In the Maggie Karl, Vaughan and Perkins Galleries: October 11 – December 7

BETTY LADUKE RETROSPECTIVE: Celebrating Cultural Diversity

In her over 65 year artistic career Ashland, Oregon artist Betty LaDuke has created a body of work rich in personal engagement with the diversity of world culture. LaDuke’s art focuses on the interconnectedness of all people through feminist, spiritual, and family themes. This retrospective traces her career through 54 works in both acrylic and etching including 9 major works from Coos Art Museum’s own Permanent Collection. The exhibition and accompanying illustrated catalog were funded by a generous grant from The Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Oregon.

Betty LaDuke will be presenting a free public lecture, “From Oregon to Timbuktu, Celebrating Cultural Diversity,” at the Museum on Saturday, October 12 at 2pm.

In the Mabel Hansen Gallery: October 11 – December 7

Seasons of Home: Ruth Armitage

The loss of the family farm is the focus of recent abstract works by Ruth Armitage. She uses color, shape and calligraphic marks to express her connection to the land. “Often my memories relate to the work or growth that each season brought to the family farm. Harvest, tilling, planting and fertilizing are inextricably layered with more personal family joys and dramas.”

In the Uno E Richter Atrium Gallery: October 11 – December 7

David Carmack Lewis: Narratives & Metaphors

In a series of paintings produced between 2007 and 2019 Portland artist David Carmack Lewis explores the nature of the world surrounding him and his life. “I believe it is through narrative and metaphor, the oldest tools of art, that we create and comprehend the new, as well as find new ways to understand the familiar.” To help produce this exhibition, Lewis received a Professional Development Award from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.