“Vince Zettler’s 50 Year Retrospective” art exhibit will be available for viewing through Oct. 22. (Photo courtesy of Philomath Museum)

A new exhibit entitled “Vince Zettler’s 50 Year Retrospective” opened Friday at Philomath Museum and will remain available to view through Oct. 22 in the Moreland Gallery, Mark Tolonen, curator of exhibitions, announced.

Zettler, a master weaver, artist, teacher, arts administrator and retired special educator and autism specialist, has been exhibiting artwork in Oregon since the mid-1970s.

Zettler’s 50-year retrospective exhibition includes textural weavings, staggered gauze weavings, woven canopies, pencil drawings, handmade paper collages and a display of works about his cedar bark research and artworks, as well as replicas inspired from that research.

Zettler’s art reflects the rural environment in which he lives and explores, incorporating locally collected raw materials and representing iconic subjects.

The Philomath Museum is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.

Vince Zettler has been exhibiting his special brand of artwork since the mid-1970s. (Photo courtesy of Philomath Museum)