Four pictures on the wall

Current exhibition





Maria Paiz
March 7 - April 25, 2018


Title: Dreams of Cuba

Date of Show: January 8-February 28, 2018

Opening Reception: January 18, 2018, 3:30-5 pm

On View: M-F, 8-noon and 1-5

Free and open to the public

Little Gallery, World Languages and Cultures presents: Dreams of Cuba, an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. On view January 8-February 28, 2018 with an opening reception January 18, 3:30-5 pm. Artist’s interests include social justice issues and documentary photography. He is currently working on a photography project that will highlight the similarities between world’s religions and will include photos from Spain, Morocco, and India. For the current exhibit, the artist is displaying photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba taken in 2013 during a study abroad class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi.

The exhibit also brings together work from Adam Schwartz, Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures and six undergraduate students from the OSU in CUBA program, 2016 and 2017

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Image: Greg Bal, Produce Vendor, 2013. Digital Photo on paper.

Visitor Information: The Little Gallery is located on the OSU campus, 210 Kidder Hall, directly across the Quad from the Valley Library.

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Contact Phone: 541-737-2146


Portrait of Lydia Chipimo, Zambia
Brian Lanker (American, 1947-2011)
Digital Photograph, 26 x 20 in.

On loan from Mobility International USA

Coming Soon!!! 

President's Commission on the Status of Women:

I am very excited to show an exhibition sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. The Photographs, some by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Brian Lanker, are beautiful and the stories of the disabled women activists are inspirational.   - Helen Wilhelm





Emotions & Sensations

Dolors Escala began studying textiles at the Ramón Folch School in Barcelona and developed an interest in art and the art of engraving.  Later, while studying in Catalunya, she started working in abstraction, the language of shapes, form, color and line, and began to experiment with different engraving techniques.   Today, using handmade paper and special inks, she decides if a piece will be unique or a numbered series. 

My art is to be looked at and if inside you feel something, some emotion or sensation, this is what I look for, only to transmit….

Emotions & Sensations

The Little Gallery/Oregon State University, 210 Kidder Hall

Show Dates:  September 18-November 9

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 21, 3-5



Welcome to The Little Gallery’s  exhibition, North African-Middle Eastern Women Resisting with Art  –   The exhibition shows cartoons, photos of installations and women’s representations of the city, all works in genres that have grown in importance since the “Arab Spring’.

Artists:  Tawfiq Omrane, Nadia Dhab, Riham ElHour, Lilia Halloul, Khedija Tnana, Kenza Benjelloun, Hela Ammar, Bushra Shanan and Zineb Benjelloun

Show Dates:  July 3-September 14, 2017, M-F, 8-5 pm ( closed during the lunch hour)


Betty LaDuke
April 3 - June 16, 2017

As someone who believes that even just one person can make the world a better place to live in, The Little Gallery celebrates and proudly presents Bountiful Harvest & Border Crossings.  The exhibit gives the well-deserved spotlight to Betty LaDuke, a woman who has helped define, inform, and promote conversations about, power imbalances, border and immigration issues and other social justice concerns.

While the exhibition contains many beautiful panel paintings to feast your eyes on, it also narrates, honors and memorializes the contributions of the Latino farm workers who work on our Oregon farms. 

What better way to celebrate and recognize those who work so thanklessly and anonymously.


Betty LaDuke

Bountiful Harvest & Border Crossings

April 3-June 16th, 2017

Opening reception with the artist present:  April 27, 3:30-5:00 pm

Hours:  M-F, 8-5, closed from 12-1 pm.



 The OSU College of Science, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and the SPARK Arts + Science initiative, presents Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen.
On View: Feb 20 - Mar 24th, 2017
Gallery Hours: M-F, 8-5 pm (closed during lunch hour)
Reception: Thursday, Mar. 16th 4 - 7 pm
Jacob Bronowski said, “Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.” The Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen Exhibit showcases work from several local artists whose creative talents ignite curiosity and reimagine the beauty and elegance of microbial science and ecosystems. This collection of abstract and stylized visual art exemplifies the inquisitive and inventive nature of the human mind in its quest to understand the mystique that lies in the unseen reaches of our planet.
Join us at the Little Gallery in Kidder Hall and be inspired to see microbiomes in a whole new way.
If you have any questions, please email





The Little Gallery will be presenting Source, a group exhibition of works featuring Lisa Rahkonen, Sandra Roumagoux, and Eliza Murphy – January 9-February 17th, with an opening on January 19, 3:30-5 pm.

The Little Gallery - Source

All are welcome!  Source will present paintings, sculptures, and box shrines that reference the sacredness of our rivers and coastal waters – the very source of life.


Leni Weiner

Leni Weiner's Park Bench Stories
November 7 - December 16, 2016
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00 am - noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall

 Greetings from the Little Gallery!

The Little Gallery is pleased to exhibit Leni Wiener, an internationally renowned fabric artist, who has displayed her work in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia.   

A former photographer, and always the observer, her work began with photographs taken of strangers, unaware of the camera, caught in those unremarkable and familiar moments that pass without notice or reflection.   At some point she came to realize that she had taken and collected dozens of photos of people sitting on benches – people all over the world. Photos originated in the Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Florence, Rome, Venice, Hong Kong, Vienna, Budapest and Prague.   These people would become the basis for this exhibition. 

The work is described as “representational fabric collage.”  The artist uses only commercially available cotton fabrics, building the complexity of the image with a layering of unexpected patterns. 




The Little Gallery’s first show of the Fall term will be ‘Drawn to Murals’ – photos of murals painted by Eileen Hinckle who is a past alum of OSU’s summer art program – JumpStart.  

Following high school and while studying at Northwestern University,   Eileen had the opportunity to paint a series of murals with the children of a  Shipibo urban community of Bena Jema, Peru  in their preschool and  elementary school buildings.

The children who were involved with the murals under Eileen’s direction enjoyed the collaborative art project.  The subject of the murals addressed unsustainable environmental exploitation of their region and the corresponding effects of the exploitation.

After graduation, Eileen returned to Peru and subsequently to Bolivia,  Chile and Argentina.  She was drawn to murals as an inspiring and dynamic form of public art that interacts directly with its environment.  Traveling with just a sketchbook and paintbrushes, Eileen would seek out the ‘canvas’ and materials locally.  Sometimes she would paint in exchange for a place to stay, food and friendship.  She has painted collaborative pieces with Peruvians, Argentinians, Mexicans, and Americans and learned something new from every person she worked with. 

I asked Eileen a few questions:

Favorite Artists:  Christian Rex Van Minnen, Jenny Morgan, Lucila Dominguez, Zio Ziegler, Li-Hill, Doris Salcedo, Kehinde Wiley, Francis Bacon and Piet Parra.

Favorite Muralists:  Lauren YS, Pastel-Francisco Diaz, Mr. Ayrz, Bicicleta sem freio

A Favorite Gallery:  Detroit Institute of the Arts for the Diego Rivera Murals there.

Favorite period of art history:  “I don’t have one specific period that I prefer, I like everything from illuminated manuscripts and Hieronymus  Bosch to modernism.  I think now is a really good period for art”.






Paintings from Chang-Ae Song's Life-Wall Series and A night view of a city series.

July 1-September 16, 2016

Chang-Ae Song


Chang-Ae Song was born in Seoul, Korea in 1972.  She received her BFA and an MRA in Korean painting from Sookmyung Women's University in Korea.  While living in Oregon, Song recently earned a second MFA in painting and drawing at the University of Oregon.  She has taught at Oregon State and at the University of Oregon as an adjunct Instructor.

The artist has exhibited in numerous group and juried shows including at Beer-Sheva in Israel; the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, the Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle; and the Archer Gallery at Clark College in Washington, among others.  Her work is in the collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, the Sangmyung Art Museum (Seoul, Korea) and the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle.



Conversation Pieces   Yuji Hiratsuka

April 25-June 1, 2016



Past Exhibitions

Secrets of the Creatures January 14-March 11, 2015, Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Works on Paper October 12-December 18, 2015, Rick Bartow

Behind the Fence: Disrupting Narratives of Early Childhood in High Poverty Communities July 13-October 2, 2015, Kristi Cheyney


Pain and Perseverance in Guatemala  March 30-June 12, 2015, Trischa Goodnow


Boundaries of Thoughts  February 3-March 31, 2015, Sahar Fattahi
Carnets de Bretagne  October 20-December 16, 2014

From Handicraft to Calligraffiti  July 26-September 26, 2014

Dreams Before Extinction March 31st-June 30th, 2014, Naeemeh Naeemaei

Mehra Shirazi, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies speaks at the Dreams Before Extinction opening reception.

Landscapes January-March 2014, Joseph Ohmann-Krause, Professor of French, OSU 

The Little Gallery Presents Yuji Hiratsuka

Conversation Pieces

On View:  April 25-June 1, 2016

Reception:  Thursday, May 5, 3-5 pm

Gallery Hours:  M-F, 8-5 pm (closed during lunch hour)

The Little Gallery welcomes Yuji Hiratsuka, an artist widely known for his beautiful intaglio prints.

Yuji was born in Osaka, Japan.   He studied printmaking at New Mexico State University ( MA)and Indiana University (MFA).  He currently is a professor of printmaking at Oregon State University. 

Although the artist’s work is mainly considered representational, the artist references more metaphorical aspects rather than realistic physical evidence.  The figures in the intaglio prints reflect human conditions such as whimsy, irony and paradox and employ a state of motion or movement suggesting an actor/actress who narrates a story in a play. 

Hiratsuka’s work is included in many public collections, such as The British Museum, UN; Freer/Sackler, The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art, Washington, D.C; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Tokyo Central Museum, Japan; Panstwowe Museum, Poland; Cincinnati Art Museum, OH, and The Portland Art Museum.