Events

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Events

There is always something happening in the School of Art + Design. Join us for guest lectures, conferences, and exhibitions. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Oct 22
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit10:00 a.m.

"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal...
October 22–26
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal experience and that of the global collective. Given an ever-connected world, how can we navigate the middle of nowhere?"

Featuring work from the following artists:

Luke Janzen
Zachariah Petett
Ryan Maruyama
Kathryn Liu
Allison Schukis
Madeleine Maszk

+ Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party

Oct 25
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit Closing Reception + Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party5:00 p.m.

"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal...
October 25 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101


"Nowhere can be found in anything - it can be found in a crowd, a composition, or a state of mind. Such uncertainty defines the space between the intimacy of personal experience and that of the global collective. Given an ever-connected world, how can we navigate the middle of nowhere?"

Featuring work from the following artists:

Luke Janzen
Zachariah Petett
Ryan Maruyama
Kathryn Liu
Allison Schukis
Madeleine Maszk

+ Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party

Oct 25
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shannon R. Stratton6:00 p.m.

Shannon R. Stratton: “Meditations on Unmaking” Shannon R. Stratton will present a lecture on work as a curator, founder of a visual arts not-for-profit and...
October 25 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Shannon R. Stratton: “Meditations on Unmaking”

Shannon R. Stratton will present a lecture on work as a curator, founder of a visual arts not-for-profit and co-creator of multiple visual arts platforms. With a studio art background in fiber, Stratton will talk about how her craft training has informed her work as a curator/producer/administrator and how sometimes platforms need to be un-made in order to discover a new use-value. 

Shannon R. Stratton is the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. She has worked in the visual arts as an artist, writer, curator, professor, publisher and arts administrator with an emphasis on artist-run initiatives and concepts in contemporary craft. After completing her MFA in 2003 she co-founded the artist-run organization, Threewalls (Chicago), where she was artistic and then executive director for 12 years. At Threewalls, she organized exhibitions with over 100 artists; created The Propeller Fund award in collaboration with Gallery 400 for artist’s self-organizing; conceived and published 4 volumes of PHONEBOOK, a national guide to grass-roots and artist-run organizations across the US; and co-organized the first Hand-in-Glove conference which would lead to the founding of Common Field, a national organization in support of artist-focused organizations. In 2015 she left Threewalls to assume the role of Chief Curator at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York and pursue her interest in the future of craft. At MAD she has reimagined the artistic vision of the institution, programming the exhibition calendar, including curating eight exhibitions, from fall 2015 until present. She continues to organize exhibitions independently, with a particular research interest in expanded concepts of the self-taught and grass-roots cultural production.

Lectures are free and open to all.

Nov 1
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series—Ebitenyefa Baralaye6:00 p.m.

Ebitenyefa Baralaye: “Fragments: Deconstructed Narratives, Forms, and Contexts” Narratives, objects and spaces are processed and understood through their...
November 1 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Ebitenyefa Baralaye: “Fragments: Deconstructed Narratives, Forms, and Contexts”

Narratives, objects and spaces are processed and understood through their parts. Whether deconstructing a life, a city, a tool, or a sentence, the fragmented nature of things both proceed and conclude cycles of identity and meaning. Ebitenyefa Baralaye will discuss his work and shifting narratives around the things we build, use, and break. Baralaye’s work explores overlaps in personal, spiritual, and cultural semiotics and considers how material, form, and context together mediate our sense of social and psychological presence.

Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramist, sculptor, and designer. His work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations in form/objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye was an Emerging Artists Program recipient at the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2017 and recently an AICAD Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Lectures are free and open to all.

Nov 6
23rd Annual Student Jewelry Sale9:00 a.m.

Students of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing program in the Department of Art will present jewelry that is inventive and thoughtful. Each student is responsible for the design...
November 6 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Lobby

Students of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing program in the Department of Art will present jewelry that is inventive and thoughtful. Each student is responsible for the design of at least 12 pieces of jewelry including rings, earrings, pendants, brooches, etc. Students each create a body of jewelry using traditional and non-traditional materials that range from silver to plastic. All pieces will be sold for $35 and under to support students and raise funding for guest lectures and studio equipment. The sale has enjoyed immense success in past years. Be sure to mark your calendar!

For futher information, please contact Anya Kivarkis, Area Head | Jewelry & Metalsmithing, anya@uoregon.edu

Nov 6
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Alexandria Eregbu6:00 p.m.

Alexandria Eregbu: “Finding Ijeoma: Entering the Marvelous Journey” For this lecture, Alexandria Eregbu walks us through her creative process as a...
November 6 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Alexandria Eregbu: “Finding Ijeoma: Entering the Marvelous Journey”

For this lecture, Alexandria Eregbu walks us through her creative process as a multidisciplinary artist. She begins with her middle name, ‘Ijeoma’ an Igbo name that is traditionally given from Nigerian fathers to their daughters, meaning ‘safe or good journey.’ Here, Eregbu draws connections between personal, familial, and diasporic histories that have emerged within her artistic practice. In doing so, Eregbu further examines the role that origin stories and community storytelling have played in her commitment to narrative/world building—forums which the artist believes, lead to the preservation and empowerment of the individual and collective spirit. Topics addressed in this lecture include: 1.) Materiality + Textile Studies 2.) Visual Communication + Design in Nature 3.) West African Performance, Art, + Philosophy 4.) Surrealist Discourse + The Marvelous 

Alexandria Eregbu is a visual artist and independent curator. At her core, Alexandria is most passionate about re-imagining 21st century possibilities for creative practice through service and support structures that promote sustainability and accessibility for artists and communities engaging the arts. As an artist, her practice has illuminated pathways globally, nationally, and throughout the Midwest. She has held fellowships with ACRE (Steuben, WI); HATCH Projects, Stony Island Arts Bank, (Chicago, IL); The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA), Independent Curators International (New Orleans, New York City, Martinique); and The Camargo Foundation/3Arts Residency (France). Among her curatorial projects includes du monde noir, an artistically run collective which seeks to identify contemporary evidences of Surrealist activity produced by visual artists and writers of the African diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. Forthcoming projects includeOh, Heavenly Father, Mother Ocean, and Cosmic Seed…! her solo show at Ditch Projects in Eugene, OR. 

*Note this lecture is on a Tuesday. 

This lecture is made possible in part by the Fibers Foundation. Lectures are free and open to all.

Nov 7
Exploring Identity, Place and Representation through the Arts in Aix-en-Provence: Info Session4:00 p.m.

At this info session, hear from Faculty Leader Lisa Abia-Smith and program alumni about this unique study abroad program. In this study...
November 7 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Art Studio









At this info session, hear from Faculty Leader Lisa Abia-Smith and program alumni about this unique study abroad program.

In this study abroad program, which focuses on exploring identity and representation through the lens of art, you will learn about artists and writers such as Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Nina Simone and James Baldwin, all who retreated to the South of France. Provence offered a momentary sanctuary for these major artists to express notions of place, identity and representation.

The program will start in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, where you will participate in outdoor town and country excursions, plein air painting and local museum trips. Participants will create oil paintings of landscapes, self-portraits, and the city of Aix and surroundings. The program will end in Paris, where we will use the museum galleries and collections at the Louvre for observations, discussions and sketching.  

See eligibility requirements and more information here:https://geo.uoregon.edu/programs/europe/art-aix-en-provence








Nov 8
Fall Career Fairnoon

Planning ahead means getting ahead, so start connecting early with the first and largest career fair of the year! The Fall Career Fair is the perfect place to begin your job...
November 8 noon–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Planning ahead means getting ahead, so start connecting early with the first and largest career fair of the year! The Fall Career Fair is the perfect place to begin your job research!

This is the main day of a three-day Career Fair event (Pre-fair Networking Night, Career Fair and then, Interview Day). We host 100-plus companies for 4 hours in the EMU Ballroom. There'll be a wide variety of industry and job types with companies looking to hire students for career-type positions, and internships. The fair is open to all students. Bring your cover letters, resumes, and best-presented self. See you there!

Nov 8
Connective Conversations- Julia Bryan-Wilson 6:00 p.m.

Julia Bryan-Wilson- "Bruce Nauman: Queer Homophobia" Julia Bryan-Wilson is the Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the...
November 8 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Julia Bryan-Wilson- "Bruce Nauman: Queer Homophobia"

Julia Bryan-Wilson is the Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley; she is also the Director of the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center.  She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009); Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (2016); and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (2017), which was awarded the 2018 Robert Motherwell Book Prize.  Bryan-Wilson’s influential writings on feminist and queer theory, craft histories, and contemporary art in the Americas have been widely published in venues that include Afterall, Artforum, Art Bulletin, Bookforum, differences, Grey Room, October, Oxford Art Journal, and Parkett, and she is the cocurator of the traveling exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen. 

This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design. Lectures are free and open to all.

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