Fire, Fury, and Resilience: Art by Betty LaDuke

Currently on display at the Corvallis Museum, Corvallis, Oregon.

See tour schedule, availability, and contact information below. 

Alone in my Oregon studio the world rushes in and I have a compelling need to give form to the local and global events reshaping our lives.

They are Climate Change, the Pandemic, Border Crossings, and Social Justice.

All are presented in the exhibit Fire, Fury and Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom.”

Betty LaDuke 2022           “This show is a miracle, a small act of radical wisdom, funny and brave and tender, a sensory meditation on what we have lived through and what we have learned.”
Beth Russell, Managing Editor CALYX, a journal of art & literature by women
    “LaDuke’s work speaks to unimaginable hardships and difficult choices. It also speaks to joy, finding commonality across cultures, and the importance of community and love. This exhibition invites you to explore these themes on your own terms, and to draw your own connections.”
Jessica Hougen, Executive Director, Corvallis Museum
   Pandemic: Seagulls Social Distancing    Blowin’ in the Wind (When Will We Ever Learn?)   “An artist of great skill and immense empathy, LaDuke has used the indefatigable power of her optimism to do battle with inhumanity – its violence and anger, its horror and injustice – through her art.”
–Bruce Guenther, Art Historian and Independent Curator, 2022
   Turtle Wisdom   “Turtles symbolically evolved as a personal necessity to affirm life’s continuity. Turtles remind us of the choices we can make to protect life and to honor Mother Earth.”-Betty LaDuke, 2022    “I consider my current panels a combination of media inspired by decades of work as a painter painting large canvases on cultural themes and as a printmaker. I created many woodblock prints, as well as etchings, by cutting and shaping zinc plates. Shaped forms have always been my preference, and they are now combining my experiences of both a painter and printmaker.”   Oregon Exhibit Schedule 
Grants Pass Museum of Art   2022
Corvallis Museum            2022
Coos Art Museum           2023 For Exhibit Information Contact:Betty LaDukebladuke@…

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