LA GRANDE — Art Center East’s newest art show is “Emergence,” an exhibit showcasing artwork by Eastern Oregon University junior-year art majors and minors.
The students’ current work will debut in ACE’s Main Gallery on Friday, April 1, with a reception 6-8 p.m. “Emergence” will be on display through April 30.
Featured artists include Allyson Bates, Koedi Birmingham, Jessica Hitzman, Gretchen Litzlbeck, Alexis Lowe, Cira Mesubed, Erin Monagle, and Corrina Stadler.
According to an ACE press release, “Emergence marks a significant step along each student’s artistic and academic path. This group of students enjoys a shared academic experience, but the variety of their artistic processes and distinct creative interests allow for a group exhibition that celebrates individual expression. Through concentrated research, writing and studio exploration, these junior-year students have each begun to develop a cohesive and focused body of work.”
The annual Eastern Oregon University junior exhibition at Art Center East is made possible through the university’s long-standing partnership and collaboration with ACE, which continues to support artists at every stage of development thereby enriching Eastern Oregon’s diverse arts community.
Find out more about this exhibit and other events at artcentereast.org. Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., is open Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibits can also be viewed online at artcentereast.org thanks to a partnership with John J. Howard Real Estate. Art Center East galleries are open to the public and admission is always free.
Art Center East, based in La Grande, was founded in 1977 and is a member-based nonprofit arts services organization that brings arts opportunities and education to the residents of 10 Eastern Oregon counties. For more information, visit www.artcentereast.org or call 541-624-2800.