School of Art + Design News

Young alumna designs accessories for Steve Madden in New York

Annah Kessler broke into the New York City fashion industry within two years of graduating from the University of Oregon’s Product Design Program. She had interned during school then was hired as a design assistant at Will® Leather Goods in Eugene upon graduating.

The artist behind the Lawrence Medal

Lin Cook was commissioned to design the first Lawrence Medal — a prestigious honor now awarded annually to a distinguished graduate — in 1999. She has produced every medal that has been presented since then.

Lin offers new summer courses in contemporary art, Asian visual culture

Assistant Professor Jenny Lin shares her skills, research, and expertise with two departments in UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, having been hired fall 2012 for a joint appointment in the departments of Art and the History of Art and Architecture.

SCI featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Sustainable Cities Initiative was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education on May 20. The story shares the UO’s innovative community engagement model with the nation's higher education community.

Two interior architecture undergraduates win first-place awards

Two UO interior architecture students won first place prizes in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Oregon chapter 2013 Student Day awards held May 4 in Portland.

UO students top finalists in building-products design competition

Two of the four finalists in an international design competition to foster nontoxic building products are University of Oregon students. The competition was open to both professional and student designers.

Art News enthusiastic about Reaves’ show at Russo gallery

The May 2013 Art News gives a rave review to art instructor Jan Reaves’ recent show at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland.

2013 Spring Storm exhibits work by graduating seniors

Two floors of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts will be filled with art installations by senior-year undergraduates on May 31 from 5-8 p.m.

Storytelling, voice key to comics class

Comics aren’t always funny. Think “Doonesbury,” which makes pointed political digs. Or Joe Sacco’s graphic novels about Arab-Palestinian conflicts. And the mid-20th century’s “Pogo,” by Walt Kelly, which engaged in social and political satire.

Artist’s work fuses art, social science

He tweets in French, English, and Farsi. He’ll set up an empty chair in front of his own chair on a busy sidewalk just to see who stops by, documenting the results in photographs.

Graduate fine arts students’ work goes on display

“Speaking Between,” an exhibition featuring work by thirteen University of Oregon Department of Art master of fine arts students, will be on view May 4-26 at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Avenue in Portland.

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