Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rob Adams - Emerging Artists Portable Works Show

The Seattle Public Utilities - Emerging Artists Portable Works show will run from January 6 to March 31, then the works will be displayed on a rotating basis around public buildings in Seattle. The exhibit will be at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, 700 Fifth Avenue, Level Three Concourse, in Seattle. The Exhibit will show 32 artwork by 24 emerging Northwest artists, including paintings, etchings, photography, sculpture, and mix media recently purchased by Seattle Public Utilities for its Portable Works Collection.

The Seattle Public Utilities has purchased one of Rob Adams paintings as part of their "Emerging Artists Purchase." The purchased piece, "Radula" is part of a series of that address theorists Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacans ideas on the construction of language, culture, and self. In a departure from Adams' previous works using fragments of found images, here he appropriated from parts of his own older works. "Radula" is taken from his 2005 painting "Strait." The title refers to a snails tongue, inspired by his undergraduate study of zoology, and is an embrace of the Rorschach Test effect of abstract paintings on individual perception.

For more information, contact Robert Adams at adamsr@lanecc.edu or the LCC Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tiny Treasures - The Miniature Beauty of Art Cards

Susan Lowdermilk has work in an exhibit "Tiny Treasures - The Miniature Beauty of Art Cards" at the Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center in Eugene. Artist trading cards, measuring 2.5" x 3.5", are individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand.

The exhibit is open from December 5 to January 3, Tue.- Fri. noon to 4 pm, Saturday 11 am to 3 pm, and one hour prior to and during Hult Center performances. The Jacobs Gallery is located in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts at One Eugene Center, Eugene, Oregon.

For more information, contact the Jacobs Gallery at 541.684.5635, email at director@jacobsgallery.org or on the web at http://www.jacobsgallery.org/.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Finnerty & Rohr - Pottery Sales Event

Tom Rohr, ceramics instructor at LCC, and Kathryn Finnerty present their handmade pottery at a sale on December 13-14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Finnerty and Rohr run Pleasant Hill Pottery located at 85426 Ridgeway Road, in Pleasant Hill.

For more information or directions, call the artists at 541.744.0609 or email them at Tomkat@efn.org. Check out their work and studios at http://www.pleasanthillpottery.com/.

Lowdermilk in Artists' Holiday Sale

Susan Lowdermilk, art instructor at LCC, is showing new artworks at an Artists' Holiday Sale on December 12-13. The sale features works by Lowdermilk, Tallmadge Doyle, Jody Dunphy, and Sandy Tilcock on Friday, December 12, 5:00-9:00 pm and on Saturday, December 13 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. The sale is at 812 W. 22nd Avenue in Eugene. For more information call Lowdermilk at 541.485.4298.

Information about the artists can be found at: lonegoosepress.com, jdunphyfineart.com, and tallmadgedoyle.com.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eric Schultz "Thoughts on Direction" Exhibit

The Lane Community College Art Gallery presents "Thoughts on Direction," a collective body of work by local sculptor Eric Schultz. In reflecting on this new collection, Schultz says, "Sculpture, for me, is comparable to the advent of the railway for humanity: cataclysmic, revolutionary, important, and a courier of changes whose effects and ultimate destination would be uncertain at best. This body of work represents an exploration of this period of my personal journey, and the challenges and revelations that have come along with it."

The show runs from Nov. 17 through Dec. 4. There will be an artist's talk on Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. and a reception from 5-7 p.m. the same day, both in the gallery. The gallery is located in building 11. For information call 463-5409.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Satoko in White Lotus Gallery Show

Satoko is showing her work in the "New Work by Gallery Artists" at the White Lotus Gallery. Exhibition dates are November 4 to December 24 with a First Friday Art Walk on November 7, 5:30-8:00 pm. This group show includes work by Jon Jay Cruson, Nonie Fish, Helen Liu, Connie Mueller, Jamie Newton, Walt Padgett, Nancy Pobanz, Gary Tepter, and Maurice Van.

Satoko teaches painting, water color, drawing, and design in the Art and Applied Design Department at Lane Community College.

The White Lotus Gallery is located at 767 Willamette St. in Eugene. For more information contact the gallery by phone at (541) 345-3276 or by email at lin@wlotus.com.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Kathleen Caprario in All Oregon Art Annual Exhibiton

Kathleen Caprario, instructor in the Art Department, has a painting titled "Echo" in the All Oregon Art Annual Exhibition at the Corvallis Art Center. This is a statewide exhibition intended to demonstrate the quality and diversity of fine art produced in Oregon. Caprario's piece received a juror's award from the juror, Nancy Lindberg.

The exhibition is open October 2-30, Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5:00 pm. The Corvallis Art Center is located at 700 SW Madison Avenue in Corvallis, (541) 754-1551. For more information, contact Caprario at 463-5775.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lee Imonen Chosen for Forest Art Installation

Lane sculpture instructor Lee Imonen is one of five Northwest artists chosen for the forest art installation, Natural Cycles: A Celebration of Art in the Forest, on the Trillium Trail at Tryon Creek State Park in Portland. The purpose of the exhibit is to stimulate an awareness of how nature and art are intertwined. The temporary artworks will be on display for a year during regular park hours.

Imonen's work is called the Source Series and has three pieces, Picket Fence, Pine Box, and Lumber Unit, each made from a single salvaged or windfall tree. Half of each log will remain in its natural form, while the other half will be reconfigured and emerge into an object that would typically be made from that wood. The series is intended to highlight the transformation of materials from one form into another, reaffirm our dependence on natural resources and foster an awareness of the origins of common materials surrounding each of us.

Other participating artists are Brennan Conaway of Portland; Julie Lindell of Seattle; Jen Pack of Warrenton, OR; and Vicki Lynn Wilson of Portland.

Natural Cycles is a collaborative project between Friends of Tryon Creek State Park, the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and Oregon State Parks. The 775-acre Tryon Creek State Park is located at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. in southwest Portland. For more information, contact Lee Imonen at 463-5412.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rob Adams in "Around Oregon Exhibition"

New faculty member Robert D. Adams has his painting "The Long March" in the 6th "Around Oregon Annual Exhibition" at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison in Corvallis. The show will run through October 30th, and the center is open 9:30-5 M-F and 12-5 Sat.

Robert is originally from Maryland near Washington, DC. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology, and began painting inspired by southern folk art and DIY punk collage. After working on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, and living for a year in Sicily, Italy, he has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1996. He earned his MFA in 2007 from the University of Oregon, with a Phillip Halley Johnson Scholarship and Ralph Baker Painting Award.

Robert's work has been included in over thirty exhibitions in the northwest and around the U.S., including shows at the Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery; the Viridian Artists Gallery in Manhattan; the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland; and the Roseville Arts Center in Roseville, CA. Jurors selecting his work have come from institutions such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego; as well as from galleries such as Elizabeth Leach in Portland, Howard House in Seattle, and Charles Cowles in New York. Images of Robert's work have appeared in the Eugene Weekly, Seattle Weekly, Art Access, and Artweek magazine. His cartoons and illustrations have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, and Student Affairs.com. They have been published by the Oregon Daily Emerald in Eugene, the Cass Lake Times and Northern Herald in Minnesota, and King Features Syndicate.

For more information, contact Robert Adams at adamsr@lanecc.edu or the LCC Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wood Engraving - Printmaking Workshop with Paul Gentry

WOOD ENGRAVING - a Printmaking Workshop with Paul Gentry will be offered on November 1-2 (Saturday and Sunday), 9:00-4:00, at the Lane Community College Printmaking Studio in Building 10, Room 200.

In the workshop, students will design, engrave and print their own original wood engravings. Students will learn the techniques and history of wood engraving and how it differs from conventional woodcut. "Black line" and "white line" design and image transfer techniques will be covered. Students will be able to experiment with different engraving tools to achieve a variety of marks. Engravings will be printed using a press as well as by hand burnishing.

Paul Gentry is a full-time printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist who is also an owner/partner of the River Gallery in Independence, Oregon. Since 2001 he has specialized in wood engraving, concentrating mostly on depicting the rural landscape surrounding his home and studio in Independence.

The cost of the workshop is $60 for LCC students and staff and $90 for community members. Five scholarships are available for 3/4 of the tuition. To register and for more information, contact Susan Lowdermilk at 463-5413, email: lowdermilks@lanecc.edu.

Friday, September 26, 2008

"Illumination" - J. S. Bird Exhibition

"Illumination" is an exhibit of paintings and works on paper by J.S. Bird, instructor at Lane Community College. The exhibit will be at the La Follette Gallery in Eugene, Oregon from October 1 through November 30. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 3, 5:30-8:00 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Walk.

The La Follette Gallery is located at 931 Oak Street in Eugene, Oregon; phone: 541.484.1420. For more information contact J.S. Bird at 541.463.5414.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Caprario & Lowdermilk Studios in Photo Exhibit

LCC instructors Kathleen Caprario and Susan Lowdermilk are featured in Widescreen, an exhibit of panoramic color photographs taken by Dennis Galloway in the studios of various Eugene area artists and crafters. A photograph of printmaker and book artist Susan Lowdermilk in her studio was featured in an article about the exhibit in the September 19 issue of The Register-Guard.

Kathleen Caprario and her studio is also featured in the exhibit. The Register-Guard said that Caprario's "home studio is filled with books, and you can read the titles. It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows her work that a lot of them are about Byzantine art.

Ths exhibit, Widescreen, will be on the second floor of the Eugene Public Library through October 31.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Drawing Marathon Class

A Drawing Marathon class met for the first time this Summer at LCC. Carrie Richenberg taught Introduction and Intermediate Drawing which met for 6 days, Monday - Saturday, September 8-13, from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm. During the mornings and afternoons the class met for studio instruction and in the evenings they visited local artists in their studios.

A second Drawing Marathon class will be offered at the end of the Fall term - December 15-20. For more information, contact the Art and Applied Design Department at 463-5411.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Susan Lowdermilk Juror for Mayor's Art Show

Susan Lowdermilk, printmaker, book artist, and instructor in the LCC Art and Applied Design Department, is a juror for the Mayor's Art Show at the Jacob's Gallery this year. This annual juried show of work by Lane County artists is held at the Hult Center's Jacob Gallery as part of the Eugene Celebration. Lowdermilk along with two other artists juried 426 entries and selected 50-60 pieces that will go on display. The Jacob's Gallery is located in the Hult Center at Seventh and Willamette. The Mayor's Art Show will be open from September 12 until October 16.

The Salon Des Refuses will exhibit pieces not chosen for the Mayor's Art Show at the New Zone Gallery at 164 West Broadway until October 17.

Fast Foward: The Mayor's Teen Art Show will exhibit work by local teenagers at the Maude Kerns Art Center at 1910 E. 15th Avenue until October 3.

The Register-Guard featured Lowdermilk in an article about the exhibit in the September 11 issue - "Judgment day: Jurors for one of Eugene's most popular art exhibits talk about how they chose."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stacy Jo Scott - TopoMind

"TopoMind," a ceramics piece by Stacy Jo Scott, Ceramics Assistant at Lane Community College, was featured in Ceramics Monthly, September 2008. While at Lane, Stacy Jo worked under ceramics instructor, Tom Rohr. "TopoMind" is 24 in. in width and is composed of solid earthenware blocks with majolica, incised drawings, laser-cut stencils, slips, and stains.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"A Fine Balance" by Ellen Tykeson at Peace Health - RiverBend

"A Fine Balance" by Ellen Tykeson is a beautiful, monumental commission for the new Peace Health Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon. This piece is comprised of 5 circus performers ranging in height from 4 feet to 12 feet and will be placed in the meadow in front of the hospital.

Ellen and her sculpture were featured in an article in The Register-Guard on Augsut 28, "It's a Balancing Act: Installed at RiverBend, a sculpture embodies the importance of equilibrium."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Artist Books by Susan Lowdermilk - 23 Sandy Gallery, July 2 - August 3

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present artist books by Eugene artist Susan Lowdermilk. An art instructor at Lane Community College, Susan is both a print maker and a book artist working primarily in relief media such as woodcut and wood engraving. Her artist books utilize abstract marks and objects as visual metaphors or allegories to explore tenuous qualities of human interaction, struggles and experience. Her artist books appear in many public collections including the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library.

There will be a reception for Susan on First Thursday, July 3, 2008, 6:00-9:00 p.m. The show will run July 3-August 2, 2008. Gallery hours are Thursday- Saturday, Noon to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Laura Russell, 503-927-4409 or 23sandygallery@gmail.com

Autism Artism Exhibit - June 14 - July 18

The LCC Gallery is pleased to present "Autism Artism - 2008 ." The exhibition showcases art by people with autism; notecards will be for sale. The exhibit is sponsored by KindTree, Autism Rocks - which is dedicated to serving and celebrating the Autism Community through art, education, and recreation.

The LCC Gallery is located in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97405. For more information, contact the Art Department at 463-5409. The Gallery is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Contact KindTree - Autism Rocks, at: http://www.kindtree.org/, (541) 521-7208, or autism@kindtree.org.

Summer Raku Workshop - June 16 - 26

A Summer Raku Workshop will be held from June 16 -26 in the Lane Community College Ceramics Studio. Andreas Salzman, Ceramics/Sculpture faculty, will be the facilitator. The first week will be all about building and clay formation; the second week will be all about glazing and firing. The cost is $200.

For more information, contact Andreas Salzman at: 541-463-5809 or salzmana@lanecc.edu. The Ceramics Studio is located in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Jennifer Salzman Featured in Register-Guard

Jennifer Salzman, instructor of photography at Lane, was featured on the front page of Eugene's The Sunday Register~Guard newspaper on June 1 for her work with North Eugene High School students. Salzman worked with Aaron Thomas, language arts teacher, to help students integrate photography and graphic design into their studies at the Academy of Arts. The article was about the transition at North Eugene High School from one big school to three small ones.

Lane Students Win Awards at League for Innovation National Student Art Competition

I am so proud to announce that two of our students won Best of Show and Honorable Mention in the League for Innovation National Student Art Competition sponsored by the San Diego Community College District this year.

The First Place Best of Show was awarded to Deborah Taube, Lane Community College for an Untitled wood sculpture that was featured in the Lane Arts Division Student Arts Show in April.

Honorable Mentions were given to eight student artists including Linda D'Agosto Yaeger, Lane Community College, for an oil piece titled "It's Not Simple" also shown in the Lane Arts Division Student Exhibition. Under the leadership of San Diego City College, the competition included more than 90 works of art from League colleges.

We are so very proud of our student's work and our thanks go to Arts Instructor Adam Grosowsky for organizing the Lane the student submissions to the League of Innovation and to Jennifer Salzman and our gallery committee for mounting such an exciting student exhibition this Spring. The url for the League of Innovation announcement of the winners is below.

Rick Williams

Friday, May 23, 2008

Graphic Design Graduation Show - May 26-June 12

The LCC Art Gallery is pleased to present the annual Graphic Design Graduation Show on May 26-June 12. The show features work by students in the Graphic Design program who will graduate this year. The graduation reception will be held on Wednesday, June 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Art Gallery.

The Art Gallery is located in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Art and Applied Design, 541-463-5409 or 463-5411.

Tom Madison - Lecture - Mural in Saudi Arabia - May 27

Tom Madison, a faculty member of the Art and Applied Design Department, travelled to Saudi Arabia Winter term and performed 10,000 square feet of murals on a private marina and aquarium located on the Red Sea coast. The murals depicted marine life from places the client had travelled and explored in an effort to do research for an ocean conservation foundation that the client founded.

Madison will be giving a lecture on the design and execution of the murals, complete with digital images and video, including video footage of the site being hit by a sandstorm. The project was faced with many unique challenges and employed digital technology that aided in the design and execution of such a large canvas.

The lecture is on Tuesday, May 27th at 3PM in the main gallery of the Art and Applied Design building (Building 11) on the main campus of Lane Community College. Contact: Art and Applied Design office. 463-5409.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Lecture by Richard Taylor: Fractal Patterns in Nature, Art and Science

A lecture by Richard Taylor, Fractal Patterns in Nature, Art and Science: Are They Good for Us? will be on Wednesday, May 28, 2:00-3:20 pm in the Lane Community College Art Gallery.

Fractals are patterns that repeat at many magnifications. These intricate patterns are found throughout nature, ranging from clouds, rivers and lightning through to our brains, blood vessels and lungs! They have also assumed a rapidly expanding role in the arts and sciences. Due to their growing impact on cultures around the world and their prevalence in nature, fractals constitute a central feature of our daily visual experiences throughout our lives. Humanity’s intimate association with these fascinating patterns raises a simple and yet crucial question – does exposure to fractal patterns have a positive impact on our mental and physical condition? In this talk, I will explore some of the intriguing properties of fractals by taking a meandering walk through the disciplines I have worked in. I will then focus on an art-science collaboration that will use fractal art to reduce people’s stress levels in a novel and dramatic manner.

Richard Taylor is a Professor of Physics, Psychology and Art. He gained his Ph.D. in 1988 (Nottingham, UK); and in addition, he trained as a painter at the Manchester School of Art (U.K.), and has a Masters Degree in Art Theory (University of New South Wales, Australia). Taylor has studied fractals and chaos in a diverse range of research fields, including psychology, physiology, physics, geography, architecture and art.

The LCC Art Gallery is located in the Art and Applied Design Department in Building 11 on LCC's main campus at 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Susan Lowdermilk, 463-5413.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Studio Technician Art Show, May 5-22

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the Studio Technician Show from May 5 to 22. There will be an opening day lecture and reception on Monday, May 5, from 3-4 p.m., free and open to the public.

The Studio Technician Show features the work of Stacy Jo Scott, Lane’s 2007-08 instructional assistant for ceramics, and Virgil Newton, the 2007-08 instructional assistant for sculpture.

Scott describes her work as "both a functional and sculptural ceramic practice." She explores layers of meaning and narrative. She examines the segmentation of our thoughts and memory that inevitably occur upon reflection and abstraction.

Newton’s work is classified as functional mixed media sculpture. He feels he is "inspired by functional materials and processes but that out of this functionality comes a creative flow of beauty and aesthetic quality to his pieces."

The art gallery is located in building 11 on 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.

Monday, April 14, 2008

CASA Spring Pottery Sale - April 24-24

The Ceramic Art Student Association (CASA) is having its Spring Pottery Sale and Fundraiser on April 23 & 24 in the Cafeteria in the Center Building on the main campus of Lane Community College. Works by LCC students will be on sale.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Student Art Competition Show - April 14 - May 2

The LCC Art Gallery is proud to present the Juried Student Art Show from April 14 to May 2. The reception on Tuesday, April 29, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm is free and open to the public. We encourage the community to come and support our local artists.

The Student Art Show is an exhibition showcasing the best of our current LCC art students. All the work on display has been created by our students during the 2007-2008 academic year.

The gallery is located in Buiding 11 on the main campus of LCC at 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene. Contact: Art and Applied Design, 541-463-5409.

Friday, March 7, 2008

March Show - Kathleen Caprario - March 1-31

Beppu Wiarda Gallery presents a showing of work by Kathleen Caprario, Susan Harlan, and Lorna Nakell during the month of March 2008. Kathleen Caprario teaches drawing and design at Lane. An opening reception is on Thursday, March 6, 6 to 8 pm.

The Beppu Wiarda Gallery is located at 319 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97209; telephone: 503-241-6400, email: http://www.beppugallery.com/. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Spirited Journey: Women Artists - February 22 - March 21

Maude Kerns Art Center presents Spirited Journey: Women Artists from February 22 to March 22. The exhibit features work by Kathleen Caprario, on the art faculty at LCC, Bets Cole, Annette Furdjian, Wendy Huhn, and Betsy Wolfston. The opening reception will be on Friday, February 22, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Kathleen writes in her Artist Statement, titled Confluence, "The paintings presented are part of a series initiated at a month-long artist residency at the Jentel Foundation in Northeast Wyoming; the beautifully rugged and ever-changing landscape of the area served as both observational and conceptual inspiration. ... The process of reflective spontaneity evidenced in the work suggests a confluence -- those areas being transition zones between control and chaos."

The Maude Kerns Art Center is located at 1910 East 15th Avenue in Eugene. Gallery hours are M-F, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm. For information: (541) 345-1571 or http://www.mkartcenter.org/.

Beth Lo - "Good Children" - Feb. 25 - March 13

The Lane Community College Art Gallery presents the works of Ceramic Artist, Beth Lo. This exhibition, entitled Good Children, is a unique collection of work featuring the illustrations for the book Mahjong All Day Long by Ginnie Lo and collaboration with Kiahsuang Shen Lo.

The show runs from February 25 through March 13. A lecture, book signing, and reception will be held on February 28 at 6:00 p.m. The gallery is located in Building 11 on the main campus of LCC, 4000 East 30th Avenue in Eugene. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Scott Rook - All Trains Go To Embankment - February 4-21

The Lane Community College Art Gallery presents "All Trains Go To Embankment" by photographer Scott Rook, February 4-21. There will be an artist's lecture on Monday, Feb. 4 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception from 4:00-5:00.

In his Artist's Statement, Rook writes: "This body of work is directly related to my travels and how they effect and influence my world view. Some may be stricty travel related, others may reflect a political or social viewpoint. Some may betray my somewhat odd sense of humor."

The gallery is located in Bulding 11 on the main campus of LCC, 400 East 30th Avenue in Eugene. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.