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Another successful year of Window on Art wrapped up last week in downtown Corvallis. Window on Art is the month-long community art project that places artists working live in front of the public. This year it was again hosted by local business Footwise and saw a diverse range of both mediums and artists.

Christopher Adams opened the first week with a strong five-painting piece that explored "The Evolution of Human Understanding." He was followed by two Oregon State University students, Tanner Henderson and Francisco Morales, who held a conversation in art that produced unique "visual jazz" pieces. Then another student, Madelaine Corbin, transformed the window into a personal space that anyone could eavesdrop on via a live audio stream. Local art legend Lauren Ohlgren channeled the energy from working in front of the public into some amazing mixed-media pieces and Lauren Sharpton and Katrina Henry used the public itself as their medium by building text-collages out of words gathered from the public and a photo-collage made in real time from portraits of passersby.

In all, the seven artists who took part in this project did an amazing job of sharing their talents and bringing live art into the community. Thanks to them and everyone who participated or helped out in some way.

An exhibit of the work created along with an artists talk about the experience is scheduled mid-July to mid-August in a shared exhibition of both Pegasus Gallery and Azure Fine Art Gallery. CorvallisWindowOnArt on facebook for more information.

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Jeff Hess

Corvallis (May 10)

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