Thursday, October 29, 2009


Lane sculpture instructor Lee Imonen is among the artists chosen to help the Oregon Department of Transportation develop design enhancements for the Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge replacement project. Lee is partnering with GreenWorks and artists Adam Kuby and Suzanne Lee to design a south bank interpretive area, which includes the old Eugene Millrace, river channel restoration, and the south bank bicycle and pedestrian path, underpass and viaduct. Conceptual plans will be developed this fall and winter, and unveiled during Eugene’s First Friday Gallery Walk on Feb. 5. The artist and design teams were selected by ODOT’s design enhancement panel for the I-5 Willamette River Bridge project.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mark Perry Exhibit - Oct. 26 - Nov. 12

The LCC Art Gallery is pleased to present "Whenever It Comes" a collective body of work by Portland artist Mark Perry. The show consists of work based in printmaking, including processes such as relief, intaglio and woodcut.

When asked to describe his work, Perry had this to say, Most of my imagery is non-representational with symbolic and recognizable elements involved. Most of my prints are one of a kind, and all of them are hand printed via a press. The main theme has been based on "fate."

The show runs from October 26 to November 12. There will be a reception on November 4 at 4:30 pm.

The gallery is located in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College at 4000 East 30th Avenue in Eugene. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Contact information: gallery director, Jennifer Salzman at 463-5964, office hours Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 am. Or contact the Art Department office at 463-5409.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Susan Lowdermilk - Pop-up-Book in Florida Exhibit

Susan Lowdermilk has a pop-up-book in Scissors: Pop-Up, at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida. The exhibit showcases original pop-up and handmade books by artists from around the country and the world. The exhibit runs through the end of October.

A review in the St. Petersburg Times writes about Lowdermilk's book: Susan Lowdermilk created a woodcut print, then cut it as a three-dimensional tunnel to accompany William Stafford's lyrical poem "A Ritual to Read to Each Other."

For more information, go to the Florida Craftsmen Facebook:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rob Adams Paints Ballet Backdrop

Rob Adams, instructor of basic design and drawing, has painted the backdrop for Visions d'Amour: 10 Ballets in Paris, a ballet at the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center of Performing Arts, October 9-10.

Ballet Fantastique's critically-acclaimed chamber company presents a dramatic taste of Paris in ten short ballets. It's a don't-miss "tour en Francais," from operatic drama to the flair of the Moulin Rouge cabaret.

Eugene composer Jeremy Schropp and his live orchestra join Ballet Fantastique on stage in a ballet of sophisticated French frivolity, "Night at the Cafe Terrace." Van Gogh's painting, as re-envisioned by Northwest artist Rob Adams, lights up this nighttime Paris scene.

Visions of love will carry you from hauntingly beautiful operatic stories by Jules Massanet, Gabriel Faure, and Georges Bizet, to the playful "Papillion" (with guest pianist John Jantzi), and back to rosy Parisian romances with the music of French chanteuses Edith Piaf and Carla Bruni.

LASA - Lane Art Student Association - 1st Meeting

The Lane Art Student Association (LASA) will hold its first meeting of the fall term on Monday, October 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, Building 11, Room 131.

To begin activities for this academic year, LASA has been granted a gallery space for student artwork in Building 16. LASA has made a proposal, based on the spring survey, stating what students would like to see in the upcoming renovation of the Art & Applied Design buildings.

Mildred Crow, LASA president, writes that "We need student participation and officers! Resources are available for projects and leadership positions are open for reelection. Please come to our first meeting and help plan our agenda for the year."

LASA meetings will be held every other Monday, same time, same place.