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Farewell reception for Clark and Chandler at Maryhill Museum


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MUSEUM VIEW: View of the Columbia River Gorge from the Maryhill Museum veranda.

The public is invited to a reception in honor of two Maryhill Museum of Art staff who are moving to other ventures. The reception will be held on Feb. 20, 4 p.m., for Carrie Clark and Vonda Chandler.

Clark, the museum's curator of education has been with Maryhill for 18 years. She has created numerous meaningful education programs. Shakespeare-in-the-Garden, student exhibitions, and most recently, the popular Art Parties series were all implemented by Clark. Over the years, she coordinated Museum Week programs, partnered with area educators, and worked with many volunteers.

Chandler has been instrumental to the success of the Museum's annual auction. She is also a volunteer with the Museum Week program and plans to continue in that capacity.

While the Museum is presently closed for the winter, it will soon reopen with a number of new exhibits.

Maryhill Museum of Art announced that the first phase of the westside landscaping project is complete. Walkways, lawn and drought tolerant plantings were installed this past fall and winter, opening up addition areas to explore with views of Mount Hood in the distance. A rock garden with site-harvested basalt, stepping stones across a bioswale and interpretive signage about the Gorge geologic formations are in the works, according to Museum officials.

The Museum opens March 15 with several displays, including:

• George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets gallery.

• The Big Painting Show, large scale works of art seldom displayed due to size.

• American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell collection.

These and more exhibits are on display beginning March 15, running through summer and fall.


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