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Gallery Talk at FireHouse Gallery, RCC

Please join us at RCC’s FireHouse Gallery on Friday, October 2nd at 2pm for a talk by Willamette University Art Professor James B. Thompson.

Thompson’s work will be on display at FireHouse September 29 – October 24.

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1951, James B. Thompson earned his BA degree from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1973 and his MFA degree from Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977. A Professor of Art and faculty member at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon since 1986, Thompson began his teaching career in 1976 at Washington University School of Fine Arts and has since formally taught Art as a faculty member at AHA-ILACA in London, England, National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland, Ripon College, OSU-Cascades, University of Alaska, and Tokyo International University America.

A practicing, professional artist since 1973, Thompson has established a formidable nationwide artistic reputation over the past thirty-eight years as one of the most thoughtful and intriguing painters, printmakers and educators from the Pacific northwest region of the country. Thompson’s work has been featured in numerous international and nationally recognized art exhibitions at prominent museums and galleries throughout his career and is included in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. A number of public and private entities have commissioned Thompson to create bodies of art works for their respective institutions. Exhibitions in both solo and group shows brought the attention of publishing houses that subsequently reproduced selections of Thompson’s art works as book covers published in several editions. Thompson has received numerous awards, honors, fellowships purchase prizes and grants as an artist and educator.

FireHouse Gallery, RCC

214 SW 4th St, Grants Pass


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