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Rauschenberg To Exhibit At CCC Art Center Gallery

Clatsop Community College brings the panoramic color photographs of Christopher Rauschenberg to the CCC Art Center Gallery. The exhibit opens Thursday, January 13th, 2011 with an opening reception that evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit continues through February 10th. On display will be Rauschenberg’s panoramic color photographs from Turkey, including archeological ruins and mosque and palace interiors, in large, beautiful prints.

Christopher Rauschenberg is a great force in Pacific Northwest photography. His lively eye finds fascinating things—and combinations of things—throughout the world. His works have been widely exhibited internationally. He has also been a great initiator of institutions: Portland's Blue Sky Gallery and the PhotoLucida festival have had international impact.

Rauschenberg will lecture on the making of his works on Friday, January 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the CCC Performing Arts Center (located at 16th St. and Franklin St., Astoria). The lecture will be $5 per ticket.

Born in New York in 1951, Rauschenberg has practiced photographic art since 1957, and has a B.A. in photography from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

His work experiences include teaching art and photography at Marylhurst College (now Marylhurst University) in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Rauschenberg has photographed locations around the world and has shown his work in solo and group exhibits internationally, as well. Available monographs of his work include three books and a deck of cards. He has edited and produced around 60 art and photography publications.

In 1995, he organized a group of artists who joined him in a nine yearlong systematic photographic exploration and documentation of the city of Portland (www.PortlandGridProject.com). A second nine-year re-exploration is currently in the works.

Rauschenberg is a co-founder and past president of Photolucida (a Portland photography festival formerly called Photo Americas) (www.photolucida.org), a co-founder, co-curator and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery (www.BlueSkyGallery.org), and a co-founder and current member of the co-op Nine Gallery.

For additional works and information about the artist, visit www.christopherrauschenberg.com/

For more information about the exhibit, please email David Lee Myers or call 503-338-2478.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible.

Panoramic photo of building interior

Panoramic photo of ruinsExamples of Christopher Rauschenberg’s work that will be on display, along with other panoramic photographs, at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery from January 13th – February 10th.
 

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