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Rock Creek Art Gallery showcases collage artist
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – Eunice Parsons is known for her rich and sophisticated collages. Now, the community can see them up close and personal at her show at the Rock Creek Campus Art Gallery. The exhibit, "Eunice Parsons’ Recent Collages," will be on display from Jan 30 through Feb. 24 at the gallery, located in Room 232 of Building 3 at the campus (17705 N.W. Springville Road). "Parsons combines scraps of words, images and patterns to create multi-layered compositions of great formal elegance," said Prudence Roberts, director of the gallery and PCC art instructor. "She gleans her materials from a vast trove of magazines, European and American posters, packaging, letters and newspapers."Parsons began her art career as a painter and printmaker, but gradually moved into collage, first as a way of solving compositional problems, and later as her primary medium. She taught for many years, both at Portland State University and at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work has most recently been on exhibit in Marylhurst University’s "Northwest Matriarchs of Modernism" in 2004 and in an exhibition at Chambers Gallery in 2005.There will be an artist’s reception from 4-7 p.m. on Friday Feb. 3 and an artist’s lecture from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Both events are in the gallery. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment.