BMCC Art Gallery to Host ‘Touch the Sound’ Exhibit Starting Today


The Betty Feves Memorial Art Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College will host a unique exhibit that seeks to educate visitors about hearing-motion synesthesia.

Artist Yelena Roslaya draws upon personal experience in her exhibit, Touch the Sound. The community is invited to attend an opening reception today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at BMCC.

The event is free, family-friendly, and light refreshments will be served. Roslaya will give an Artist Talk at approximately 5 p.m. Roslaya’s work is inspired by the way humans perceive and process sound. The exhibit includes an installation of sculptures that function as drums. As viewers interact with each sculpture drum, a projection of different shapes and colors appear on a digital screen based on Yelena’s personal hearingmotion synesthesia experiences and research.

Roslaya holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She currently lives in Battle Ground, Wash. The exhibit at the Feves Gallery runs April 5-May 3, 2018. The Feves Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and by appointment by calling (541) 278-5952. The Feves Gallery is located in BMCC’s Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton campus, 2411 NW Carden Avenue.

The Betty Feves Memorial Art Gallery at BMCC is a non-profit exhibit space connecting emerging and established artists and their work with students, staff and the general public in eastern Oregon.