Artist’s works exhibited in Pendleton

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PENDLETON — An opening artist reception for “Embedded,” an installation work by La Grande artist Susan Murrell will be held 5:30-7 p.m. today at the East Oregonian Gallery at the Pendleton Arts Center, 214 N. Main St.

Installation art pieces are site-specific, three-dimensional works, designed to transform the viewer’s perception of a space.

The 1,800 square foot gallery in the old Carnegie Library building that houses the Arts Center contains a wide range of architectural features that will interact with the work in interesting ways. The physical features of the room actually become part of the artwork.

Murrell has had solo exhibitions in museum and gallery venues across the country. She is the recipient of several honors, including a Golden Spot residency grant from the Ford Family Foundation. She currently teaches art at the Eastern Oregon University.

The event is free and open to the public.

The installation will be on view through March 29. The East Oregonian Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

More information is available on the Arts Center’s website, pendletonarts.org, or by calling 541-278-9201.

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