Friday, September 9, 2011

Kathleen Caprario in Mayor's Art Show

Kathleen Caprario, instructor in Lane's Art and Applied Design Department, has a work in the 2011 Mayor's Art Show: Celebrating Lane County Artists, August 25 - October 8 at the Jacobs Gallery.  Kathleen's collage and mixed media piece, titled "Lake Dreaming #5" received the 1st Juror's Choice Award by juror Karin Clarke.

The Jacob's Gallery is located at the Hult Center in downtown Eugene.  For hours and more information, contact Jacobs Gallery

Bike Corrals Designed by Lane Students

Eugene area bike riders will be able to experience a little art when they park their bikes at two downtown locations. The City of Eugene partnered with Lane art instructor Lee Imonen and his students over the past year to design and create three artistic bike corrals for downtown. Two of the corrals were dedicated with their first bike locking on Thursday, September 8.

Mayor Kitty Piercy gave an address in front of the Morning Glory Restaurant across from the train station at 450 Willamette Street. A bicycle group then traveled over to the Kiva grocery store at 11th and Olive to dedicate the second piece.

“The work is fabulous and the students deserve a round of applause for their efforts,” says Imonen.

Students in last fall’s Art 117: Three Dimensional Basic Design came up with nine different designs for the downtown bike corrals. The public reviewed and commented on the designs while they were on display in the Atrium and the Eugene Public Library during January and February. A selection committee composed of the City’s Public Art Committee, Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and other stakeholders reviewed public input and determined the winning designs.

The project was funded by the city and in-kind donations including the design work and thousands of hours of labor from Imonen and his students.

The bike corrals were featured in an article in Eugene's Register/Guard newspaper on September 8. Art of the Bike Rack