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Closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 8 for the holiday season.
For both exhibits opening in our main + coop galleries. Click here for more information.
Exhibit runs July 12 - August 31, 2019
Art After Death, features Union County at-risk youths. The exhibition is coordinated and curated by Theo Miller, a diversion counselor at the Union County Juvenile Department who leads its “Creative Arts” classes at Art Center East. Art After Death is the fourth showcase of works created in these free weekly classes, open to participants 18 years old and younger.
Art Center East is excited to feature the Third Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit: Fiber Goes Vogue. This exhibition showcases a collection of works made by regional fiber and jewelry artists. As inspiration for their work, each artist selected a page from Vogue; the iconic fashion and lifestyle magazine.
Art by Jeremy Clark. Artist talk at 7:05PM. Light refreshments & electronic music setlist by dj suspension.
Help us honor community - past and present - with a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on the evening ofFriday, Nov 2. Screening of Pixar's Coco + food, family, & face-painting! Join us to learn about this special holiday, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, whether it is your first Dia de Los Muertos or one of many.
Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead is the result of a fusion between the Catholic All Souls’ Day and pre-Columbian indigenous traditions of Mexico. Combining folk art, vibrant colors, music, food and community with a focus on the importance of family, Dia de Los Muertos is an opportunity for meaningful reflection and celebration through various artistic mediums.
At the Co-op Gallery.
Join curator Olivia Sparks for the opening reception on May 4 at 4:30, which will include a brief presentation and remarks from Mayor Steve Clements.
Joint opening reception for our two April exhibits.
The annual EOU Junior Exhibition at Art Center East opening reception for the March exhibit in the main gallery.
The annual EOU Junior Exhibition at Art Center East marks a significant step on the path of each student involved. While this group is cohesive in their shared academic experience, the variety of their artistic processes and distinct creative interests result in a group exhibition which celebrates individual expression.
Stephen Wadner is a clock maker, but not the usual sort. Using found objects - old toasters, telephones, toys, or twinkie boxes - Wadner transforms “junk” into sleek, playful designs that imbue a sense of refinement greater than the sum of its parts. Exhibit runs Feb. 2 - 23 in the main gallery.
A native of Joseph, Oregon, Isaak is no stranger to impressive scenery, a fondness for which is obvious in her mixed media compositions. Abstract works that capture both the grandeur and intricacy of big landscapes, Isaak holds a fascination with mountains and oceans throughout her body of work, exploring their shapes, movement, and contours through a painting technique known as fluid acrylics.
The 2017 Season's Faire exhibit runs November 4-14, with a festive opening reception from 6-8 PM on November 4. This annual art exhibit features multiple purposes: it invites international artists to celebrate the arts, creates awareness of the value of arts in our communities, and raises funds that benefit Arts for All and arts programming at ACE.
The exhibit on Japanese Internment in Oregon kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, October 6 from 6 - 8 pm. Hosted by Racial Justice of Eastern Oregon, a community conversation around the topic of internment, "From Internment to Detention: The Narrative Legacy of Who Belongs in America" begins at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Artwork from Cove.
Cove artist, Katherine Treffinger, creates richly textured abstract compositions. She layers the oil paint on with a trowel, then adds more, maybe scratching a line into it, allowing some to drip, scraping a layer or two away, or painting the whole thing translucent white and building again from there.
Exhibit runs in the main gallery Sept. 15 - Oct. 27.
Zach Sherrod, recipient of the Gilman Scholarship Program, will exhibit his latest illustrations titled Origins of Town Form, from his time spent in Vicenza, Italy. Zach will present his follow-up
Ann Kresge art.
Zach Sherrod, recipient of the Gilman Scholarship Program, will exhibit his latest illustrations titled Origins of Town Form, from his time spent in Vicenza, Italy. Zach will present his follow-up service project here at ACE as a chance to give back to his community by inspiring others to pursue their own experiences abroad.
“My work is concerned with a sense of place. I am fascinated by people’s connection to geography and particular places they find meaningful. I think about ideas, forces and people gathering and dispersing. The work in this show explores this concept of gathering spaces, of this coming together, dispersing, transforming and reconnecting." Runs August 4 - Sept. 8.
Instead of drawing from day-to-day life or even conscious imagination, Sykes seeks his inspiration at the margins of his mind—
images that come to him in dreams or in a flash of unconscious thought, “Like a slide show.” Sykes draws these fleeting, picturelike images from memory, creating abstract compositions. On display from June 9 - July 28th.
This new body of work from painter Hiro Glover will be spectacular.
This invitational exhibition of fiber arts and jewelry showcases some of the best artists of Eastern Oregon.
Opening reception, featuring art by at-risk youths.
Art Center East is pleased to feature “Raw Materials: Textile, Metal, and Stone” in the main gallery. “Raw Materials: Textile, Metal, and Stone” opens with a reception on April 7 (Fri.) from 6 – 8pm and will be on display through April 28, 2017. This exhibition features textile and jewelry artists from La Grande, Pendleton and more.
Art Center East is honored to be a part of this regional tour featuring posters from the Smithsonian Institute’s newest museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture. “A Place for All People” will be on display at Art Center East starting March 10 – 16.
The event will kick off with an opening reception on March 10 from 5:30 – 8pm and will include a presentation by Gwendolyn Trice, the Executive Director for the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in Joseph. The exhibit is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.
Please make plans to attend an exhibition featuring the works of EOU's "Junior Theory and Practice" students. Free!
At EOU's Nightingale Gallery in Loso Hall. “Union County’s Best Young Artist” award will be presented by Art Center East.
Hiroko Cannon has been painting seriously for more than 10 years, studying the plants and animals of the Plateau region while developing her style and technique. Informed by the simplicity of her Japanese aesthetic, this show will feature high quality reproductions using archival ink on cotton rag paper.
Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation.