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University's Lindgren and Minthorne galleries will feature exhibits of varied pieces

A blend of colorful paintings and creations by faculty artists now grace the walls and hallways of George Fox University's two galleries.SUBMITTED PHOTO - 'Cherry Dahlia,' a piece by painter Milla Olviera, is among the works on display in the Lindgren Gallery at George Fox University.

A collection of paintings by Brazilian native Milla Oliveira, now based in Eugene, are on display at the university's Lindgren Gallery, located within the Ross Center and adjacent to Bauman Auditorium. The exhibit, titled "Outside It Was Tuesday," will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 11. The university will hold a closing reception for the show at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

"Working with color is working with essence and conflict," Oliveira said in a press release from GFU. "In spite of our attempts to name it, catalog or control it, color is more ambiguous than it is definable."

As an artist, Oliveira has sometimes struggled to grasp the medium in which he chooses to create.

"The influence of color cannot be full comprehended; the closest I get to fully understanding color is to feel it," he said. "At some point in the past color has been defined as a visual experience exclusively. It is much more, a cluster of senses that includes sound, touch, emotion, memory and taste. Color has entered my dream state and emerges as tangible emotional structure."

Across campus and inside the Hoover Building, Minthorne Gallery is adorned with a collection of art pieces by GFU faculty. On display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the exhibit was only up for a short time and will conclude Thursday.

For more information on the exhibits, email Jennifer Salzman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Women's choir seeks new members, slates meeting

McMINNVILLE – The McMinnville Women's Choir will hold its New Member Night at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Cooperative Ministries Center, 544 N.E. Second St. Women interested in singing in a choral setting are invited to attend the initial gathering. For more information, visit the McMinnville Women's Choir Facebook page at facebook.com/macwomenschoir or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plant society will hear botanist talk of mountains

McMINNVILLE – The Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will gather for a discussion and a work party at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St.

The discussion, headlined "The Alpine of North America: The Last Region Still Without Major Human Influence," will be led by botanist Dennis Woodland. He will discuss the flora and ecology of alpine biomes above timberline in the Sierra, Cascade and Rocky mountains. For more information, email the chapter president at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Duo to exhibit at CCC

The Chehalem Cultural Center will host a new exhibit beginning 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Grand Lobby. The exhibit is a collaboration between Rob and Niko Smith and is titled "Roko-Mute City." The works are illustrated and then reinterpreted into steel plates.

Event honors post office

The Fernwood and Brutscher families, in conjunction with Friends of the Fernwood Pioneer Cemetery, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the first U.S. Post Office in Newberg on Nov. 5, 1869, with a celebration that will also honor Sebastian and Mary Everest Brutscher, the town's first postmaster and postmistress.

The celebration is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Fernwood Pioneer Cemetery, 500 S. Everest Road.

The program will see Newberg historian George Edmoston, former Newberg mayor Bob Andrews and Newberg City Council member Stephanie Findley speak.

For more information, call Ron Parrish at 503-538-3209 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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