Exhibit Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 12:00am

Special Notice for Hours of Operation:

Due to reduced staff, The LaSells Stewart Center hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or when events are scheduled. On Saturday, October 30, 2021 (last day of the exhibit), the gallery will be open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check our website as hours may change and for up-to-date information. To contact us, please email [email protected] or call 541-737-2402.


The exhibit features black-and-white and color photographs that interpret the opening lines of Amanda Gorman's poem that she read at the Presidential Inauguration in January 2021. The 23 photographers participating in the exhibit were asked to look for literal or metaphorical interpretations of the poem, in particular its opening lines:

                     When day comes we ask ourselves
                     where can we find light in the never-ending shade?

The result is a wide-ranging exhibit of over 80 photographs depicting light in its myriad forms--on the landscape, in the heavens, along city streets and in the dark of night; as well as inside churches, museums, attics, airports--including inside the minds of the artist.

The Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild was formed more than 30 years ago to promote and support fine art photography in the mid-valley and has been an affiliated guild of the Corvallis Art Center since 1988. This is the 12th in the guild's series of biennial expositions at The LaSells Stewart Center. More information about the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild can be found at www.photoartsguild.org.

Featured Artwork: Hallelujah Sky by Rich Bergeman, Pigment Ink Print from Infrared Camera, $450

Respect artists’ copyrights. If you would like to share, copy, or otherwise reproduce this art image, seek permission from the artist before doing so.

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