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Art Adventure Gallery postpones original March exhibit until April, and schedules interim exhibit.

HOLLY M. GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - Because of the snow, Art Adventure Gallery is postponing the previously scheduled March exhibit, and will instead feature 'Hidden Treasures,' which will open March 14.Art Adventure Gallery is making some changes to their upcoming exhibits because of all the snow and travel concerns for artists and opening attendees.

Originally, the galllery planned to feature the work of Donald Stastny in March, but the recent snow in the area and on the mountain pass has caused the gallery to postpone the Stastny exhibit to open on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

Coralee Popp, gallery director, said that the large snow banks in downtown Madras create a parking problem for the gallery, and the artist would have to drive the mountain pass to transport his artwork to the gallery.

Stastny is a Portland architect, painter and sculptor, who designed the Museum at Warm Springs. The exhibit at Art Adventure, "Explorations: Discoveries" will feature some of his bronze sculptures and oil paintings.

The postponement of "Explorations: Discoveries," also requires the postponement of the "All Jefferson County" exhibit, originally set to open in April. The gallery is working to determine a new opening date for the "All Jefferson County" exhibit.

The May exhibit, accompanying the Community Read, will remain the same, and the gallery will be seeking works for the exhibit.

This year's Community Read "Birding Without Borders," by Noah Strycker, recounts the stories and experiences of Strycker's yearlong travels around the world with the goal of documenting 5,000 species of birds. The book goes beyond birds to Strycker's meetings with people and experiences in different countries.

Community Read activities begin in May, including an exhibit at the gallery inspired by birds.

All artists, in all mediums, are welcome to submit work. Submissions, along with application forms, should be submitted to the gallery before April 26.

In the meantime, for the month of March, the gallery will feature an exhibit called "Hidden Treasures." The exhibit will not open on the first Thursday of the month, as it normally would, but instead will open on March 14.

For updates on openings and updates on when local artists can turn in work for the exhibit, call 541-475-7701 or stop by the gallery at 185 SW Fifth St., Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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