New Exhibit, ‘On Our Watch,’ to Open at Clackamas Community College

Portland artist Melanie Stevens will display a recent body of work in the Clackamas Community College Alexander Gallery April 1 through 26.

“On Our Watch” showcases digital printed compositions and a large-scale installation that uses copper etching techniques and fabric. Stevens often incorporates images sourced from mass media and juxtaposes them with new imagined compositions.

Stevens is the co-founder and director of Miss Anthology, an organization that supports and publishes racially and economically diverse young comic artists who identify as female or LGBTQIA+. She is the co-curator of the Nat Turner Project, a gallery space giving artists of color the freedom to create without the parameters of racial designation.

An artist’s reception will be held Wednesday, April 10, noon-1:30 p.m., in the Alexander Gallery. The artist will speak about her work at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Alexander Gallery is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except for campus closures.

For more information, contact Kate Simmons at or 503-594-3032.

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