Work by artist Marianne Copene featured in the Linfield Gallery

Artist Marianne Copene exhibit“A Reason to Lean into Vastness,” a multi-sensory installation created by artist Marianne Copene, will be on display Oct. 16 through Nov. 9 in the Linfield Gallery, located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College 

An artist talk, followed by an opening reception, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit, “A Reason to Lean into Vastness,” studies an intimate relationship with the living world. The exhibit is informed by the daily ritual of farming.  

“Held,” the artists main exhibit, is meant to resemble not knowing where to turn and falling into the life force of nature. It examines the deepening relationship with the living world while embracing a trust fall into the unknown. 

Copene is intrigued by the way others define their deities such as celebrities, or saints. She is grateful to have found her deity outside. The exhibit will explore these ideas through multi-sensory elements such as light, sound, sculpture and video.  


Linfield Gallery  

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 exhibitions 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