Come see student fiber artists at work on the Exquisite Gorge project!
Come see students in Studio Art/Art History and Environmental Studies working with fiber arts on a collaborative project with artist Amanda Triplett!
Exquisite Gorge II has moved to the Hoffman Gallery! Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm.
Exquisite Gorge II has moved to the Hoffman Gallery!
A collaborative artwork involving artists and communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge, which will be unveiled to the public at the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington, on August 6.During the spring, students in Studio Art/Art History and Environmental Studies have been working with artist Amanda Triplett to collect climate data from the Columbia Gorge and then interpret and visualize that data to show the impact of climate change within a fiber art installation. For the final stages of the project taking place this summer, they have moved to the Hoffman Gallery, where visitors can talk with the artists as they finish the work and learn more about the project and how climate change is affecting the Columbia Gorge. The Hoffman Gallery will be open Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm.
For the initial phase of the project, Triplett and the students used pre-collected data sets from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other sources, and data collected from the river itself. These specific data sets were then translated into individual fiber art pieces which are now being assembled into a larger fiber sculpture that depicts a section of the Columbia River Gorge. When the entire work is completed, it will be included as one of a total of ten sections comprising the entire Columbia River Gorge and exhibited at Maryhill on August 6.