The mission of the Memorial Union Gallery is to line up a diverse schedule of art exhibits, in a variety of genres that reflect the broad and diverse interests of the OSU and greater Corvallis community.
The art featured represents an artist’s work, vision, ideas, and opinions. Some exhibits are educational, some display quality craftsmanship or artistic ability, while others may depict artistic expressions that we hope enrich and deepen the appreciation and understanding of visual arts and the human condition.
The Memorial Union Gallery, located on the Mezzanine floor of the MU, is open during the building's hours.
"BORDER LANDS, A SKETCHBOOK JOURNEY 2019 “is an experience on both sides of the Arizona and Mexico Borders. Migrants and asylum seekers, individuals and families from Mexico and Central America desperately see the American Dream of safety and opportunity. The sketches are amplified with the text to tell their story as well as the Humanitarian aid migrants receive from several nonprofit organizations, including the Samaritans, Humane Borders, No More Deaths, Kino Border Initiative, and the Border Community Alliance. The Sisters of Notre Dame, in Douglas, Arizona, have a presence in the border lands providing their hospitality to all who hunger, thirst, and are in need of compassion. The goal of all these groups is building bridges, not walls.
As an artist, the sketchbook is my primary means for recording first-hand experiences and events. Later, in my studio, I transform select sketches into wood panels. These social justice panels frequently become circulating exhibitions, at educational institutions and community art centers, and permanent public installations.”