Health Alert: Art Therapy and Cancer

(CNN) — Art can help express feelings in a way words can’t. For those battling cancer, having such an outlet can make hard times a bit easier. When childhood cancer survivor Abigail Marsh was diagnosed, her inclination was to put her feelings on paper, but she expressed herself with pictures, not words. According to the … Continue reading »

Metamorphose Art Show Selection

EUGENE, Ore. — It was an early-morning wake-up call for artists on Saturday. Dozens lined up at MECCA, the Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts, to choose a piece of art in order to transform it into their own art. It’s called the Metamorphose Challenge. The art selection comes  from St. Vincent de Paul’s … Continue reading »

Metamorphose Art Show – Call for Artists

  EUGENE,  Ore. — Calling all fashion designers, artists, reuse artists, and youth artists.  Now is your chance to enter St. Vincent de Paul‘s 2nd Annual Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show. Fashion designers must create three outfits using discarded items. Contestants will receive 10 MECCA bucks to purchase used embellishments from the Materials Exchange Center … Continue reading »

Temporary Mural Going Up At The Cannery

EUGENE, Ore. — A new temporary mural will be going up on the side of the Cannery in downtown Eugene. Restaurant owners and a local artist designed a set of panels where artists will be able to hang their large paintings. They’ll display each mural for a few months before replacing it with another artists’ … Continue reading »

Local Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Many musicians call it an opportunity of lifetime, performing at Carnegie Hall. That opportunity is here now for the South Eugene High School Choir. Fundraising efforts are underway to make sure every student who wants to go to New York, can go. The 100-member choir received the invitation last year to Carnegie … Continue reading »

Radiance Orb on Display

EUGENE, Ore. – An interactive orb will be on display at the Hult Center Tuesday. The orb was designed by a local start up Light at Play. Light at Play includes artists and technologists who work with software and lighting. The radiance orb will be on display at the Hult Center from 6-7 p.m. It … Continue reading »

Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield Elementary School is showing off its new mural, and it took them nearly a year to round up the supplies. A group of fourth and fifth graders at Guy Lee Elementary, called the Green Team, collected 15,000 bottle caps to create a mural. The coral reef themed piece consists of … Continue reading »

Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit Opens

EUGENE,  Ore — The dead come to life this Friday, Oct. 16.  Maude Kerns Art Center presents its Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit. The bright, colorful artwork is inspired by the Mexican holiday which honors the dead. Just as important as the art,  are the seven altars designed by local community members. It’s Maude Kerns … Continue reading »

Fuse-a-Thon for Food For Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. –Your artistic talent is needed this weekend for the annual Food For Lane County Fuse-a-Thon. Saturday, Oct. 11, you can learn to make a fused glass bowl that will be donated to the Food For Lane County Empty Bowls Sale. The event is free. If you like your art, you can take it … Continue reading »

Interview: New Art Exhibit

EUGENE, Ore. — A new exhibit opens Friday night at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. It’s called Ryo Toyonaga: Awakening. It’s the first major museum exhibition of the New York City-based contemporary artist. The exhibition surveys 20 years of ceramic and mixed-media sculpture, drawing and painting. The exhibition opens … Continue reading »

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