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City of Beaverton shines light on arts

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The municipal arts program is showcasing works at several locations in the area this spring.

The City of Beaverton's arts program will showcase works this spring at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls Branch Library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee and the Artisan Salon. All artwork included is for sale.

The exhibitions include:

• The Beaverton Building, 12725 S.W. Millikan Way, First Floor and Council Chambers: Through March and April, featuring works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Featured artists are Joanna Ceciliani and Maureen Love:

Joanna Ceciliani

From Joanna Ceciliani's first Kodak camera in 1958, her interest in photography has only increased. Her parents built a Portland dance hall called the Division Street Corral that was active from 1947-79, and they collected the many artists' photos that performed there, including Johnny Cash, Bobby Vee, Hank Thompson, Bobby Darin and more.

When she was 19, Ceciliani joined the New Oregon Singers, who performed locally for conventions and then traveled the world singing for the military and heads of countries. Her focus, other than singing, was documenting everything she saw. In her mid 20s, she did runway and print modeling and, after being in front of the camera for several years, people began to hire her to take portraits and group photos of them.

In her late 30s, she joined the Portland Opera Chorus and became the official/non-official backstage photographer for 21 years. She continues her passion today, photographing people and groups, and creating art for offices and homes.

For more information, visit www.cecipix.com.

Maureen Love

Maureen Love is a Northwest photographer and harpist, and is also a part-time guest harpist for Pink Martini. Her photography, as well as her music, were encouraged and developed in her childhood. She is an award-winning photographer and one of the Northwest's finest harpists.

Her love of photography was inspired by her father, Milton Love, who had a passion for photography and did his work in their home studio. As an adult she would rent a darkroom at U-Develop and do photographs there.

Her favorite subject matter are vineyards, flower fields, European street scenes and doors of San Miguel Allende, Venice, and Paris.

This show will include aluminum prints of vineyards in the Willamette Valley and more.

For more information, visit www.maureenloveharpist.com.

• Fourth and Fifth Floors: Village Gallery of Arts

This show features more than 70 pieces by 25 Village Gallery of Arts member artists in a wide variety of 2D and 3D media. Wall art includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, digital painting and collages, photographs, and letter-press printing. Among the more unusual techniques included in the show are fused glass, ceramics, oil and cold wax, plaster and ink, and painted fiber art.

For more information, visit www.villagegalleryarts.org.

• Beaverton City Library Main, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., and Murray Scholls, 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, through March and April, Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured artists:

Main Library: Kate Ampersand

A long-time resident of Washington County, photographer Kate Ampersand creates images with a unique perspective, documenting her travels throughout the Pacific Northwest and recording the details in ordinary objects and places that most of us don't have time to notice. She appreciates how the art of photography allows her to slow down and really see the world around us.

Kate's eye is drawn to patterns and textures, and she finds inspiration in the lines, shadows and reflections of everyday items. Kate intentionally limits the amount of post-processing she applies to her photographs, preferring to capture real life moments as they actually exist, in-camera, rather than sitting at the computer producing images that are digital manipulations.

For more information,

visit www.AmpersandPlanet.com.

Murray Scholls: Doug Hastings

Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

Doug Hastings was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., where he attended school through his first two years of college. He has always drawn and painted, beginning in childhood and continuing to this day.

When he graduated from UCLA, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and then returned to complete his graduate school requirements in teaching. Hastings taught in the Anaheim Union High School District, teaching art and history, and coaching track and football. After more than 30 years of teaching, he and his wife retired and moved to Oregon.

• St. Providence Medical Center, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road, through March, April and May. Art on display between the Heart Center and the cafe.

Patricia Mark

Color, form and texture play a role for Patricia Mark in all forms of art. She is a self-taught artist. In 1999 she decided to take her perception of the world and share it with others through photography.

The Pacific Northwest countryside provides much of her inspiration. Raised in the Tri-Cities Washington and a long time Oregon resident, her works include forests, coasts and mountains. Her creativity started when she was very young. It has taken many forms over the years including oil painting, floral pieces and interior decorating.

The Beaverton Arts Commission also has revolving art exhibits at Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 S.W. Park Way; Progress Ridge New Seasons, 14805 S.W. Barrows Road; Bogza Coffee, 12600 S.W. Crescent St., No. 100; and the Artisan Salon, 4430 S.W. Lombard Ave.