Corban College & Graduate School presents the fine art of Hilary Brik Brown during the month of April in the Psalm Visual Arts Gallery. Brown specializes in a variety of printmaking mediums including etchings, drawings, and fabric, and many of her pieces include naturalistic elements.
Brown graduated in 1994 with a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minn.). She also studied in both the Honors Program at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and the graduate program of the University of Oregon. She has had two shows in Minneapolis, Minn., and three shows in Italy.
The gallery artist also co-owns Promotions West, Inc., which specializes in embroidery and signs. She enjoys being surrounded by creative people and ideas and interacting with exciting customers. In addition, Brown works part-time as the Music Department Administrative Assistant at Corban. Her work at Corban “provides continual exposure to the music arts, wonderful relationships, and flexibility. There is also generous support for my own artistic interests, and I was fortunate to be a guest lecturer in a Corban art appreciation class last fall.”
Brown’s objectives are to foster a positive family dynamic and continue education indefinitely to enable her to be a service to the community. She is a woman and a mother; her art reflects her femininity. Recent projects have included sewing and quilting, ways she can be involved with her children while expressing her art. Besides “raising children artfully,” Brown’s greatest fulfillment in her art is the personal journey of putting forth questions, not yet knowing their answers as she creates a piece. She explains, “There’s a learning process that is going on as I figure out what can fill this space.”
Admission is free and gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 503-375-7005.