Friday, February 22, 2013

Susan Lowdermilk at CODEX 2013

Susan Lowdermilk, instructor of book arts and printmaking, had a booth at the Codex International Book Fair 2013 in San Francisco.  Held on February 10-13, over 182 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers exhibited their art and craft.

Check out the website for CODEX:

"Is Print Dead? The CODEX International Book Fair" is the title of an article in the San Francisco Weekly.  One of Susan's books is featured in the photograph accompanying the article.

"Aviary" by Susan Lowdermilk and Tallmadge Doyle.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dreaming Across Time and Space, Tie Li Exhibit, Feb. 11 - March 15

The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition, Dreaming Across Time and Space, by Portland artist, Tie Li. Tie Li works in a combination of painting and mixed media. His work is reflective of the past and he uses found imagery to convey this reference.

“To me, sometime art making is a process of turning yourself inside out. It’s not easy to face reality, which often is not pleasant or beautiful. But, as long as you are being truthful to yourself, your idea and your dream, thought courage and effort, you may turn your dream into reality, this process itself is beautiful.”

The show runs from February 11th to March 15th. A brief lecture will take place on Thursday, February 14th, beginning at 3:00 with a reception immediately following. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 541-463-5409.

Images:  Internal Space, Made in USA, Family Roots

Juried Student Art Show, Feb. 11 - March 15

LCC Art Gallery is proud to present the Juried Student Art Exhibition. The show runs from February 11th – March 15th. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

The LCC Juried Student Art Show is an exhibition showcasing the best of our current LCC art students. All the student work on display has been created during the past academic year. Along with selection for the exhibition, our student’s work will also be juried for various awards as well as this year’s League of Innovation representatives for the National League of Innovation Art Competition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank this year’s jurors, Steve and ZoAnn Reinmuth. Steve and ZoAnn are the founders of Reinmuth Bronze Studio, Eugene, Oregon. As part of the local art community for over 15 years, Steve’s work can be seen throughout the community as well as at Lane Community College’s main campus. Images and more information can be found at
We encourage the community to come and support our artists.

The gallery is located in Building 11 on main campus of Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 541-463-5409.

Laura Ahola-Young: Padromes

Cascade Gallery at Portland Community College-Cascade Campus, presents watercolor paintings by Laura Ahola-Young, instructor in the Art Department at Lane Community College.  The exhibit dates are February 28 – April 4, 2013.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at  Terrell Hall 102, PCC Cascade Campus. Artist Talk: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:10 – 7:00 pm, at the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (MAHB) room 223, PCC Cascade Campus. Gallery Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Cascade Gallery presents watercolor paintings by Eugene-based artist Laura Ahola-Young. Inspired by fleeting and destructive aspects of our biological world, Ahola-Young reworks her paintings’ surfaces with glazes and scraping in order to reflect history and memory of a structure. Within layers of paint and represented spaces, she reveals fleeting warnings - prodromes – as in early symptoms indicating the attack of a disease. She says, “When painting, I am actively creating while simultaneously destroying. . . . My work reflects my desire for absolutes and claims none.”

Originally from Minnesota, Ahola-Young received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and MFA from San Jose State University. She teaches art at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Image:  Microbe: Alcanivorax borkumensis, 2011, watercolor, 15-3/4 x 34-1/4"

Tom Rohr Art Scholarship

The Tom Rohr Art Scholarship has been established in the memory of Tom Rohr, former LCC Ceramics faculty, who fostered possibility, potential and promise.  This scholarship award recognizes and celebrates the creative efforts of Lane’s talented art students.The award amount is $1,000. The scholarship is open to all eligible Lane Community College Art students.

The deadline is March 14th, 2013 at 8:59 pm. All applications for Lane Community College Foundation
Scholarships will be submitted through the STARS Online Application.
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