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.

May 24
Wood Engravers' Network Third Triennial Exhibition8:00 a.m.

Wood Engravers’ Network Third Triennial Exhibition is the third juried, traveling exhibit featuring sixty-four (64) engravings by thirty-seven (37) artists from the United...
May 7–July 7
Lawrence Hall, First Floor Exhibition Cases

Wood Engravers’ Network Third Triennial Exhibition is the third juried, traveling exhibit featuring sixty-four (64) engravings by thirty-seven (37) artists from the United States, Canada, Ireland and Belgium. Juried by Gray Zeitz of Larkspur Press, the exhibit will travel through the end of 2019.

For many, wood engravings conjure memories of a favorite children’s story - a consequence of the medium’s highly efficient and successful use as an illustration during the industrialization of printing (mid-to-late 19th century). While wood engraving was once considered efficient, now the process is considered very slow. Its intimate scale and minute detail charm practitioners into working 40 hours or more on one 4 inch square piece of wood. This group exhibit provides a view of the contemporary practice of wood engraving and the wide variety of styles and approaches to the medium.

Wood engraving is a relief printmaking process where an original drawing is cut into the surface of an end-grain wood block and then inked and printed to create a reflected image of the cut block. The prints are considered multiple originals created in limited editions - not reproductions or digital creations - offering an affordable entry into collecting original art works.

 

Exhibiting artists include:
Wesley Bates (Ontario, Canada), Nick Baute (Kentucky), Evan Charney (Massachusetts), Paul Constance (Virginia), Nancy Darrell (North Carolina), Tony Drehfal (Wisconsin), Colleen Dwire (California), Leslie Evans (Massachusetts), Andy Farkas (North Carolina), Rich Gere (Texas), Rebecca Gilbert (Pennsylvania) R.P. Hale (New Hampshire), Gwen Heffner (Kentucky), Jon Hinkel (Minnesota), Eric Hoffman (Rhode Island), Anna Hogan (Massachusetts), Mirka Hokkanen (Finland), Judith Jaidinger (Illinois), Cindy Koopman (Minnesota), Channing Lefebvre (New York), Susan Mannion (Ireland), Michael McGarvey (New Jersey), John McWilliams (South Carolina), Joel Moline (Minnesota), Carl Montford (Washington), David Moyer (Pennsylvania), William Myers (Minnesota), Neil Peck (Washington), Sylvia Pixley (Michigan), Joanne Price (Kentucky), Abigail Rorer (Massachusetts), Anders Sandstrom (indiana), Kerri Safranski (Indiana), Robert Simola (California), James G. Todd (Montana), Manuel Vermeire (Brussels, Belgium), Richard Wagener (California)

Juror: Gray Zeitz, Founder and Operator of Larkspur Press, a nationally acclaimed fine press publisher working for more than forty years in Monterey, Kentucky. His specialty is printing handcrafted editions of Kentucky’s authors, including such figures as Wendell Berry, Bobbie Ann Mason, James Baker Hall, Frederick Smock, Guy Davenport, and Ed McClanahan. He also calls on talented wood engravers and expert bookbinders to collaborate in his work.

The Wood Engravers’ Network formed in 1994 to foster education and create a resource for wood engravers and the practice of wood engraving. The group publishes a biannual journal, holds an annual conference, maintains a website and social media presence, as well as sponsoring exhibits, group projects and an ongoing print exchange for members.

http://woodengravers.org/wen-gallery/

May 24
Krause Gallery Exhibit "HAZEY"10:00 a.m.

“HAZEY” is a group art exhibition that contains a variety of paintings and prints from 3 young artists with their own backgrounds and interests; by using different...
May 21–25
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

“HAZEY” is a group art exhibition that contains a variety of paintings and prints from 3 young artists with their own backgrounds and interests; by using different aesthetic and narrative elements, it primarily focuses on articulating the mundane onto a personal and intimate level therefore to offer people an opportunity to answer the questions and question the answers from both scientific, social and cultural aspects throughout this visual experience.

 

Work by Ross Doyle + Ariel Sanchez + Han Cao

May 24
Peace Corps Application Workshop2:00 p.m.

Make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to learn how to browse Volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen your application. You will...
May 24 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Room 220 - Career Center

Make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to learn how to browse Volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen your application. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about service, learn steps you can take to improve your chances, and gain valuable tips to guide you through the application process.

May 24
Krause Gallery Exhibit "HAZEY" closing reception5:00 p.m.

“HAZEY” is a group art exhibition that contains a variety of paintings and prints from 3 young artists with their own backgrounds and interests; by using different...
May 24 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

“HAZEY” is a group art exhibition that contains a variety of paintings and prints from 3 young artists with their own backgrounds and interests; by using different aesthetic and narrative elements, it primarily focuses on articulating the mundane onto a personal and intimate level therefore to offer people an opportunity to answer the questions and question the answers from both scientific, social and cultural aspects throughout this visual experience.

Ross Doyle + Ariel Sanchez + Han Cao

May 24
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Sabrina Ratté6:00 p.m.

Sabrina Ratté: “Machine for Living” “The lecture will focus on my most recent video work contextualized within the evolution of my process over the...
May 24 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Sabrina Ratté: “Machine for Living”

“The lecture will focus on my most recent video work contextualized within the evolution of my process over the years. I will present an overview of different inspirations, discuss my approach with analog and digital video, reflect on the potential extension of video in the context of presentation, and I will talk about the different themes contained into my work such as architecture, utopia and dystopia, the real and the virtual.” - Sabrina Ratté

Sabrina Ratté is a video artist based in between Montreal and Paris. Her practice investigates virtual environments generated by analog technologies. Electricity, as raw material, is sculpted, transformed and altered digitally to be reborn as luminous and vibrating architectures. Her videos exist between abstraction and figuration, utopia and dystopia, architecture and landscape.

Her works include installations, prints, sculptures and live performances. Previous exhibitions: Dolby Gallery (San Francisco), Young Project Gallery (Los Angeles), Whitney Museum of Art (NYC), Paddles On! 1st Digital Art Auction at Phillips (New York), HEK (Basel), EMPAC (Troy), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), International Digital Arts Biennal - Bian (Montreal), PHI Center (Montreal), Arsenal (Mtl), the Lampo series (Chicago), Atonal Festival (Berlin), Elektra, MUTEK (Mtl, Mexico, Barcelona). She is represented by the Laffy Maffei Gallery in Paris.

Special thanks to the Department of Cinema Studies for their support.

May 25
Application Deadline: Sustainable Invention Immersion Week12:00 a.m.

Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship and sustainability? Then join us this summer for a FREE interdisciplinary bootcamp that will allow you to meet peers with shared...
May 25 12:00 a.m.
Online

Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship and sustainability? Then join us this summer for a FREE interdisciplinary bootcamp that will allow you to meet peers with shared interests, develop a sustainable product, and potentially win cash awards for further venture development.

This program is free and open to all students, from all majors (including undergraduates and graduate students), to participate. The program covers housing in Earl Hall for five nights, all materials, and two meals each day (breakfast and lunch). We require all participants to stay in the dormitory for the duration of the event to create a close cohort experience. Some readings and video tutorials will be assigned ahead of the start of the program so that students can make rapid progress through the intensive one-week boot camp.


Program website and application: http://www.sustainableinvention.com
For further information: contact Kate Harmon at kharmon2@uoregon.edu or Julie Haack at jhaack@uoregon.edu
Online application deadline: the application deadline is open through May 25. See program website for application.
Time commitment: the program will run from Saturday, July 7 until Thursday, July 12. 


This year's cohort challenge:

2018 - The Do More With Less Challenge:  The more materials, the bigger the impact. There are many strategies for reducing the use of materials to meet human needs. Examples include eliminating the need for a lawn mower by inventing grass that only grows two inches and does not need to be mowed, or eliminating a window washing system by inventing self-cleaning glass. These kinds of innovations disrupt existing solutions, requiring us to think in different ways. Your challenge will be to design a new solution to address a need that eliminates or significantly reduces the problems associated with materials. The solution should be economically viable, socially acceptable, and have a net positive environmental impact compared to existing products and processes.

Sustainable Invention Immersion Week is a collaborative program sponsored by the University of Oregon's Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Tyler Invention Greenhouse with partners from the School of Journalism and Communication, the Department of Product Design, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Center for Sustainable Business Practices.

May 25
Art & Technology Careers - Lunch & Learn11:45 a.m.

Come learn about the wide range of careers from professionals in the field, enjoy lunch, join discussions, bring your questions! Join just the lunch or stay for the whole...
May 25 11:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 206

Come learn about the wide range of careers from professionals in the field, enjoy lunch, join discussions, bring your questions! Join just the lunch or stay for the whole event!


RSVP


LOCATION: 211 ALLEN HALL

The schedule will be:

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Lunch & Learn - Panel on Careers in Art & Technology

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.       Roundtable Discussions with panelists

Graphic Design as a Career, Branding, User Interface Research informs Design, career tips, careers and more!

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.       Portfolio Reviews 

 

Guests Include:

Brian Gundell – Graphic Design & Sports Branding

Sara Talmadge – Digital Illustration and Animation

Geoff Rich – Art Lead, Special fx, Modelling and Video Creation

Peter King – Art Direction and Graphic Design

Kirstin Hierholzer – User Interface Research​

Hal Milton – Game Design

Ryan Camu – Production Management

 

May 25
UO Art MFA Thesis Exhibitionnoon

University of Oregon Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition May 11 – June 3, 2018 Reception: Friday, May 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Gallery...
May 11–June 3
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

University of Oregon Department of Art

MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 11 – June 3, 2018

Reception: Friday, May 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Friday–Sunday, Noon–5:00 p.m.

Location: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

8371 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
503-286-9449

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting Artists

Laura Butler Hughes

Stephen Milner

Natalie Wood

Alexander Wurts

The University of Oregon Department of Art presents the 2018 MFA thesis exhibition of Laura Butler Hughes, Stephen Milner, Natalie Wood and Alexander Wurts at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR. Working across photography, painting, sculpture, installation and new media practices, their culminating work draws from deeply personal experiences that signal a complex contemplation of the present through the mediation of everyday encounters and activities.

The Department of Art’s interdisciplinary graduate program encourages students to work across disciplines through a three-year course of study that involves rigorous studio investigation, critical discourse, and conceptual development. Emphasis is placed on curriculum tailored to the needs of the individual student while encouraging exploration and risk-taking.

May 28
Krause Gallery Exhibit "Again and Again"10:00 a.m.

Come again? Count to ten. 1,2,3,4….how many am I counting? It's hard to speculate...the colors are clowning. I catch my breath, again and again. Again and Again...
May 28–June 1
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

Come again?
Count to ten.
1,2,3,4….how many am I counting?
It's hard to speculate...the colors are clowning.
I catch my breath, again and again.

Again and Again features multimedia work by Michelle Ferguson, Arnold Sharp and Marisa Smith. It will be shown in the Laverne Krause Gallery from May 29th to June 1st.

May 31
Krause Gallery Exhibit "Again and Again" closing reception5:00 p.m.

Come again? Count to ten. 1,2,3,4….how many am I counting? It's hard to speculate...the colors are clowning. I catch my breath, again and again. Again and Again...
May 31 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

Come again?
Count to ten.
1,2,3,4….how many am I counting?
It's hard to speculate...the colors are clowning.
I catch my breath, again and again.

Again and Again features multimedia work by Michelle Ferguson, Arnold Sharp and Marisa Smith. It will be shown in the Laverne Krause Gallery from May 29th to June 1st.

Jun 6
Back Alley Bash- Art and Design Residential Community exhibition10:00 a.m.

Come by and check out the culmination of a year’s worth of work from the university’s first Art and Design Residential Community! Exhibition open daily from 10am-...
June 6–11
Kalapuya Ilihi

Come by and check out the culmination of a year’s worth of work from the university’s first Art and Design Residential Community!

Exhibition open daily from 10am- 6pm.

Closing reception on Monday, June 11 from 6-7pm.

Jun 11
2018 Spring Storm exhibition opening reception4:00 p.m.

The College of Design School of Art + Design is pleased to present the 2018 Spring Storm. Graduating seniors in Art, Art & Technology, and Product Design will...
June 11 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall

The College of Design School of Art + Design is pleased to present the 2018 Spring Storm. Graduating seniors in Art, Art & Technology, and Product Design will exhibit their work throughout Lawrence Hall for this  6th annual end-of-year senior show. All welcome to join for the opening reception on Monday, June 11 from 4:00-6:00pm.

The exhibition will be on view through June 18.

Jun 11
Back Alley Bash reception6:00 p.m.

Come by and check out the culmination of a year’s worth of work from the university’s first Art and Design Residential Community! Closing reception on Monday, June...
June 11 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Kalapuya Ilihi

Come by and check out the culmination of a year’s worth of work from the university’s first Art and Design Residential Community!

Closing reception on Monday, June 11 from 6-7pm.

Jun 12
2018 Spring Storm exhibition10:00 a.m.

The University of Oregon College of Design's School of Art + Design is pleased to present the 2018 Spring Storm. Graduating seniors in Art, Art & Technology, and...
June 12–18
Lawrence Hall

The University of Oregon College of Design's School of Art + Design is pleased to present the 2018 Spring Storm.

Graduating seniors in Art, Art & Technology, and Product Design will exhibit their work throughout Lawrence Hall for this 6th annual end-of-year senior show.

Opening reception: Monday, June 11 from 4:00-6:00pm 
On view through June 18, Monday- Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm.

Jun 18
College of Design Commencement Ceremony4:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2018 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal. College of Design Commencement details are available on the...
June 18 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Knight Library, South Lawn (Southwest Campus Green)

Join us for the 2018 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal.

College of Design Commencement details are available on the College of Design website.

There will be a reception prior to the College of Design ceremony from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard. We encourage students to bring their families and friends to engage and mingle with faculty and fellow students.

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