COCC Art Exhibit Celebrates Salvaged Objects

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — An exhibition by multimedia artist Lloyd McMullen, titled “Brave New World,” runs at the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery at Central Oregon Community College from October 4 through November 29, with a reception from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday, October 13.

The Barber Library is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Bend-based artist incorporates found objects into two-dimensional and three-dimensional “constructions” that serve as a metaphor for persistence. This exhibit includes a hummingbird made from a rusty tin can and scrap wood, a cockroach made from plastic trash, and a fish made from discarded nets.

“Every day dawns with more changes,” the artist said. “My work questions how we survive and adapt. These times require tenacity and spirit.

McMullen is a local arts activist who has worked with Atelier 6000 and the Central Oregon Arts Association and was a founding member of Artists Local 101, a local art group that founded “Trashformations,” a community arts event that has challenged participants to create original works from scrap materials.

For more information, contact Tina Hovekamp, ​​Director of Library Services, at 541-383-7295 or [email protected] Prior to University events, those requiring accommodations or transportation due to a physical or mobility disability should contact Caitlyn Gardner at 541-383-7237. For accommodation due to another disability, such as a hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at 541-383-7583.

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