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New Exhibit in Rogue Gallery’s Main Gallery!

Holding Preciously, by Carole Murphy

Holding Preciously, by Carole Murphy

Embedded Meaning: Carole Murphy

August 14 – September 18, 2015

   Reception: Friday, August 21, 5:00-8:00 pm


The Rogue Gallery exhibits abstract sculptures by nationally recognized Portland artist Carole Murphy. Carole chisels, shapes, and molds wood, stone, and concrete into organic abstract works, creating sculptures that are elegantly evocative of primitive cultures and natural forms.


Her work includes sculptures and three-dimensional wall hangings. Many of her pieces have beautiful fluid shapes while others have strong, rough textures of primal inspirations. Respect for nature is an essential part of Carole’s artwork. She uses “green media” which includes recycled steel, aerated cement, fiber clay made from recycled paper, and found objects. Working intuitively, she views her creative process as a journey and her art as her guide. Carole states, “Creating abstractly offers me a distinct freedom, full enclosure and unadulterated expression. Acting as a conduit sculpting enables me to move into uncharted territory. Many times I am not aware of the totality of the sculpture, nor where I am traveling, until I arrive.”


Carole Murphy has exhibited throughout the United States. She resides in Portland, where she is the president of the Pacific Northwest Sculptors.

In the Beginning, by Carole Murphy

In the Beginning, by Carole Murphy


The reception will be Friday, August 21, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Wine, Rogue Creamery cheese, and Harry and David snacks will be served.



This new exhibit in Rogue Gallery’s Main Gallery is sponsored by People’s Bank of Commerce



In the Flow, by Carole Murphy

In the Flow, by Carole Murphy

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and media from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit


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