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Beaver Tales traveling art exhibit

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Update! Exhibit extended through Dec. 2017 at Beaverton City Hall

August 6, 2017

My ceramic beavers will pop up next at the Beaverton City Hall in November 2017, where the Beaver Tales exhibit has been invited to display through December. So far the exhibit has raised over $3000 for Oregon’s wetlands! I’ve sold four beavers and have just one baby kit left. I may have to sculpt him a sibling for City Hall!

Beaver Family, ceramic sculpture by Oregon artist Emily Miller

I could not pass up the opportunity to be part of an exhibit of traveling beaver art! My three ceramic beavers will be on display at seven venues around Oregon in 2017, starting with Oregon State University’s LaSells Gallery on February 9 and continuing throughout the year.

The Beaver Tales traveling exhibit focuses on a theme close to my heart: the meeting of art and science in the natural world. Sales will benefit local Oregon nature conservancy groups. Visit http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/ for the full exhibit schedule and details.

Beaver progress timelapse video:

The beavers’ gleeful expressions were not really intentional, but they definitely reflect how I felt about the whole project! It was great fun sculpting their faces, fur, and flat tails, getting tongue-in-cheek beaver comments from studio visitors, and figuring out the locking base system to keep the sculptures stable and secure.

Beaver Kit 2, ceramic sculpture by Oregon artist Emily MillerBeaver Kit 2, stoneware, 7″ H x 9″ W x 6.5″ D. © 2016.

Beaver Kit 2, ceramic sculpture by Oregon artist Emily Miller
Beaver Kit 2 (locking base view), stoneware, 7″ H x 9″ W x 6.5″ D. © 2016.
Beaver Family, ceramic sculpture by Oregon artist Emily MillerBeaver Family, top view. © 2016.
Beaver sculptures at OSU art exhibit openingThe original beaver family at Oregon State University, first stop for the traveling exhibit. 1 beaver kit sold!
Beaver sculptures at Lake Oswego art exhibit openingMama Beaver and her remaining baby in Lake Oswego, second stop for the traveling exhibit. Both beavers sold, plus an additional kit commissioned!

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