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University of Oregon Art Walk!


Lane Arts Council, who does the regularly scheduled monthly Eugene First Friday Art Walks, is doing a special event with the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. We're touring the Jordan Schnitzer and several other campus art destinations (it's free). Full description here:

As you may have gathered, the University of Oregon can be a rather crowded place this time of year. There is some on-street metered parking nearby, but it can take a little while to find a spot. Public transport and walking are other convenient options to get there. Google maps will give you a full route description with times for any transport mode.

If you are unfamiliar with campus, here is a map:


We'll meet at the front steps of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (pictured) at 5:15 with the art walk scheduled to begin at 5:30. This will give us a little time to get to find and know each other. I hate to have something that is at the same time as the Eugene Hiking and Camping Group's weekly Spencer Butte hike, but they would not reschedule the art walk just for my convenience.

If we have sufficient interest, we may go for a drink and/or a bite afterward.

The press release says the art walk may last until 7:30 and beyond. This is not a hiking meetup where we have to worry about people's safety in the woods. If you want to meet and decide to wander your own way later, go for it. I don't know if I'm going to make a full two hours of art walking and may need to head for watering hole before then but will check group consensus at the time.

To get some conversation going, in your RSVP comments, write your favorite piece of art or your favorite art experience.

Here's the full description of the art walk from the U of O website:

"The Lane Arts Council will present a special ArtWalk on the University of Oregon campus Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Stops will include the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, the Erb Memorial Union, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. School of Architecture and Allied Arts Dean Frances Bronet and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) Executive Director Jill Hartz will lead the free tour.

The JSMA currently features “Poetic Visions” by Lesley Dill, whose work includes sculptures, art installations, and mixed-media photographs. Also on view at JSMA is “Good Grief: A Selection of Original Art from 50 Years of Charles M. Schulz’s PEANUTS,” the “History of Photography,” and “The Female Figure Artistic Multiplicities.”

At 6 p.m. the tour will stop at the Laverne Krause Gallery in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Lawrence Hall, now exhibiting “there are no animals in this exhibit,” work by five second-year MFA candidates in the Department of Art: Jonathan Bagby, Samantha Cohen, Alexander Keyes, Bryan Putnam, and John Whitten. The exhibition represents a broad range of forms including installation, sculpture, drawing, and photography.

At 6:30 p.m., the tour heads to the Erb Memorial Union, first visiting the Adell McMillan Gallery and work by glass artist Kathleen Elliot. The tour then heads to the Mills International Center, also in the EMU, showcasing “Cycles,” an exhibition featuring work by student artists Alisa Akay, Mary Campbell, Bryan Putnam, and Bryan Schuldt.

The EMU tour then heads to The Aperture Gallery, featuring photography by student Nick Pothetes. The last stop on the EMU tour is the Buzz Coffee House, now showing work by student Alisa Akay.

At 7:30 p.m., the tour stops at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, which is exhibiting two different examples of photography: “Out in Space, Back in Time” shows photography from the Hubble Space Telescope; and “Tidewaters” features photography by Rich Bergeman of the Oregon Coast Range. The exterior of the museum features hammered copper sculptures by Wayne Chabre and a bronze sculpture by Mack Holman.

This ArtWalk is coordinated by Lane Arts Council and sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. For more information, contact Jessica Watson, ArtWalk coordinator, at [masked], (541)[masked], or on the web at"




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! Thanks so much to Shandor for the opportunity.

    October 4, 2012

  • Ann F.

    Ian, my husband and went and had a great time. We bought a piece of art, walked and walked, which was nice, used our GPS's to find our car at the end and, since we were so close to Prince Puckler's, we stopped and had an ice cream! Great night!

    October 3, 2012

  • Cathie O.

    Thank you for understanding. I really want to get out and meet more people, but so many things sound SO interesting! I'm afraid to over-commit, wear myself out, and then not be able to go.

    October 1, 2012

  • Sandor L.

    Cathie, fine for you to decide on the day based on how you're feeling. For hikes and events at private venues, I like more committed RSVPs, but this is a public event anyone can attend so no problem.

    October 1, 2012

  • Cathie O.

    Don't have any 'favorite' art, other than my brother's, Frank Flanders (he lived in Eugene for awhile, and exhibited in the Friday art walks... he's autistic, and his view on things can be fantastic).. I'll think about going. I have Fibromyalgia... is it OK to just show up? I was also in a car accident 7/30, so never know if it will be a 'bad' day, so don't want to commit to too many things just yet.

    October 1, 2012

  • Sandor L.

    I like maps, and one of my favorites is the Charles Preuss map of John Fremont's journeys into the American West, published by congress in 1848.

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    favorite art piece - The Temple at Philae, by Frederick Lord Leighton

    October 1, 2012

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