Thursday, October 25, 2007

CASA Fall Pottery Sale - Nov. 7-8

The Ceramic Art Student Association (CASA) is having its Fall Pottery Sale & Fundraiser on November 7-8 in the Cafeteria in the Center Building on the main campus of Lane Community College. On sale will be works by LCC students and by national ceramic artists. The teapot shown here is by participating artist, Stacy Jo Scott.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Exhibition - Oct 22 - Nov. 15

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Exhibition This exhibition is a unique collection of works from book artists that reside in the great state of Minnesota. This is the second half of an exhibition exchange that began last year with MCBA hosting book artists from Oregon. The show runs from October 22nd through November 15th.

A lecture will be held on Monday, October 22nd, from 3:00 – 4:00p.m. with a reception immediately following. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in Building 11 on the main campus of LCC, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission.

The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Susan Lowdermilk, Marilyn Robert, Stacy Jo Scott at Cannon Beach Gallery, October 4 - 29

Susan Lowdermilk (see her "O/X " book at right), Marilyn Robert (see her books at right), and Stacy Jo Scott are showing works in the exhibit: Betsy Priddy and Friends show at the Cannon Beach Gallery at 1064 S. Hemlock in Cannon Beach, Oregon, October 4-29. They will be showing their work along with other artists in this group show.

Susan Lowdermilk, 463-5413
Marilyn Robert, 463-5774
Stacy Jo Scott, 463-5002

Thomas Rubick at OPUS6ix Gallery - Oct. 5 - 28

Thomas Rubick is exhibiting his work in mostly...fully clothed, a group exhibition at the OPUS6ix Gallery, October 5-28. OPUS6IX is located in downtown Eugene, Oregon at 22 West Seventh Avenue across from the Hult Center.

Thomas Rubick, LCC Art and Applied Design, 463-5887

J.S. Bird at the Jacobs Gallery - Oct. 19 - Nov. 23

JS Bird will be having a one-man show at the Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center. The show runs from October 19 - November 23.

The opening reception is Friday evening, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:30. Come join us!

Entitled “Bloodlines”, the work consists of large scale paintings, works on paper, and installations using a combination of painting, found objects and bones. Two thirds of the work is new and will be shown for the first time.

JS will be offering a gallery talk earlier in the day on October 19 at 3:30. There will also be an opening on the first Friday of November. Hope to see you at the reception or that you can come view the exhibit!

The Jacobs Gallery is located at 7th and Willamette in Eugene and is open Mon. - Fri. 12-4 pm, Sat. 11 am - 3 pm and during Hult Center performances.

J.S. Bird
Art Department, LCC, 463-5414

Faculty Art Exhibits this Fall

Several LCC Art faculty will have exhibits in Eugene this fall.

  • J.S. Bird, exhibit of paintings, Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, October 19 -November 23
  • Thomas Rubick, exhibit of work, OPUS Six, October 5-28
  • Susan Lowdermilk and Marilyn Robert (faculty), Stacy Jo Scott (student), exhibit of work, Cannon Beach Gallery, October 4-29
  • Adam Grosowsky, exhibit of paintings, Karin Clarke Gallery, November 20-December 22
  • Andreas and Jennifer Salzman, exhibit of works, DIVA, November and December

Forest of Words - Lecture - Oct. 2

Forest of Words: Origin of Japanese Kanji Ideograms - Painting with Visual Language. This lecture, presented by the Japan Foundation, introduced audiences to the history of the Japanese kanji ideogram, connecting our collective past with our present. The lecture was held on October 2, at 2:30 pm in the Art Gallery in Building 11 on the campus of Lane Community College.

In this one-time only event, scholar Testuji Atsuji and artist Hirokazu Kosaka brought their collective understanding of the history and evolution of the Japanese kanji ideogram to America with this insightful and intimate lecture and demonstration. Accompanying the program was a collection calligraphy brushes, calligraphic ink, traditional paper, and scrolls from distinguished calligraphers of Japan.

Faculty Art Show - Sept. 24-Oct. 18

The Lane Community College Art Gallery opened its 2007-2008 exhibition sechedule with the Faculty Art Show, September 24 - October 18. An opening reception was held on October 4, 4-6 pm in the Gallery, Building 11.

Handbuilding: Tricks of the Trade - Vince Pitelka Workshop

Vince Pitelka offered a workshop titled “Handbuilding: Tricks of the Trade” on August 7-11, 2007, at Lane Community College.

Workshop Description - Our objective is to get you to handbuild with a sense of adventure and discovery. We will explore unusual ways of approaching pinch, coil, and slab construction in order to develop a particular mind set, an adventurous inclination to use handbuilt forms in new ways, opening up the possibility of original form inaccessible through more traditional approaches. Although our primary concerns are design and construction, we will bisque-fire as much work as possible so that it can be transported safely. We will have a number of slide shows to introduce a broad range of historical and contemporary handbuilt form and technique. I encourage you to bring samples, slides, or photos of your work to share with the group.
For information, contact Tom Rohr at or 541.463.5417.

Integrative Arts Partner Institute

The Integrative Arts Partner Institute was held August 14-16, 2007, at the Eugene Hilton Hotel in Eugene, Oregon. The guest presenter was Deb Brzoska, executive director of Caldera. The institute provided teachers and artists with an introduction to Arts Integration along with presentations, workshops and breakout sessions.

For more information, contact Rick Williams, head of the Arts Division at Lane Community College: