A book featuring images and the stories of 70 Oregon artists and their studio spaces is now available. Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art, 2011-2014 is a collaborative work representing the series Connective Conversations, part of The Ford Family Foundation’s Curator and Critic Tours and Lecture Series program, conducted in partnership with A&AA.
More than 110 modern and contemporary Japanese prints will be on display as part of the exhibit "Expanding Frontiers: The Jack and Susy Wadsworth Collection of Postwar Japanese Prints," on view beginning Oct. 3 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The exhibit, co-curated by Maude I. Kerns Assistant Professor of Japanese Art Akiko Walley, includes a wide variety of printmaking techniques that range from aquatint and etching to silkscreen and woodblock printing.
The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The professors new to the school bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity in architecture, the history of art and architecture, arts and administration, and product design. They come to UO from schools including Istanbul Technical University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Denver, Stanford University, and the University of Minnesota. Architecture
Images both whimsical and provocative— a flower with a lightning-bolt stem, a kitty sporting an eye patch, a baby floating in a beaker, a rhinoceros curling its lip like a pirate growling “Aargh!”—inhabit an outer wall of Miller Paint in Southeast Portland thanks to Michael Salter, director of the UO Digital Arts Program.
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg joins A&AA this fall to lead the award-winning Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratories (ESBL) in Eugene and Portland. Van Den Wymelenberg has served eleven years at the University of Idaho in a similar post.