|Thursday, January 19, 2017
| ||Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection (Multi-Day Event)
Over the centuries, African potters have created unique and innovative ceramic vessels for domestic and ritual use. Made by hand and often fired in the open, these vessels embody an immediacy of form and a deceptive simplicity that reflect a deep understanding of material, process, and embellishment. Organized by director John Olbrantz, the exhibition will feature 17 ceramic vessels from the Keith Achepohl collection of Eugene, Oregon.
| ||Louis Bunce: Works on Paper (Multi-Day Event)
Through Sunday, Jan. 29
Museum — Print Study Center
Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a rising star in American art of the 1940s
and ‘50s, and his silkscreen prints helped transform what had been a
means to produce advertising into a medium for limited edition fine art
printmaking. Organized by Roger Hull, professor emeritus and senior
faculty curator, the exhibition features a range of prints and works on
paper. Hull presents a gallery talk Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
| ||The Ghost Light Project
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
*WU Campus - Pelton Theatre
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theatre community — from Broadway to regional theatres, and high schools, colleges and community theatres — will come together to launch The Ghost Light Project. Gathering outside of theatres on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, people will join in a collective, simultaneous action, together creating "light" for challenging times ahead.
Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theatre, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone —
regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Join us at the M. Lee Pelton Theatre on the Willamette University campus this Thursday, January 19, beginning at 5:15 p.m. for a community gathering. We invite you to bring family, friends, and a flashlight (or other light-emitting device like a cell phone) to participate in the ghost light ceremony at 5:30 p.m.