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The Art of Mel Vincent

Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00am to 11:00pm

More dates through February 8, 2020

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Please join the Center for Student Involvement Visual Arts Team as we look back at over 60 years of watercolors from local artist Mel Vincent. Mel's watercolors bring us back in time to the structures and landscapes of small town Oregon and historic Eugene with images of country stores, old relic post offices, mechanics garages, campus buildings, and historic homes.

Biography: Born in Nampa, Idaho, 1925. Graduated from Nampa High School, '43. US Navy Air Corps '43-46. Minneapolis School of Art '47. Furniture illustrator Boutells Furniture, Minneapolis '47-'52. Freelance art/photo studio Minneapolis '52-61. Art director Breuner's Furniture, Sacramento '61-62. Advertising/art director Rubenstein's Furniture, Eugene '62-88. Freelance art/photo studio Eugene, '88 to present. 

Awards include: two Lane County Fair Purchase Awards, three Watercolor Society Of Oregon Best Of Show Awards. Exhibits include: University of Oregon Art Museum Focus Gallery, Maude Kerns Art Center, Crossroads Art Center, Baker City Oregon, Oregon College Of Education, McMinnville Public Library, Eugene Public Library, Nampa Idaho Public library, Portland Art Museum Rental Sales.