MHCC’s Fireplace Gallery Features Western Art
Posted: January 16, 2014
Take a look at Mt. Hood Community College’s (MHCC) Fireplace Gallery during February and you might be inspired to read a Zane Grey novel, watch a Bonanza rerun or sign up to work at a dude ranch. In other words, you will be magically transported to the land and time of dusty trails, green pastures, roaming buffalo and, of course, horses and cowboys.
The featured artist, Elizabeth Zimmerman, uses western art to reflect on her life experiences as a sixth generation Oregonian. She describes herself as “horse- crazy little girl” who did not grow up on a ranch, but fell in love with her neighbor’s horses. She worked as a horse wrangler at summer camps in Oregon and New Mexico.
Zimmerman creates her watercolor paintings “while thinking about all the adventures and friends I’ve made through the years. There is a story behind each one,” says the artist, who earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Ore.
Zimmerman’s exhibit, called “Adventure Awaits,” will run Feb. 4 – 27 in the Fireplace Gallery, located in the Student Union on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking on all MHCC campuses is free, no permit required. An artist’s reception will be held 5 – 7 p.m., Feb. 6 in the gallery. Admission is free and open to the public
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