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:
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC5theZw3FE
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 email@example.com or call her at (541) 346-2621.
We are looking forward to seeing you all there!
HOPES Director of Outreach
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (541) 346-2621
The watercolor club is an informal gathering for students interested in exploring watercolor – all experience levels welcome and supplies provided! Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 at the Urban Farm across Franklin Blvd east of the Milrace buildings – follow the bike path. If there are any questions contact Sierra (email@example.com).
DITCH PROJECTS is pleased to announce exhibitions by
Members of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery and
Laura Butler Hughes
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
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.
303 S. 5th Avenue #165
Springfield OR 97477
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.”
1120 Bailey Hill Road #11 Eugene OR
Opening Reception Saturday 10/6
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!
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.
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!
Thank you very much for your time and effort!
Studio Without Walls
September 21st, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Street
|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
LilKool’s The Villian Within
Opening night: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7pm
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 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.”
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Transfigured.Jay Kvapil | Sarah Mikenis | Lionel Sabatté | Evan WhaleJuly 28 – August 25, 2018
Installation Views of “Transfigured.” at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
FREE TO ATTEND!!
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!
NOW OPEN: Tabling Registration for artists will be open through September 15th! Apply Now: http://www.euzinefest.com
2018 EUZINE Fest Poster Designed by James Stanton @gnartoons: http://gnartoons.com
Date: Friday, August 3rd
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.
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!
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.
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