The Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s Annual Members show opens tomorrow with a reception held from 5 to 7 p.m. The opening is free and the public is welcome.

The show will feature artwork from various association members and fills the entire building with works from all mediums.

“This exhibit represents a vibrant Artist Community and shows us that we have no shortage of amazing artists working in our region.” said Gallery Director Sandee McGee in a press release. “The Annual Members’ Show ends up being one of the most fun and important exhibits we do all year! It is wonderful to witness the thought, feeling, and quality of work that is being made in our region by artists, who are giving back to the community through their work and participation in this show.”

Also opening tomorrow in the Student Gallery is an exhibit titled “Polarity, an art exhibit by two Umpqua Community College Art Students, Jayden Dukes & Serena Swanson.” This is an interactive piece featured on both the walls and floor of the gallery.

“It’s really striking,” said Renee Richardson, Arts in Education Director. “It’s very graphic and unique instillation.”

The Members Show will be on display until Sept. 8, while the Student Gallery exhibit will be featured until Sept. 7, both can be viewed during regular Arts Center hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Erica Welch is a community reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4218.

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Erica Welch is the special sections editor for The News-Review and a native Roseburgian. She is an alumni of Roseburg High School, Umpqua Community College and Western Oregon University. She can be reached at or 541-957-4218.

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