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Ice Images of Svalbard: Recent Photographs, on exhibition at Reed College June 12—July 26, features photographs taken by Jean Vollum in the Svalbard Islands of Antarctica in 2000.

Reed College will host an opening reception and celebration for Ice Images of Svalbard on Thursday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the exhibition space, Gray lounge, in Kaul auditorium on the Reed campus. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 503/777-7790.

Jean Vollum is a prominent Portland-area philanthropist but also is well known for her photography. She described her inspiration for the Svalbard images: " After my first trip to Antarctica in about 1995, I became spellbound by the sculptural qualities of the ice. . . . The luminous light qualities and the incredible tones of blue were captivating. My search for photographic ice took me to Greenland and on another trip to Antarctica. In 2000 I found myself, with camera in hand, filming in Svalbard. These images are the results of that trip."

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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