By Cory Peeke
Beginning May 10, The ArtsEast’s office gallery is featuring the two remaining artists who received Honored Artists awards at the 2012 Artists of Eastern Oregon Biennial Show. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 – 8 p.m.
Peter Johnson is an associate professor of art at Eastern Oregon University. He spent this past year on sabbatical.
“I am interested in how the artifacts we leave behind speak to our history and cultural identity,” Johnson said. “My work is meant to straddle the present, simultaneously looking back to the past and towards the future. It catalogues the act of making, constructing, inventing, and reinventing.”
The photography of CM Sitz reveals the sense of beauty, wonder and mystery surrounding her life on a Harney County cattle ranch. Through her lens she captures the lives and loves of ranch folk, considered by most to be a lifestyle from a nostalgic bygone era.
The exhibit runs through June 28. The ArtsEast office gallery is located in the Community
School of the Arts Building, Sixth Street and L Avenue, across from the La Grande police station. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For information call 541-962-3624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.