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PCC's Northview Gallery features 'Black Heart'

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Well-traveled artist Kurt Kemp will have his prints on display at the Northview Gallery this fall.

His show, “When a Black Heart Bleeds,” will showcase his artwork from Thursday, Sept. 25 through Oct. 23 in the gallery, Room 212, CT Building, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Also at the gallery, Kemp will host an artist’s talk at 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Issues and reflections on family, religion, politics and music are the sources and the beginnings of my imagery,” Kemp said. “Although often dark and introspective, I believe that humor and absurdity play a powerful role in the pictures.”

The 51-year-old native Iowan is an arts professor with Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif., and a master printer with Aurobora Press in San Francisco. Kemp has two master’s degrees in printmaking from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. Kemp has exhibited his artwork across the United States, as well as internationally in Egypt, Poland, Brazil, Croatia, New Zealand, Australia and Slovenia.

For more information, contact the gallery director, Vicky Wilson, at (503) 244-6111, ext. 3705.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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