Thursday, April 19, 2012

PRODROMES: Paintings by Laura Ahola-Young

PRODROMES: Paintings by Laura Ahola-Young will be on display in the Fireplace Gallery at Mt. Hood Community College, April 3-26. Laura teaches Basic Design and Drawing in the Art and Applied Department at LCC. The Gallery is open M-Th, 8 am to 7 pm and Friday 8 am to 5 pm. MHCC is located at 260000 SE Stark St. in Greshem, Oregon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

League of Innovation Winners

We have sumitted the work of five students for the League of Innovation Competition. We  will keep everyone posted as our students move through the national competition.

Candice Westberg:  "I enjoy the moment when viewers realize that those aren’t living birds that adorn my pot. It opens a dialogue that allows me to share their stories. This piece features thirteen bird species that were brought to extinction by man’s direct involvement. It is my attempt at honoring their lives."

Daniel Balter:  My preferred medium is oil paint. I first create an under painting to establish the values then I use a series of colored glazes over the under painting; this is the same technique that was used by the Old Masters. I use direct observation and my imagination to create images that include vintage, tin toy robots and Japanese vinyl monsters. My paintings explore universal themes such as love and heartbreak, isolation and alienation, domestic violence and triumph in the face of fear. 


Douglas Wiltshire "Evolutionary Pull":  It is my contention that Art represents feeling. That is a powerful thing, to invoke passion and the desire to make things better. Evolutionary Pull is an exploration of our connection to our primal selves and how our past affects our present. 

Oktober Comstock: “Reflections” is a self-portrait. Not many people like to do self-portraits; perhaps as an artist or even a human being it becomes difficult to document what we see in the mirror. But I think that it is important to be willing to dive deeper into our reflection and attempt to understand what makes us tick.

Ramey McAlezander: I didn’t set out with a real theme for my paintings. I think this is reflection of my inner thoughts. I am always expressing my unspoken words through my paintings. I can’t say where my art is going but I do know I will continue to learn and grow as an artist. I think there is an endless quest in art.

LCC Juried Student Art Exhibition, April 19-May 3

LCC Art Gallery is proud to present the Juried Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition will be held from April 16th to May 3rd. There will be a reception on Thursday, April 19th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

The LCC Juried Student Art Show is an exhibition showcasing the best of our current LCC art students. Our students have created all the work on display during the past academic year.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank this year’s juror, Betsy Wolfston. Betsy is a local ceramics artist whose public works can be seen throughout the city of Eugene. Her work defines helps to define our community.

We encourage the community to come and support our local artists.
The show runs from April 16th through May 3rd. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in building 11 on lCC'smain campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 541-463-5409.