MHCC Visual Arts Gallery Presents ‘Diffused Connections’

Posted: September 20, 2013

The MHCC Visual Arts Gallery presents a three-person exhibition entitled “Diffused Connections,” featuring the works of Allie Bentley, Todd Beaty and Christopher Pate.

The exhibition will be on display Sept. 23 – Oct. 17. A reception will be held in the gallery, Sept.  26, 6 – 8 p.m. The Visual Arts Gallery is located on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Parking is free; no permit required.

Allie Bentley's ArtBentley, a metalsmith, woodworker and jeweler, has developed her own set of theories culminating around individual communication. These theories consist of our levels of personal awareness, how observant we are of nature and the world around us, and how well we know ourselves and the context of others within a one-on-one conversation.


Todd Beaty's ArtBeaty’s plaster work has been produced in a period of tremendous highs and lows, segmenting form to illustrate the limitations of flesh and the associated mental turmoil. With his glass bowls, heat and pressure are combined to instigate flow like a volcanic eruption forming a visual history of forces.



Chris Pate's Art

Pate is a ceramic artist, originally from Louisiana, whose focus is on wood firing techniques. His work, both functional and sculptural, engages the viewer with its faint anthropomorphic qualities. The surfaces of his pieces are a witness to the intense controlled geologic force of the firing and the possible variation achieved by using an array of kilns and clay bodies.


Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.  For more information, please contact Miles Browne Visual Arts Gallery coordinator, at 503-491-7309 or

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or

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