Associate Professor Emeritus Gaylene Carpenter presented “Arts and Cultural Programming” to the World Leisure Congress in Quebec City. 3000 people attended the congress and represented 73 different countries. She also gave two lectures at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia: “Art Partnering With Sport: the 2008 Trials in Eugene, Oregon” and “The Benefits of Arts and Cultural Programming”
Documenting the folk art of China and sharing the talent of these artists on the world-wide web is a mutual goal of the UO’s Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy, Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China, and the Cultural Heritage Alliance at the University of Central Florida. The partners launched the ChinaVine project, a website that documents artisan folk art traditions, in May 2007. Next week, this project will reach another milestone when Shandong University president, Dr. Pan Leusheng, president of the Shandong University of Art and Design, and his delegation visit the UO campus.
The work of University of Oregon art and design students will be showcased at the LaVerne Krause Gallery this fall. Until mid-December, the gallery will host new shows weekly featuring contemporary art in a range of media. The fall exhibition schedule highlights a group exhibition of works made by students who traveled throughout China as a part of the university’s three-week art program in summer 2008.