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2/21/2006 Metal sculptures, photos on display in Linfield gallery

McMINNVILLE – Work by Portland artists Jo Ann Kemmis and Mike Suri will be featured in "Artifacts and Affections," an exhibit at the Linfield College Fine Art Gallery March 1-31.

An opening reception will be held Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the gallery, located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield.

Kemmis, who also resides in Albany, N.Y., will display a photo installation featuring 350 Polaroid photographs lining the gallery walls. In addition to photography, Kemmis is a painter and exhibits extensively in both New York and Oregon. She holds a BFA in painting and drawing from Montana State University.

Suri will display six sculptures formed from metal and glass. Specializing in ironwork, Suri creates unique furniture and architectural components utilizing a number of metalworking processes, both antiquated and modern. His work incorporates a variety of materials such as steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze, glass and wood.

The Linfield exhibit is free and open to the public. The Linfield Fine Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To reach the gallery from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right on Lever Street and right again on Ford Drive. The art gallery is located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center, north of Nicholson Library. For more information, call 503-883-2804.