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Oct 25

[ARCHIVED] New Public Piano Downtown

The original item was published from October 25, 2017 2:35 PM to October 25, 2017 2:45 PM

Light Up the World Public Piano
A new piece of playable art is on its way to downtown Eugene!

The donated piano will be painted on the first floor of the Atrium building and then installed in the Park Blocks for the Nov. 17 Light Up Downtown tree lighting event. The piano will be available for the public to play through mid-December.

Local artist David Placencia will use a unique bubble paint technique to transform the piano into a work of art. His theme is “Light Up the World: A New Time of Unity”, and his design features colorful ribbons spiraling from an oval Mayan calendar. The public is invited to watch him at work on the first floor of the Atrium building (10th and Olive) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3, 6 and 13. Examples of Placencia’s past work can be seen at khaostasis.com.

The piano will be the third piece of “Playable Public Art” created by City of Eugene’s Cultural Services this year. The first two pianos, stationed this past summer outside the Downtown Public Library and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, were extensively enjoyed by musicians and audiences. Both pianos currently reside in Eugene Rec community centers to delight patrons during the rainy months.

The playable art program gives musicians the opportunity to share their talents and the public the chance to enjoy live music in a non-traditional setting. The pianos also serve as temporary works of public art, painted and collaged by talented local artists chosen to bring more color to downtown’s core. Similar programs exist in many cities throughout the country. For information about the Portland program, visit pianopushplay.com.
Oct 25

[ARCHIVED] New Public Piano Downtown

The original item was published from October 25, 2017 2:35 PM to October 25, 2017 2:44 PM

Light Up the World Public Piano
A new piece of playable art is on its way to downtown Eugene!

The donated piano will be painted on the first floor of the Atrium building and then installed in the Park Blocks for the Nov. 17 Light Up Downtown tree lighting event. The piano will be available for the public to play through mid-December.

Local artist David Placencia will use a unique bubble paint technique to transform the piano into a work of art. His theme is “Light Up the World: A New Time of Unity”, and his design features colorful ribbons spiraling from an oval Mayan calendar. The public is invited to watch him at work on the first floor of the Atrium building (10th and Olive) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3, 6 and 13. Examples of Placencia’s past work can be seen at khaostasis.com.

The piano will be the third piece of “Playable Public Art” created by City of Eugene’s Cultural Services this year. The first two pianos, stationed this past summer outside the Downtown Public Library and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, were extensively enjoyed by musicians and audiences. Both pianos currently reside in Eugene Rec community centers to delight patrons during the rainy months.

The playable art program gives musicians the opportunity to share their talents and the public the chance to enjoy live music in a non-traditional setting. The pianos also serve as temporary works of public art, painted and collaged by talented local artists chosen to bring more color to downtown’s core. Similar programs exist in many cities throughout the country. For information about the Portland program, visit pianopushplay.com.
Oct 25

[ARCHIVED] New Public Piano Downtown

The original item was published from October 25, 2017 2:35 PM to October 25, 2017 2:43 PM

Light Up the World Public Piano
A new piece of playable art is on its way to downtown Eugene!

The donated piano will be painted on the first floor of the Atrium building and then installed in the Park Blocks for the Nov. 17 Light Up Downtown tree lighting event. The piano will be available for the public to play through mid-December.

Local artist David Placencia will use a unique bubble paint technique to transform the piano into a work of art. His theme is “Light Up the World: A New Time of Unity”, and his design features colorful ribbons spiraling from an oval Mayan calendar. The public is invited to watch him at work on the first floor of the Atrium building (10th and Olive) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3, 6 and 13. Examples of Placencia’s past work can be seen at khaostasis.com.

The piano will be the third piece of “Playable Public Art” created by City of Eugene’s Cultural Services this year. The first two pianos, stationed this past summer outside the Downtown Public Library and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, were extensively enjoyed by musicians and audiences. Both pianos currently reside in Eugene Rec community centers to delight patrons during the rainy months.

The playable art program gives musicians the opportunity to share their talents and the public the chance to enjoy live music in a non-traditional setting. The pianos also serve as temporary works of public art, painted and collaged by talented local artists chosen to bring more color to downtown’s core. Similar programs exist in many cities throughout the country. For information about the Portland program, visit pianopushplay.com.
Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Parklets & Pop-Up Retail

The original item was published from July 18, 2017 11:11 AM to July 19, 2017 1:40 PM

PinYOUGene perspective parklet
Parklet winner pinYOUgene by Cameron McCarthy (Larry Gilbert and others)

Parklets
The four winners of the 2017 Design-Build Parklet competition have been announced! The winning designs are scheduled to be built and installed on Broadway and Olive Streets in time for Eugene Sunday Streets on July 30. The finished Parklets will also be featured destinations for the August 4 First Friday Mural Tour.

A parklet converts a parking space into a small seating area or green space. The competition was part of an initiative by the City of Eugene parking department and the AIA Southwestern Oregon Chapter to increase the pedestrian presence and community involvement in downtown Eugene.

See all competition submissions

Framing Parklet
Parklet winner Framing Parklet by Propel Studio (Sam Sudy and Lucas Gray)

Pop-Up Retail
Starting on July 30, three pop-up retail spaces, called EUGPop!, will add color and commerce to Olive Street between Broadway and 10th Avenue. The small shops fashioned from storage containers will feature local designers, creators and artists, and will be open through August 18.

Two local vendors will be introduced in the pop-up units. Threadbare Print House will be featuring their mobile print-cycle and will be creating silkscreen t-shirts on site as well as offering a large selection of T-shirt designs from their collection. The University of Oregon (UO) Product Design will have creations from students and staff including handcrafted contemporary furniture, ceramics and home goods.

The pop-up units will be located in front of 942 Olive, home of UO Product Design and RAIN Eugene, our local Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network. They will also be next to one of the new parklets coming to downtown that was designed by PIVOT Architecture.

Pop Up Retail
Pop-Up Retail Example from Cleveland, OH

PopUpRetailRendering
Rendering of Pop-Up Retail on Olive St. in Eugene
Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Parklets & Pop-Up Retail

The original item was published from July 18, 2017 11:11 AM to July 18, 2017 2:09 PM

PinYOUGene perspective parklet
Parklet winner pinYOUgene by Cameron McCarthy (Larry Gilbert and others)

Parklets
The four winners of the 2017 Design-Build Parklet competition have been announced! The winning designs are scheduled to be built and installed on Broadway and Olive Streets in time for Eugene Sunday Streets on July 30. The finished Parklets will also be featured destinations for the August 4 First Friday Mural Tour.

A parklet converts a parking space into a small seating area or green space. The competition was part of an initiative by the City of Eugene parking department and the AIA Southwestern Oregon Chapter to increase the pedestrian presence and community involvement in downtown Eugene.

See all competition submissions

Framing Parklet
Parklet winner Framing Parklet by Propel Studio (Sam Sudy and Lucas Gray)

Pop-Up Retail
Starting on July 30, three pop-up retail spaces, called EUGPop!, will add color and commerce to Olive Street between Broadway and 10th Avenue. The small shops fashioned from storage containers will feature local designers, creators and artists, and will be open through August 18.

Two local vendors will be introduced in the pop-up units. Threadbare Print House will be featuring their mobile print-cycle and will be creating silkscreen t-shirts on site as well as offering a large selection of T-shirt designs from their collection. The University of Oregon (UO) Product Design will have creations from students and staff including handcrafted contemporary furniture, ceramics and home goods.

The pop-up units will be located in front of 942 Olive, home of UO Product Design and RAIN Eugene, our local Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network. They will also be next to one of the new parklets coming to downtown that was designed by PIVOT Architecture.

Pop Up Retail
Pop-Up Retail Example from Cleveland, OH

PopUpRetailRendering
Rendering of Pop-Up Retail on Olive St. in Eugene
Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Parklets & Pop-Up Retail

The original item was published from July 18, 2017 11:11 AM to July 18, 2017 2:08 PM

PinYOUGene perspective parklet
Parklet winner pinYOUgene by Cameron McCarthy (Larry Gilbert and others)

Parklets
The four winners of the 2017 Design-Build Parklet competition have been announced! The winning designs are scheduled to be built and installed on Broadway and Olive Streets before Eugene Sunday Streets on July 30. The finished Parklets will also be featured destinations for the August 4 First Friday Mural Tour.

A parklet converts a parking space into a small seating area or green space. The competition was part of an initiative by The City of Eugene parking department and the AIA Southwestern Oregon Chapter to increase the pedestrian presence and community involvement in downtown Eugene.

See all competition submissions

Framing Parklet
Parklet winner Framing Parklet by Propel Studio (Sam Sudy and Lucas Gray)

Pop-Up Retail
Starting on July 30, three pop-up retail spaces, called EUGPop!, will add color and commerce to Olive Street, between Broadway and 10th Avenue. The small shops fashioned from storage containers will feature local designers, creators and artists, and will be open through August 18.

Two local vendors will be introduced in the pop-up units. Threadbare Print House will be featuring their mobile print-cycle and will be creating silkscreen t-shirts on site as well as offering a large selection of T-shirt designs from their collection. The University of Oregon (UO) Product Design will have creations from students and staff including handcrafted contemporary furniture, ceramics and home goods.

The pop-up units will be located in front of 942 Olive, home of UO Product Design and RAIN Eugene, our local Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network. They will also be next to one of the new parklets coming to downtown that was designed by PIVOT Architecture.

Pop Up Retail
Pop-Up Retail Example from Cleveland, OH

PopUpRetailRendering
Rendering of Pop-Up Retail on Olive St. in Eugene
Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Vibrant Eugeneans

The original item was published from July 18, 2017 10:55 AM to July 18, 2017 1:10 PM

Parkpoom Aempoo
Parkpem Aempoo: "On a nice day there's nothing better than going downtown and playing some tunes with your friends. Sharing the appreciation of swing music with a passerby is a fulfilling and sometimes could turn into a full blown sidewalk dance party."

Downtown Eugene is full of fascinating people, each with a story to tell, a memory to share or a piece of advice to give.

We know you don’t have time to meet them all, so we’re bringing some of them to you throughout the summer. Read what people who live, work and play downtown think about their community, as told to photographer Athena Delene.

Stay tuned over the next few months for more faces of downtown Eugene!

Meet the Vibrant Eugeneans