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:

"...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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

The sculpture "Shell" is by Ellen Tykeson.