Art interest picking up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are filling up for the gallery at Keizer Civic Center. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made to get new art hanging at city hall on a rotating basis. That effort is paying off. Currently the Mid Valley Quilt Guild has work on display. The exhibit went up in January and continues through the end of March, for the second consecutive year. The group is expected to return again next January. At their meeting on Feb. 24, members of the Keizer Arts Commission – expected to be formally renamed the Keizer Public Arts Commission soon – went over the upcoming schedule of exhibits. Up to 50 paintings by Louise Boucher will be on display from April through June, followed by a Colored Pencil Art display from July through September. Student art from McNary High School is expected to adorn the walls from October through the end of the year, followed by another quilt display. Next spring, the photos of Mike Hare will be up. KAC chair Lore Christopher gave background into Boucher’s work and had Nate Brown, director of Community Development, present a slideshow of the work. “This is a request from a Keizer legacy family, the Bouchers,” Christopher said. “This is one of the families that helped with the ballot for this to be a city. There are...

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