Bi-Monthly Art Exhibits


Our exhibits feature a variety of art styles and media from selected artists or small groups of artists.  These exhibits reflect and enhance the Cathedral’s Arts experience.  We invite you to enjoy our bi-monthly exhibits hosted in Kempton Hall and encourage you to support our artists and outreach offerings.

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Art in a New Land

Paintings by Farouk Hassan and Haifa Al-Habeeb

Exhibit: January 18-March 1, 2015, Kempton Hall
Hassan and Al-Habeeb, husband and wife, were in the top rank of artists in their homeland of Iraq. They fled the war in 2010, leaving behind a lifetime of artwork and fame. Since arriving in Portland, they have been in gallery shows and Hassan has appeared on Oregon Art Beat. This exhibit allows us to appreciate the creative spirit which transcends adverse circumstances.


Intimate Details

Paintings and Prints by Deborah Spanton

Artist’s Forum, Sunday, March 8, 9:00 a.m., Kempton Hall. Deborah Spanton will talk about her work.

Opening Reception, Sunday, March 8, 11:00 a.m., Kempton Hall. The opening reception will feature live music and special food presented by the Cathedral Arts Committee.

In this exhibition of paintings and prints, Deborah Spanton explores the presence of women in the world. She uses everyday objects like clothing and beauty products and spaces such as medicine cabinets as metaphors for the cycles and the experiences in women's lives. She starts from objects in her own life to tell a more universal woman's story and express women's hopes and aspirations. The exhibit will conclude on April 26.