Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Maryhill Museum of Art will present a special two-day exhibition of a wind powered kinetic sculpture by Portland, Ore., based artist Rachel Hibbard on Sept. 22 and 23.
The site-specific outdoor sculpture, titled Solar Field, consists of an irregular wood lattice covered on the windward side with reflective propeller-like forms that catch both the wind and the sun.
Sited within the museum's outdoor sculpture garden, Solar Field's visual appearance will change throughout the day according to the prevailing weather condition.
"Maryhill is a great location for this type of work," said the artist. "It has a wonderful variety of gardens, lawns, trees and rolling grasslands."
Hibbard holds degrees in art from Pacific Northwest College of Art and the University of Michigan. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Portland State University and the Chicago Cultural Center Gallery as well as in numerous group exhibits.
Also on view in the sculpture garden are works by Mel Katz, Lillian Pitt and Leon White.
Saturday, Sept. 22, is also Family Fun Day at Maryhill Museum. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Native American artists from Crow's Shadow Institute will demonstrate art making techniques.