New Art Exhibit Opens at CCC, and It’s ‘About Time’

The Clackamas Community College Alexander Gallery is reopening to the public for its winter exhibition, and you could say it’s about time. Literally.

The exhibit, which is called “About Time,” is a collection of works by artist Mel Ulven comprised of multimedia collages, drawings and paintings primarily using reclaimed materials. The exhibit is a retrospective sampling 30 years in the making.

“About Time” is the contemplation of time viewed through the lens of the indefinite, continued progress of existence and events — past, present and future.

Ulven was born in Morehead, Minnesota, and grew up in the Willamette Valley. He attended the Museum Art School in Portland and was influenced by his instructors Louis Bunce, Eunice Parsons, Mike Russo, George Johanson, Manuel Esquierdo, Doug Lynch and Robert Reynolds.

An informal artist talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. January 12 at the Alexander Gallery. The Alexander Gallery is located in Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.

This exhibition is free and will be open to the public through February 25. Masks and social distancing are required.

For more information on Clackamas Community College’s art exhibits and performances, visit the Clackamas Community College website.

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