LA GRANDE — Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., will unveil two new art shows during a reception on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m.

Both shows continue through March 25, and can be also be viewed virtually at

A closing reception will be held Friday, March 24, 6-8 p.m.

Fiber Arts and Jewelry

ACE presents “Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber,” the center’s 7th annual Fiber Arts and Jewelry Exhibit, in the Orlaske Gallery.

For this show, fiber and jewelry artists selected a poem or poems of their choice as inspiration for the artwork.

Artists could submit up to five pieces to the exhibit. Each could relate to different poems, or the artist could create multiple submissions that relate to the same poem.

Inside, Outside, Inbetween

Dawn Norman is the featured artist for the show “Inside, Outside, Inbetween,” which opens in the Main Gallery.

Norman, a Wallowa County-based artist, created a body of work that will be “light and fun with a hint of catastrophe,” said Jenn Durr, gallery director.

Norman earned her bachelor’s in art, along with minors in anthropology and gender studies, from Eastern Oregon University. After showing her artwork for a number of years and starting a family, she returned to school and earned an MFA in painting and sculpture from Washington State University.

She has shown her artwork throughout the Pacific Northwest for two decades. In 2013, she received a fellowship to attend a workshop with internationally recognized artist Craig Drennen at the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

As well as showing work in numerous art exhibitions, she has been a studio assistant, teaching assistant and art instructor, and has worked in multiple galleries, holding every position from docent to curator.

She is currently the director of exhibits and programs at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph.

About the center

The regular gallery hours at ACE are Wednesday through Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out more about these shows and other ACE events, classes and exhibits at, or by calling 541-624-2800.

Gallery visits, exhibit receptions, and events are free and open to the public.

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