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‘Portland Gear’ products take digital arts grad to professional level

Marcus Harvey, digital arts ’12, has developed a new “vintage athletic inspired” product line called Portland Gear. With the aim of representing “the new creative culture of Portland,” Portland Gear is already being sold in forty states and nine countries.


Colin Ives wins 2015 Faculty Research Award for digital art project

Colin Ives, associate professor of digital arts, has been awarded a 2015 Faculty Research Award from the UO Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for his creative work, research, and contribution to the field of digital arts. The peer-reviewed award, which honors past excellence and funds future projects, is given to a select group of professors working at the top of their fields.

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Colin Ives selected for Faculty Research Award

Associate Professor of Digital Arts Colin Ives was awarded a 2015 Faculty Research Award. He received the award from University of Oregon's Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for his creative work, research, and contribution to the field of digital arts. This award honors past excellence and funds future projects. The Faculty Research Award is peer reviewed and given to only a select group of University of Oregon professors working at the top of their fields.


Gallery partners visual artists, writers for new avenues of discourse

Pacific Sky Exhibitions, a new gallery space in Eugene, brings a year-long program featuring visual artists paired with writers for month-long collaborative programs. The next show opens February 21 and brings together sculptor Jess Perlitz with UO culture scholar Philip Scher. 

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Lecture marks centennial of art program

Professor Emeritus Kenneth O’Connell will present an informative and entertaining slide lecture on a brief history of the University of Oregon Department of Art at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the White Stag Block in Portland.      

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‘60s visionary Fuller brought dome projects to UO

When architect-inventor-visionary R. Buckminster Fuller visited the UO in 1962, he was better known for developing the neo-futuristic geodesic dome than for his Dymaxion Chronofile, a project to document his life every 15 minutes. As he told a gathering at UO about why he devised the Chronofile:  



A&AA student helps create Hoot Housing, a property rental review site

College students are often accustomed to lowering their standards for a living situation, such as a shoebox-sized apartment under the unresponsive and impersonal supervision of a massive property-management business. After being subjected to a similar experience, Taylor Oyama found a way out.

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4 A&AA faculty members, alumnus receive Career Opportunity Grants

Five artists associated with the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts were honored with 2015 Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation. They include Adjunct Instructor Damien Gilley, alumnus Grant Hottle (MFA ’07), Associate Professor Anya Kivarkis, Assistant Professor Donald Morgan, and Associate Professor Laura Vandenburgh.

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Sculptors recognized in international student awards competition

Two MFA students from UO have been recognized with Honorable Mention awards in the 2014 International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Achievement Awards. The selection of Alexander Keyes, who graduated in 2014, and current MFA candidate Brandon Siscoe “illuminate both the quality and the ambitious nature of our graduate program,” said Tannaz Farsi, associate professor in the UO Department of Art.



Portland Art Museum celebrates Blue Sky’s 40th

What began forty years ago as a makeshift photo gallery in a space the size of a freight elevator is celebrating its fortieth anniversary with a formal exhibition of 120 works at the Portland Art Museum through January.

Blue Sky Gallery