Baxter displays 'Luminance' exhibit at Whitman College

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An artist reception for Lorie Baxter's show, "Luminance," will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday on the third floor of Whitman College's Memorial Hall, 345 Boyer Ave.

The paintings are a reaction to the colors and light of the Pacific Northwest.

According to her artist statement, Baxter said, "Painting on hard metals allows me to create clean marks and to remove paint precisely. Layering paint and then reducing it, the colors of the metal then become part of the composition."

Baxter has lived in Pendleton since 1978. From 1983-1988 Baxter owned and operated the Empire Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Pendleton. During this time she became active in arts advocacy.

Baxter's paintings have been featured in numerous group shows throughout Eastern Oregon and Washington. She has had several solo shows including such Oregon venues as Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Jega Gallery in Ashland and The Elizabeth Gallery in Portland.

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