Memorial Exhibition Celebrates Important Alumnus
April 26, 2019
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art celebrates John Stahl with a memorial exhibition of paintings, assemblages, and works on paper drawn from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s permanent collection and several private collections. Organized by professor emeritus and senior faculty curator Roger Hull, John Stahl: Oregon Artist runs May 11 through August 11, 2019.
John Stahl (American, 1937-2017) was a multi-talented artist, educator, and environmental activist who was born and educated in Michigan. Stahl and his wife Janet decided to move to Portland in 1967 so that he could enroll in the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) in Portland. Attracted by the beauty of the Oregon Coast, the Stahls built a house in 1979 on Netarts Bay near Tillamook and settled there permanently.
The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the publication of a full-color, 96 page hardcover book on Stahl’s art, life, and career written by Hull with additional short essays by former Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson and Portland artist Lucinda Parker.
Lecture John Stahl: Oregon Artist Roger Hull, Senior Faculty Curator, HFMA Sunday, June 23, 2019 2 p.m. Paulus Lecture Hall, Willamette University College of Law Free and open to the public
Reception John Stahl: Oregon Artist Sunday, June 23, 2019 3-5 p.m. Hallie Ford Museum of Art Free and open to the public
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