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Abstract art on display in North Plains library

Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Jeff Jurrens will display his abstract paintings, such as this Kalamata Turquoise, at the North Plains Public Library through February.The North Plains Public Library will host a free reception with refreshments from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, for Hillsboro artist Jeff Jurrens.

Jurrens’ abstract expressionist paintings are large, geometric, textured and colorful and will be exhibited in the library through February.

Inspired by a lifelong appreciation of art and influenced by New York’s abstract expressionism movement of the 1950s, Jurren has been painting since retiring from the Hillsboro Fire Department in 2005. 

He and his wife, Toni, live on a Chehalem Mountain ridge overlooking Hillsboro and the Tualatin Valley. They have a large studio building where Jurrens paints and Toni hand-builds ceramics as their two dogs and cat look on.

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