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 Surréalisme), 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.

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 •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.