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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 the weekly Upcoming Events email and stay in the know about the latest happenings.
Spring Storm is an annual exhibition celebrating the creative work in art and design by senior students completing degrees in Art, Art & Technology and Product Design in the School of Art + Design. The work and practices of our students exemplify the diversity of 21st century approaches, using traditional and new media to address compelling questions in contemporary culture.
The JSMA and Eugene Symphony Association celebrate an innovative collaboration with four Oregon visual artists in response to Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)’s orchestral masterpiece Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber. Over the past year, while working closely with Eugene Symphony Music Director and Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Mika Aono, Anna Fidler, Andrew Myers, and Julia Oldham created new works in printmaking, painting, drawing, and animation. Each commissioned artist was inspired by the virtuosity, imagination, experimentation, and humor inherent in Hindemith’s most popular work. Four corresponding videos, three of which were created by JSMA design services manager Mike Bragg, will show how the evolution of each artist’s work was informed by the themes in one movement from the music. At a later date, the Eugene Symphony’s “Beethoven’s Fifth” performance at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts will explore how music and art bring us closer together with a program that includes Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, accompanied by projections of these videos, making visible the stages of creation in each artist’s work. Concert details will be made available at eugenesymphony.org/events.
Image: Andrew Myers. Detail from Flight of the Hindemith Marbled Murrelet, 2020. Water based mixed media on paper and cut paper, 120 x 204 inches. (installation). Courtesy of Andrew Myers.
Visit the School of Art + Design website on June 11 for a launch of 2021 exhibitions featuring the work of undergraduate and graduate students graduating from the following programs: MFA in Art, MS in Sports Product Design, BFA in Art, BFA in Art & Technology, BFA in Product Design, as well as work from the Art + Design ARC (Academic Residential Community) students and Spring Storm, the annual school-wide show featuring the work of senior undergraduate art and product design students.