Robyn JohnsenThe Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is pleased to invite students, faculty, staff and the Pacific community to a reception at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 to celebrate the opening of The Collective by Robyn Johnsen. The Collective is an exploration of relationships, desires, memories and human/animal characteristics. View the paintings and meet the artist during the reception.

Learn more about the artist and this exhibit.

The gallery is located in Scott Hall on Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus. Artwork will remain on display through Nov. 11 during the gallery’s open hours, 10-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Admission is free, and the gallery and reception are open to the public.


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A Tiding (pictured on the right) is one of the paintings where I was taking pictures of women that were leaning or in a position that when the background was removed would look awkward because the support (a chair...) had been removed,” said Johnsen. “There is much that could be read into this. The collective word for a group of magpies is a tiding. Whether the figure is a part of that collective, being tormented by it, or oblivious to it is open to interpretation.”