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Pacific Pictures

Student work from the Carleton College seminar in the South Pacific

Heather O'Hara

Jewett Gallery
Exhibit Dates: Oct. 6-Nov. 1, 2009
Gallery Talk: Thurs., Oct. 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Fred Hagstrom, Professor of Art at Carleton College
Opening Reception: Thurs., Oct. 8, 4:45-6pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm

Blog post on Fred Hagstrom’s gallery talk & opening reception
Blog post on installing the exhibition

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The work in Pacific Pictures comes from Carleton seminars in the South Pacific, a total of 6 trips being represented from 1996 to 2007.  Each group goes for a 10- week term, traveling to the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia.  We study printmaking, drawing, and a cultural and ecological issues course.  We star on a marae in New Zealand, go to many national parks, have a number of interesting lectures and visitors, and work in print studios in Auckland and Melbourne.  The class spends a great deal of time outdoors seeing new environments, from rain forests to snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.  The drawing course begins with learning to bind sketchbooks at Carleton, and then these self-made books become the basis for our mobile drawing course.

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It is a privilege to spend time contemplating nature in the many beautiful settings we find on the trip.  It requires slow and careful contemplation, but it is also a kind of a poetic act.  We have received as very warm welcome in that part of the world.  The art scene provides fascinating learning opportunities.  Art of the Asia/Pacific region, with its mixture of modern awareness as well as strong indigenous traditions is a very rich experience.  The trip is exhausting, but it can also be the trip of a lifetime.
Fred Hagstrom, Professor of Art at Carleton College

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