The Steele Collection | Emily Steele
September 28 - November 2
September 28-November 2, 2018
- Artist Reception Thursday, October 17, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Lunchbox Artist Talk, Thursday, October 24, 12 noon
Works from the Emily Steele Sculpture Collection, donated to The Arts Center by her family at the end of 2018. The twelve-piece collection includes glass and steel sculptures which have not seen by the public for 30 years. The show references the collaborative spirit she inspired to complete her work, and includes photos, sketches and memorabilia from which she drew inspiration, and that document her lifetime in the arts.
Emily Steele spent the majority of her art making career in Corvallis, sold her sculptures primarily through a gallery in Los Angelas, California and the Fountain Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her work was purchased by collectors nationwide. Steele also received several public arts commissions, the most ambitious of which can be found in the Alison Room of the First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis.
Sculptures in the collection are available for loans on longer-term placements. Contact Hester Coucke for more information.