Exhibit at Pinckney: Bill Cravis' "Happy Campers"

All day, everyday starting 5/3/2018 through 5/31/2018

Pence Hall

Cars and climate change intersect at COCC gallery

The Pence Pinckney Gallery at COCC is exhibiting the work of mixed-media and installation-oriented artist Bill Cravis, an assistant professor at the college, from May 3-31. There will be an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, to include an artist talk at 5 p.m.

Titled “Happy Campers,” the show features a four-channel video display examining America’s car culture in the age of climate change. Other works in the exhibit explore the daily ritual of coffee drinking paired with actual newspaper headlines. “With every day’s news more disastrous than those preceding it,” Cravis explained.

The artist, whose work has appeared in the New York Times and once involved the participation of bike commuters in a downtown Portland installation, was an artist in residence this winter at the Caldera Arts Center. He has received a McKnight Artist Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center, a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and was an artist in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. “Bill brings a fresh voice and vision to Central Oregon,” said COCC art professor Bill Hoppe.

The Pence Pinckney Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and the last Saturday of the month, noon to 5 p.m.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Information: Bill Hoppe at whoppe@cocc.edu or 541-383-7514.

Bill Cravis