Category: Events

Happiness Retreat at UO ! You are invited

We invite you to join us for the SKY Happiness Retreat at the University of Oregon from November 3-5!

INTERESTED? Click on the blue button below and answer just a few questions to apply for a $75 scholarship to attend the retreat. Once your scholarship application has been accepted, we will notify you to register. Availability is first come, first serve. Retreat attendance to ALL sessions is mandatory.

Scholarship Application
So what exactly is the SKY Happiness Retreat?

The SKY Happiness Retreat is a 13-hour immersive, innovative life-skills training and self-development program, offered to students at more than 40 universities across the country, including Stanford, Ohio State, and MIT. Through experiential learning, students gain foundational stress-management and leadership skills, develop a personal daily breathing practice, build strategies for social connection, and engage in peer-driven service initiatives. Taught over three consecutive days, we introduce the SKY meditation technique, a scientifically validated breathing practice that significantly increases one’s well-being and calmness. SKY reduces anxiety and stress markers. The SKY Happiness Retreat is one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends, and have FUN!

…but what exactly do I get out of this?
  • Understand the sources of stress and the role of breathing techniques in reducing stress
  • Meditative practice to manage negative emotions and anxiety
  • Help to improve quality of sleep
  • Increased energy level throughout the day
  • Ability to increase personal happiness
  • Learning to deal with criticism and mistakes
  • Taking personal and community responsibility
  • Increasing social connection, enthusiasm, and inspiration

Apply Now
Here’s to your health!

Below are photos from our previous workshops, benefits of SKY meditation, and testimonials.

Testimonials

“Yesplus (now SKY) made me very conscious of my thought patterns, and conscious of a sense of self that exists independent of those thoughts and different moods. It made me calmer, more reflective, more observant, and more stable–I enjoyed the course a great deal, and have found that a daily practice is something I’m relying on. (And this reading and finals period has been largely stress free, mainly because meditating removes most of that stress!)”

— SARAH, SOPHOMORE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

“Alertness, creativity and efficient teamwork, I realize, are the cornerstones in contributing and getting the most from a demanding schedule at a business school. I observe that while students struggle to maintain their energy throughout the day, Yesplus practices helps me to be in “the zone”. They tremendously assist me to keep my smile throughout the day, deliver successfully and involve myself ingeniously… all without feeling a sense of stressful effort. What else can one ask for!”

— CHETAN, MANAGEMENT FELLOW AT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pfnAYMJhBQ&feature=share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MOh6yOVroM

Research:
http://skymeditation.org/research/

Yours,
SKY@UO Team

HOPES[25] Meeting on Monday!

Hello all!

 

Come join us for our second general meeting on Monday, October 15th from 5:30 – 6:30 in the Swindells Room (Room 230) in the EMU! Our kickoff meeting last week was very productive! We will be continuing our discussion of this year’s theme by starting off with the most popular topics from last week’s brainstorm.

 

There will be more PIZZA!

 

If you were not able to make the meeting last week, here are the highlights:

We covered a brief history of the HOPES Conference, highlighting some of the most successful themes and speakers.

We had a brainstorming session where we explored how the definition of sustainability has evolved over the last 25 years and how the HOPES Conference can give this word a reboot.

 

Some past speakers include:

Shigeru Ban – https://www.ted.com/talks/shigeru_ban_emergency_shelters_made_from_paper?language=en

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC5theZw3FE

Neri Oxman – https://www.ted.com/talks/neri_oxman_design_at_the_intersection_of_technology_and_biology?language=en

Michael Pawlyn – https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pawlyn_using_nature_s_genius_in_architecture?language=en

Carlo Ratti – https://www.ted.com/talks/carlo_ratti_architecture_that_senses_and_responds?language=en

Katrina Spade – https://www.ted.com/talks/katrina_spade_when_i_die_recompose_me/discussion?language=en#t-378567

 

Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability

see http://hopes.uoregon.edu for past events and general info.

 

Students have the ability to earn credit for their involvement in the HOPES conference! For further questions regarding academic credit with HOPES, please email: Kassia Dellabough at kassia@uoregon.edu or call her at (541) 346-2621.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

Best,

 

Zach Sherrod

HOPES[25] Co-Director

zsherrod@uoregon.edu

 

Kahei Lee

HOPES[25] Co-Director

kaheil@uoregon.edu

 

Emma Stone

HOPES[25] Director of Outreach

estone@uoregon.edu

HOPES First General Meeting

HOPES is back in action for our 25th year!  Come join us for our first general meeting on Monday October 8th, from 5:15 – 6:15 in Lawrence 286! If you’re hungry, don’t worry – we’ll have PIZZA.

Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability

HOPES is an annual, student-run, sustainability and design conference in early Spring. We have weekly meetings throughout Fall and Winter where students have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the upcoming conference. This conference exists to give every student a chance to bring their favorite artist, designer, writer, educator, engineer, scientist, etc to the University of Oregon. To read about last year’s theme and speakers, check out our website at hopes.uoregon.edu.

We will spend the majority of our first three meetings brainstorming and discussing our theme for this year, so get involved early!

Students have the ability to earn credit for their involvement in the HOPES conference. For further questions regarding academic credit with HOPES, please email: Kassia Dellabough at kassia@uoregon.edu or call her at (541) 346-2621

Last Fan Standing with Bruce Campbell is coming to EUCON 2018!

We are thrilled to announce Last Fan Standing with Bruce Campbell will be at EUCON 2018! Join EUCON and Bruce Campbell for a live trivia contest for nerd-culture know-it-alls on Saturday, November 10th at 8pm at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY
October 5th at 10:00 AM

Last Fan Standing is your only chance to catch Bruce Campbell at EUCON 2018.

General Admission Seating and VIP Upgrades Available.

As this is a EUCON event, a EUCON ticket/badge will be required to enter Last Fan Standing and must be purchased separately.

MORE INFO

SOIL @ Ditch Projects

DITCH PROJECTS is pleased to announce  exhibitions by
Members of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery and
Laura Butler Hughes

October 6th – 28th , 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, Octoer 6,
6-9 PM

Members of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery present Every Movement Reveals Us, an exhibition of both collaborative and individual works based on the methodologies of Hermann Rorschach, whose ubiquitous inkblots, still used today, are considered a sizable contribution to psychiatric theories and practices. The show’s title, a quote by French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, was once used by literary critic Jean Starobinski to describe the significance of Rorschach’s work, the spirit of which resonates within the exuberant discoveries between and among the artists of SOIL.

Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit cooperative space in Seattle, WA, established, supported and operated by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work, and is committed to exhibiting and celebrating art of diverse media and content. The cooperative has been in existence for 23 years and has been consistent in showing a different exhibition each month that opens on every first Thursday. It has received substantial local as well as national press attention.
Participating SOIL artists:

Iole Alessandrini         Nola Avienne         Colleen RJC Bratton
Jana Brevick           Chris Buening        Emily Counts
John Freeman          Trevor Goosen         Ben Hirschkoff
Claire Johnson            Kiki MacInnis          Bradly Gunn
Philippe Hyojung Kim       Paul Komada       Margie Livingston
Nicholas Nyland           Peter Rand            Paula Rebsom
Markel Uriu                 Ko Kirk Yamahira        Ellen Ziegler
Ilana Zweschi

http://soilart.org   


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Laura Butler Hughes

Laura Butler Hughes is an artist living in Eugene, Oregon. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Hughes received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA from The University of Oregon. Her work has been exhibited regionally at Disjecta, White Box, and Blackfish Gallery in Portland, and nationally in Miami, FL, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA. Hughes was the 2018 recipient of the Georgianne Teller Singer Dean’s Graduate Fellowship at the University of Oregon. She currently teaches at Linn Benton Community College, and is working on Good Time Travelers, a series of multimedia sculptures and editioned books.

http://www.laurabutlerhughes.com 


ditchprojects.com
303 S. 5th Avenue #165
Springfield OR 97477

Tropical’s 2018-19 season starts this weekend!

Hello Tropical friends,

We’re kicking off our 2018-19 season this weekend with Impermanence, an immersive solo show of new work by Portland-based Brazilian artist Marcelo Fontana. The opening reception will be this Saturday, October 6th from 6-9pm. (Hint: you can make it a twofer and also check out the new show at Ditch that same night!)

(We also have another session of our popular figure drawing popup, Draw a Drag Queen, coming up next Tuesday, October 9th! Read through to the bottom of this newsletter for details of that event and other upcoming things around town.)

Back to Marcelo and some details of the first show of our season!

Fontana writes: “This exhibition relates the concepts of impermanence and photography – impermanence, also knows as Anicca or Anitya is one of the essential concepts of Buddhism: all of conditioned existence is transient, evanescent, inconstant. All temporal things, whether material or mental, are in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline, destruction or transformation.”

“Photography, like the human body, has a lifetime, is impaired. The print / blow out is already born with the confirmation of its death. It could be an “almost life” inside a film shelf, the 24 hours of Instagram posts or a long life in an archive. The matter of fact is that photography has always been a fragile material. Its main quality isn’t in surviving time but in freezing it. After this process, the image will only exist for a determined period, as little by little it will be transformed and then disappear.

The art in this exhibit works with an idea of transformation or disappearance, they are pictures that are dying and have a second chance, a volcano in constant transformation or a whale that has never been seen. They are all impermanent representations that are either fading away andbecoming vestige, or vestige that is becoming representation.”

Impermanence
New work by Marcelo Fontana

Tropical Contemporary
1120 Bailey Hill Road #11 Eugene OR

Opening Reception Saturday 10/6

Open Hours
Saturdays 1-4pm
10/13 & 10/20

Draw A Drag Queen II
a popup figure drawing event

October 9th from 3-5pm
Erb Memorial Union
University of Oregon Campus

A repeat of our summer pop-up performance and public figure drawing extravaganza! We invite the community of Eugene to participate in a live figure drawing session with fabulous drag queens in glamorous attire. Following a series of poses, each queen will put on a short performance. We will provide drawing stations and materials, but you are also welcome to bring your own. All skill levels are encouraged!

 

Call for art students & teachers: New Course -residency program in Finland

New Course 
Guided residency program for artists, performers & creative professionals
Place: Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Time: 1 Month programs in April and May 2019
Deadline for applications: 8th of November 2019

New Course is a guided residency program for the personal growth of artists, performers, writers and creative professionals. Through new collaborative methods and with professional guidance, including one-to-one support from the instructor, the program is designed to expand and enhance artists’ creative practice, routines and way of being.

Program Instuctor: Dr Margi Brown Ash (Australia) – award-winning performer/playwright, devisor/director & researcher/lecturer, professional collaborative creative coach, therapist and mentor, helping enrich people’s lives through art-making, performance and creative writing. 

Read more & apply online: www.arteles.org

Oct 17—Dianna Cohen speaks about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution

Artist takes action to address pollution from plastics

How can we stem the tide of plastics overwhelming our planet? The Oregon Humanities Center’s O’Fallon Lecture in Art and American Culture presents a talk about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution with artist and activist Dianna Cohen on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in 156 Straub Hall on the UO campus.

Inspired by her creative work with ubiquitous plastic bags, artist Dianna Cohen co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment.

In her lecture, “Plastic Pollution: Art to Action,” Cohen will speak about her 2D and 3D artwork, sculptures, and installations. She hopes to inspire conversation and action around the issue of plastic pollution, alternatives, and solutions. At a time when sustainability is an international concern, Cohen asks us to rethink our relationship with plastic and consider the material as a valued resource instead of waste.

Cohen is one of the 30 artists featured in the exhibit “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials” on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through December 30, 2018. The JSMA will be offering public events surrounding the “Plastic Entanglements” exhibit, which will include panel discussions and research presentations, a lecture by another featured artist, and a family day. For more information about these events go to: jsma.uoregon.edu/peprograms.

Cohen’s talk is the first lecture in the OHC’s year-long theme “The Common Good” in which speakers will examine critical topics that impact the nation we share, such as civil rights, environment, economics, incarceration, law, and technology. The series will provide audiences with a variety of perspectives on how the common good has shaped—and sometimes failed to shape—our shared social, political, cultural, and ethical history, how it is working or not working in today’s society, and how it might contribute to and strengthen human identity and society in the years to come.

The Colin Ruagh Thomas O’Fallon Memorial Lectureship was established by a gift from Henry and Betsy Mayer, named in memory of their nephew, son of law professor James O’Fallon (1944–2017) and his wife, artist Ellen Thomas. The subject of this lecture alternates each year between law and art and American culture. Past topics have included philosophy, jurisprudence, American political life, architecture, and art theory and criticism.

Cohen’s talk is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed. For information or disability accommodations (which must be made by October 10, 2018), go to ohc.uoregon.edu or call (541) 346-3934.

2018 LGBT Art Exhibit call for Proposals!

Good Evening All,

I hope you are all transitioning well into the Fall term and that its a successful one for you all. My name is Eva Osirus, I am a student programmer for the LGBT Education and support services. This past summer we have been working hard to plan a robust set of events to celebrate LGBT history month. One of which is an Art exhibit in which we aim to give LGBT and allied students and community members a platform to showcase their work. I’ve contacted you all because you all are connected with many students and If you are willing to send this information out to these students, it could transform a onetime program into an annual event.

Follow the directions in this link/survey to be considered for a spot as a featured artist!

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Ot6mOxFyEowzrv

Thank you very much for your time and effort!

Announcement: STAnDD meeting

“Supporting the Advancement of Diversity in Design (STAnDD) is having a kick-off meeting! The event will be held in Lawrence Hall, Room 278, this Friday (the 28th) at noon!
We will talk about what the club does, solidify leadership roles, and start planning for the year to come. Our horizontal leadership allows all members to have a direct impact on topics we discuss and speakers we invite. All design disciplines are encouraged to come!
Our mission is to support the advancement of minorities in design and to create engaging conversations about equity in the field and in our work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion by making current disparities understood and by being a part of a larger conversation about equity in the fields of architecture and design. We are also committed to the professional development of design students by providing all students access to conferences, events, and other opportunities that will prepare them for their future careers.
If any of this sounds interesting, or you want to hear more about the club, please stop by the meeting or email us at standduo@gmail.com
You can also find us on Instagram @standduo, Facebook and at our website: https://standduo.wixsite.com/standd/about

BEAM – Light Installation Event & Studio Without Walls – September 21st – We would love to have you there!

Studio Without Walls

September 21st, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Street
Downtown Eugene

 

ArtCity presents – BEAM

Join us at BEAM! ​

BEAM is a free and fun-for-all-ages evening showcase of works by regional artiststhat incorporate light. It’s an exciting, participatory, and luminous art experience, presented for the second straight year, with support from the City of Eugene. The event will take place at the East Park Block downtown, 8 PM  – 11 PM, Friday, September 21st. Come join local artists as we light up Eugene! Come join local artists as we light up Eugene!

Third Friday – September 21st, 8-11 PM

The Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Street

Downtown Eugene

Show Opening – FISK #023: LilKool – The Villain Within

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FISK presents 

LilKool’s The Villian Within

Opening night: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7pm

FISK Gallery 

3613 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

Portland, OR 97212

About LilKool (@lilkool)

LilKool was born in Dallas, Texas in 1985. Disenchanted by the ways pop culture was slowly brainwashing the masses, LilKool took to painting as an act of defiance, beginning with spray-paint.

Since moving to New York in 2008, LilKool’s repertoire expanded to include painting, illustration, large-scale murals, photography and fashion collaborations. His style transcends each medium it inhabits. From paneled comic strip style illustrations to abstracted interior stills that rethink modern living- LilKool’s style manages to be diametrically varied but immediately recognizable. His use of flattened, visceral colors and clean black outlines makes each character he paints familiar, yet captivating.

LilKool’s stylistic influences range from classic painters and the cartoons of his childhood to snippets from the obscure comic book scene. His content draws from web culture, Pop Art, politics and life in Brooklyn.

Eugene Open Studios Tour Sept 15-16

Eugene Open Studio Tour Connects Artists & Community

City-wide tour will highlight studios, galleries and alternative art spaces

EUGENE, Ore.— Eugene Open Studios is partnering with Lane Arts Council for an annual city-wide open studio tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th, 2018 (10-5 PM) that engages with artists, galleries, alternative spaces, and arts organizations in the Eugene area to make art studios accessible to the public for one weekend.

A new initiative in Eugene, the open studio weekend promotes dialogue and connectivity between artists and audiences within the artists’ own working environment. It provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known and emerging local artists, experience the spaces where they work, and learn about their creative processes.

Almost 30 art spaces are participating in the open studio weekend. Just a few of the participating spaces include Whiteaker Printmakers, The Oblivion Factory (Jud Turner’s studio), Pendlebury Gallery, Robert Canaga Studio, and Daniels Family Pottery.

“I created Eugene Open Studios because over the years Eugene has seen a huge loss in galleries and art related businesses,” explains Aunia Kahn of Alexi Era Gallery. “The Eugene area is such a creative and dynamic place filled with hundreds of talented, creative and accomplished artisans who are often under the radar. We want to change this. This event helps the community connect and learn about all the artists and creative spaces throughout the area.”

“This studio tour is an incredible opportunity for the community to connect with our local artists in a meaningful way,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council. “You will see where all of the magic happens, meet directly with the artists, and have the opportunity to purchase artwork that will be cherished for a lifetime.”

For more information and to view the tour map, visit the Eugene Open Studios website:www.eugeneopenstudios.com. You can also email info@eugeneopenstudios.com

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Installation Views of “Transfigured.” with Jay Kvapil | Sarah Mikenis

Transfigured.
Jay Kvapil | Sarah Mikenis | Lionel Sabatté | Evan Whale
July 28 – August 25, 2018
Read press release here
Installation Views of “Transfigured.” at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
JAY KVAPIL
SARAH MIKENIS
LIONEL SABATTÉ
EVAN WHALE
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10a – 6p
t: 323-462-2790

3rd Annual EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest!

3rd Annual EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest!
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm
In the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds
796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

FREE TO ATTEND!!

Tabling Registration for Artists IS NOW OPEN through September 15th! Apply Here: http://www.euzinefest.com/registration.html
We’ll be hosting over 140 tabling artists (including zine distros and publishing houses) selling comics, zines, art media, literary works, and more! NEW THIS YEAR: Event will include artist presenters and performances. We’re bringing back the classics as well: Photo Booth, Art wall, and Zine-making area. Special thanks to the Precipice Fund Grant for helping us host a much bigger EUZINE Fest event!

Another huge thanks to our friends At EUCON! We are hosting the same weekend and right next-door to EUCON/Eugene Comic Con!!! Also there is a pigeon show that same day at the fairgrounds, amazing. While you enjoy all the festivities, keep in mind that EUZINE Comics & Zine Fest is ONE DAY ONLY!

http://www.euzinefest.com

NOW OPEN: Tabling Registration for artists will be open through September 15th! Apply Now: http://www.euzinefest.com/registration.html

2018 EUZINE Fest Poster Designed by James Stanton @gnartoons: http://gnartoons.com

Local events happening

BRIDGE

SUMMER

https://www.artcityeugene.com/bridge-intersecting-bodies  

 

Date: Friday, August 3rd

Friday ArtWalk

Location: Kesey Square

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

I will be drawing and selling my art in the Kesey square area. There will be live music, restaurants nearby and live art making as well.

 

ArtCity presents

Studio Without Walls

Date: Friday,  August 17th

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 8th and Oak Street

Live Art Making, music, beverage garden, food carts and lots of fun!

 

ArtCity presents BEAM

Art at night that lights up!

Date: September 21st

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 8th & Oak Street

Live Art Making, music, beverage garden, food carts and lots of fun!

Fiesta Cultural – Call to Community

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Lane Arts Council is excited to announce the fourth year of Fiesta Cultural, a county-wide initiative celebrating Latinx arts, culture and heritage.
Fiesta Cultural creates opportunities for inclusion through the arts, highlights Latinx artists, and connects the community with Latinx culture through welcoming cultural programs and events.
 
If you or your organization is planning an event, program or exhibition in Lane County between September and December 2018 that aligns with this initiative, please contact us by July 31st to be included as a Fiesta Cultural program.
 
These might include music, dance, visual arts, poetry, film, performance and other cultural programming produced by or integrating Latinx artists or Latinx culture. Last year we included 25 events and 8 art exhibits!
For questions or help with submitting, contact Jessica Watson (Lane Arts Council) at 541-485-2278 or artwalk@lanearts.org.

Funding Awarded to Community Arts Projects in Eugene

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Lane Arts Council & City of Eugene 
Award Funding to Community Arts Projects
Lane Arts Council announces $56,125 in grants to arts organizations and arts projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Grant Program is funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council.
The Community Arts Grants help ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences and participants.
This year nine community arts organizations, with annual budgets above $100,000, will receive Program Grants and 17 community arts projects will receive Project Grants. Project grants will fund: theatre productions, poetry slams, arts and writing competitions, summer rock camps, festivals, art exhibitions, mural programs, fashion shows and more.
St. Vincent de Paul was awarded a Community Arts Grant for their Metamorphose Earth Day Event in which they will invite the community to participate in upcycled/recycled art and design challenges and learn about responsible waste-diversion.
“Community Arts Grants play a critically important role in Eugene by helping to meld mission with art—and that art helps to make that mission visible, vibrant and accessible,” says Terry McDonald, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. The agency also received a Community Arts Grant that will enable a local artist to work with residents of the new SVDP Youth House for homeless teen girls to create a mural telling their collective story.
Another grant recipient, Wordcrafters in Eugene, will present a Fiction Fantastic contest for young writers to showcase their creativity and publish their written works.
Wordcrafters in Eugene Executive Director, Daryll Lynne Evans, explained why the grant is meaningful to their organization: “Having access to quality creative writing instruction is vital for our youth to discover their voices and hone their story-telling skills. This grant makes it possible to give youth in our community a space to be published and know that their voices matter.”
“Arts and culture is the heartbeat of our city and the reason why so many of us love living in Eugene,” states Liora Sponko, Lane Arts Council Executive Director. “These grant awarded projects and programs provide our community with access to the incredible artistic contributions of our local artists and arts organizations.”
Join us for a special award ceremony open to the public:
Community Arts Grant Award Ceremony
Tuesday, July 17th  | 4:00-5:30pm
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
194 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
About Lane Arts Council 
Lane Arts Council, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization that cultivates strong and creative arts communities in Lane County. They provide arts education programs in schools, support local artists and arts organizations, and coordinate the popular First Friday ArtWalk.
Enclosure: List of Community Arts Grant recipients.

Sarah Mikenis at Nationale

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we welcome Sarah Mikenis back to Nationale. Mikenis first showed at the gallery in 2015 in the noteworthy group exhibition, Everything We Ever Wanted.

For this solo show, Mikenis is presenting six new paintings inspired in part by her studio’s close proximity to Los Angeles’ Fashion District.

The exhibition is featured on Juxtapoz Magazine and just received picks in the Willamette Week (in print), Oregon ArtsWatch, and The Oregonian.

NATIONALE
3360 SE Division
Portland, OR
12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays
www.nationale.us

VALA RAE Opening reception, Friday, June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

I am so happy to announce the exhibition and website launch for VALA RAE! 
 
VALA RAE is a collaborative ceramic housewares company between Jessie Rose Vala and Emily Rae Counts. If you have a second please check out our website (link below) and we would so love to see you at our opening Friday, June 22 at Dust to Dust in Portland OR.

 

http://valarae.com/

https://dusttodust.space/present/

June 22 – August 5, 2018

Opening reception, Friday, June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dust to Dust presents VALA RAE, an exhibition highlighting one-of-a-kind functional ceramic pieces created by Jessie Rose Vala and Emily Rae Counts. VALA RAE is a unique housewares production company that blurs the lines between; art and design, routine and ritual, and functional and fantastical objects. Many of the pieces focus on light and fire, a reflection on the hearth, once the center of the home.
The VALA RAE inaugural exhibition features an oversized lovers’ bong, pendant lights, lamps, chimera-inspired table pipes, cast porcelain pipes, candle holders, and vases. Animal forms and imagery are reflected in these pieces as well as an abundance of patterns, textures, and shapes. This collection of hand sculpted and meticulously glazed objects creates a space where housewares exist in the realms of both the everyday and the wondrous.
VALA RAE is guided by art practices, allowing for a fluid generation of objects and ideas. Improvisational actions are relied upon in the creative process as a design for a vase or pipe may inform the shape of a unique table lamp, one idea leading unexpectedly to the next. The intention of VALA RAE is to constantly shift and evolve as a company, to exhibit pieces that are made by Vala and Counts both individually and in tandem, and to build a platform to create work that addresses the convergence of design, art, and craft.

 

Kanani Miyamoto @ Killjoy Collective

Kanani Miyamoto

Mururoa Mururoa: Big Lies

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.

#Repost @mamakanani

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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

@killjoypdx

#fuckgauguin

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.

Killjoy Collective | Instagram: @killjoypdx

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 – receptions for Spring Storm 2018 and Back Alley Bash exhibitions

Monday, June 11

Receptions for Spring Storm 2018 and Back Alley Bash exhibitions- please join us to celebrate!

 

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.

 

Exhibitions are free and open to all. Visit the School of Art + Design for further information about upcoming eventsand the Departments of Art and Product Design.

Wendy Heldmann

School of Art + Design

University of Oregon

541-346-8226

Now That We’ve Bonded: Opening Reception

Now That We’ve Bonded: Opening Reception
The UO Visual Arts Team is excited to present “Now That We’ve Bonded” in
the Adell McMillan gallery.* Join us for the opening reception for a
chance to talk with the artists about their work, and enjoy food catered
by Marché!
“Now That We’ve Bonded” is an exhibition of photographic works from the
spring quarter UO Advanced Photography class taught by Ron Jude. The
work in the show represents a wide range of approaches.
This exhibition will be on view during normal EMU hours from June 6th
through September 30th.
Participating Artists:
Analee Ackerman
Junwei Zhang
Megan May
Melissa Campolo
Hunter Chesnut
Aaron Danny
Bradley Hodgin
Alden Kratz
Ariel Lenkov
Allison Schukis
Amelia Thompson
Chad VanNatta
Peirce Ward
Katie Winkleman
Sam Wrigglesworth
Mark Drevdahl
Desi Colley
Emily Sexton
Sky Wolfram
*Located on Floor 2 of the EMU, near the ballroom. Listed as “McMillan
Gallery” in elevator directory.

Join us June 7 & June 12 for screenings of Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow

HUMAN FLOW
A documentary by Ai Weiwei

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.

SCREENINGS

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.

Terri Warpinski’s “From Here to There” to be exhibited in the Governor’s Office June 4 — July 31

TERRI WARPINSKI’S “FROM HERE TO THERE” TO BE EXHIBITED IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE JUNE 4 — JULY 31 (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon Arts Commission
Posted on FlashAlert: May 24th, 2018 10:40 AM

Downloadable file: Ripple Effect, Columbia Slough, 2006, Silver gelatin photographic collage with graphite, 22 x 18 inches, Courtesy of the artist

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.

 

Contact Info:
Carrie Kikel
carrie.kikel@oregon.gov
503-986-0081

Personal Branding—Lunch & Learn

Students from College of Design interested in “punk rock business strategies” including unique personal branding should come to this session and meet with Jenelle Isaacson in a small roundtable format to discuss ideas, challenges, and your design future!
June 1, 12:30-1:30 | 278 LA | Space is limited, lunch provided please RSVP link https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eti70pcs0kfKdql

Event 5/30: Margo Jefferson explores questions of identity and community

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.


In her lecture, “From ‘I’ to ‘We’: The Role of the Citizen-Critic,” Jefferson will explore how to bring all the traditions that shape us—intellectual, political, aesthetic—to complex questions of identity and community.

The daughter of a prominent physician and social worker-turned-socialite mother, Jefferson grew up in an upper-middle class black neighborhood in Chicago in the 1950s and ’60s. She writes about her experiences growing up in post-war America as a member of a privileged African American family in her memoir, Negroland.
 
For more information go to: ohc.uoregon.edu

Assembly: A Co-authored Social Practice Gathering starts June 1

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [PDF]

All events are FREE and open to the public

More info at psusocialpractice.org/assembly

TODAY: Modern Jewish Life in Russia: A Showing of Several Short Documentaries by Galina Evtushenko

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Modern Jewish Life in Russia: A Showing of Several Short Documentaries by Galina Evtushenko
The University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute is proud to announce a screening of several short documentary films with Galina Evtushenko, who produced and directed the films. This event is co-sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Program in Judaic Studies.
Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. in the EMU Crater Lake North Room.
Pizza will be Served

TODAY: Visit by Oregon Poet Laureate Liz Woody

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Join us for an afternoon of poetry and conversation with Elizabeth Woody, Oregon Poet Laureate and Warm Springs Tribal Member, on Tuesday, May 15th from 4:15-5:45 pm in PLC 180. This will be one of Woody’s final appearances as Poet Laureate as she winds down her two-year term.

Elizabeth was named Oregon’s eight poet laureate by Governor Kate Brown on April 26, 2016, and is the first Native person to hold that honor. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at Portland State University. She has published three books of poetry: Hand Into Stone(1988), Luminaries of the Humble (1994), and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (1994). A cultural steward, Woody also writes short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.
Woody received the American Book Award in 1990 and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She leads workshops and lectures and has served on multi-disciplinary art fellowship jury panels for several foundations and arts organizations nationally. She also serves as an Associate Judge in the Court of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
This event is generously sponsored by UO Native American Studies, the Departments of English, History and Ethnic Studies, the Multicultural Center, and the Oregon Humanities Center. For more information about this and other Native Studies related events, visit nativestudies.uoregon.edu/event.

Art & Tech Career Event

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

 

Guests Include:

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​

Susan Choi Reading, May 14, 4PM, Knight Library

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A Reading by Susan Choi

Monday, May 14, 2018, 4:00 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Book Signing to Follow
Susan Choi’s writing explores themes of identity and the impact of the political sphere upon personal life. She is the author of four novels,  The Foreign Student (1998), American Woman, finalist for the Pulitzer-Prize (2003). A Person of Interest (2008), and My Education (2013).
“Choi’s subject is contemporary America as much as it is America’s past. The result is historical fiction with present-day relevance.”
Poets & Writers

Courtesy of the Duck Store and the CHC, the first ten undergraduates to arrive at the reading will receive a free copy of one of Choi’s booksBooks will also be available for purchase.

Artist Residencies Panel–Tues 5/15

Lane Arts Council is hosting a panel discussion about artist residencies on Tuesday, May 15th. Hear from a panel of experienced artists and residency program managers about how a residency might benefit you and your work, what to consider when applying, and how to submit a strong application. We’ll talk about expectations, preparation, productivity, and answer all your questions to ensure you make the most out of your next (or first) residency experience.
ALL ABOUT ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Tuesday, May 15, 3-5pm
RAIN Eugene (942 Olive St)
Panelists: Carrie Hardison (Sitka Center for Art & Ecology), Julia Oldham, Kathleen Caprario, and Eliot Grasso. Facilitated by Tallmadge Doyle. 

Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition

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!

https://calendar.uoregon.edu/event/wood_engravers_netword_third_triennial_exhibition#.WvCTBcgh3-Y

All my best,

Mika

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Mika Aono

College of Design, University of Oregon

Printmaking/Painting/Drawing Studio Technician

mikab@uoregon.edu
http://mikaboyd.com

541.554.6586 (C)

 

Erkki Huhtamo, the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts 2017 Interdisciplinary Lecturer

Erkki Huhtamo, the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts 2017 Interdisciplinary Lecturer hosted by the departments of Art, Art and Administration, History of Art and Architecture, and Product Design, and the Art and Technology Program, has a new youtube video – check it out here!

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.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRb8Ius0e6A&feature=youtu.be

 

Tues 5/1: Talk with Director Chloé Zhao

The “Art of Directing”
Talk and Reception with Award-Winning Director Chloé Zhao

Tuesday, May 1st – 4:00 p.m.
Gerlinger Lounge
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! 

Next Week!  Talk with Director Chloé Zhao May 1st and screening May 2nd!  Plus RSVP for reserved seating to “The Rider” screening May 9th.

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

Cosponsored by:  Department of Art, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Ethnic Studies, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Native American Studies, and School of Journalism and Communication / Media Studies

University of Oregon Department of Cinema Studies
6223 University of Oregon · 201 McKenzie Hall · Eugene, OR 97403-6223 · USA
cinema.uoregon.edu

Ditch Projects exhibition saturday

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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


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).



www.melanieflood.com

ATO Article: Bach Festival Brings Trumpet Virtuoso to Eugene

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO

RODNEY MARSALIS VISITS UO

TO SHED LIGHT ON EMPOWERMENT IN MUSIC

CONTACT: Josh Gren, Director of Marketing & Communications

458-210-6631 or jgren@uoregon.edu

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.

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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.

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Calendar Listing

Lecture

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

Drop-In Sessions

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

Damon Davis at UO Event

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

Final HOPES[24] General Meeting, 4/4

Hi all,

Please join us for our final general meeting of the year today, 4/4, from 5:15PM – 6:15PM in Lawrence 286! We are looking for volunteers to help out in a variety of ways at the conference. Whether or not you have attended meetings in the past, volunteering is greatly appreciated and will ensure a smooth running and successful weekend! We will also be going over the final conference schedule and discussing upcoming events.
Sunday, April 8th: Bike Tour from 9:30AM – 12:00PM (Meet at the south entrance of Lawrence), Watercolor Workshop at the Urban Farm 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Monday, April 9th: Unbuilt Exhibition Opening Reception from 5PM – 7PM in the Hayden Gallery
Thursday, April 12thSaturday, April 14th: HOPES[24] Conference
Sunday, April 15th: HOPES[24] at Design Week Portland
Visit hopes.uoregon.edu for more information or email edc.hopes@gmail.com with questions!

Arts After Hours 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5 to 7pm
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene (ABAE) and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering again this year to bring you Arts After Hours, a unique opportunity for local business leaders to learn about the amazing productions and exhibits being developed and delivered by Eugene’s many faceted arts and culture organizations.

More than just an enjoyable social event, Arts After Hours is also an opportunity for Eugene’s business and arts leaders to create new relationships, strike up conversations about future partnerships, and explore the congruent interests of the arts and business.

This promises to be an amazing opportunity not only for the business and arts communities to network and learn more about all of the arts and cultural activities happening throughout our community but also to view the Shedd Institute’s newly renovated Jacqua Hall. Shedd staff will on hand to provide guided tours.

Advance tickets are $10 for Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce members, $17 for non-members. Admission includes complementary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

CLICK HERE to register.