Previous BRIDGE Exhibits
BRIDGE Summer 2019
Visual Arts Week and beyond!
Darryl Evans - "Free Your Soles"
An installation of more than 1,000 shoes "freed" by our community. An abundance of both well-worn and pristine footwear will emerge from a tree at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Oak Street like low-hanging, wearable fruit. The changing social and physical environment at the tree’s urban location, along with the shoes’ origins and ultimate fate, are some of the elements shaping the meaning and message of Free Your Soles. A time lapse photographic record of the month-long evolution of the installation will be part of this artworks conclusion. At deinstallation, remaining shoes will be donated as appropriate, recycled if unusable, or reused in the artist’s next iteration of the work.
Sponsored by ArtCity Eugene with community partners City of Eugene Urban Forestry and Windermere Real Estate.
Tracy Sydor - "Miss Maple"
A character-based sculptural encounter appearing first at the Velvet Edge Boutique during Visual Arts Week. Miss Maple is born from Sydor’s childhood experience of a 1st grade teacher who stepped forward as a selfless protective presence. This memory has expanded into a figure of martyrdom and unquestioning protection within the artist’s personal mythology. Miss Maple will also inhabit the Forest of Tea and other locations during a portion of the August exhibition.
August 2-9, The Velvet Edge Boutique
August 10-20, Forest of Tea
Aug 11- Sept 4, Location TBA
Sponsored by Eugene Commercial Photography with community partners The Velvet Edge Boutique, MECCA and Forest of Tea.
Josh Sands - "Breathe, Step, Arrive"
A series of artworks in the form of imagined transit maps located along the walkways from Smith Family Bookstore on Willamette Street to the intersection of 5th Ave. and Pearl Street. Physically produced as professional signage, Sand’s maps may offer our current location in relation to water resources, possible personal moods and psychological status, our current level of distraction verses interaction and more.
Sponsored by Imagination International with community partners LTD, FASTSIGNS and Smith Family Bookstores.
BRIDGE Spring 2019
The Distance Between Us
Sponsored by Earthbound Moon
April 14-20, 2019
Willamette Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
What if you lived in an artwork? What if we walked along a city street the way we walk through a museum? Can we see our surroundings as cultural treasures? The Distance Between Us is an artwork exploring these questions and many more.
For one week, Willamette Street between 7th and 8th Avenues will be turned into an artwork, The Distance Between Us. Fifteen businesses along this block are collaborating with fifteen artists. Each business/artist pair will create a limited edition work of art that doubles as a product of the business. The artworks are available through sales and engagement.
Throughout the exhibition, events will take place, including guided docent tours during the day; and discussions, live music and a pub quiz in the evenings.
Ravens and artist Sterling Israel
Creating "Four Corners of Our World," a set of prints exploring the science and mythology of ravens.
London Hair Studio and Spa and artist Courtney Stubbert
Creating "Let’s Compromise," a gel nail design available by appointment.
City of Eugene Parking Services and artist Bret Pendlebury
Creating "Thank You Ticket," featuring a portrait of the Parcade garage located at 7th and Willamette.
Manifest Beer Company and artist Sunny Selby Johnston
Creating "Still Moving Life," a single keg of beer and portrait fragment coasters.
Doc’s Pad and artist Joshua Isaac Finch
Creating a mixed drink, "Dive & Hasten"
Spence & Sabitt, LLP and artist Libby Wadsworth
Creating "...Some Words," a set of printing plates visitors may use to make their own rubbings of legal language explorations.
Urban Therapeutic and artist Lisa Sansevere
Creating a "Stained Glass Garden," a scented sand or salt desk garden.
City of Eugene Facilities Management and artists Helen Liu and Elnaz Talaei
Creating "Growth," attempted collaborations responding to the landscape elements along the block.
Park Street Cafe’ and artist Charly Swing
Creating "The Smeede," a sandwich.
Perugino Coffeehouse and artist Mika Aono
Creating "Ichigo-Ichie, -Stumbling Upon," a tea drink engaged with a transformation of the coffeehouse space.
Gary Dawson Design and artist Tallmadge Doyle
Creating "Octopus Embrace," a pendant available for sale at Urban Therapeutic.
AHM Brands and artist Ugo Akabike
Creating a logo for The Distance Between Us exhibition branding.
Sushi-Ya and artist Randolph Carter
Creating "Into the Deep," a sushi roll.
Earthbound Moon and artists Mei-ling Lee & Jeff Goolsby
Creating "Alte Innenstadt Vido Stroll," an audio/video engagement with the street and the projects along it this week.
BRIDGE Summer 2018
July 27 - August 5
Projects for BRIDGE Summer 2018 creatively utilize the outdoor areas of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, the Parcade parking structure and breezeway between 7th and 8th streets.
by Farhad Bahram and Shannon Mockli
Sponsored by ArtCity Eugene
by Leah Wilson and Kate Ali with Gray Space members
Sponsored by Gray Space
We Are Ships. You Are The River, Part 1 0f 3: Vessel
by Valentina Gonzalez, Josh Sands & Dain Kaldahl
Sponsored by Whiteaker Community Art Team (WCAT) and Wildcraft Cider Works
by Jessilyn Brinkerhoff
Sponsored by Lane Arts Council with co-sponsorship from Maude Kerns Art Center
by Junwei Zhang
Sponsored by Imagination International