June 22 – August 5, 2018
Opening reception, Friday, June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
June 30 – July 21
Opening Reception June 30, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Killjoy Collective 222 SE 10th Ave Unit 102B Portland, OR 97214
“Indeed, I saw in the district young women and young girls tranquil of eye, pure Tahitians….
All indeed, wish to be taken literally, brutally taken, without a single word.”
— Excerpt from Noa Noa, Tahiti journal of P. Gauguin
In 1769, the population of Tahiti was approximately 35,000.
By the time Paul Gauguin arrived in Papeete in 1891, European disease had killed off two-thirds of the population.
In the same year, colonialism had successfully destroyed the Maori people. Calvinist, Mormon, and Catholic religions replaced the indigenous beliefs and European thought and products replaced the handicrafts, barkcloth, the art of tattoo, music, and dance.
Mururoa Mururoa: Big Lies, is the start to a new dialog on the art and life of Paul Gauguin. A challenge to art institutions, art historians, and curators to recognize the true perspective of the indigenous.
I have been thinking about this for years… In 2012 I saw an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise. I could not believe the ignorance of this show; the write up was absolutely ridiculous…they said “through a balanced and contextual analysis of Polynesian art alongside Gauguin’s works, this exhibit brings Polynesian arts and culture into the center of Gauguin studies”.
Gauguin is the face of colonialism: the face of a patriarchal society. There was no balance in the curation of this show. There was no Polynesian voice in this show. Polynesian art and culture was stolen, fetishised, and taken advantage of by Gauguin.
Moruroa Moruroa: Big Lies
Kanani Miyamoto | Instagram: @mamakanani
Kanani Miyamoto was born and raised in Hawai`i and now lives in Portland, Oregon. She is a recent graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA in Print Media program and has shown work in Oregon, Idaho and Hawai`i.
“I have lived in Portland for five years and visit Hawai`i as often as I can. Returning to the islands as a visitor has really opened my eyes to the tourist industry.”
Miyamoto is a passionate printmaker with an educational background rooted in traditional practices. Exploring issues of cultural and personal identity, Miyamoto’s studio practice expands into non-traditional forms of printmaking including mixed-media original prints, sculpture, installation, and animation. Miyamoto’s work investigates autobiographical experiences of growing up in Honolulu and being mixed heritage.
Our collective goal is to increase the visibility of women, women-identifying, and gender non-conforming artists in Portland and beyond by curating public visual art exhibitions and events representing a community-minded and interdisciplinary approach. We seek to provide a platform for artists exploring urgent, contemporary issues via our artist-run gallery space in SE Portland.
We view Killjoy as a site of resistance and a space for collaborating voices.
Killjoy Collective celebrates and seeks to engage women — women of color, women of all ages, women of all shapes and sizes, women with visible and invisible disabilities, immigrant women, indigenous women, queer women, trans women, and those who refuse to be put in a box. Our organization is feminist, non-hierarchical, unmotivated by profit, and deeply committed to sustaining relationships with artists and audiences. Our artist-run space strives to connect emerging creatives with intrigued audiences in a fun and intimate environment.
Killjoy Collective is located inside the Troy Laundry Studios at 222 SE 10th Ave #102B Portland, OR 97214 across the street from Century bar.
Projects hosted by Killjoy Collective are free and open to the public.
Monday, June 11
4:00- 6:00pm in Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Boulevard
Spring Storm 2018 showcases the work of over 70 graduating seniors in the School of Art + Design majoring in art, art & technology, and product design. The exhibition will be on view through June 18 from 10:00am-6:00pm.
6:00-7:00pm in Kalapuya Ilihi, 1751 E 17th Ave
Back Alley Bash presents a culmination of a year’s worth of work from the university’s first Art + Design Academic Residential Community. The exhibition is on view June 6-11 from 10:00am- 6:00pm.
University of Oregon
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
Thursday, June 7, at 12:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Post-film discussion led by Portland Meet Portland director Manuel Padilla.
Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m.
184 Knight Law Center
Post-film discussion led by Define American chapter members Mariko Plescia and Rachel Alm.
Both screenings are free and open to the public.
Organized by University of Oregon Define American chapter, in partnership with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon Humanities Center, Global Justice Program, No Lost Generation UO, and The Department of Romance Languages.
News Release from Oregon Arts Commission
Posted on FlashAlert: May 24th, 2018 10:40 AM
Salem, Oregon – Eugene artist Terri Warpinski will exhibit “From Here to There” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem from June 4 to July 31.
Warpinski’s artistic work reflects her longstanding interest in the traces of human activity embedded in landscape. Oregon’s abundance of natural open spaces—whether oceans, rivers, plains (sage or grass), lakes or desert (dunes, scrub lands, or playas)—have been the source of contemplation and inspiration for her photography for more than 30 years.
After 32 years of teaching and administrative service at the University of Oregon, Warpinski is now a Professor Emerita of Art and dedicating her full attention to her studio practice. Her creative and scholarly career is distinguished by a Fulbright Fellowship (Israel 2000-2001) and most recently with a DAAD Research Grant (2016) to work in Berlin with the Stiftung Berliner Mauer as host institution. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship (2014) and two Career Opportunity Grants (2015, 2013) from The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Art Commission. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies, including at Ucross (2000), Playa (2011, 2014) and Caldera (2016).
Recently completed projects include “Surface Tension: three landscapes of division and Liminal Matter: Fences,” in collaboration with Portland poet Laura Winter. Her work has been shown in more than 125 exhibitions including the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in China; the US Embassy in Jerusalem; Houston International Fotofest; Center for Photography at Woodstock; the University of the Arts Philadelphia; and San Francisco’s Camerawork.
The Art in the Governor’s Office Program honors selected artists in Oregon with exhibitions in the reception area of the Governor’s Office in the State Capitol. Artists are nominated by a statewide committee of arts professionals who consider artists representing the breadth and diversity of artistic practice across Oregon, and are then selected by the Arts Commission with the participation of the Governor’s Office. Only professional, living Oregon artists are considered and an exhibit in the Governor’s office is considered a “once in a lifetime” honor. Artists whose work has previously been shown in the Governor’s office include Henk Pander, Michele Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Margot Thompson, Gordon Gilkey and Yuji Hiratsuka.
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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission’s expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.
The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org.
Journalist and cultural critic Margo Jefferson, an articulate voice critiquing race and culture in America, will speak at the UO on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. in 182 Lillis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for Assembly, a free and accessible gathering featuring public projects examining civic engagement
June 1-3, 2018
Assembly is a co-authored social practice gathering that includes discussions, interventions, presentations and participatory projects that address topics related to art and social practice. Join us in shaping the collective experience by contributing to dialog, group projects and co-created publications that will unfold at Portland City Hall, Multnomah County Central Library, the Portland State Native American Student Cultural Center and public civic spaces in Portland.
Members of the PSU Art + Social Practice MFA program organize Assembly every year to showcase current work and collaborations with members of the local community. During this full weekend conference, we will examine the topic of civic engagement. Attend one or all of the events.
This year we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Assembly and the 10th anniversary of the Art and Social Practice MFA program. Come celebrate with us.
More info at psusocialpractice.org/assembly
Come learn about the wide range of careers in Art & Technology from professionals in the field, enjoy lunch, join discussions, bring your questions! Join just the lunch or stay for the whole event!
Friday May 25 – LA 206
The schedule will be:
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch & Learn – Panel on Careers in Art & Technology (lunch provided)
1:00 – 2:30 Roundtable Discussions with panelists
Graphic Design as a Career, Branding, User Interface Research informs Design, career tips, careers and more!
2:30 – 3:30 Portfolio Reviews
Brian Gundell – Graphic Design & Sports Branding
Sara Talmadge -Digital Illustration and Animation
Geoff Rich – Art Lead, Special fx, Modelling and Video Creation
Peter King – Art Direction and Graphic Design
Kirstin Hierholzer – User Interface Research
A Reading by Susan Choi
Dear Artists and Art lovers,
It’s such a pleasure to host the Third Triennial Traveling Exhibition by Wood Engravers’ Network in the multiple exhibition cases located on the first floor right here in our Lawrence Hall. They just arrived from the former venue, University of Wisconsin. We’ll have this opportunity to enjoy them until we ship them off to the next venue, Asheville Bookworks in North Carolina in early July.
The exhibition consists of stunning works by renowned wood engravers in the world. I hope you have a chance to stop by and spend time with them. I’m so thrilled to have them here!
All my best,
College of Design, University of Oregon
Printmaking/Painting/Drawing Studio Technician
Professor Huhtamo’s Cabinet of Media Archaeology” is a series about little known but influential media machines. It is meant for media education at any level and for anyone interested in media archaeology and the early history of the moving image. This second episode discusses “peep media,” which is a concept coined by Erkki Huhtamo. Observing visual imagery as if through a keyhole is a centuries old practice within media culture. Erkki Huhtamo is a Professor at the departments of Design | Media Arts, and Film, Television, and Digital Media at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). All devices are from his personal collection. New episodes will be added when finished. They are produced as educational collaborations with undergraduate students at the Department of Design | Media Arts, School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA.
The “Art of Directing”
Talk and Reception with Award-Winning Director Chloé Zhao
Tuesday, May 1st – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the community
Join us for a discussion on the art of directing with award–winning director Chloé Zhao followed by a reception with light appetizers and desserts. Read more!
Free Cinema Studies tumbler to first 30 attendees!
Mark Your Calendar!
Talk and Reception with Director Chloé Zhao
Tuesday, May 1st – 4 pm – Gerlinger Lounge
Screening of Songs My Brothers Taught Me and Q&A with Chloé Zhao
Wednesday, May 2nd – 7 pm – Bijou
Screening of The Rider and Q&A with Chloé Zhao
Wednesday, May 9th – 7 pm – EMU Redwood Auditorium
DITCH PROJECTS is pleased to announce an exhibition by
Melanie Flood and Evan La Londe
April 28 – May 19, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, April 28, 6-9 PM
Melanie Flood (born 1979 Manhasset, New York) is an artist and curator based in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA (2001) in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA (2017) in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Since 2008, she directs Melanie Flood Projects, which began as an artists’ salon located in her Brooklyn residence. In 2014, the gallery relaunched in downtown Portland, OR with a focus on contemporary photography. Her projects have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ARTnews, New York Magazine, zingmagazine, Photo District News, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR (2018), Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR (2017), Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR (2016) and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2014). Flood is the recipient of a Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (2014), and a Precipice Fund Award (2016). Her work will be part of a two person exhibition at Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR (2018).
RODNEY MARSALIS VISITS UO
TO SHED LIGHT ON EMPOWERMENT IN MUSIC
CONTACT: Josh Gren, Director of Marketing & Communications
458-210-6631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 5, 2018 – [Eugene, OR] – Ahead of its 2018 Season, Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) welcomes international trumpet sensation Rodney Marsalis to Eugene on April 16 and 17. In partnership with the University of Oregon (UO) School of Music and Dance, OBF engaged Marsalis to speak with UO students, faculty, and the public about his career as a musician and the necessary role of empowerment and entrepreneurship in today’s music industry.
The first lecture and conversation, which will discuss Marsalis’ career and the importance of empowering underrepresented groups in the music business, takes place April 16 at Noon at Berwick Hall on the UO campus.
The following day, Marsalis visits students in two UO School of Music classes to discuss the life of a professional musician and entrepreneur with the next generation of professional musicians, educators, and arts advocates. A Brass Sectional will be held at 1pm in the MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building, Room 190, and “Music, Money, and Law with Rodney Marsalis” will follow immediately at 2pm in Berwick Hall. All three sessions are free and open to the public. In addition to his guest speaker role, Marsalis will spend a portion of his time in Eugene working with musicians from a local youth orchestra.
Marsalis, a graduate of the highly prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, leads The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, which will perform twice during the 2018 Oregon Bach Festival.
More information about The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass concert, as well as the entire OBF 2018 Season, is available at www.oregonbachfestival.org.
University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research institution and Oregon’s flagship public university. The UO School of Music and Dance presents more than 250 concerts and events during the academic year featuring scholars, guest artists, faculty artists, and student ensembles. The incredible wealth of concert material ranges from contemporary dance to African dance, early and classical music to contemporary music, world music, and jazz.
Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) has presented the masterworks of J.S. Bach, and composers inspired by his work, to audiences in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon for nearly five decades. The annual event began as a collaboration between German Conductor and Organist, Helmuth Rilling and former Associate Dean of the University of Oregon School Of Music, Royce Saltzman. In addition to traditional choral-orchestral masterworks, the festival also presents internationally renowned guest artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Pink Martini and Joshua Bell, and offers educational opportunities, children and family programing, and community events.
April 16, 2018, Noon
Berwick Hall, UO Campus
975 East 18th Ave
“Rodney Marsalis: Resiliency in the Music Industry”
Free Admission, Open to the Public
April 17, 2018, 1:00pm
MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building, Room 190, UO Campus
961 East 18th Ave
“UO Brass Sectional”
Free Admission, Open to the Public
April 17, 2018, 2:00pm
Berwick Hall, UO Campus
975 East 18th Ave
“Music, Money, and Law with Rodney Marsalis”
Free Admission, Open to the Public
Thursday 4/5 6p Straub 145 / movie screening of Whose Streets?, which is co-directed by Davis. It is a documentary that follows the protests and unrest in Ferguson that followed the killing of Michael Brown and failure to indict Darren Wilson.
Thursday 4/12 7p GSH 123 Great Room / public event with Damon Davis
March 5-23, 2018 UO + PSU EXCHANGE
RECEPTION: March 9 / 6-8PM
Littman + White Galleries
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway St. #250
Portland, OR 97201
Join us the first Saturday in May. Every year. Always.
For over ten years Robynn Smith and the MPC Printmakershave devoted the first Saturday in May to fine art printmaking. What began locally in the greater Monterey Bay Area of California in 2007, has become a worldwide event. In 2017, artists from over 45 US states, 46 different countries and all 7 continents participated! We are astonished, printmakers. We are thankful, and so proud to have you with us. Here’s to another successful year!
By providing a creative synergy and a forum for sharing and building community, this event unites printmakers worldwide and fosters a better understanding and appreciation of printmaking.
Participation is easy. Just make a print on May 5, 2018! Let the world know what you are doing by chiming in on our blog, Instagram and/or Facebook page.
Send us photos of your prints, your studios and your printmaking friends.
Invite guests and friends into your studios to share your love of printmaking.
Please join us! Make a print anywhere on May 5, 2018. Complete an edition, try a new technique, make a footprint in the sand or snow, kiss a mirror, make handprints with kids…just print, enjoy, share and let us know about it!
Spread the word!!!!
Blog – PrintDayinMay.com – click on “Members” and follow instructions to register. This will allow you to post comments and photos. Use us as a printmaking forum!
Having built this beautiful community, don’t forget to check back and share your work year round! In the meantime, we’ll be looking forward to everything Print Day In May 2018 has in store for us.
Supporting the Advancement of Diversity in Design (STAnDD) would like to
invite students from the College of Design to our “Design with Depth”
panel. The panel will be held in Lawrence Hall, room 206, this Thursday
(3/1) from 5-7pm, with pizza to follow!
The guest speakers for the panel include Native American architect
Johnpaul Jones, planner Ridhi D’Cruz and landscape architect Michael
Our panel will look to answer this question:
How do we include non-Western ways of designing without appropriation?
The panelists will discuss strategies and how designers can deepen their
work as they design for diverse communities.
Pizza will be provided afterwards, please join us!
We are hosting a free poetry workshop at the JSMA studio on Wednesday, Nov 15th from 3:30-6pm. No writing experience is necessary.
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Student Peer Advisors for Art/Art & Technology Majors and Art/Multimedia Minors
Fall 2017 Drop-in Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11am – 12pm
Friday: 12 – 1pm
Come talk with a peer advisor for assistance with:
Drop in at 254 Lawrence Hall
School of Art + Design Office
The Maude Kerns Art Center is pleased to present the 24th annual Día de los Muertos exhibit, October 13-November 3, 2017. The exhibit features a selection of juried artwork incorporating “Day of the Dead” themes and altars created by both individuals and community groups.
Maude Kerns Art Center is looking for Gallery Guides to lead tours for elementary, middle, and high school students while teaching about and discussing the artwork and Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos. Bilingual guides are also needed.
Whether signing up for one tour or many, this is a great way to learn more about the holiday and to give back to the community.
Interested? Come to our Gallery Guide Orientation on Thursday, October 12th from 6-7:30pm at the Art Center at 1910 E. 15th Avenue. There will be refreshments as we take a look at this year’s artists and altars, go over guidelines for leading a tour, and talk more about Día de los Muertos.
Can’t make it to the orientation but still interested in being a gallery guide? Please email Noelle email@example.com or call 541-345-1571 for more information.
Crystals of Transformation, will be screening as part of the NW Screendance Exposition, sponsored by U of O’s Department of Music Dance on Friday, October 13.I would like to invite you and your colleagues at the U of O art department to my film screening, here’s the link to purchase tickets:
Crystals of Transformation is an environmental art film inspired by water researcher, Masaru Emoto’s discovery of the influence of energy on water’s molecular structure.I created a sculptural and elaborate costume inspired by Dr. Emoto’s photographs of water crystals,and collaborated with an award winning dancer to translate the sculpture into movement.Crystals of Transformation also highlights the art of theatrical costuming and is one of the few films in the world to feature a costume made with sustainable materials and techniques.
Please join us in the EMU for any or all of the following events and activities on September 30 between 10:30 am and 3 pm.
Art with the Artist!
Meet the artist Martha Ramirez Oropeza who has graciously agreed to travel from LA and spend the day with us. Start the day by creating your own piece of mural inspired artwork to take home with you. All supplies and instructions will be provided (limit 50).
10:30-12:00 – EMU Multicultural Center
Rededication of the Mural
Formal rededication of the mural with special attention to its history, legacy and value. Guest speakers will share their thoughts and history of the mural.
12:00- 12:30 – EMU Gumwood Room
Community gathering and celebration
Enjoy a few moments enjoying the mural and then join us for music, food and visiting.
12:30- 1:30 – EMU Ballroom
Join us for a mural discussion and talk with MEChA as they discuss the history of the mural and its ties to political activism past and present.
1:30-2:30 – Gumwood Room
Please share and distribute to those who may be interested in attending, all are welcome. Calendar link is:https://calendar.uoregon.edu/event/aztlan_topializti_mural_event#.WbxYrcZrxph
The Living Rock Studios
32nd Anniversary Celebration
October 13th & 14th
10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
International visitors say “The Living Rock Studios
are unique in the world.”
Come and experience this unique place of artistry, praise, preservation and education.
The building constructed by hand of 800 tons of decorative stone
The Living Rock Pictures-pictures made of agate and
other translucent rock
The Logging Book will be shown-an eyewitness illustrated history of logging in Oregon.
Over a hundred paintings of many birds of Oregon from hawks to sparrows, some life size.
Pioneer historic memorabilia
375 year old Oregon white oak tree
Donated native American artifacts
Petrified wood tree shaped central support with a
450 square foot hand made fiber art canopy.
Carvings made out of native Oregon woods.
Gift shop with rocks, rocks and more rocks. The gift shop itself has been open over 50 years.
The Living Rock Studios Thank you for your help
911 W. Bishop Way keeping this place open
Brownsville, OR 97327 for future generations.
541-466-5814 or 541-270-1181 Nancy Bergerson
Open Wed. – Sat. 10-5 Gail Koozer