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Photographs taken on the road lead to exhibit

SPRINGFIELD - A year of Sunday morning commutes between Eugene and Salem lie behind photographer Jessica Maxwell's "Oregon Farm Series," which is on exhibit through March at Springfield's City Hall Gallery.

In her work, Maxwell used a cheap digital camera to capture the early eastern light illuminating the farmland to the west and the golden western light of late afternoon blooming across the farmland to the east.

The speed of the car and the gauzy dance of Pacific weather account for the painterly nature of the photographs.

A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday during the Second Friday Downtown Art Walk.

Music at the reception will be provided by Jet & Johnny, an upright bass and acoustic guitar duo playing acoustic jazz and blues.

The gallery is at 225 Fifth St., Springfield.

Science fiction, fantasy illustrator's work on display

Work by local science fiction and fantasy illustrator Alan Clark is on exhibit during March at the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

The work is hung in the magazine and newspaper reading room on the library's second floor. The exhibit is in conjunction with the library's Big Read celebration, this year honoring Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451."

Clark's work has been published inside and on the covers of books of many types, including writing by Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, George Orwell and many other fiction and nonfiction authors.

A major influence for his artwork comes from the Surrealists, particularly Max Ernst.Clark has won a World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards.

Museum displays work by natural science illustrator

An exhibit of work by Eugene natural science illustrator Becky Uhler is on view through June 24 at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave.

Uhler's work has been juried into the New York State Museum's biennial "Focus on Nature" exhibit and was chosen as the 2008 Traditional Botanical Illustration of the Year at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Included in the exhibit, which is part of the museum's Pacific Northwest Artist Series, are original watercolors, inkjet prints and colored-pencil drawings. Many of Uhler's works are miniatures, reflecting the delicate nature and the intricacy of her subjects.

Cultural infrastructure to be topic of talk

Connie Spreen, co-founder of a cultural incubator in Chicago, will give a free talk from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today on opportunities to develop cultural infrastructure in Eugene.

The talk will be given at the Broadway Commerce Center, 44 W. Broadway.

Spreen, who holds a doctorate in French literature and languages from the University of Chicago, is executive director of Experimental Station, an independent cultural incubator on the south side of Chicago that fosters educational and cultural programs.
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Title Annotation:Arts and Literature
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 8, 2012
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