The 2016 Summer Craft Forum @ University of Oregon is underway through August 6 as artists and curators from around the country occupy UO studio spaces to work and think together. Focusing on ceramics, print media, fibers, and jewelry & metalsmithing, participants represent ways of thinking and making that revolve around notions of craft. The intent is to facilitate discourse representing a diverse range of concerns that form fluidly as the group coalesces. The event schedule:
Media outlets are highlighting an award for a City of Springfield parking garage concept developed in part by UO architecture students.
A UO architecture professor weighed in on the National Association of Home Builders’ stance on building codes in a July 6 BloombergView feature story, “Inside the Lobby Against Tougher Homes”.
Exhibitions that include work by UO art faculty members open this weekend in galleries in Portland as part of Portland2016 Biennial, a major survey of work by artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.
Nike’s new women’s tennis dress, “the Premier Slam,” premiered at Wimbledon recently — but not without some skeptical reactions from players assigned to wear the outfit. The dress “is a tiny babydoll with two big slits along each side. Just try returning a 120-mile-an-hour serve in that thing,” observed Gigi Douban, reporter for “Marketplace,” broadcast live nationally on NPR stations and available online via podcast.