Friday, January 30, 2009

Artist Book & Pop-up Basics Workshop

Susan Lowdermilk, book artist and printmaker will present an "Artist Book and Pop-Up Basics" workshop at the Eugene Textile Center. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 21, 
10 am to 4 pm.

The workshop will include a presentation of artist books from Susan’s collection. Students will create a variety of basic folded and stitched book structures and pop-ups. The goal is to learn beginning skills and binding styles, enough to charge your imagination to start creating your own books.

An artist book differs from a typical book in that the book is not merely a container for art, but is designed, conceived and created by the artist as an art form in itself. The viewer is encouraged to touch, explore and take a journey as they experience an artist book. Artist books often use text and/or images. However some artists’ books are solely conceptual. As a book artist, you are your own author, artist/illustrator, typographer, printer and binder.

The Eugene Textile Center is located at 1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, Oregon 97402. To register, contact ETC at 541-688-1565
or by email at The workshop cost is $60 + $10 materials fee. For more information, contact Susan Lowdermilk, 541.463.5413.

Brad Mildrexler Sculpture Workshop

Brad Mildrexler will be giving a sculpture workshop in the Ceramics Studio in Building 11 at Lane Community College on Saturday, January 31, 10 am to 4 pm.

Mildrexler describes his large ceramic wall reliefs as "abstract expressions in textural form." Gallery owner Jack Walsh says that "Brad is truly respected in the ceramics worls - he's an artist, not because of the clay, but because he uses the clay as a vehicle to express modern ideas."

For more information contact Local Clay at 541.466.5635 or by email at At LCC, contact Tom Rohr at 541,463-5417.

Malia Schultheis at Fenario Gallery

Malia Schultheis' first show, "An Equation of Meaning," features her most recent work. She began to devleop a style under the instruction of LCC Art Instructor J.S. Bird.

Schultheis writes: My winter show at Fenario Gallery, "An Equation of Meaning", is titled to claim my revelation of the real. It's a reflection of the part of existence that I embody (my observations and perceptions that speak to the souls of so many others). Furthermore, we as humans, create, manifest, mold, define, develop, destroy, and understand with an ever evolving consciousness. I endeavor to illustrate this human consciousnessas I experience it,with an attempted objectivity.

The show of new drawings and paintings will be at the Fenario Gallery, 881 Willamette, Eugene, from January 16 to February 29. For more information, contact the Fenario at 541.393.3333 or at

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ian McNicol - Some Aspects of Soundscape

The Lane Art Gallery presents "Some Aspects Of Soundscape," a collective body of work by Oregon artist Ian McNicol.

McNicol says, "This series is inspired by music. This body of work is a dimensional response to the intangible. It is not only a visual exploration from sine waves and the motion of sound in space, but an interpretation of musical works and a listener’s relationship with the musicians who have created them."

The show runs February 2-19. There will be an artist’s talk on Thursday, February 12, at 3 p.m. with a reception immediately following at 4 p.m., both in the gallery, building 11, main campus. Contact: Art and Applied Design, 463-5409.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Multimedia Design Student Show

The Lane Community College Art Gallery presents the Multimedia Design Student Show. This exhibition includes a wide variety of current student work including photography, audio, video, web design, graphic design, and animation.

The show runs from January 5 - 29. A reception will be held Thursday, January 15, from 4-6 p.m. in the Gallery.

The LCC Art Gallery is located in Building 11 on the 30th Avenue campus of LCC. For more information, contact Jennifer Salzman at 463-5864 or the Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.