Art Exhibition: "The River"

Tuesday, 1/18/2022 from 9 a.m. to 4/15/2022 at 5 p.m.

Health Careers Center

A 30-foot, seven-panel art installation by Virginia-based artist and art professor Barbara Crawford, titled “The River,” will be on display in Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Health Careers Center’s first floor gallery now through April 15. The building is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The concept of ‘The River’ is that nature is a fundamental element that connects all humankind to each other and to our world,” the artist said in a statement. “This installation is a journey along a metaphorical river, through which the quality of our lives and our environment are enhanced. As we progress, the study and analysis of nature reveal parallels in science that lift us to new understandings about our home in the universe.”

Crawford has exhibited in over 50 solo, invitational and juried shows, nationally and internationally. An art professor at Southern Virginia University, she has served as artist-in-residence for the Tyrone Guthrie Art Center in Ireland, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College and a Master of Arts from James Madison University.

For more information, contact Christy Chaung at In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability should contact Caitlyn Gardner at 541-383-7237. For accommodation because of other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact disability services at 541-383-7583.

Learn more about Barbara Crawford and her work.

Art Exhibition: The River