The Art Gallery at UCC

Whipple Art GalleryThe UCC Art Gallery is located in the Whipple Fine Arts Center. The 1,100 square foot space features six exhibits during the academic year. There is also the mezzanine gallery on the second floor of Whipple that features student art work on a continuous basis. Both galleries feature exhibits in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The major purpose and function of the Art Gallery is to exhibit quality works of art for the education and cultural benefit of the students of UCC and the citizens of Douglas County.

Latest Exhibit - Angels Passing

Chefs BreakThe Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College is excited to present Angels Passing by Michael Hoeye. The approximately 100 images presented in the gallery project will be on display from Tuesday, February 14, through Thursday, March 16, 2017. A reception with the artist will be help on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5-7pm.

Strong, happy, dignified, funny, elegant, hopeful, dreamy, mischievous. These are some of the words Hoeye uses to describe the people from his neighborhood. They are seemingly ordinary, but each have a story. Using drawing, photography, and digital printmaking, Hoeye captures the seemingly ordinary people who pass him on the street as they go about their daily routines. As he creates these works, Hoeye asks himself, "Who are they? Where are they going? From where have they come?" Viewers who come to the exhibit may feel as though they’ve seen the individuals featured in the images. The characters are presented without the anchor of a background or specific place. They are completing mundane or everyday tasks. Because of this, viewers are provided an opportunity to observe these individuals and their actions - whether talking on the phone, reading a book, or carrying coffee. Much like the portrait paintings of Alice Neel, Angels Passing is a visual record that highlights the spirit and character of this particular moment in time. Adding context to the images are text pieces written by Joann Mulcahy, an essayist, biographer and ethnographer whose writing focuses on cultural issues.

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The Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from10 am to 6 pm, Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and during special events at Centerstage Theater. The Art Gallery is located on UCC’s campus (1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg, OR 97470) in the lower level of the Whipple Building of Fine and Performing Arts.

Michael Hoeye is a Portland-based artist who combines drawing, photography, choreography, written text and digital printmaking. Hoeye graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University (St. Louis, MO) and then a Masters of Arts in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY). In 1992, he moved back to Oregon from New York. Hoeye has held numerous jobs within the arts, including artist’s assistant, freelance photographer, archivist, graphic designer, university faculty, brand strategist, and writer.

Did you know that the UCC features the largest public art collection in Douglas County? The College's Permanent Art Collection is an important part of the art Gallery mission. Over 70 artworks are on display in public spaces across campus. Collected artists are regionally and internationally renowned, and offer varied perspectives of contemporary art practices in the Pacific Northwest.

The Gallery program includes purchases of art that are contained in a Permanent Art Collection throughout the campus, both indoors and out.

Hours & Information

There is no admission charge.

The Art Gallery at UCC
Whipple Fine Arts Center
Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday (Open during events at Centerstage Theatre)


The Art Gallery - Contact
Phone: 541-440-4692