BG Art Alliance ‘Our Universe’ exhibit coming to local library


From the spinning of galaxies to the orbiting of atoms, Battle Ground Art Alliance (BGAA) will open the “Our Universe” art exhibit at the Battle Ground Community Library starting March 3.

“The work that has been created is related to the universe, from the micro to the macro level, [and] all the way in between,” artist and organizer Lois Steiner said.

The exhibit will run through April 26 at the Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE Eighth Way. An opening reception will occur from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 9. Artists will be present and meet attendees.

A silent auction benefiting BGAA’s community art outreach to provide artistic opportunities for locals will take place at the opening reception.

“The silent auction has like 20 pieces that have been donated, and it will be artwork or items that are related to our universe. There’s going to be a telescope,” Steiner said.

A closing reception will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 20. In addition to presentations, adults and children will have artistic opportunities during the reception.

On-site artistic workshops will include a collaborative collage for adults by Holly Minnick, chalk drawings for children by Teresa Anderson and a collaborative art puzzle by Connie Ford for children.

BGAA has been abuzz with excitement for the exhibit since planning began last winter, Steiner said. She said 20 member artists have submitted their work, some with multiple pieces.

Artists are particularly excited for a large collaborative project, which will be unveiled at the exhibition. Led by Ford, BGAA members have selected two blank puzzle pieces as part of a collaborative work. The artists will decorate their pieces, and then the puzzle pieces will be assembled for exhibition.

“People have been so excited about it. It’s been in the works for about three years,” Ford said. “I wanted to do this as a collaboration process. This, of course, was just the perfect venue to do that.”

Though speakers are currently unconfirmed, Steiner expects BGAA will announce the lineup within the coming weeks. Individuals from the Battle Ground and Hockinson school districts, Educational Service District 112 and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry have been invited.

Steiner recommends those viewing the exhibit outside of reception hours to contact Battle Ground Community Library in advance at 360-906-5000. Part of the gallery is within the library’s meeting room, which can be used for private events.

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