You're invited to join the artists of "Place/Making: A Four-Way Conversation," a group exhibit of four artists whose work is connected by place. While their perspectives, backgrounds and mediums are very diverse, they are all influenced by their surroundings in rural eastern Oregon. Nika Blasser, a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on exploring the properties of materials; Shari Dallas, an abstract painter, whose work in oil and graphite on masonite reflects her surroundings; Roberta Lavadour, a book artist who uses diverse material to explore memory and storytelling; and Lori Sams, a fiber artist who translates the expressive quality of line with hand-sewn drawings. An interactive panel discussion is proposed to exploring art-making in rural areas. Discussing questions such as, how does art making in rural areas affect one's work (or not)? and what are the challenges and benefits of being a working artist in rural areas? Among other art related topics. Light refreshments will be provided.