Work of Japanese artist Mika Aono featured at George Fox University this fall

October 18, 2019

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The show ‘Over and Over’ opens with an artist talk on Oct. 21

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University invites the Newberg community to a free art exhibition featuring Japanese artist Mika Aono in the university’s Lindgren Gallery, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The show, titled “Over and Over,” will be on display Monday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Dec. 5. It opens with an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, at the nearby Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., in Newberg, followed by a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the gallery.

“This particular installation was inspired by the recent death of my parents and the environmental crisis we are facing,” Aono said. “I am fascinated with biological and historical repetitions in life. We repeat over and over while standing upon unimaginable layers of narratives.”

Aono’s images “explore the humanness of absurdity and futility through laborious processes, finding value in unfulfilled wishes,” according to the artist.

More information on the exhibit is available by contacting Jennifer Salzman at

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University.” More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, seven seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Jennifer Salzman
Director of Exhibitions and Collections
George Fox University