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Fanfare: Fall 2006
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: October 6, 2006

Laura Ross-Paul with her paintingExpression of Form

NAKED recent paintings by Laura Ross-Paul MFA '76 (and PSU art instructor), Froelick Gallery, 817 SW Second Ave., Portland, October 31 to November 29

The figures in Laura Ross-Paul's paintings hover between an emotional world and real world--sometimes dreamy and other times poignant. Ross-Paul balances these multiple dualities with vibrant color, translucent layers of oil and wax, and glimpses of the natural environment.

An active exhibitor and teacher throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years, Ross-Paul is among the foremost painters of the region. Her narrative imagery is known for potent, direct emotion, which has earned her paintings a place in the collections of museums nationwide.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb ExhibitionOn Campus

HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI A-BOMB EXHIBITION 2006
Littman Gallery, 250 Smith Memorial Student Union, weekdays: noon to 4 p.m., November 2 to 29, free

The citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, launched this traveling exhibit in 1995 to convey the realities of atomic bombings and, more importantly, to push for peace. The exhibit consists of photo panels, video, and A-bomb artifacts--many of which belonged to school children who died, whose stories are told in accompanying narrative.

Bookbriefs

Frontiers Past and Future: Science Fiction and the American West
by Carl Abbott
(urban studies and planning faculty)
University Press of Kansas, 2006

Artless: the Odyssey of a Republican Cultural Creative
by Gary Cole
Ooligan Press, Portland State University, 2006

Chinese Capitalism and the Modernist Vision
by Satyananda Gabriel '79
Routledge, London, 2006

Roadmap to Stardom: How to Break into Acting in Hollywood
by Rif Haffar '89, MBA '90
Ameera Publishing, Los Angeles, 2006

The Four Seasons of Healthy Aging
by Anna Mae Tichy EdD '85
Spotted Horse Press, Denver, 2006