Jillian Sokso, a visual artist and print maker who lives and works in Northwest Oregon, will exhibit recent work at the Whitaker Gallery at Hood College September 10-October 15, 2015. The show is entitled In the Shadow of the Mountain: Recent Prints Inspired by the Pacific Northwest. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit, housed in Whitaker Campus Center, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily and to attend a reception and talk Thursday, Sept. 17, 5:30-7 p.m.
Jillian studied printmaking at Moore College of Art and Design and the University of Delaware. She teaches print and drawing media in the Department of Art and Design at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. Jillian describes her work as “a visual extension of thoughts; part personal archive, part printmaking evangelism,” and she is “influenced by biographical history, her immediate surroundings of the Willamette Valley and pondering connections between humankind and the natural world.” Learn more about the artist at her website.