30 Painted Tales of Man vs. Nature

Mary Medrano’s Feathered Tales, her first solo exhibition in Central Oregon shows in the Rotunda Gallery in the Barber Library on the COCC campus. The community is invited to attend a reception honoring the artist on August 5 from 5–7pm in the Rotunda Gallery. The exhibition continues through August 17.

Mary Medrano, during the past six months,created a series of 30 mixed-media paintings depicting tales of man vs. nature. Entitled Feathered Tales,the series employs symbology to depict this conflictin that a solitary bird representing nature appears in most images anda variety of materials as well as shapes depict litter and pollution.

The vibrant palette of the series, the predominent and often embellished bird images and the overall beauty of the work represents hope.

Medrano’s Feathered Tales, her first solo exhibition in Central Oregon now shows in the Rotunda Gallery in the Barber Library on the COCC campus. The community is invited to attend a reception honoring the artist on August 5 from 5–7pm in the Rotunda Gallery. The exhibition continues through August 17.

The artist, a BA graduate of Western Michigan University with certification in graphic design and visual communications from UC Santa Cruz, is an award-winning artist now living in Bend. She began her painting career in 2002 and subsequently her art appeared in numerous shows in the United States including the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, California.  In 2007, jurors (art critics and historians) selected her work for exhibition in the Florence Biennale in Italy.

Medrano receives recognition for her pet portrait commissions as well as figurative works and portraits on canvas.
Mary Medrano
info@marymedrano.com
408-250-2732

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