• It's Not Easy Being Green

    Now Open in the MHCC Visual Arts Gallery

    Gresham, Ore. — The new season of the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery is underway with “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” being shown now through October 27. The new display features the work of High Fiber Diet, a group of more than thirty artists located in the Northwest region who explore using fiber as a creative medium.

    In this juried show, artists were required to use at least 25 percent or more of recycled, repurposed or organic materials and include the color green in their work.

    The display includes work from artists and material include:

    Jill Hoddick (Studio Shards) cotton scraps, dryer sheets, produce bags and packing materials
    Pam Pilcher (Envious Edgar) recycled sheets, overdyed cotton shirts
    Gloria Richardson (Ella Vay) felted wool, silk and crystals
    Lulu Moonwood Murakami (The Green Gate) upcycled textiles, rayon thread and cotton batting.
    Each artist also provided an artist statement about their piece which spoke to their relationship and personal struggles with green, in whatever form: the green-eyed monster, greenbacks, living green, the Jolly Green Giant, etc. The artist statements are displayed alongside each piece in the show.

    A reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 am–1:30 pm in the gallery. Staff, students and the public are invited. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. The gallery is closed weekends and holidays.

    The mission of our gallery is to create a welcoming center for artists and to raise student, staff and public consciousness about the importance of art in our community and in our world.