Tuesday, March 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend
Bill Hoppe, award winning professor of fine arts and communication at Central Oregon Community College, will offer an insider’s view of a life in the studio. While chronicling the development of a body of work he has created from 1965 to the present, Hoppe will emphasize the simple themes and variations that reoccur, change, and evolve with time and practice in the studio to create a personal visual language.
Hoppe has had recent one-person exhibitions in the Bend, Portland, and Seattle areas and has created large-scale public art projects in Oregon, including the entry wall at the Salem Hospital Birthing Center, and at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Voted the Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) Higher Education, Art Education Teacher of the Year in 2011, Hoppe’s advice to student artists includes getting involved in the community, devoting time to the studio, and steadily gaining experience. In an interview with the COCC Broadside he said, “Live life and get experience, and in getting that experience, figure out what forms you can use to express yourself in your art.”
This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.