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:

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.