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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

June 11, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620




Maryhill Museum of Art Hosts Summer Art Institute

Maryhill Museum of Art announces a week long Summer Art Institute, The Printed Page, July 21-25, 2008.  The art of printmaking is a special theme of the week. Participants will make prints and explore Andy Warhol and his influence on American Art. The Institute features lectures, study of original art and hands-on art studio sessions.

The Institute is open to everyone. College credit or clock hours are available for teachers through the Graduate School of Education/Continuing Education, Portland State University. Clock hours are also available through Washington ESD 105. Maryhill's Summer Art Institute is in its 16th year of providing participants teaching strategies to bring art into the classroom as well as enriching experiences in the arts.

The Summer Art Institute is co-taught by artist Alice Bonham and Colleen Schafroth, executive director of Maryhill Museum of Art. Schafroth is an award winning educator who has published, developed educational materials for Maryhill, and helped to develop and co-teach the Art Institute since it began in 1993.

Bonham is a watercolorist and graphic designer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art and Graphic Design from Oregon State University and has extensive experience teaching children and adults in the Columbia Gorge. Recently, she has been the Director of the Cathedral Arts Program at Trinity Cathedral in Portland where she directed Trinity's Arts Program including instructional art classes for children and adults, fine art exhibits, a crafts festival and summer art camps for children.

Special guest instructor is Mary Cooper, a national consultant in art education and a classroom teacher for over thirty years. She will be discussing how to bring art into the classroom with an emphasis on printmaking with students.

The Art Institute is honored to be hosting the artistic director of the Oregon Greek Theatre, Keith Scales, who will be presenting a program on writing and literature.  Barbara Mason and Jane Pagliarulo from Print Arts Northwest (PAN) will lead participants through the history of printmaking. PAN sponsors educational programs for artists and non-artists with lectures, demonstrations, classes and workshops.

Institute participants will have an opportunity to visit the studio of metal sculptor Tom Herrera. Herrera's work can be seen in the outdoor sculpture garden at Maryhill Museum. Other studio visits and art experiences are planned for this fun and action packed week.

Information about this year's Summer Art Institute can be found at or by contacting Carrie Clark, curator of education, Maryhill Museum of Art at (509) 773-3733.

Related Events:  Art critic Sue Taylor will present a public lecture, Andy Warhol, Postmodern Persona, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at Maryhill Museum of Art. It will highlight Warhol's impact on art and pop culture.  The lecture is also free to the public. Before becoming a professor of art history at Portland State University, Sue Taylor was a museum curator and newspaper art critic. Devoted to the study of modern and contemporary art, she has written articles, encyclopedia entries and exhibition and book reviews for American Art, American Craft, Art Journal, Art News, Chicago Sun-Times, Dialogue, New Art Examiner and The Oregonian. She is corresponding editor from Portland for Art in America.  

Experience the Enchantment: About Maryhill Museum of Art.  Perched on a stunning 5,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art contains a world-class collection of artwork that ranges from early 20th century European works to Native American objects.  This award-winning museum, founded by Northwest entrepreneur and visionary Sam Hill, opened to the public in 1940.  Outside the museum is an Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Lewis and Clark interpretive panels and a life-sized replica of Stonehenge.

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission fees are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16. Maryhill is located off Highway 97, 12 miles south of Goldendale, Washington. Drive times to the museum are 2 hours from Portland/Vancouver, 3.5 hours from Bend, 4 hours from Seattle, and 1.5 hours from Yakima. Visit for more information.

Photography Jan Swartz of The Dalles, Oregon and Julie Schubert of Wenatchee, Washington enjoy book-making at the 2007 Summer Art Institute at Maryhill Museum of Art.

For a 300 dpi resolution photo click here.







Maryhill Museum of Art | 35 Maryhill Museum Drive | Goldendale, WA 98620 | 509-773-3733