An exhibition of two renowned landscape artists, James Lavadour and Terry Toedtemeier, will be shown at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery in February.

Lavadour, who grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, paints from the landscape, sharing with the viewer his interpretation of the power of his surroundings. A self-taught artist, his goal is to capture the "extraordinary event of nature." He is the founder of the Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and has shown his work in major Northwest and Southwest museums.

"Sunrise," south of Indian Beach, 2000, silver gelatin print by Terry Toedtemeier. Submitted photo.Photographer Toedtemeier's formal training is as a geologist, and he approaches photography from the eye of a scientist, documenting the natural forces that shaped Oregon. His primary interest is basalt, the volcanic rock he refers to as "the blood of the earth." He is the curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum and his photographs have been part of many traveling exhibitions, from the Smithsonian Institution to Lithuania.

The exhibit will be on display Feb. 2-27 at the Art Center Gallery, 1653 Jerome Ave., with an opening reception for the artists at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. The public is welcome.


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