Friday, December 10, 2010

40 Years of Excellence - LCC Art Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition - Opens January 3

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present 40 Years of Excellence: LCC Art Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition will feature the works of past instructors who were part of the 40 years of excellence showcased through out the years at the LCC Art Gallery.

This exhibition will include work by the following artists: Harold Hoy, Craig Spilman, Joyce Kommer, Walter Stevens, David Joyce, Kacey Joyce, Nancy Hoskins, Bob Prokop, Bets Cole, Bruce Dean, Thomas Rubick, Tom Rohr, Walt O’Brien, Margaret Coe, John Bauguess, Monique Belitz, Glen Diseth, Gary Stanfield, Lynn Wiley, Dan White, Roger McAlister, DeAnna Douglas, Alda Saunders, and Marilyn Robert.

In the past forty years, the LCC Art Gallery has brought to the local area over 400 exhibitions and has been a constant in the Eugene art community. Please join us in celebrating this incredible milestone.

The show runs from January 3rd to January 27th. A reception will be held on January 18th from 5:30 to 7:30. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in Building 11 on LCC's main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 541-463-5409.
 
The image is of faculty in Art and Applied Design Department from the early 1970s.  Photo courtesy of the Lane Community College Archives.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Andy Salzman in Italy

Andy Salzman, sculpture and ceramics instructor at Lane, has work in two exhibits in Italy this fall and winter.  Salzman has sculpture in KOSAKAOS: dis harmonies in art (KOSAKAOS: Disharmony in Art), an exhibit at the Fonderia Delle Arti in Rome, November 19 - December 19.
Andy had ceramic work in Keramikos 2010 (Ceramics 2010) at the Artidec Gallery in Bracciano, Italy, September 18-October 17.

More information and images of Salzman's work can be found at:  http://andreassalzman.blogspot.com/


 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CASA - Holiday Pottery Sale - December 1-2

CASA (Ceramic Art Student Association) is planning it's annual Holiday Pottery Sale and Fundraiser, Dec. 1-2, 9am - 4 pm, Center Bldg. Cafeteria.  For more information, contact the Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.

LASA News - Sale and Field Trip

LASA - Lane Art Students Association - Annual Art Sale of student work.  November 29 - December 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, in the Cafeteria.  For details on how to submit your work or if you would like to help with the sale, contact LASA at:  lcc.lasa@gmail.com or the Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.

LASA is also planning a Field Trip to the Portland Art Museum on December 4, 9:00am - 7:00pm.  To register, return a completed registration form along with $3.00 to the Art and Applied Design office, Building 11, Room 101.  Registration ends on December 1.  Space is limited, so register early!  For more information contact LASA at lcc.lasa@gmail.com or the Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In Formation: Anne Godfrey and Rob Adams, Nov. 15 - Dec. 2

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present “In Formation”, a two-person show featuring artists and Lane Community College faculty members, Anne Godfrey and Rob Adams. Anne Godfrey teaches photography and drawing and Rob Adams teaches painting and design within the Department of Art and Applied Design. The exhibition consists of both photography and painting.

When asked about what inspires her photography, Anne stated, “I drift with the camera, creating layered images while walking through both new and familiar places. These images transcend a static pictorial representation of landscape space creating a sense of movement and time, more closely representing my psychological and physical experiences.”
In discussing his approach to his work, Rob stated, “I distill images into simpler fields of color, reflecting the way art, through graphic design, has helped reduce the world into marketable products. The simplification of concepts into shared symbols and icons has always intrigued me. Humor and an appreciation of the absurd are vital to me.”

The show runs from November 15th through December 2nd. A lecture featuring both artists will be held on November 18th at 3:00 pm with a reception immediately following at 4:00.

The gallery is located in building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Artist Books and Pop-Up Class

New class for Winter term!  Artist Books and Pop-up, will be offered in the Winter term by Susan Lowdermilk.  Learn to design and construct a variety of basic folded and stitched book structures and learn pop-up techniques in this Winter term course. The curriculum focuses on design process development, conceptual development and typographic layout. You will also learn the history of the book form throughout the world, movable books, and artist's books.

Details: ART 118, CRN 34014, Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30 - 5:20 pm, LCC main campus, Building 18, Room 201, 4 credit hours . Contact: Art & Applied Design, 463-5409 or Susan Lowdermilk, 463-3425.

 





Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eric Fracassi - "Saturdays and Some Days" in Art Gallery

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud present the exhibition, Saturdays and Some Days by Michigan artist, Eric Fracassi. The exhibition is a recent body of work from Eric's ongoing "Recollection Series".
 
When asked to describe his work, Fracassi stated: This work considers new relationships between the fluidity of a memory and the static images that are created in the final piece.  Childhood beliefs are explored through words, characters and images, and ultimately are exposed to new sensibilities.
 
The show runs from October 25th through November 11th. A reception will be held on Thursday, October 28th, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in building 11 on Lane's main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

Monday, October 18, 2010

LCC Library Art & Art History Guide

LCC Library's Art & Art History Guide has been featured as one of "the best and coolest" Library Guides. The Best of LibGuides  (part of Springshare which creates web applications for libraries and educational institutions) recognizes quality library guides and shares them as excellent examples for other libraries.

Librarians Claire Dannenbaum and Don Macnaughtan created the Art & Art History Research Guide to help students research topics in art and art history in the LCC Library.  The Guide includes resource assistance in areas such as:  Topics in Art and Art History, Books and DVDs, Journal Articles, Web Resources, Reference Resources, Citing Sources, and Images. Contact for more information:  Don Macnaughtan, 541.463.5359.

Image from LCC's Guide:  Hans Bellmer, The Hand Hat (from the book, Le SurrĂ©alisme), circa 1947. Image courtesy of ARTstor.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Health & Wellness Banners by Tom Madison

Tom Madison, Graphic Design instructor, has designed nine banners for the new Health and Wellness Building.  Tom worked with the Dean of Health Professions, the Foundation Director, the President's Office and the architects to conceptualize what would look good as celebratory banners for the grand opening on September 23. The banners will also be used for recruiting and other functions as they list the various professions certified through the Health Professions department. The nine banners measure 3 x 7 feet each. They were created using a process called "dye sublimation," where heat transfers ink printed onto a paper substrate right into the nylon of a fabric banner. They each come with their own stand.

You may view photos of the design and production process taken with Tom at Imagine Group and photos of the banners in the Health and Wellness Building taken at the grand opening on September 23 on the department's Flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laneccarts/sets/72157625123167990/


The Health and Wellness Building, #30, is located on the main campus of Lane Community College, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405.  For more information, contact Tom Madison at 541.463.5887.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wild Autumn Magic - Andie Thrams Workshop

Wild Autumn Magic: Surface Design & Accordion Books Workshop with Andie Thrams, November 6-7, 10:00am - 5:00pm, LCC Building 11, Room 119. 
Explore the elusive creative space between care and wild abandon as a way to invite the magic of fall into the making of a book. The workshop will begin by working with pure color to create beautiful shimmering paper surfaces.Wild flora will be used for inspiration and as tools for drawing and painting in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Once dry, our paper will have a surface wonderfully primed for building additional layers of drawing, painting and writing. Directed experiments will dance between the careful and the out of control, using watercolor, ink, gouache, pencil and pastel to develop imagery and content. Finally, all will come together as the work is bound into accordion-folded structures, full of autumn magic. Color mixing understanding is helpful, though not required.  All levels welcome, beginning to advanced.

Andie Thrams is a California-based visual artist working in painting andt he book arts. Her lifelong devotion to creative work in wilderness locations,especially within the pages of her field journals, has evolved into the artist’sbooks and paintings now held in prominent private and public collections.

Two scholarships are available for 3/4 of the tuition. To be considered, email the following to Robert Canaga at rcanaga@gmail.com. •Briefly explain your interest in art. • Is this workshop affordable to you without the scholarship? Sponsorship is provded by the Canaga-Lawrence Scholarship.

$75 for registered Lane students; $100 community at large (Includes$20 materials fee).  Class limit, 12 students. Registration deadline, October 29.

Contact:  Susan Lowdermilk, 541-463-3425 or the Art and Applied Design office, 541-463-5409.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Printmaking/Silkscreen Studios Open House, October 6


The Printmaking and Silkscreen Studios in the Art and Applied Design Department have a temporary location during this year's remodel of their former space. Please come to our opening reception on Wednesday, October 6 from 3:00-4:00. Enjoy light refreshments, print demos, and a raffle to win an original print from Printmaking instructors Kristie Potwora and Susan Lowdermilk.

The new studios are located in Building 13, rooms 105 and 106 next to the Public Safety offices. We hope to see you there! Contact: AAD office, 463-5409.

Summer Cloud, Wood Engraving, 4x3", Susan Lowdermilk.
Roots & Walnut, Silkscreen, Litho, Woodcut, 10x14", Kristie (Johnson) Potwora.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lane Faculty Art Show Opens September 27

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the annual exhibit by the art and applied design faculty. The exhibition will include a wide variety of media by both the full-time and part-time instructors. The show runs from September 27th through October 21st. A reception will be held on Wednesday, October 6th, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located in building 11 on main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kristie Potwora "Inspired by Nature' in Vermont galleries


Kristie Potwora, printmaking instructor at LCC, has two pieces in "Inspired by Nature", two concurrent exhibits sponsored by the Nature Conservancy in Vermont. "Interference" and "Pollen Count I" are on exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont and runs from July 31 to September 6; and at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, Vermont and runs from September 18 t0 October 31.

The show is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nature Conservancy of Vermont which invited artists to find inspiration in the beauty of their state. http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/vermont/events/events6512.html

Adam Grosowsky: New Paintings at Karin Clarke Gallery

Adam Grosowsky, painting instructor at LCC, has an exhibit "New Paintings" at the Karin Clarke Gallery from August 24-October 2. The gallery press release states: "In this new work, Grosowsky returns to his familiar themes of figures and landscapes, but with some significant changes and a fresh perspective. There is a sense of light and a brighter palette ... a softer, more romantic mood. ... The human figures are more varied and there are lots of animals -- cats, dogs, birds. A number of these paintings have a narrative quality."

The Karin Clarke Gallery is located at 760 Willamette Street in Eugene and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 5:30 pm. Contact: 541.684.7963. http://www.karinclarkegallery.com/

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Carrie O'Coyle Woodblock Print in Mayor's Art Show

Carrie O'Coyle (Richenberg)'s wooodblock print, "Fish in the Wave" has been selected for the 2010 Mayor's Art Show. "Fish in the Wave" is a four-color woodblock print. It is a nishiki-e, a Japanese multi-colored woodblock print; this style of printing was invented in the 1760's.

The Mayor's Art Show runs from August 26 to October 16 and is sponsored by the Jacobs Gallery in the Hult Center. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4pm; Saturday, 11am - 3pm; and one hour prior to and during all Hult Center performances. For information: http://www.jacobsgallery.org/


Friday, September 3, 2010

Hefty Increase in Art Students in 2009-2010

The Art & Applied Design Department was among the top 3 departments at LCC that had hefty increases in registered students during the 2009-10 academic year compared to the 2008-09 school year. The increase in unduplicated headcount was: Art & Applied Design, 32% increase; Computer Information Technology, 33% increase; Academic Learning Skills, 34% increase.

Lee Imonen Sculpture "Bountiful" at Delta Ponds

Lee Imonen, sculpture instructor, has just installed his sculpture "Bountiful" next to the new Delta Ponds Pedestrian Bridge in Eugene. He was featured in a recent piece on KEZI-TV, a local Eugene television station. The sculpture refers to a Native American fishing method with poles and a fishing net. Imonen states: "I want the net to look full, like it's just been pulled out of the water. And so it's this bountiful harvest that signifies that return and reinvestment of Eugene to this natural area." The sculpture is part of the city's 2010 Public Art Plan.

Read the article and watch the news clip at: http://kezi.com/news/local/187443

Monday, August 30, 2010

"Body Into Clay" - In Memory of Tom Rohr

"Body Into Clay," an article in the current issue of The Studio Potter, was written by Lisa Favero in memory of Tom Rohr, former instructor in ceramics at Lane Community College.

Favero writes about Tom's pots: "To each and drink from them is to enter a terrain of pleasure and exploration, in pursuit, enroute to satisfaction. ... The obvious, fundamental action of Tom's work - the erasure of the boundary between pots and who we are -- he left us to experience ourselves. ... "A master potter because there was no boundary between his palm, his belly, his heart, and the clay, Tom died of a heart attack quickly, with the suddenness of a cup departing when it falls from the hand."

The article appears in The Studio Potter, Summer/Fall 2010, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp 12-15. www.studiopotter.org/ Photocopies of the article are posted in the Art and Applied Design Department office and in the Ceramics studio in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rob Adams - Collegium, Italy

Rob Adams, instructor of painting, drawing and design, attended the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, in Umbria, Italy, July 9-31. The conference included sessions about aesthetics and the phenomenology of experience. Rob taught art lessons to conference participants and studied the work of artist Alberto Burri who worked in Citta. Adams received funding from the LCC Faculty Professional Development.

Check the Art & Applied Design's Flickr page to see photos of Rob in Italy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laneccarts/sets/72157624668237719/

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gabriella Soraci, Millay Colony Residency, September 2010

Gabriella Soraci is one of 48 artists, writers, and composers selected for a one month artist residency at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York, for the 2010 season. Soraci's residency is for the month of September 2010.

The Millay Colony's mission statement reads, "Promoting the vitality of the arts and the development of writers, visual artists, and composers by providing a retreat for creative work." Visit www.millaycolony.org for more information.

Gabriella Soraci teaches painting and drawing at Lane Community College and the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Art & Applied Design, 541-463-5409.

Gabriella Soraci Painting in Bowery Gallery in NYC

Gabriella Soraci's painting "Folded Map II" has been selected by juror Rackstraw Downes for inclusion in the 2010 Bowery Gallery National Competition in New York City. Dates of Exhibition: August 3rd - 21st, 2010. Opening Reception: Thursday August 5th, from 5-8 pm.

The Bowery Gallery is an artist run gallery in the Chelsea area of New York City located at 530 West 25th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001. http://www.bowerygallery.org/

Gabriella Soraci teaches painting and drawing at Lane Community College and the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Art & Applied Design, 541-463-5409.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rob Adams Travels to Italy in July

Rob Adams, instructor of painting, drawing, and design in the Art Department, will be traveling to Italy this July. Rob received funding from LCC Faculty Professional Development and will use this funding to "travel to the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Umbria, Italy this July 9-31. I'll be attending conference sessions about aesthetics, phenomenology of experience, and other topics important to contemporary art, with top scholars in the field. I also am offering art lessons to conference participants during free times, as an adjunct to our discussions. Additionally, I'll have the opportunity of studying the work of artist Alberto Burri, who worked in town. The Burri Foundation offers extensive museum collections and archives of the artist's life and work. I plan to make works informed by his colorist collage aesthetic, both to display at the conference hotel, and at my faculty show in the LCC Art Gallery during Fall term, 2010. I expect the trip will make me a more valuable asset to LCC, broadening the knowledge and experience I am
able to pass along to my students." Contact: Rob Adams: adamsr@lanecc.edu

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Media Arts Student Show - June 10

The LCC Media Arts Student Show will highlight student work in Graphics, Animation, Photography, and Movies on June 10, 6-8 pm in Building 17 on LCC's main campus. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition May 24-June 10

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the annual Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition. This exhibition will feature many interesting and varied portfolio pieces submitted by the graduating students of the Graphic Design Program.

The show runs from May 24 through June 10. A reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 4-6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located in building 11 on main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409. Contact: Jennifer Salzman, Gallery Director 463-5864, salzmanj@lanecc.edu

Arts & Business Alliance Partnership Award for 2010

Lane's Division of the Arts and the Eugene Airport/Gallery at the Airport Partnership are one of the finalists for the first Annual Arts and Business Partnership Award for 2010. The Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene gives the Award which recognizes those in the local arts and business sectors that are successfully collaborating to contribute to the quality of life in Eugene.

The 2010 Finalists are the Eugene Airport and the Gallery at the Airport Partnership, Kendall Subaru and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Isler CPA and the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. All three finalists will be honored at the Alliance's BRAVA Breakfast (Business Recognizing Arts Vision and Achievement) on June 4, 2010 at the Hult Center.

The Eugene Airport/Gallery at the Airport Partnership: "When economic uncertainty and budget constraints threatened the survival of the Gallery at the Airport, an exhibit space on the second floor landing of the Eugene Airport, community members Randy Stender and Dottie Chase worked quickly to put together a consortium of local non-profit arts organizations to manage the gallery. Four local arts organizations, Lane Community College Division of the Arts, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA), and the Emerald Art Center, came together to form the Gallery at the Airport Partnership ensuring that the airport would have a permanent space for the exhibition of visual art and artifacts."

The LCC Faculty Art Exhibition is on display at the Airport Gallery during April, May and June.

All three finalists will be honored at the Alliance's BRAVA Breakfast (Business Recognizing Arts Vision and Achievement) on June 4, 2010 at the Hult Center.

For information, contact Rebecca Black at the Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene: artsandbusinesseugene@gmail.com or 541.242.2364

Monday, May 10, 2010

Homage: The Artwork of Jim Ulrich - May 21 - June 25

Homage: the Artwork of James E. Ulrich will be presented by the Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon from May 21 to June 25. Over thirty of James' emotive and visionary works in oils and pastel will be displayed showing the breadth and depth of his studio practice. A reception will be held on Friday, May 21, 6-8 pm. A panel discussion is tentatively planned for Saturday, May 22.

The Maude Kerns Art Center is located at 1910 East 14th, Eugene, Oregon. tel: 541.345.1751. For more details, contact Kathleen Caprario Ulrich at caprariok@lanecc.edu or 541.463.5775.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Earth Day Installation at Kelly Middle School

A Challenge to Change: An Earth Day Installation was a project by 8th graders at Kelly Middle School. This was an Arts Work in Education Collaboration between Kristie Potwora, LCC Art Teaching Partner, and Ms. Mora's two 8th grade classes (65 student artists) and was on display between April 22-30.

The Earth Day Installation was designed to challenge the viewer, and the artists themselves, to make behavioral changes that will help to save our planet.

Potwora writes: "We contrasted non-biodegradable items from participating students and loaned from LCC’s Recycling Services, by “trashing” the inner courtyard at Kelly. Next, we created numerous silhouettes out of black paper of the animals that are affected by our ill use of the planet and pasted them on the windows looking onto the courtyard. This was to stress the point that if we are not more mindful, these animals will be extinct due to our personal and collective greed. Along the window panes we included the quote, "Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." -- Cree Saying

Finally, we invited viewers to pledge to make a change to help save the earth.
Over 600 students, staff, and faculty made pledges to become more green!"

The students and their project made the news! To see the television clip, go to: http://kezi.com/page/171100

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Here and There - Mark Poole & Stacy Jo Scott Exhibit - May 3 - 20

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present “Here and There”, a two-person show featuring artists and studio technicians, Mark Poole and Stacy Jo Scott. The show runs from May 3rd through May 20th. A lecture featuring both artists will be held on May 6th at 3:00 pm with a reception immediately following.

Mark Poole works in the sculpture studio and Stacy Jo Scott works in the ceramics studio within the Department of Art and Applied Design. The exhibition consists of both sculpture and ceramics, along with installation work.

When asked to describe his work, Mark explained, “ My works are environmental: creating spaces and connecting elements that encourage new interactions. The materials I work with impact my relationship with each sculpture.”

He further states, “The simple and organic shapes in my work invoke connections among the layers of the world we inhabit. These works recognize the potential for art to fill our need for intrigue, mystery, story, ritual, sensual experience and beauty.”

The gallery is located in building 11 on LCC's main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409. Contact: Jennifer Salzman, Gallery Director 463-5864, salzmanj@lanecc.edu

Inclusion and Distillation: Black and White


Inclusion and Distillation: Black and White is at the Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center and features works by printmaker Susan Lowdermilk, fiber artist Marilyn Robert, and painter Satoko Motouji. The exhibition runs from May 7 to June 12; the Artists' Insight Talk will be on Friday, May 7, 3:30-4:30 pm; the Opening Reception and First Friday Artwalk will be on Friday, May 7, 5:30-8:30 pm.

The Jacobs Gallery is located on the lower level of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, and one hour prior and during all Hult Center performances. For information: http://www.jacobsgallery.org/ or 541.684.5635.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Visiting Lane's Art-O-Mat

Amber Barnum, an artist from Sacramento, recounts her visit to Eugene to see the Art-o-Mat in Lane's Art Gallery. Check out her story, with pictures, on her blog: http://heartescapes.blogspot.com/2010/04/art-o-mat.html

"...Art-o-Mat was created by a group called Artists in Cellophane. An Art-o-Mat is an old retired cigarette dispenser that has been turned into an art dispenser. Artists from all over the world can submit their art to be sold in the machines at $5 a piece. Cool idea, right? ...we found one in Eugene, at Lane Community College, in their Art gallery. ... Mom and I were totally excited and ... Monday afternoon, we pulled into the college, and went searching for the Art-o-Mat. ..." Check out her blog for the rest of the story.

The Art-o-Mat is located next to the Art Gallery in the Art and Applied Design Department in Building 11 on LCC's main campus. For information about the Art-o-Mat at Lane, contact Susan Lowdermilk, 541.463-5413 or the Art and Applied Design office at 541.463.5409.




Friday, April 16, 2010

Drive by Press, May 12


Drive by Press will be on Lane's campus on Wednesday, May 12. They will give a public lecture, meet students and print shirts from woodblocks from their etching press in front of the Art and Applied Design Department in Building 11 on LCC's main campus. This is Drive by Press' last year touring, so don't miss it!

Drive By Press is a design collective specializing in art, apparel, design, and special project marketing. Drive By Press prints limited edition apparel by using a process that is totally unique and separate from commonly seen screen-printing operations. Drive By Press's approach to design is truly innovative in that each on is hand cut then custom printed on site. http://drivebypress.com/aboutus/

Mezzotint Workshop with Ryan O'Malley, May 15-16


The next printmaking workshop will be "Mezzotint" taught by Ryan O'Malley from Drive by Press. The workshop is on May 15-16 (Saturday and Sunday,) 9:00 am-4:00 pm in the LCC Printmaking Studio, Building 10/Room 200.

Mezzotint engraving is a drypoint intaglio process that emphasizes tone in order to create images rich in value and depth. For this two-day workshop students will learn the basics of mezzotint engraving in black and white. We will cover place preparation, rocking, scraping and burnishing, alternative techniques, tool care, inking, wiping, and printing. Students are expected to come prepared with necessary tools and imagery to translate from paper to metal.

Ryan O'Malley received his MFA from Louisiana State University in 2005 and is currently teaching mezzotint workshops and touring the U.S. with Drive by Press. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanomalley/collections/

The fee for the workshop, including materials, is $85 for registered LCC students and staff; $125 for members from the community at large. For more information and to reserve your space in the workshop, contact Susan Lowdermilk at lowdermilks@lanecc.edu, 541.463.5413.

Drive by Press will be on Lane's campus on Wednesday, May 12.

Student Salon Des Refuses - April 12 - May 7

The Salon Des Refuses features works of art that were not included in the Juried Student Art Show now on display in the Gallery in Building 11. The works are in the new LASA (Lane Art Student Association) Gallery in Building 16, the Math and Science Building.

There will be a reception on April 22 at 3:00 pm and awards will be given at that time.

LASA meets on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in the alcove in Building 11. This time is for committee business, hanging out, or making art. Contact: Mildred Crow or the Art Department office, 541.463.5409.

Friday, April 9, 2010

LCC Juried Student Art Show - April 12 - 29


LCC Art Gallery is proud to present the Juried Student Art Show. This exhibition will be held from April 12th to April 29th. There will be a reception on Thursday, April 22nd from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

The LCC Juried Student Art Show is an exhibition showcasing the best of our current LCC art students. All the work on display has been created by our students during the 2009 - 2010 academic year. We encourage the community to come and support our local artists.

The show runs from April 12th through April 29th. The gallery is located in building 11 on main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission.

Contact: Jennifer Salzman, Gallery Director 463-5864, salzmanj@lanecc.edu The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

Faculty Art Exhibition at the Airport Gallery


Lane Community College Faculty Art Exhibition "a show on the go..." will be on display at The Gallery at the Eugene Airport during April, May and June of 2010. The exhibition features art by faculty in the Art and Applied Design Department in a variety of medium such as oil painting, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking.

The Gallery at the Airport is a permanent space for exhibitions of visual art and artifacts reflecting the the artistic and cultural resources of the region. The focus has been on presenting original work of local and regional artists. The Gallery is located on the second floor landing of the Eugene Airport terminal building. http://www.flyeug.com/

The sculpture "Shell" is by Ellen Tykeson.



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

High School Art Show - March 29 - April 9

The Lane Art Gallery is proud to present our Fifth Annual High School Art Show. This show is an invitational to area high schools in Lane County to share with our community, their young and upcoming art students. Along with the two-week exhibition, students who participate are eligible for awards and scholarships. The show runs from March 29 to April 9. An evening reception is being held on April 1 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The gallery is located in Building 11 on the LCC main campus at 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon. There is no charge for admission. Contact: Art and Applied Design at 541.463.5409.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Robert Adams - "Landscapes" at Goldworks in March

Robert Adams, LCC art instructor, is having a solo art show throughout March at Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio. The theme of the show is "Landscapes from the Vermont Studio Center," where Adams had a residency in the fall of 2009, assisted by travel funding from the Art department.

The opening reception will be Friday March 5th, 4:30 to 7:30 pm, and is a stop on on the First Friday Artwalk. Adams will be there to talk about the work, with Kate Ali, LCC sculpture instructor, who is leading the art walk. There will also be wine tasting by the Sineann Winery that evening.

Goldworks is located at 169 E. Broadway in Eugene, Oregon. http://goldworksart.com/ Goldworks is open 10 am - 5:30 pm weekdays, and 10-4 on Saturdays.
The works depicted here are: Crane and Mill, Sandbag Weir, Construction Dam, and Rooftop before the Rain.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kristie Potwora - Chance to Flourish Exhibit at OSU


Kristie Potwora, silk screening instructor at Lane, will have her work shown in "Chance to Flourish: Private, Public, and Wild Gardens" an invitational show at the Giustina Art Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. The show runs from March 1-30, with an Artists' Reception on March 17 at 6-8 pm.

The show is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences. Thirty-five artists who are represented in the College’s Art About Agriculture permanent collection were invited to submit one recent work of art relevant to the garden theme of the show. The Giustina Art Gallery is located in the LaSells Stewart Center at OSU, 26th & Western Blvd., Corvallis, Oregon. Their website is: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/wild-gardens

"Oh Sister, My Sister" (silkscreen, encaustic, oil) is included in the show (above). "Amanita (silkscreen) is from their private collection and will also be exhibited (right).

Contact: Kristie Potwora, 541.463.5775. Kristie's website is: http://www.kristiepotwora.com/

Monday, March 1, 2010

Graphic Design 2nd Year Applicants Session

An important Q & A session for students applying for the 2nd year Graphic Design Program will be held on Friday, March 5, 12:00-1:30 pm. This is a very important opportunity to find out everything you need to know, pick up the appropriate paperwork, ask direct questions to faculty, and find out deadlines. Please try to attend if you are thinking about applying.

Here are the pertinent details:
When: Friday, March 5, 12- 1:30 PM
Where: Building 18, room 201
What: Q & A session about admission process into the the second year of the Graphic Design Program
Who: Multiple members of the GD faculty will be on hand to inform and answer questions.
Why: Applying to the program requires an application, an essay and a portfolio, with more than one deadline. The portfolios need to have particular things represented as well as an assignment specific to the application process. Learning as much as you can about the process will only help your chances of getting accepted!

Contact: Art & Applied Design, 463-5409; Tom Madison, GD instructor, 463-5887; Susan Lowdermilk, GD instructor, 463-5413.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Susan Lowdermilk - Augen Print Invitational - March 3-27

Susan Lowdermilk has work in the March Print Exhibition at the Augen Gallery in Portland. The show runs from March 3 to 27. Works in the exhibit are by print artists: Sheryl Funkhouser, Paul Gentry, Guo Nan, Wendy Kahle, Stephen Leflar, Susan Lowdermilk, Nicole Rawlins, John Saling, Michael Southern, Margaret van Patten, Wang Gongyi and Christy Wyckoff.
The Preview Reception is on Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The First Thursday Opening is on March 4, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lowdermilk's print "The Uncertainty of a Sure Thing" (detail), 2009, copper engraving, 4 x 5" is shown on the exhibit postcard, center column, second from the top.

The Augen Gallery DeSoto is located at 716 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209. Telephone: 503.546.5056; website: www.augengallery.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Art of Figurative Art exhibition, Feb. 2 - March 31


The Art of Figurative Art is a joint exhibit at Raven Frame Works from February 2 to March 31. LCC fine art faculty members, Adam Grosowsky, Jan Halvorsen, and Ellen Tykeson have work in this exhibit. An opening reception is on February 6 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The sculptures shown here are by Ellen Tykeson.

RavenFrame Works is located at 325 W. 4th Avenue in Eugene. Contact: 541.342.3067 or http://ravenframeworks.com/

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tom Rohr and Friends - Feb. 22 - March 11

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present "Tom Rohr and Friends", a memorial exhibition to honor our late friend and colleague Tom Rohr. The exhibition is a collective body of work donated by 22 artists from across the country. All the work has been donated to the show, which will coincide with an online auction. The exhibit and the auction will run from February 22 to March 11. Information about the auction can be found at: http://tomrohrmemorialauction.blogspot.com/

"It is our goal through the online auction to raise money to help in create the Tom Rohr Memorial Scholarship Fund. We would like to encourage the community to take part in this great event," says Jennifer Salzman, gallery director.

An artists’ lecture presented by Lisa Favero, called
"Body of Clay, Heart on Fire: Sensuality and Play in the Work of Tom Rohr," will be held February 25 at 3 p.m. with a reception immediately following.

The gallery is located in building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College on 30th Avenue in Eugene. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 463-5409.

The images show Tom's work and the exhibit postcard.