Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Graphic Design Student Exhibit, May 26-June 11

The Art Gallery is pleased to present the Annual Graphic Design Student Graduates Exhibit, May 26 through June 11. The exhibit features work by graduates from the Graphic Design program. A reception will be held on Wednesday, June 10, from 4-6 p.m.

The exhibit is in the Art Gallery, Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College. Contact: Jennifer Salzman, 463-5864 or the Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.

"Montana Buffalo" by Rachel Winslow

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Perceptions of the Past - J.S. Bird, May 20-June 27

Perceptions of the Past: Celebrating Oregon's Sesquicentennial will be at the Fire House Gallery at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, May 20 through June 27. Lane instructor J.S. Bird will be one of thirteen artists whose work will be on display; he will give a talk about his painting techniques and the development of his work at an Artist's Talk on May 21, 11:30 a.m.

In celebration of Oregon's 150th anniversary of statehood, this exhibit features a statewide collaboration of Oregon artists and writers and their contemporary interpretations of Oregon's past. Thirteen historical photographs were selected from the collections of the Josephine County Historical Society. Thirteen professional writers interpreted each of the photographs, and then each of the thirteen professional artists created a piece of artwork based solely on the written description.

The Perceptions of the Past exhibit consists of a framed enlargement of each historical photo matched with the written description and the artist's interpretation. The Fire House Gallery is located in the Historical City Hall at Fourth and H Streets in Grants Pass, Oregon. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 am-4:30 pm and Saturday 10 am-1 pm. For more information contact the gallery at or at (541) 956-7339.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Spherical Paintings Exhibit - Carrie O'Coyle - 5/29-7/25

Spherical Paintings, Convex Paintings & Prints is an exhibit of works by Lane instructor Carrie O'Coyle Richenberg. The ehxibit is at the HUB-Robeson Gallery at Pennsylvania State University, May 29 through July 25. A reception will be held on July 9, 4-6 pm.

Carrie O’Coyle’s "bio-spheres" are convex and spherical paintings that explore time and memory, loneliness, family and loss. Only a third of the surface of these paintings may be viewed at one time, so the viewer must hold the memory of each part of the image in their mind in order to consider the work as a whole. O'Coyle began making these paintings 30 years ago at Penn State while studying with Kenneth Biddle. She currently teaches drawing, painting and applied design at Lane Community College and the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

O'Coyle's exhibit is part of All in the Family: Three Generations of Artists which includes Wild Life in Pennsylvania, work by her mother, D.M.Z. "Ziggy" Coyle, and Prints, work by her 9-year-old daughter, Opal Naomi Richengerg.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ellen Currans Ceramics Workshop - May 17

Local Clay is hosting a ceramics workshop by Ellen Currans at the LCC Ceramics Studio on May 17, Sunday, 10:00 am -4:00 pm.

Ellen Currans speciality is slab-built ceramic dishes with impressed textures. She makes pieces that people use for everyday dishes. The pots and platters make sense in the lives of the people who use them and impart dignity and beauty to the presentation of food. Currans grew up in the Okanogan Valley of north central Washington, studied at the University of Washington, and settled in Oregon with her husband in 1965.

The LCC Ceramics Studio is located in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about Currans' workshop, contact LCC ceramics instructor, Tom Rohr at 643-5417.