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 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 or the LCC Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.