New Exhibit ‘Desert Waterlines’ Opens at Clackamas Community College

The Clackamas Community College Alexander Gallery presents Desert Waterlines, a solo exhibition of work by Portland-based artist Clairissa Stephens.

The show runs February 13 to March 13. There will be an artist reception from noon to 1 p.m. on February 22, with Stephens scheduled to speak about her work at 1 p.m.

Desert Waterlines is a mixed-media exhibition exploring water as an essential and defining characteristic of the landscape.

The exhibition includes installation and drawings inspired by Stephens’ time in the wilderness utilizing maps, research of weather patterns, and horizon lines to create works that explore a sense of wonder and place in relation to the landscape.

Stephens holds a master of fine art in interdisciplinary studio art from the University of Nevada in Reno.

In addition to showing regionally, her work has been internationally recognized and supported by the Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna Residency Program of Iceland and the Art in Embassies Program in Saudi Arabia.

The Alexander Gallery is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Avenue, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of holidays.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Kate Simmons at 503-594-3032 or For more information on Clackamas Community College’s art exhibits and performances, visit

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