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The Arts Center: Corvallis 2063

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The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Avenue

July 12 to August 17, 2013


During its 50th Anniversary, The Arts Center celebrates the past 50 years and also looks forward to 2063. Features works contributed by artists and others who delve into the science of planning and futurology to create an artistic vision of Corvallis 50 years from now. Under the overarching theme of “Respecting the Natural Integrity of Space,” a concept derived from the book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, the Corvallis 2063 team has created a multi-media exhibit of installation artwork, banners, paintings, video, maps, and even house models made by middle school students.

The exhibit envisions Corvallis as a dynamic, thriving community that can sustain itself because it has preserved its natural resources and developed its local agriculture, not just on farms, but also in front yards, school yards, rooftops, and walls. A focal point of the exhibit is the confluence of healthy waterways—the coming together of the many streams and two rivers that provide water for our use and keep our city verdant.

Corvallis residents participating in the “Corvallis 2063: Vision of the Future” exhibit include Anne Schuster, Denis White, Gabe Babcock, Linda Lovett, Janice Rosenberg, Carol Soth, Miriam Edell, Eric Nielsen, Claudia Hall, Jan Weir, Dana Monroe, and Jeremy Monroe from Fresh Water Illustrated.

Show Dates: July 12 – August 17, 2013
Reception: July 12, 5:30 – 7:30
Workshop: “Create the Future” Saturday July 20, 2-4 pm
Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 pm
Extended hours during da Vinci Days Festival:  Saturday, July 20, 11 – 5 pm, Sunday, July 21, noon–5 pm