of contemporary visual art. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center on the Linfield College campus. To reach the gallery 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. For more information, call 503.883.2804 or visit Linfield Gallery at