CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Drawing in the Northern Light,” a series of poems and photographs by Oregon State University Professor Joseph Ohmann Krause, will be on display May 28 through Sept. 30  in the Little Gallery on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

An opening reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Krause is a professor of French in the School of Language, Culture and Society in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts. His poetry has appeared in many journals in Europe, Canada and the United States and he is the author of eight poetry collections in French. In recent years, photography — particularly landscape photography — has become central to his creative work.

The collection was inspired by the work of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi. Krause wrote the poems after seeing a collection of Hammershøi’s work and later created the photographs in an effort to express the northern light that Hammershøi wanted to convey in his work.

The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall on the OSU campus in Corvallis, is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

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