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Philomath, OR 97370
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Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Mark Allison and Lee Kitzman:
Visions in Paint and Clay

December 6, 2013 - January 18, 2014
Reception Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, 5-7pm

Mark Allison and Lee Kitzman are both artists and educators at heart. Kitzman taught art classes, including ceramics, for 23 years at the Children's Farm Home and later at Corvallis High School. Allison has worked as an art instructor at Linn Benton Community College from 1994 continuously to the present. "A good teacher is a good student who has learned to find that place inside where the distinction between work and play disappear, where there is a total absorption in the interplay between paint and thought, a living, breathing, active awareness that moves us progressively through changes" reflects Allison.

Kitzman is a master potter with diverse talents creating ceramics. His specialty is Japanese-influenced raku. "It's all about attempting to do the absolute best quality," Kitzman said. Recently, Kitzman has been working with new glazes and both low fire and high fire techniques on raku plaques and stoneware.

Oregon artists Mark Allison and Lee Kitzman

Mark Allison painter and Lee Kitzman potter: Visions in Paint and Clay museum exhibition 2013-2014
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© 2008 - 2014 Benton County Historical Society & Museum
Philomath, Oregon
The Benton County Historical Society is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its mission is to:

  1. Preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world;
  2. Enrich people's lives through exhibitions and educational programs.