Come “See” Portland Blood Donors at Upcoming Art Exhibit

Through voluntary photos of Red Cross Portland Center blood donor arms, artist MaryAnn Puls has contributed to a larger exhibit entitled “The Hunt,” showing at the Hoffman Gallery from July 7- July 27, 2011. MaryAnn’s final piece is an abstract assemblage that focuses on the importance of donating blood.

The full exhibit documents a “scavenger hunt” within Oregon Health and Science University’s Historical Collections and Archives, which records the public effort to create a healthier nation. After mining the University’s collections, artists reconstruct the messages of the objects with narratives of personal histories and situations to recontextualize the collection for the modern viewer.

The gallery’s opening reception takes place on Thursday, July 7 from 4 to 7 PM. The Hoffman Gallery is located at 8245 Southwest Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon.

Exhibit images and additional information is available at this link, courtesy of OHSU’s Historical Collections and Archives:

Artist MaryAnn Puls can be reached at