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The exhibit will feature landscapes and abstract works by the recurring artist

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Art Elements Gallery on First Street in Newberg is featuring the impressionist paintings of Portland artist Don Bishop through March 16.

The Arts Elements Gallery in Newberg will open a new exhibit, featuring paintings by artist Don Bishop.

The exhibit, which runs through April 13, will feature landscape oil paintings as well as abstract paintings. Art Associate Sarah Moore said the shoe is titled "Horizons."

Bishop, who the Art Elements website describes as an impressionist, is from Portland. There will be an artist reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 16 at the gallery on 604 E. First St.

Moore said Bishop is a recurring artist at the gallery and this particular exhibit focuses on light and atmosphere. Most of the landscape pieces are "quiet" and have "traditional earth tones," she said, and his abstract work is "more modern minimalist."

In addition to being frequent show at Arts Element, Moore said Bishop's work can been seen at the Allison Inn and Spa, and he works with other artists featured at the gallery.

According to the gallery's website, Bishop has been painting in the Northwest for several years and "enjoys painting the magical scenery and light that makes this such a beautiful area.  Spring and summer months often find him painting outside in the plein air style, while the winter months bring mostly studio work."

On the website, Bishop said "I especially enjoy the work of George Innes, Franz Bischoff, William Wendt, and Maurice Braun. As my work evolves, I see my paintings becoming a hybrid of the tonalist, impressionist and Hudson River School influences.  My goal is to follow in the footsteps of the early masters, creating paintings that capture the qualities of light and color of the early impressionist movement."

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Full descriptions of all lots can be found online at www.willamettewines.auction.

Linfield College to host poet March 19

McMINNVILLE – Author Keetje Kuipers will read from her collection of poetry at 5 p.m. March 19 in the Austin Reading Room of the Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

Kuipers has published three books of poetry, teaches at the Huge House in Seattle and serves as senior editor at Poetry Northwest.

For more information, call Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The play is set for 7:30 p.m. March 13-16, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 17. All performances are in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $7 for seniors and college staff, and $5 for students. There is a $2 discount on opening night.

Tickets are available online at www.linfield.edu/arts.

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