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Warpinski exhibits in Evanston, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon

Professor Terri Warpinski opened a show, “Liminal Matter: Fences,” in Portland at the gallery at Passages Bookshop on Saturday, April 4. In “Liminal Matter: Fences,” Warpinski’s photographs are paired with work by Portland poet Laura Winter. The show will be on display through April. Nearly concurrently, Warpinski’s “Surface Tensions” exhibition opened at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery in Evanston, Illinois, on April 2 and runs through May 8. Both shows document the physical manifestations of zones where two nations meet, reflecting Warpinski’s deep respect for the natural environment and her interest in the traces of human connections embedded in the landscape.

Breach [Bosenbrucke Bridge], 31" x 16," by Terri Warpinski


Collaborative exhibition opens April 11 at Pacific Sky Exhibitions

Artist Vincent Angel and writer Sommer Browning have collaborated on the upcoming exhibition Parker Venus Daylight, which opens April 11 at Pacific Sky Exhibitions in Eugene. Parker Venus Daylight will feature a new series of visual artworks from Angel supplemented with a written response from Browning, which will be printed as a take-away tabloid for visitors. This is the fourth exhibition at Pacific Sky Exhibitions directed by UO art Associate Professor Jack Ryan. The opening event is from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, and will be exhibited until May 16.

Pacific Sky exhibition


Work by UO art faculty receives wide exposure internationally

UO Department of Art faculty members have a number of major openings in March. All exhibiting brand new work, these shows display the rigor that UO faculty members bring to the art world. Testing new media, redefining old media, and developing new techniques, the works present a wide range of expertise and thinking.

work by Ethel Poindexter


Revolution inspires alumna’s art shows

Materials curated by Taraneh Hemami, bachelor of arts ’81, brings the underground culture of revolution to the surface to investigate connections between radical movements across times and geographies. Hemami, a native of Iran, moved to the U.S. after high school, eventually landing at UO while the Iranian Revolution was in full force. She didn’t realize that decades later she would become inextricably involved in the political movement of that time through her art. In 2005, Hemami issued a call to collect the archives from the Iranian community in northern California. Those curated works have led her to develop a series of projects titled Theory of Survival.  



Recruitment Fair brings together 23 firms, 250 students

Twenty-three firms looking to hire A&AA graduates participated in the three-day 2015 Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) in Lawrence Hall recently. Recruiters concluded the event by holding interviews with more than forty students. “We anticipate many students landed jobs and summer internships,” said Kassia Dellabough, director of PODS.

students speak with job recruiter


Art alumni work on display at White Box

The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland presents Unfiltered Kilter, an exhibition of work by UO Department of Art alumni Carl Diel, Heidi Schwegler, and Cara Tomlinson, from March 5 through April 25.

Diehl art


Digital arts alumnus creates public murals project in Portland

Artist Gage Hamilton has been painting the town, literally, since his graduation from the Digital Arts Program at the UO in Portland in 2012.  Hamilton is the organizer of a public art project, Forest For The Trees (FFTT), a nonprofit public mural project to promote public visual expression, collaboration, and community engagement with contemporary art and the creative process.  

Hamilton painting mural