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Paintings by local artist make a good 'Thank You'
Photos and Story by James Hill
Portland Community College’s Northview Gallery will feature the works of a local teacher.
About 44 paintings of Ben Killen Rosenberg, who teaches at PCC, will be on display from July 1 through Sept. 1 at the gallery, Room 214 of the CT Building, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. The show, titled “Thank You For Having Me,” features illustration work such as monotypes that are hand-colored with watercolors and gouache. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A closing reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug 26 at the gallery.
Rosenberg received his bachelor’s degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1988. He recently received a master’s degree from Portland State University in studio arts, and has just begun teaching at several local colleges. He is not only an instructor at PCC but also Clark Community College and Portland State University. His work has been used by The Portland Tribune, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Oregonian and the Internal Revenue Service. It ranges from paintings, tiles, sculptures, public art commissions and teapots that explore humor, social ironic situations and caricature.
For more information on this upcoming show, contact the gallery director, Vicki Wilson, at