2021 Windowfront Exhibitions

Fall Windowfront Exhibitions RO Prayer FlagR0 Prayer Flag Redux Community Project

Dates displayed: November 5-28, 2021

Presented by: Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD

Location: in the breezeway between 833 & 857 Willamette Street

About: The R0 Prayer Flag Redux project was curated by Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD.  The term R0, referred to as R-Naught, represents the number of new COVID-19 infections estimated to stem from a single case. In other words, if R0 is 2.5, then one person is expected to infect, on average, 2.5 others. The purpose of this project is to “positively” infect each other with hope, love compassion and empathy, as well as every other positive emotion that is out there. 


Flags were created by community participants and Willamette High School students attending the Heritage Program with Mrs. Zapata. "Positive thinking for our community" Love, Peace, Respect, Joy, Unity, Gratitude and Health. May all this flow optimally in our community.  - Mrs. Zapata Willamette High School Heritage Program


Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Mujeres con AlasMujeres con Alas

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Embroidered cotton, linen

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: Mujeres con Alas is a group of women with the purpose to reclaim material culture. Women are holders of the memory of our people, each town, each person, each woman has her way of transmitting this knowledge. Some ways to transmit are through embroidery, oral narratives (stories and poetry), weaving (w/local material), cooking, music and dances among other forms. This display of serviettes demonstrates this craft.


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Mija MatrizMija Matriz

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Mixed media

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: I painted this after a waking vision I had, looking down at my belly I saw it was cut open like a piece of fruit with many seeds inside and a large snake was wrapped around me, eating the bad seeds out of my belly. 


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Joanna IrizarryJoanna Irizarry

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Found objects, insulation foam, plaster of Paris, acrylic paint, spray paint, fabric paint

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: Joanna Irizarry is an artist from Puerto Rico. Irizarry started painting in 1990. In 1998, she moved to Texas and participated in multiple art shows including the Chocolate Art Show, The Pancakes and Booze show, along with many other underground shows from L.A. She was the Latin artist of the month in for Acceso Total Telemundo Dallas. She came to visit Eugene in 2021 and fell in love with this beautiful city. 


My Art is like an experiment of mixing feelings, nature, the unknown, life energy and of course a gift from God. My art is three dimensional and glows in the dark, perfect for black light. I experiment with insulation foam, plaster of Paris, acrylic paint, spray paint, fabric paint and anything that connects together at the right time.


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Esteban Camacho SteffensenEsteban Camacho Steffensen

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Acrylic, watercolor and graphite

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: The overlapping catastrophes of the pandemic, racial injustice and the climate crisis have greatly impacted youth and their mental health, disadvantaged youth especially. Art can play a role in their emotional healing and build hope to counter despair. Murals can address this need because they stimulate the imagination in a positive way while building camaraderie to counter social isolation. The physical work of painting bright colors on large walls with a group of friends, while seeking to create beauty and meaning on critical issues, can be an antidote to years of separation and isolation.


I am a Costa Rican/Oregonian muralist with 17 years of experience creating murals in the Northwest to inspire the public with images of the natural world. My compositions emphasize endangered species, ecosystem relationships and cultural reflection to encourage action to protect the world we love. My artistic work also focuses on creating murals through community engagement. Most of my work depicts the interdependent nature of our living planet and the destructive impacts of industrialized society. They entreat the public to get involved in solutions to climate change and other social challenges.


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Patricia Montoya DonohuePatricia Montoya Donohue

Display dates: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Basket, sculpture, assemblages

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: In my work, you’ll see a great emphasis on the use of natural materials gathered and harvested in Oregon. In my garden you’ll find honeysuckle, banana, NW sweetgrass, akebia and a variety of willows specifically to use in the creation of my baskets, sculptures and assemblages. I gather western red cedar and roots in the traditional ways of the indigenous NW basket makers. In addition to gathering the raw materials used in my work, I also hand dye my gathered materials. “Every child is an artist; it’s up to the adult to remain one.” - Pablo Picasso


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Marina HajekMarina Hajek

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Bronze

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: My work is about duality…my two lives, in Guatemala and in the United States. However, my work is much more a metaphor of the dual lives of women – caught between cultures and expectations. I explore the human figure and the abstract manifestations of our beings and forms. Often things are most profoundly understood through “unrealistic representations.”


 My work speaks to the human condition. The unstable political atmosphere in Guatemala in the 1970’s and 1980’s made a strong impression in my life. After moving to the USA in 1987, I started creating pieces that expressed my political opinions, which would not be possible in Guatemala. Through the process of acculturation, I felt less isolated as I began comparing, analyzing and understanding the “why” of many things.


As I worked on a piece based on my life in Guatemala, I realized that I was not only representing what was happening in Guatemala but also elsewhere. Rich and developed countries are not immune to corruption, violence, greed and genocide.


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions John Rolling ThunderJohn Rolling Thunder

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium:  Acrylic on canvas, multimedia

Location: 856 Willamette Street & 280 W. Broadway

About: Born in Orange County Southern California in 1958, my father was of native descent from the indigenous nation of Kumeyaay, tribes of Ipai and Tipai of Southern California. I’m also mixed with, Portuguese, French, Norwegian and Irish. The significance of the culture I was born into is of great pride. 


I have nearly 30 years of experience as an artist who has enjoyed success in many mediums and creative endeavors. I’ve gained recognition for my contributions as an artist, musician, fashion and jewelry designer, playwriter and contributor to various cannabis publications. I devoted myself to the education of non-native peoples to examine our ways of life traditions, values and history which is often tarnished and misguided by the distorted ethnocentric perspectives of non-native cultural perspectives. I have produced cultural events throughout Southern California which featured the cultures of Native peoples throughout the United States.


I've lived most of this life somewhere between worlds of successful creativity and exhaustive insanity. I was disappointed to be told by teachers this is the way art is produced and the only way. I decided to not take classes to study the arts and struggled to fit into that seemingly impossible slot.


I gave art up until after a visit from an angel at a hospital years later while I was in a coma. The angel was a woman whom I’d never met before. After she left I found a black leather briefcase filled with paints, brushes, oil pastels, colored pencils, drawing paper and a plethora of other art supplies. It also included a book of fairy tales from the Caribbean. After I left the hospital and during recovery, I began to draw and paint again. I realized art depicts the soul beneath the surface. Provocative, engaging art is food for the soul and often uniquely sweet to the eye. Art, captivating and extraordinary, in a most simplistic sense, always takes one deeper into unique visual realms.


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Andrea RosAndrea Ros

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Location: 856 Willamette Street & 280 W. Broadway

About: I'm a 5th generation artist and Catalán/Hispanic on my father's side. Although I work in several media, painting is my most passionate form of expression, often revolving in subject matter around current events and challenges which deserve the attention of most of us. I prefer the viewers to come to their own interpretations of my work and hope that I can spark emotion in their experience. Born in NYC and reared expat, Andrea Ros is a Eugene, Oregon based painter and printmaker, focusing on figurative work, in particular the male figure.


Since 2012 her work has been exhibited in Oregon as well as in various locations in the US, including San Francisco, St. Louis and NYC at Lincoln Center. She has also shown in galleries and exhibitions overseas and is collected internationally in London, Dublin, Orkney, Wuhan and Sydney.


Some of her favorite projects include making marionettes and masks and she is a volunteer Carousel carver. If you twist her arm hard enough, she can occasionally be coerced into teaching the odd class, which she actually enjoys but does not pursue.  


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Our lady of a good nights sleep Rogene ManasRogene Mañas

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Medium: Mixed media

Locations: 856 Willamette Street & 280 W. Broadway

About: My influences are rooted in my Spanish/Italian heritage. I love classical imagery and appreciate the esthetic sensitivity and technical skills of the European masters. But I am most excited by the simplicity and honesty of folk art, where artists create wondrous works using makeshift materials. Add to that my esteem and reverence for nature, along with my constant pursuit of the spiritual side of life, and you will find my “style.” I strive to incorporate a classical flavor with a folkloric feel and have invented my own mixed media techniques that allow me the artistic freedom to bring it all together. I am compelled to express the thoughts and feelings from my internal world rather than replicating what I see in the outside world. I teach workshops to help others discover the fun and tranquility that comes from art making.


The past few years have been traumatic for our country and for our community. We survived 4 years of poor governmental leadership, dangerous deregulations, overt racial injustices, horrible disasters caused by climate change, an attack on our nation’s capitol by homegrown terrorists, and countless other stressful events, only to be hit by a global pandemic causing more than 650,000 deaths and counting. 


To find peace of mind in these stressful times, I channel my creative energy into making art that honors saints and guardians who have come to my rescue. Each one is a prayer in art form to the universe to help right our course, cause a paradigm shift in the minds and hearts of all humanity and create a tsunami of positive change around the world. 


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Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Dia de los Muertos OffrendaDía de los Muertos Ofrenda 

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Location: 833 Willamette Street

Presented by: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oak Hill School, MEChA de UO, Division of Equity and Inclusion UO, Adelante Sí, Secretaría del Migrante y Enlace Internacional and Instituto Estatal de la Cultura (Guanajuato).

About Installation: In Mexico, when the souls of the dead return to this world for a few brief hours each year, they are welcomed with a feast of all the foods and drinks that pleased them in life. It is a festival, neither somber nor macabre, which is universally celebrated and much enjoyed as a time of family and community reunion. Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. An ofrenda is built to honor lost loved ones. Offerings are placed upon the ofrenda, to help us remember, learn about and celebrate their lives.


Fall Windowfront Exhibitions Dia de Muertos, Patrimonio InmaterialDía de Muertos, Patrimonio Inmaterial UNESCO

Windowfront Projection

Dates displayed: November 1-15

Location: 1004 Willamette Avenue

Presented by: Eugene Arte Latino & Comunidad y Herencia Cultural

Curated by: Jessica Zapata, founder of Eugene Arte Latino

About: Journey through love, life and death, this virtual presentation explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2. This exhibit features original works by Mexican photographers Guillermo Reza Díaz, Pedro Berruecos Vila and Maricela Figueroa Zamilpa captured in the states of Puebla, Morelos, Guerrero and Oaxaca.


One of the most refined samples of living miscegenation and syncretism in Mexico, the Day of the Dead, today a member of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage list, goes through an important moment of expression: defending itself against globalization and foreign influences, or succumbing to them. Our indigenous communities keep tradition alive in its purest and most authentic forms, away from figures such as monsters, ghosts. 


Death, understood as transcendence and happiness, rather than as mourning and darkness; the possibility of summoning, meeting, meeting and sharing with loved ones, both those present and "those who got ahead of us" and, above all, of involving others.


Riqueza Natural de México, 2020

Windowfront Projection

Dates displayed: October 8-31 & November 16-28

Location: 1004 Willamette Street

Presented by: Eugene Arte Latino & Comunidad y Herencia Cultural

Curated by: Jessica Zapata, founder of Eugene Arte Latino

About: This Projection includes images captured by the gaze of 77 talented photographers who share their talent and the natural beauty of Mexico. It is a visual testimony, which urges us, with its shapes and beats, to strive to correct our course, in harmony with the planet.


The nature of Mexico is shown, through images, as a celebration of colors, textures, and shapes immobilized by the lens of Mexican men and women who have made their passion for wildlife and landscapes a true art.


Each of the images shown gives us back the result of millions of years of evolution in the captured beings and describes scenarios where the species enter into a fascinating dialogue with their environment. The micro and the macro come together and invoke a reflection for life.


The amazing variety of our natural environment is presented in a creative and orderly way in different sections: fauna, flora, landscapes, macro, underwater and night photography. The scrupulous selection in terms of composition and originality gives us a visual reason to join the effort to preserve these irreplaceable values that, together with our culture and traditions, make up the mosaic of identity that makes Mexico one of the most attractive countries in the world.


Fall Windowfront Exhibition Charro AttireCharro Attire Exhibition | Exhibición de Atuendo Charro

Origin and symbolic details of the Charro outfit 

Dates displayed: October 8-November 28, 2021

Location: 833 Willamette Street

Presented by: Comunidad y Herencia Cultural 

Curated by: Jessica Zapata, founder of Eugene Arte Latino 

About: The Charro outfit has its origin in the New Spain viceroyalty. The outfit varies depending on the region of Mexico and on the situation or celebration Adopted from the Mexican landscape, it is focused on aesthetics. The formality of the outfit brings the Charro out of the ordinary and into the spotlight for the public eye. The Charro has to present himself with gallantry and meet the standards and etiquette of a gentleman, “To be dressed as a Charro is to be dressed as of Mexico’’ so it shall be used in a proper manner.  


This ensemble blends with the horse. It is important the following elements be used: blanket, reins, halter, horse girth and whip. Natural materials are used (palm, leather and suede), rather than synthetic materials to preserve the authenticity and cattle ranching tradition. The attire consists of tight pants, belt, shirt, bowtie, jacket, boots, hat and spurs; the lack of an element or the misuse of one during competition could be a reason for disqualification.


Non-Traditional

Dates displayed: October 8 - November 28, 2021

Medium: Sculpture, painting, prints

Location: 270 W. Broadway

Curated by: VRGNZ (she/her)

About: VRGNZ is an artist, activist and entrepreneur of Chilean/Bolivian heritage, who’s art is inspired in large part from her childhood in Texas and New Mexico. She is interested in creating, exhibiting and promoting work that challenges social norms, builds community, and empowers others to share their stories.


Always inspired by skateboarding and graffiti culture, VRGNZ moved to Oregon 21 years ago and found a playground at our concrete skateparks. One intention of this display, the largest collection of skateboards ever shown in Eugene, is to recognize the advancement of the non-trad skateboarding movement and celebrate diversity in skateboarding.


Queen Vandals Collective, QVC, is an art collective supporting women and gender non-binary people in the Graff and Sticker communities.  Featured QVC Artists: Grossa - Eugene, OR, Ruby - New York, NY, Jem - Los Angeles, CA


Kathleen Caprario Patterns of Privilege-Under My Skin installation at JSMAKathleen Caprario

“Patterns Of Privilege”  

Lane Arts Council 2020 Individual Visual Artist Grant Recipient

Dates displayed: August 6-September 6, 2021

Location:  856 Willamette Street

Description: Painted and collaged panels echo the work’s intersectionality with race, privilege and place will be displayed and punctuate the space.

Artist statement: My work explores the intersection of physical place and cultural space through the open language of pattern. I question how I, as a white woman in America, can (re) locate myself in relationship to the histories and critical conversations surrounding racism, the environment and privilege through my art. The metaphor-laden panel paintings and artist-designed wallpaper presented are a specific response to my experience of the Sweet Briar Slave Cemetery, Amherst, VA, while on residency in 2018 at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Through numerous iterations and missteps, I explore the opportunity inherent in its making and my own anti-racist efforts. The work, like me, is imperfect. Each and every day, as I consider the land and its complex social history, I seek to create a compression of time, a dialog between the past and present and a conversation for today.  


I respectfully acknowledge the land that my work was inspired by and created on including the original stewards, the Siouan People of the Monacan and Manahoac tribes of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountain regions of Virginia and, here in Eugene/ Springfield, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people.  


This presentation is made possible through the generosity and receipt of a Lane Arts Artist Grant, a Jordan Schnitzer Black Lives Matter Artist Grant (with Gregory S. Black), an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Jane G. Camp Fellowship Award and an OAC Career Opportunity Grant. Kathleen Caprario website


Uyen-thi Nguyen opal portraitUyen-thi Nguyen

"Garden of People, A Portrait of Cottage Grove"

Lane Arts Council 2020 Individual Visual Artist Grant Recipient

Dates displayed: August 6-September 6, 2021

Location: 856 Willamette Street

Description: “Garden of People” is artist Uyen-thi Nguyen's perspective on society, using Cottage Grove, Oregon as the basis for exploration. This art book intermingles Nguyen's oil paintings with intimate, anonymous quotes from conversations with the subjects. Designed to be experiential, Nguyen juxtaposes census data and traditional societal descriptors with a collage of individual stories, allowing viewers to formulate their own views as they "walk" through the garden.   


In selecting subjects, census ratios regarding gender, age, race and household income were used to roughly represent the demographics of the city. Each portrait is painted to express what truths they have to share at that moment – to tell a touch of their story, of themselves and what they see.  


"In Cottage Grove, or in any city, we live together, yet we are individual. There is a bit of everyone in each of us, and at the same time, there is no one like us in all the world. Perhaps in looking at this “portrait” of a city, of folks living together, people from different socioeconomic classes, different beliefs, and viewpoints, we can discover some beautiful secrets about society and humanity, and ourselves." 


Artist statement: “When I began this portrait project I wanted to paint the people of Cottage Grove, a town that, over the last 16 years, I fell in love with. I wanted to express the spirit of each person, and in this endeavor, I met with them and we talked. The project evolved into an exploration of society. The conversations became a collage of experiences.” Uyen-thi Nguyen website, Instagram and Facebook


Kate Hardney TintypesKate Harnedy

"Wet Plate Collodion Portraits of Lane County Artists & Artisans"

Lane Arts Council 2020 Individual Visual Artist Grant Recipient

Dates displayed: August 6-September 6, 2021

Location: 856 Willamette Street

Description: This portrait series celebrates Lane County artists and artisans through traditional wet plate collodion tintype portraits. While immersing myself in learning this historic photographic technique, I wanted my first project in the medium to honor other artists and artisans who utilize historical processes, hone their craft, work with their hands and keep creative traditions alive through their work. 

 

Wet plate collodion is a photographic technique created in 1851. It requires the plate (traditionally metal or glass) be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed within fifteen minutes, necessitating a portable darkroom for use in the field. Working with a view camera and an antique brass lens outdoors with natural light, I’m creating one of a kind 4x5 tintypes. This is a slow process, an experience quite different from modern digital photography, and allows for a different type of collaboration between myself and the sitter. 

 

This process makes for incredibly personal, intimate and unique portraits. I’m grateful to the artists who have sat for this project thus far, for their patience and encouragement as I work with this challenging medium. I look forward to continuing to work with the diverse types of creative people who enrich our communities with their crafts, skills and knowledge. 

 

I want to acknowledge where I live and work in Lane County occupies the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya and Siuslaw peoples. This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from City of Eugene Cultural Services, Banner Bank, and individual donors.


Artist Statement: I’m a portrait and documentary photographer versed with both modern digital and traditional analogue processes. My photographs explore identity, place, creativity and connection. Infinitely curious, I’m intrigued by the relationships between people, communities, and the natural world. I approach subjects with empathy and integrity. I believe strong photographs, individually and in series, hold great potential for personal or community empowerment, healing, promotion and transformation. I’ve been documenting communities in the American West with a focus in rural Western Lane County, traditional homeland of the Siuslaw people, for the past twelve years. My work has been published, featured in galleries and is included in private and public collections. I am determined, with every fiber of my being, to create quality work that empowers the communities and clients I serve. I’m also available for portraits, editorial work, exhibition, mentoring, collaborations and commissions. I love to work with individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations here in Lane County and beyond. Kate Harnedy website, Instagram and Facebook


Jorah LaFleur Covidian Times Cover ArtJorah LaFleur

COVIDIAN TIMES: in place sheltered  

Lane Arts Council 2020 Individual Visual Artist Grant Recipient

Dates displayed: August 6-September 6, 2021

Location: Eugene Downton Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Description: This windowfront exhibition will pull selected work(s) from the poetry compilation I created as a Lane Arts Council grant recipient. This poetry collection, COVIDIAN TIMES: in place sheltered, was the outcome of my need to capture, to document, to attempt sense-making and sanity-keeping during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. These pieces were written while I, like so many others, complied with the government-issued ‘Stay Home’ order. As we emerge from our COVID cocoons, this installation welcomes reflective reconciliations with the recent past, and explores an interplay between literary and visual art.


Artist Statement: Whether you find that some of your own first Covidian experiences were so aligned with mine as to be uncanny, or so distant that we may as well have been living on different planets, my hope is that these poems will offer some small companionship inside your own sphere of reflection. I do not need to know you to feel a tearful tenderness towards you, a deep gratitude for the little tether of togetherness that this art forms between us. When I sheltered at home alone, my words reached out in search of you — thank you for reaching back. Jorah LaFleur website


Reimagined Monuments ArtistReimagining Monuments

Dates displayed: June 19 - September 6, 2021

Location: 833 Willamette Street

Project information: This installation emerged from community activities and conversations that critiqued local monuments. City Club of Eugene recognized that examining the value assumptions about monuments and generating new ideas for improving civic engagement are central to its mission of building community vision. New monuments may be needed for new insights about community life. The Round Table Club members viewed this project as providing a unique opportunity to collaborate in ways that promote shared values, tapping the resources of “town” and “gown” to promote inquiry-based art. The project proposal immediately caught the attention of Malik Lovette, an artist and educator and founder of Let Us Have Vision, committed to helping people explore identity through art. This installation shows how young artists met the challenge of identifying the people and events in their own lives and considering how best to represent them in public spaces. More information.


Asian Celebration Immigrants of America 690x290Our Stories: Immigrants of America

Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo

Dates displayed: May 7-July 8, 2021

Location: 1038 Willamette Street

About: Visual artist and photographer Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo's award-winning photo-essay series, Our Stories: Immigrants of America. Nolledo’s project began in November 2016 as a response to the mounting anti-immigrant rhetoric in the United States. This exhibit is a window into her collection of close to 100 dramatic photographs are accompanied by compelling first-hand accounts from the subjects of the portraits themselves. The series has since been exhibited throughout the west coast.. “My goal is that through these photographic essays, we may continue to build bridges of hope, strength and courage to inspire the people around us to see that despite our differences, we are connected and similar in so many other ways — our dreams, aspirations, and our love for country and humankind.” - Nolledo. To view additional photos-essays visit immigrantsofamerica.com


Asian Celebration Posters displayThe Art of Posters - Asian Celebration Through the Years 

Dates displayed: May 7-July 8, 2021

Location: 996 Willamette Street

About: Posters from the Asian Celebration's 35 years created by artists over the decades. Which years did you attend the Asian Celebration?


Asian Celebration Taiko Drum displayEugene Taiko

Dates displayed: May 7-July 8, 2021

Location: 873 Willamette  Street

About: Eugene Taiko is a community group with a history of 31 years. This window showcases the Japanese American innovation of taking used wine or whisky barrels and turning them into beautiful drums—a laborious process in which many obstacles stand in the way of producing a beautifully sounding drum that holds together! Find us at Eugene Taiko Fan Page on Facebook

Eugene Taiko 30th Anniversary video


Asian Celebration Fine Art Gallery

Asian Celebration Fine Art Gallery

Dates displayed: May 7-July 8, 2021

Locations: 856 Willamette Street

About: Each year, The Asian Celebration hosts returning artists and invite new participants to display their works of art. The Oregon Asian Celebration invites artists from the community of Eugene and other local areas in Oregon to display or sell their 3-D and 2-D artwork in the Oregon Asian Celebration Fine Art Gallery Exhibit. Our community has participated in this annual art gallery through the display of a variety of Asian-inspired work, with pieces ranging from illuminated sculptures to Chinese calligraphy scrolls, and watercolor to mixed media.  

Artists: Aimee Yogi & Kristi Sakai Steiner: origami paper, washi, Yupo paper, bamboo; Asante Riverwind: Chinese brushes and inks; Ellen Gabehart: Watercolor; Harold Hoy: Metal and lighting; Kathy Hoy: Sumi Ink and watercolor; Kaya Singer: Watercolor; Kwang Lee: Acrylic, wood, canvas; M.M. Randolph: Mixed Media; Satoko Motoujis: Textile: Travis Kerr; Zoe LeCompte: Photography; and more! For more information about Asian Celebration artists and their artwork visit the Asian Celebration website or email Jean Lee or Melinda M. Randolph.


Asian Celebration Dragons PathDragons' Passage  

Dates displayed: May 7-July 8, 2021

Location: Park Street Alley between 8th & Broadway on Willamette Street 

About: Join us on an adventure!  Find the Dragons' Passage, 8th Ave. and Willamette St., and discover the treasure within.


Asian Celebration Fine Art Gallery and Passionflower designersAsian Celebration Fine Art Gallery & Passionflower Designers

Dates displayed: May 7-July 8, 2021

Location: 128 E. Broadway  

About: The Asian Celebration Fine Art Gallery Expansion and Passionflower Designers on site to create a Kokedam display. Japanese "kokedama" is a creative botanical technique that grows plants in a ball of soil covered in moss. Special thanks to Passionflower and their designers for this collaboration. Passionflower offers clothing, accessories, jewelry, garden, home and much more!


Asian Celebration HaikuHaiku

Dates displayed: May 7-June 16, 2021

Location: 100 W. 10th Avenue

About: Skipping Stones Magazine and the Oregon Asian Celebration invited students of all ages to create and submit their best nature Haiku. Haiku and Tanka (short song, in Japanese) are both traditional poetry forms that come from Japan. Haiku consists of three lines. The first line and third line both have five syllables. For more information visit skippingstones.org


Asian Celebration Oregon Heritage Display

Dates displayed: May 7-June 14, 2021

Location: 833 Willamette Street

About: The Oregon Heritage Display honors the contributions and courage of those who have come before and spans over 180 years of Oregon's Asian history and pioneers with historic stories and photos.  More stories can be found at asianoregon.org


1000 Hopes1000 Hopes

Sara Miura Zolbrod

Dates displayed: May 1-31, 2021

Location: 100 W. 10th Avenue

About: We invite you to write your hopes, dreams, or wishes on the provided strip of paper, and tie it into an art installation outside the Downtown Library. During these challenging times, this art project aims to provide an opportunity for people to heal, and lend support to others. To participate, visit the low fence near the corner of W. 10th and Charnelton. Write or doodle on the provided cloths (with the provided markers), take a picture to share if desired and tie your cloth up with the others. Express your hopes or prayers, or unburden a weight. The project adapts the Japanese omikuji tradition of public wishing trees or boards.  

Background: The hanging-papers tradition known as omikuji in Japan dates back to the 10th or 11th century. Small paper fortunes are sold at many Shinto shrines; people who buy them can hang their negative fortunes on a designated tree or board to distance from the negativity, or hang their positive fortunes to amplify them. The trees or boards become festooned with thousands of these papers. (In the Judeo-Christian tradition, accounts of amulets or written prayers being inserted into Jerusalem’s Western Wall date back to the late 18th century and a million people a year these days from many faiths leave their written prayers in the wall.)   

Artist Bio: Sara Miura Zolbrod has worked in dance, theatre, and performance art. She is half-Japanese, grew up partially in Japan, and brings her background of activism with Black Lives Matter, arts access, and environmentalism to this project. She has lived in Eugene since 2000.

For more information visit 1000hopes.com


Lisa Yu windowfront muralLisa Yu

MAKE WAY

Dates displayed: March 5 - November 21 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 858 W. Park 

About:  Lisa Yu is a painter and assemblage artist originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She uses mostly re-purposed materials.  Her art celebrates ordinary life, through subject matter, means of exhibition, and media. As an artist, she thrives on collaboration and works to support social and environmental justice. Since moving to Eugene in 2009 from Chicago, she has taken part in public art projects utilizing various mediums: Upstream Art Springfield, the Umbrella Project, Eugene Storefront Art Project, RainPlay and BRIDGE Exhibitions: Reflections Space. lisayuart.wordpress.com 


Eleanor Soleil windowfront muralEleanor Soleil

HUMILITY OF NARCISSUS IV

Dates displayed: March 5 - November 21, 2021 

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 133 W. Broadway (Pipeworks Studios)

About: Eleanor Soleil is from Eugene, Oregon. Her work is inspired by experiences as a nonbinary trans woman, a person with mood disorders, and the struggle for liberation under the weight of capitalism. Through a variety of self-taught painting techniques, ranging from photorealism to impressions to total abstractions, she creates surreal paintings that combine a personal and common mythos to weave the real with the imaginary with the symbolic. She is passionate about art and the liberation of the oppressed classes, and considers her art practice as one of the only ways that she can truly be free. As a 21 year old emerging artist, she has been involved with many projects and collaborations with artists in the Eugene and Portland area, most notably with the murals by Ila Rose. She received the Mayor’s Art Show People’s Choice Award for best artist in Eugene in 2019.


David Placencia windowfront muralDavid Placencia

SPRING OWL

Dates displayed: March 5 -  November 21 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 1045 Willamette Street

About: Born in Southern California, David CP Placencia moved permanently to Eugene, Oregon in 2008 to focus on his art practice. 2012 marked his first solo exhibition at a local art gallery and he continues to show artworks, public art and provides art instruction in Eugene religiously since graduating from the University of Oregon in 2013. Teaching and being active in community projects became a large part of his practice. In 2019 he founded WheelHaus Arts, a K-12 art studio and gallery. khaostasis.com/


Janene Block windowfront mural

Janene Block

SPRING FLING

Dates displayed: March 5 - November 21 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Locations: 39 W. Broadway (Manifest Brewing)

94 W. Broadway (The Davis)

About: Janene Block is a local artist who has lived in Eugene/Springfield most of her life and received her education in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon.  She is an illustrator and painter with a passion for studying the human body through dance and portraiture. She is a special needs mom who, in her spare time uses painting as a means of catharsis. She also enjoys painting landscapes and murals while finding comfort and solace in creating portraits, particularly those who have passed on. It is a great honor for her to commemorate people through her paintings. It is a spiritual and intimate experience and a very special gift to share with others as a way to give back to her community. facebook.com/JaneneBlockStudios/ 


Dorothy Siemens windowfront muralDorothy Siemens

A QUIET SPRING NIGHT

Dates displayed: March 5 - April 23 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 833 Willamette Street

About: Dorothy Siemens has found her life’s work in illustrating, drawing, painting, and bringing joy to people through her art. She discovered her style in warm texturized peripheral shapes composed of bold and bright colors and spirited but casual actors. After studying printing making at the U of O, she lived and worked as an artist in Japan, co-directing a nomadic gallery. Dorothy now resides in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Her portfolio includes contract work with Fiverr, band posters, magazine ads and editorials, children’s books and everything in between. deedeeoho.tumblr.com/


Whiteaker Community Arts Team installation at nightWhiteaker Community Arts Team

NEIGHBORHOOD DIARIES | 2021 Video and mixed media

Dates displayed: March 5 - April 23, 2021

Presented by: Whiteaker Community Arts Team

Location: 824 Charnelton Street

About: Whiteaker Community Arts Team (WCAT) joins three community artists to collaborate by combining video and mixed media/sculpture work. The concepts expressed in the work relate to memory, deterioration, and determination incoming together as a community to not only persevere during tough times but to show that creativity can still flourish. By documenting the collaboration of three different artists in the neighborhood and showcasing their willingness to work together we hope to provide a positive example of art’s ability to bond people and ideas together. 


WCAT facilitates the use of non-traditional gallery spaces by underserved artists, in order to both celebrate and invigorate the vibrant arts community in the Whiteaker neighborhood. WCAT encourages partnerships among artists, businesses, and community organizations in the Whiteaker by promoting the use of public spaces and non-traditional venues as pop-up gallery spaces and producing the Whiteaker Art Walk, a monthly self-guided art tour. 


 Susan Detroy creates digital and hard copy art including five lifetime series. Currently Susan works in mobile photography producing digital and video imagery. Ms. Detroy’s art explores life around her. Her videos are experimental visions of Covid living. susandetroy.com, facebook.com/susan.detroy.7, instagram.com/slynndetroy_art


Myles Morris is a musician and visual artist. Using secondhand and discarded video and audio equipment, he strives to reanimate glimpses of the past. Mr. Morris shows the viewer that the past can become a catalyst for a conversation for the present through visual metaphor. He utilizes VHS tape loops, a video mixer and 1980’s VHS cameras to create visual elements that interpret modernity. instagram.com/playboy.smooth


Travis Kerr is a found object artist who uses discarded materials and items recast, transformed or shaped into sculptural pieces. His installations subvert expectations of what art is or isn’t and provokes viewers to questions their definition of beauty.


OSLP installationOSLP Arts & Cultural Program

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE | Window gallery

Dates displayed: March 5 - April 23, 2021

Presented by: OSLP Arts & Culture Program

Location: 856 Willamette

Larry HurstAbout: Larry Hurst III paintings often depict scenes of nature inspired by photographs that range from realistic to surrealistic interpretations. Many of his paintings also include unique and fantastical architecture. Hurst enjoys plein air painting and likes to work outdoors if he can. He also likes to take photographs of nature or people to use as references for paintings. In addition to painting, Hurst is also a very talented model house builder and has produced scale models of several houses that he has lived in, as well as the historical Shelton McMurphey House.  

 

Hurst has been making art for over ten years and learned to paint while living in Texarkana, TX. He continues his studies at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program since the winter of 2013. His other areas of interest include jewelry making, wig making, photography, and portrait drawing. He has completed two mentorships in painting and portrait drawing, working one-on-one with a mentor artist. 


The purpose of the OSLP Arts & Culture Program is to break down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and building bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community for all. 


House of Strange Rituals installationHouse of Strange Rituals | AHFEMME 

BLINK | 2021 Mixed media/new media and performance art

Dates displayed: March 5 - April 23, 2021

Presented by: House of Strange Rituals

Location: 1038 Willamette Street

House of Strange RitualsSpecial Performances: Friday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. & Friday, April 23 time TBA
Be sure to stop by for the First Friday ArtWalk on April 2 as well as National Dance Week on April 23 for special performances inside of the window.


About: House of Strange Rituals is a female-led art collective based in Eugene, OR. They specialize in interactive art that enlivens the senses, calling upon the participation of users to truly bring their pieces to life. 


AHFEMME dedicates their deviant souls to the creation and curation of art that loudly says what has not been said before. They use a variety of mediums to produce multi-sensory performances and events. 


Blink is a collaborative piece between House of Strange Rituals and the newly formed AHFEMME. This interactive exhibit sits at the intersection of sculpture, nature, technology, fashion, and performance.  A surrealistic depiction of the natural world that elicits wonder. Inside of this magnified ecosystem you will find felted bees, honey hives, and giant poppy pods that awaken as the public pass by.


Whiteaker Community MarketWhiteaker Community Market

Dates open: March 5 - April 23, 2021

Location: 857 Willamette Street

Purchase

About: The Whiteaker Community Market is a weekly summer farmer's and art market in the heart of the Whiteaker neighborhood at 4th & Blair and Scobert Park. This community of farmers, artists, and makers work together to provide affordable fruits, veggies, art, and more, as well as to support an inclusive gathering space where everyone is welcome. The Whiteaker Community Market has even expanded to host virtual markets as well as special events!


Artists: 

Alcea Rose - Amaranthine Pip-Dream, Angelina Hellar - Formosa flower Farm, Ashley Lowe - Ashley Sterling Lowe Painting & Photography, Audri - Audri's Alchemy, Bekah Zeimetz - Beah Zeimetz Art, Brenna HansenBri - de la terracotta, Celeste Johnson - Arose Atelier, Gracie Schatz - Heart of Willamette Cooking School, Hannah Austin - Needle OR Thread, Jasmine Rose - Jasmine Rose Doula Services, Jen McFadden - Fiddle and Fern Leathers, Jordana Miller - Roosevelt Wares, Juniper Harwood - howdyitsjunebug, Ki Ki Tong - Qi Qi Naturals, Kristin Walker - Twin Ravens Press, Mack Hambrick & Sarah Kruit - Bumble Boutique, Marcia Hudgel - 3 OMs Batik Boutique, Maya Yaropa - Far-Off Design, Nicole Hummel - Nicole Hummel Ceramics, Sasha Chang - Made With Sol, Sierah Edwards - sierah SEW fresh, Susan Belcher & Geof Horvath - Foxglove Apiaries, Tallulah Kidd - Tealulah's Traveling Tea, Tanja - Hatshe, Zia Oshun Lasky - Zia Oshun Art and Design. 


The Whiteaker Community Market will also be open every Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., May through mid-October at 4th & Blair!


Julie Anderson - mixed media & John Park - video  

BIOLOGY RISING

Dates displayed: January 16-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

This piece explores making and lighting “Biology Rising,” made of monotypes on tissue paper and wire, and inspired by Volvox, freshwater algae which collaborate to move toward the light they need to survive.


Athena Delene & Steven Weeks

POSTCARD PORTAITS  

Dates displayed: January 16-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: Wish We Were There: A collection of photos from another time


Shannon Carleen Knight  

PRELUDE

Dates displayed: January 16-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: 'Prelude' is a stop-motion animated painting cartoon that reveals a bizarre and colorful journey through abstract painting, graffiti and a few playful animated characters that lead the viewer down a strange a winding path to arrive at a glimpse of Willamette street as imagined sometime around the 1920s.


Windowfront Exhibitions David Placencia December 2020David Placencia

WINTER OWL

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 1045 Willamette Street 

About: Born in Southern California, David CP Placencia moved permanently to Eugene, Oregon in 2008 to focus on his art practice. 2012 marked his first solo exhibition at a local art gallery and he continues to show artworks, public art and provides art instruction in Eugene religiously since graduating from the University of Oregon in 2013. Teaching and being active in community projects became a large part of his practice. In 2019 he founded WheelHaus Arts, a K-12 art studio and gallery. khaostasis.com/


Windowfront Exhibitions Dorothy Siemens Dec 2020Dorothy Siemens

A QUIET WINTER NIGHT

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 833 Willamette Street

About: Dorothy Siemens has found her life’s work in illustrating, drawing, painting, and bringing joy to people through her art. She discovered her style in warm texturized peripheral shapes composed of bold and bright colors and spirited but casual actors. After studying printing making at the U of O, she lived and worked as an artist in Japan, co-directing a nomadic gallery. Dorothy now resides in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Her portfolio includes contract work with Fiverr, band posters, magazine ads and editorials, children’s books and everything in between. deedeeoho.tumblr.com/


Windowfront Exhibitions Janene Block Dec 2020Janene Block

WINTER WONDERLAND

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 80 E. Broadway 

About: Janene Block is a local artist who has lived in Eugene/Springfield most of her life and received her education in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon.  She is an illustrator and painter with a passion for studying the human body through dance and portraiture. She is a special needs mom who, in her spare time uses painting as a means of catharsis. She also enjoys painting landscapes and murals while finding comfort and solace in creating portraits, particularly those who have passed on. It is a great honor for her to commemorate people through her paintings. It is a spiritual and intimate experience and a very special gift to share with others as a way to give back to her community. facebook.com/JaneneBlockStudios


Geordi HelmickGeordi Helmick

UNTITLED | 2020 Interactive Video

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 1038 Willamette Street

About: In my work, I explore relationships between the body and technology through performance, interactive installations, and playful objects. Somatic practices drive my work, emphasizing interconnectivity between the mind and body. My performance art is framed by the vulnerability of being seen, the agency in choosing to be seen and move my body on camera, and being visible as a queer, genderfluid artist.


Joseph Peila and Cari IngrassiaJoseph Peila & Cari Ingrassia

TOGETHER APART, APART TOGETHER | 2020 Video

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 1044 Willamette Street

About: As COVID-19 continues to bring new challenges and constrictions, artists have had to change the way we create and share our creations. Luckily technology has given us opportunities to connect, yet we still feel disconnected.  For this live Zoom performance, we pondered the question: What used to make us happy, but now makes us uncomfortable? We communicated through painting, which revealed “uncomfortable” video imagery such as crowded concerts and intimate kissing.


Joseph Peila is a multidisciplinary artist that specializes in creative concepts that stretch the imagination. Using both new and old technology, video, photography, design and fabrication, he creates work that sometimes is fleeting, but always pushes the boundary of normal concepts.  mehappynow.com 


Cari Ingrassia designs unexpected and participatory art experiences that foster a community mindset. “I strive to create work that highlights our unique human quirkiness, while ultimately revealing our universal commonalities and connectedness.” cariingrassia.com


Stephanie JacksonStephanie Jackson 

THE MANDALA PROJECT |2020  Glass Mosaic

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 873 Willamette Street

About: Stephanie Jackson is a mosaic artist and program manager for the Creative Connections Program at CAFA.  This exhibit, the "Mandala Project," includes stained glass mosaic mandalas created by the women in the Artful Connections Women's groups.


Jackson facilitates therapeutic art groups for the Creative Connections Program at CAFA, a counseling non-profit in Eugene. The "Artful Connections (50 and older) Women's Group" online therapeutic art groups recently created stained glass mosaic mandalas as a part of their therapeutic journey.  These groups were formed in response to COVID-19 to help promote connection in a time when women within this age group could be experiencing feelings of isolation and loss.  The vibrancy of the colors, shapes, and textures capture their hope and resiliency demonstrated during these unprecedented times. creativeconnectionscafa.com


Fermata Ballet

Fermata Ballet

INTRODUCING FERMATA BALLET COLLECTIVE | 2020 Video

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 1044 Willamette Street

About: Fermata Ballet Collective is a group of dancers in the Pacific Northwest who have found their careers and projects on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this pause in regular arts programming, Fermata offers opportunities for dance art in a respectful and safe manner during the current conditions with a focus on inclusive movement and social justice. fermataballetcollective.com

Credits:

  • Video Editor: Lindsey Shields  
  • Photography & Videographer: Jay Eads 
  • Fermata Ballet Collective Founders: Alaja Badalich, Jim Ballard, Angela Dunham, Tracy Fuller, Jessica Jaye Mackinson, Sophia MacMillan, Lindsey Shields 
  • Fermata Ballet Collective Co-Leaders: Carmelli Maria Hess, Z Jackson, Kendra Lady, Issac Lee, Ashley Newport, Ell Peterson, Sara Stockwell, Safia Suboohi, Ellie Weinman

Native American MarketNative American Arts & Crafts Market

Dates open: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Location: 857 Willamette Street

About: Native American Arts and Crafts Market showcases work from Northwest artists and crafters in a wide variety of genres, including beading, basket making, printmaking, painting, weaving and graphic arts. Peruse the pop-up shop window with craft items available for purchase. facebook.com/NativeAmericanArtsCraftMarket


Autumn Jing Green

PRISMATIC OSCILLATION

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-January 16, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: Autumn Jing Green quotes: "The unification of art and technology is extraordinary in every aspect. Taking objects from the physical world and extending their dimensionality by means of technology is such a thrill." 

"The very fact that what I create is foundationally composed of mathematical functions and algorithms ceaselessly amazes me."


Windowfront Exhibition Brian NelsonBrian Nelson

STATIC SILENCE

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-January 16, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: This is a playful effort with no narrative; it is simply an exploration into creating something visually entertaining using light, color, and rhythm.  The goal was a song without audio. 


Quote about Brian, by Brian: "Stop motion animation, projection mapping, photography, drawing, digital works, music, and well, just about any form of art… I love creating."