School of Art + Design News

Exploring tension with A&AA collaboration

Experimentation in teaching is not new in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  From the noncompetitive, nongraded studio courses in architecture initiated at the school’s founding to experiments with new media and motion graphics leading to national leadership in digital arts, to pioneer

Students refine cup design for campus

A student-designed and created drinking cup from the ARTC 410 “Prototyping and Manufacturing” course may end up on a table in Carson Dining Hall or the A&AA Willcox Hearth in the future.

India excursion inspires art series

Michael E. Walsh was on track to teach English as a second language in Kenya on a Peace Corps mission when the Vietnam War took his career on an unexpected detour in 1966.

Class takes on challenge of condom design

Bulging bags of used condoms adorned tables less than an hour after students arrived.

Apple honors Hickman as innovator

University of Oregon Professor Craig Hickman's tinkering to create a computer drawing program that his 3-year-old son could use has landed him a prominent niche in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Macintosh computer.

Students’ mobile apps win $5,000 in prizes

Six students from the Product Design Program recently took home $5,000 in prize money from a “Shark-Tank”-style competition—dubbed “Duck Tank”—open to students across campus to develop a new mobile app.

Paul Buckner remembered as an outstanding teacher and artist

Honored as a man who epitomized the “highest ideal of the word ‘teacher,’ ” Paul Buckner is remembered for his work in stone, metal, and wood and for his legacy of fine arts teaching.

Art student set to compete in alpine skiing at the Olympics

Student athletes often have to balance their academic course loads with physical activities, and Laurenne Ross, an art major, is no exception.   A long time avid skier, she is getting ready to compete in the downhill skiing portion at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  To get the f

Artists exchange takes sculptor to U.K.

MFA candidate Stephen Nachtigall is Canadian. He’s also a proficient sculptor. These two concurrent realities meant he could be invited to exhibit his art in Glasgow, Scotland, this winter as part of an exchange between Canadian and Scottish artists.

‘Monuments Men’ movie has direct link to UO

The movie “Monuments Men,” which opens in theaters across the country Thursday, February 6, has a direct connection to the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Four UO faculty members win Oregon Arts Commission fellowships

Four University of Oregon faculty members were selected from a pool of more than 190 applicants from thirty-five Oregon cities for the Oregon Arts Commission’s 2014 Individual Artist Fellowships. They include Surabhi Ghosh, Allison Hyde, Anya Kivarkis, and Terri Warpinski.

First Thursday presents 'Picturing Global China'

The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland will present “Picturing Global China,” an exhibition of contemporary photography and video art from the People’s Republic of China. The show opens Thursday, February 6.

Ditch Projects takes collaborative show to Portland

The energetic artists of Springfield’s Ditch Projects are exhibiting a collaborative ensemble work called Fontana Mix: Loop at the Portland State University Autzen Gallery, Feb. 6–28. An artists’ talk entitled “The Artist Ran Collaborative…” will take place on Thursday, Feb.

Yale art school Dean Robert Storr to deliver Fowler lecture March 6

Robert Storr—critic, curator, painter, and current dean of the Yale University School of Art—will present the Fowler Lecture at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at 6 p.m., March 6, in Room 177 of Lawrence Hall at the University of Oregon.

Public art event features digital arts projections

The UO’s Arts and Administration is presenting the third annual (sub)Urban Projections presentation of digital arts, electronic music, modern dance, and installation art this Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Hult Center lobby in downtown Eugene.

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