Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Workmanship of Risk - Dan Schmitt, Ken Herrin - Nov. 14 - Dec. 1

“The Workmanship of Risk”, a two-person show featuring area artists Dan Schmitt and Ken Herrin is at the LCC Art Gallery, Nov. 14 - Dec. 1. Dan Schmitt teaches Ceramics at Lane Community College. Ken Herrin is a local sculptor who works in mixed media. A lecture featuring Dan Schmitt will be held on Nov. 17 at 4:00pm with a reception immediately following at 5:00.

When asked about his approach to his newest work, Dan stated, “The surfaces on my new work are now more painterly and I draw inspiration from Japanese Oribe ceramics, sumi ink paintings, folk art, and children’s illustration and art. I like the direct, spontaneous, application of graphic color and mark making to complement my forms.”

Ken shared his thoughts on the goal of his work by stating, “Over time, every artist will develop a language of their own making, with both greater structure and phrasing as well as individual words unique to that language. For myself, when I complete a piece, it is as if I have put the binding on a book and it is now “ex libris” and out of the library of my experience and ready for sharing.”

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.

Tom Madison and Mural on KVAL-TV

Tom Madison and graphic design students have been working on a mural called "A Cultural Landscape" for the past two months.  The mural project was featured in a story on KVAL-TV on November 4.

Mural Transforms Gray Wall at LCC