Sample artwork from exhibition

CORVALLIS, Ore. – For the month of February, Fairbanks Gallery of Art at Oregon State University is holding an exhibition of works curated by OSU art instructor Anna Fidler titled “Psithurism: Visionary West.”

Psithurism is defined as the sound of the wind in trees and the rustling of leaves. Fidler’s interpretation is synesthetic, pushing beyond sound to a visual and almost palpable sensation that each artist in the exhibition navigates with paint.

Curating painters from Canada to California, Fidler has included works by Kim Dorland of Vancouver, B.C.; Dan Attoe of Washougal, Wash.; Rainen Knecht of Portland, Ore.; and Hayley Barker of Los Angeles.

The gallery is located in Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th Street, Corvallis. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for the Corvallis Art Walk.

The exhibition runs through February 26.

Fairbanks Gallery of Art is OSU’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce, and present scholarly visual art exhibitions to advance contact and dialogue with original works of art as an indispensable part of a liberal arts education.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

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Erin Sneller, 541-373-5592, [email protected]


Andrew Nigon, 541-737-4745, [email protected]


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