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WINTER/SPRING STUDENT EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Only two weeks left to submit for Winter/Spring exhibition opportunities. Submissions are due by November 16th at midnight. Click on the links below or go to https://krause.uoregon.edu for more info.

Also coming up soon is the deadline for the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition:

 

Contact Gallery Director Jonathan Bagby (bagby@uoregon.edu)  if you have questions about these applications.

Writing opportunity

I am involved in a project named The Artifice which is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Anime, Comics, Literature, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained by the writers. The platform has an established audience of millions.
We are currently expanding and we would like to provide an opportunity for your students and faculty to join our team of writers.
Kind regards,
Alyson
The Artifice:
the-artifice.com

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Volunteer photographer needed

I am with Looking Glass Center Point School and we are currently prepping for school photos. We were hoping there would be some students who would possibly be willing to volunteer their time to come take individual photos and group photos for our students.

Liz Nichols 

Sec. III/Billing Coordinator

Looking Glass Center Point School

1790 W. 11th Ave. Ste. A

Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 868-0661

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Carlene Ho Award for Excellence in the Arts

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The deadline to apply for the Carlene Ho Award for Excellence in the Arts is only a week away! There is a cash award of $500 for each of the two artists selected in exchange for displaying their work for 6 months in the Alumni Center on campus.

Deadline is Friday, December 9th by midnight.

Online application can be found here: http://krause.uoregon.edu/apply/alumni-association-award/

Contact Jonathan Bagby Bagby@uoregon.edu with questions.

Coral Reef Decline, ENHS Program

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Coral Reef Decline

 Rebecca Vega Thurber

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Oregon State University, corvallis

In her talk to us Vega Thurber will relate some of her lab’s recent work on the problem of coral bleaching and the effects of marine viruses. Besides seeing what sick coral looks like, we’ll be treated to scenes of incredible beauty, both above and below the surfaces of several of the world’s oceans.

Friday,  April 15,  2016

!!Note Room Change!!

7:30 p.m., Room 177 Lawrence Hall, UO Campus

Co-sponsored by  the UO Science Library

Contact: Tom Titus  541-510-2500

http://pages.uoregon.edu/enhs

Call for Art

Student Artwork wanted for display at the Eugene DMV.

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.

Some paperwork/content approval required.

Contact:

Mary O’Connor

Mary.A.OCONNOR@odot.state.or.us

for more information or to submit artwork for consideration.

 

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Invitation to UO Environmental Humanities Sympsium

We’re writing to invite you to a symposium hosted by the College of Arts and Science on Environmental Humanities.  We’ve invited two speakers—Gregg Mitman, Founding Director of the Center for Culture, History, and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin, and Bethany Wiggin, Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania—to speak about their environmental humanities initiatives and talk with us about the past, present, and future of the environmental humanities.

The symposium will be held on January 22, 2016, from 10:00-noon and 1:00-4:30 in the Knight Library Browsing Room.  In addition to the morning talks and discussion with the audience, there will be two afternoon panels with our guest speakers and University of Oregon colleagues Adell Amos, Mark Carey, Torsten Kjellestand, Stephanie LeMenager, Andrew Marcus, Brook Muller, Paul Peppis, Marsha Weisiger, Richard York:

Afternoon Panel 1: The Futures of Environmental Humanities

The interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities has given us new ways of thinking about the humanities as applied knowledge that may help us toward sustainable futures.  The environmental humanities seeks partnerships with the social and natural sciences to intervene in our most pressing problems, including global climate change, mass species extinction, population growth, social inequity, urbanization, and globalization.  How might we position the environmental humanities at UO such that they can make essential contributions alongside other modes of inquiry?

Afternoon Panel 2: Building the Environmental Humanities at UO

Any successful UO center, program, or initiative requires crucial investments in infrastructure and management.  This session discusses a variety of key program issues and questions, including organizational structure and administration, funding and donor relations, the selection of special projects and programs in the environmental humanities, the involvement of colleagues outside the humanities, and the involvement of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

We hope you will be able to join the discussion on January 22. 

Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

The Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences will be held at Imperial College London, London, UK, 2-4 August 2016.

Founded in 2006, the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices in the study of society and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of “real world” applications of social research and theory. The Conference also investigates what constitutes “science” in a social context and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical (research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines) to wide-ranging multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives on knowledge and method.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore the conference website.

Click here for more information

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Recent Shows by MFA Alum Michael Stephen (2013)

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Congratulations to MFA Alum (2013) Michael Stephen for recent solo show “Faded Lace” at Box13 ArtSpace in Houston and current group show “Speaking Silence” at Shoal Creek Gallery in Austin!

“Speaking Silence” is on view through December 3rd. 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. / Suite 3 / Austin, Texas 78702. Check it out if you’re in Austin!

Review: Christopher Michlig, Amy Yoes/Devening Projects + Editions

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Dan Devening, proprietor of the eponymous ‘projects + editions,’ painter, curator and faculty at SAIC, has a good eye for pairing artists. While his Garfield Park gallery typically runs concurrent solo shows in separate rooms within the same space, the aesthetic frisson generated by the works’ proximity is almost always palpable and the dialogue between them inescapable. Case in point: Christopher Michlig’s “To Everyone” and Amy Yoes’ “Structurals and Sightlines.” In Yoes’ multi-paneled installation, an initial feeling of cool intellectualism (possibly provoked by the works’ lack of color) gives way to something more primitive, more vigorously physical. As hard-edged geometric shapes collide head-on with snippets of casual brush strokes and glued-down half-tone dots, the vertiginous spaces they create exact a tidal pull upon the body forcing the viewer to move in close and then take several large steps back in order to reckon with the arrangement. In contrast, her stop-motion animation “Sightlines” literally brings the paintings’ forms to life, but at the cost of our kinesis; we cease moving and instead merely watch.

While Yoes’ “Structurals and Sightlines” rapidly shift from passive to aggressive, the collages in Michlig’s “To Everyone” move in the opposing direction. What begins as an assertive display of hyper-saturated, West Coast color yields a more deliberate exploration of duplication, theme and variation. Based on screen-printed reproductions from a 1961 André Bloc exhibition catalogue, Michlig’s pieces reverse engineer objects that have been reduced to code back into objects again. This process is most apparent in the nine paper constructions whose simple geometry—embellished with stylized drips—resembles a kind of 3D clip art. Immediately appealing, over time the works in “To Everyone” become more ambivalent. Michlig’s luminous collages and constructions hit fast then slow down, while Yoes’ achromatic modular panels seem reserved but then get bossy. On the face of it, these works seem designed to accentuate their differences. But both shows underscore a shared sense of art’s history, an appreciation of the visual language of reproduced imagery and the fusion of different forms of “touch” through collage as a quintessentially contemporary medium.

(Alan Pocaro)

Through December 12 at Devening Projects + Editions, 3039 West Carroll. – See more at: http://art.newcity.com/2015/11/18/review-christopher-michlig-amy-yoesdevening-projects-editions/#sthash.kg4k3U2y.dpuf