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.