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ANGELS PASSING–New gallery exhibition of works by artist Michael Hoeye.

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College (UCC) is excited to present Angels Passing by Michael Hoeye. Michael Hoeye is a Portland-based artist who combines drawing, photography, choreography, written text and digital printmaking. Hoeye received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University (St. Louis, MO), and a Master of Arts degree in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY). In 1992, he moved back to Oregon from New York.

Angels Passing features people from Hoeye’s neighborhood. He describes them as strong, happy, dignified, funny, elegant, hopeful, dreamy and mischievous. 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.

The approximately 100 images presented at this exhibit are currently on display, through Thursday, March 16. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during special events at Centerstage Theatre. The Art Gallery is located on UCC’s campus in the Whipple Fine Arts Center.

About Umpqua Community College

Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.