Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show

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Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR; Hours: Mon – Thu 10 am-8 pm, Fri – Sun 10 am- 6 pm. Featured artists: Arturo Villasenor (acrylic paintings/ clay relief), Patricia Gifford (plein air oil paintings/ collage), Gordon Campbell (mixed media mosaics), Rosa Noyola (oil/ charcoal paintings). Show located on 2nd floor & runs Sept. 3 thru Sept. 28; Meet the Artists event on location Sept. 9, 2-4 pm.

Exposición de Arte en el Mes de la Hispanidad,
Biblioteca Brookwood de Hillsboro, en el 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR.
Horario: lunes a jueves de 10 am – 8 pm, viernes a domingo de 10 am a 6 pm.
Artistas Invitados: Arturo Villaseñor (acrílicos / altorrelieves en arcilla), Patricia Gifford (pinturas al aire libre, al óleo / collages), Gordon Campbell (mosaicos en técnica mixta), Rosa Noyola (pinturas al óleo / dibujos al carbón). La exhibición estará situada en la segunda planta y permanecerá abierta al público del 3 al 28 septiembre. Acuda a la Biblioteca para Conocer a los Artistas de la exposición, el día 9 de septiembre, de 2 a 4 pm.

Rosa Noloya was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, but has lived most of her life in the United States. She earned a degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Rosa says her work is inspired by memories, dreams and dichotomies. She feels her group of work for the Brookwood Library show is a narrative of feeling strong and powerless. She likes to use animals as a symbol for emotions and sensations. Rosa enjoys using different art mediums, and uses charcoal and oil paintings for displaying at the show.

Arturo Villaseñor was born in Mexico City and worked there in the historical building restoration field prior to relocating to Oregon in 2000. In Washington County he joined with the Mexican Consulate in establishing the Plaza Comunitaria, coordinated a program for Centro Cultural and currently works with Adelante Mujeres in adult education, computer literacy & business training for Latino entrepreneurs.  Paralleling Arturo’s formal work he worked in his artistic facet as a poet, professional painter, graphic designer, sculptor, writer, and photographer. At the Brookwood Library Arturo will be displaying acrylic paintings and clay reliefs with acrylic patinas.

Gordon Campbell is a mosaic artist that creates his work with recycled linoleum & vinyl, primarily samples and off cuts. He also makes his backing panels using recycled wood. His mosaics are displayed at both Sequoia Gallery in Hillsboro and Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove on a continuing basis. Having spent most of his life in Colorado and New Mexico, Gordon developed an appreciation of the Hispanic Culture and incorporates it into his mosaics for the Brookwood Library show. His pieces will pay homage to Hispanic artists, desert scenery and wildlife that he has learned to enjoy and appreciate.

Patricia (Patty) Gifford feels she might have been born a creative child or perhaps circumstances made creativity necessary.  She became an oil painter and mixed media artist as a result. Patty says art is her breath, oxygen into her heart. Her oil paintings reflect what she sees around her, the landscape, people, plants & still life objects. Patty’s mixed media collages are created using the landscape of her mind with ideas from books, movies and social exposure. Her collages incorporate textiles, new & recycled papers, as well as paints. Patty’s Brookwood Library show will feature all of the mediums she favors.