Gallery at a Glance – Eugene Magazine
OPUS VII opened its doors to the public in the fall of 2010. A new exhibition is introduced every month, in conjunction with the gallery’s existing artwork. “It’s not just an art gallery, it’s an art gallery plus museum-quality exhibitions and a social venue,” says OPUS VII executive director Kaz Oveissi.
Located downtown, across from the Hult Center, OPUS VII is a niche of creativity that beckons passers-by to meander in. Large antique frames suspended from the ceiling light the gallery, and also emphasize the attention to detail seen not only in the artwork but in the venue itself. There are a wide variety of pieces on display, ranging from oils-on-canvas to metal sculptures, photographs, quilts, and jewelry. The Designing Sound: A Visual Exploration into Sound and Music exhibition (July 1 though August 13) displayed the work of 16 artists whose creations were designed to reflect the production of sound. The gallery also acts as a community gathering place, holding private events that can accommodate up to 350 people. OPUS VII is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5:30 pm.
Gallery at a glance. (2011, Fall). Eugene Magazine, VI(3), 134.