We’re so proud of Riverdale Grade School’s art teacher, Liz Randall, who was selected as a 3rd place winner of the Oregon Art Educator Association’s “Teachers as Artists” exhibit at the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington, along the Columbia Gorge.
Art teachers work long and hard to bring out the best in their students, often at the expense of their own creative pursuits. Here, Mrs. Randall has a chance to be recognized for her artistic talent. In addition to her winning photo lithograph print, “Brothers,” Mrs. Randall will display “High Tide,” a pigment print on metallic paper.
Of her artwork, she says: “I see my images as embellished memories, versions of a memory recalled to the point where it starts to feel like a dream. While each image holds a meaning and story for me, the viewer is left to build within these photo amalgamations. I use my family’s historical photos digitally combined with my own photography to iterate lost moments experienced over five generations. This work is about how those slipping memories are echoed to future generations until they are so distorted there is no longer any connection to the original experience, but only a trace left from the passing of time. In photos left behind, evoked memories, retold stories, only fragments remain to restore what has passed in the wake.”
The exhibit of teachers’ artwork will be on display Oct. 1-Nov. 15, should you choose to visit.
"Brothers" photo lithograph print won 3rd place.
"High Tide" pigment print on metallic paper was also selected to be on display at the exhibit.