Calapooia Gallery

“Like It Was Yesterday”
Print Installation by Jen G. Pywell
Opening April 26, 2018, 4:30-5:30pm
On view until May 13, 2018

Jen G Pywell installation shot

Any five of the senses can bring up memories - elaborate stories from the past, a wide range of feelings, nostalgia and regret. Some are never forgotten and others fade away. While memories are often retold with phrases like “it is crystal clear” or “like it happened yesterday”  it is never the same as the actual events - but a an often distorted, incomplete or embellished version of the truth. And each time a specific memory surfaces the less accurate it becomes.
The repetitive process of printing travels along this path. As each edition is printed the more it differs from the original printing plate. 
I chose woodblock printing as the medium for this show because the physical act of carving an image into wood parallels the way images are stored in the mind. Both are sometimes tossed aside never to be considered again, while some are repeated endlessly but never identical. In addition to the editions prints, I included for each image (in the following order): drawings, woodblocks, test prints, edition prints (inside yellow bars) and the ghost prints.
The yellow bars highlight the best numbered prints, which would normally be shown in a print show. I find it interesting how as people we tend to focus on our best work or characteristics while forgetting all the mistakes it took to get us to our “best.”
The sculpture to the left of the wall is a bag coated in resin and filled with images that were not included in the show. They are smashed together, crushed and crumbled as I imagine inaccessible memories live in the mind.

All editions prints are for sale: $15
100% of artist’s commission will go toward college tuition
Email or call:, 718-791-7607

Top Row From Left: Snail, Fu Dog, Cricket in a Goldfish Bag, Camera, Guitar, Grill, Monkey Bars, Pineapple, Car, Band Aid, My Little Pony, Fuffy (Teddy Bear), Glue, Cabin, Couch, Walker, Percolator, Rose, Door Knockers “Queens,” Italian Horn, Honey Bear, Wife Beater (Undershirt), Telephone, Standing Bear, Cigarette

Paintings by Cody Fox

May 15th- June 15th

Cow by Cody Fox

Please contact Laura Hoffmann for purchases at 

Previously Featured:

Growing Up

Drawings, Paintings, & Ceramics by Michael Bosch 

A New Reality 

Drawings & Photographs by Christina Royce

On view now until 2/28/18

Christina Royce

An artist reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the gallery. 

Titled “A New Reality,” Royce’s exhibit brings an explosion of color in her drawings, which depict lovely images with floral and landscape themes. The highly saturated drawings are created through her elegant use of oil pastels. Bright photographs compliment the drawings with a multitude of neon seascapes. Royce’s artwork invites the viewer to enjoy the colors of the world in new ways.

Photography by Jennie Link


All LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Marie Arnold show card

New Paintings & Drawings by Marie Arnold 

Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday Feb 23rd from 12:00-1:00 pm.

The Calapooia Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Interested in acquiring work? Please contact the student gallery coordinators at with questions. Faculty Gallery Mentor Anne Magratten can be reached at

Photographs by Cory Self 

Cory Self is a multimedia artist and current LBCC student. His art spans photography, drawing and cartooning. While he enjoys things of light and uplifting nature, he is greatly inspired by dark unsettling subject matter. He loves getting lost in the process of finding and creating unsettling subject matter in the world around him and bringing it to life. Photographing subjects outside the classical notion of beauty for pleasure allows him to explore the aesthetics of darkness, ambiguity and fear.

Cory Self

 Zoe Hans



An exhibit of mixed-media welding installations from west coast native Zoe Hans, titled Immetal Works of Artgon will be on display through June 8th, in the Calapooia College Center Gallery. Hans, a soon to be LBCC graduate, has been welding since high school on her robotics team. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a pipe welder and ultimately become a non-destructive testing technician.

Immetal Works of Artgon plays off the idea of immortal works of art with metal and Argon, the noble gas used in welding. Her show features plasma cut images, while exploring different industrial mediums for art. Through her work, Hans combines artistic skill with the industrial studies she gained through LBCC.

An artist reception will be held in the Calapooia College Center Gallery Wednesday, May 17th from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Cory Self & CCG


Want to show your work?

The Calapooia Center Gallery is committed to showcasing the work of emerging artists. Preference is given to LBCC students or alumni but anyone may apply. For more information please email:

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