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Jamie Hendrickson shows 'Cheval' in Calapooia Gallery

Former LBCC art student Jamie Hendrickson of Newport is exhibiting a selection of her drawings of horses in the Calapooia Center Gallery through June 6.

The 23-year-old San Diego native attended Portland State University and LBCC before moving to the Oregon Coast to work in the hospitality industry.

Of her drawings, Hendrickson says:

"My favorite media is charcoal--I love the contrast you can achieve with it and how messy it is, which makes me feel more “involved” in my work. I find it really easy to use and control as well. I chose these pieces to exhibit because I really just wanted to capture and share how graceful, elegant and powerful horses are--that’s always been my goal when drawing. I really love being able to represent the spirit and essence of each individual animal. I grew up with horses (I had horses for about 10 years), so I was always able to use them for inspiration, and it was good practice for trying to bring out each individual’s personality. When I do commissions now, I always ask for a little blurb about the horse’s personality, so I can convey that in my drawing."

Her work will be on exhibit through June 6, 2014. The Calapooia Center Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.