Emily Steele Sculpture Collection at Chinook Hall, Linn Benton Community College (Corvallis)

White opaque glass and steel wall sculpture

Public Art On View

The Arts Center’s Emily Steele Sculpture Collection

A long-term collaborative loan project between Linn-Benton Community College and The Arts Center

Located at Chinook Hall

(931 NW Reiman Ave, Corvallis)

About the Artist and The Emily Steele Sculpture Collection

Emily Steele, was a Corvallis artist who developed a unique technique of kiln shaping glass to construct free standing sculpture. Steele actively developed her art career from 1971 to 1988, was represented by galleries in Portland and Los Angeles, and has work in over forty public and private collections. In Corvallis, other works by Emily Steele can be seen in the First Presbyterian Church (Allison Room), Corvallis Benton County Public Library, and at the Good Samaritan Regional Hospital (Chapel).

The Steele family generously donated her sculpture collection to The Arts Center with dual goals: to make the collection accessible to the community and to build lasting support for public arts programs of The Arts Center.

Three pieces from The Arts Center’s Emily Steele Sculpture Collection are on long-term loan to Chinook Hall, Linn Benton Community College, Corvallis, to inspire creativity and contribute to community well-being.

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Dark Curtain

by Emily Steele, 1939 – 2020

1978 – kiln-shaped leaded opaque black and semi transparent blue glass and steel sculpture

This monochromatic work and Northern Spirit, also in the Chinook Hall lobby, play with reflection of changing light on the flowing surface of the work.

Northern Light

by Emily Steele, 1939 – 2020

1978 – kiln-shaped leaded white glass and steel sculpture 

This work and Dark Curtain, also in the Chinook Hall lobby, play with reflection of changing light on the flowing surface of the work.

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