Eugene Man Carves 650 Pound Pumpkin

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man spent the day Saturday carving a 650 lb. pumpkin. The artist said Oregon is the perfect place to grow these giant pumpkins; the one he carved was grown in Albany. The intricate carving takes quite some time for this artist. “It usually takes about an hour, forty five minutes … Continue reading »

Old Paint into New Art

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man turns what might be considered vandalism, into his own personal form of art. For the last two years, Josh Sands has been picking up discarded paint from various places around town and even the world. But it’s not about cleaning up, it’s about making something new. Sands uses … Continue reading »

New Exhibit at Jordan Schnitzer Museum

EUGENE, Ore. — A new exhibit is opening at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art this weekend: National Geographic’s Greatest Photographs of the American West. The opening reception starts at 6 p.m. on September 27 and the exhibit runs through December 31. Debbie Williamson Smith stopped by the KEZI 9 News Studio on Friday to … Continue reading »

Art Classes at Maude Kerns Art Center

The Maude Kerns Art Center is swinging into full gear for the fall.  Art classes for adults and children will start soon, and education director Sabrina Hershey stopped by the KEZI 9 News studio to tell us all about it.

Artists Work With Recycled Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — Some artists will be showing off their work at the Eugene Celebration this weekend. It’s part of the Object Afterlife Art Challenge Exhibit. Artists were given mystery materials from the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts and had two months to create their pieces. Materials included dryer lint, leather scraps, circuit boards … Continue reading »

Interview: Mural Bike Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — If you haven’t seen the amazing murals in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, this weekend is your chance. The Great Mural Bike Tour is free, and anyone who attends can see the art and meet the artists. It kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. Jessica Watson from the Lane Arts Council joined us live … Continue reading »

Library’s Statue Removed Temporarily

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A familiar statue in front of the Corvallis Public Library is temporarily being stored. The statue, called “Story Time,” is of a boy and a girl reading a book. Around the statue was a planter box that’s over a skylight that looks over basement offices. The box was leaking, so it’s getting … Continue reading »

Corvallis Holds Annual Arts Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Artists will be selling their own work in downtown Corvallis Saturday. It’s the 52nd annual Clothesline Art Sale, which will be held on the courthouse lawn. Local artists from the Corvallis Art Guild will be selling various works done in oil paints, water color, acrylics and more. It will give visitors an … Continue reading »

Maude Kerns Land-Scape Exhibit

EUGENE, Ore. — A new exhibit opened at the Maude Kerns Art Center called Land-Scape. The exhibit features different perspectives on landscape through photography, paintings and mixed media. Michael Fisher with the art center stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to share some of the pieces from the exhibit. The Land-Scape exhibit runs from … Continue reading »

Students’ Art in Recycle Calendar

EUGENE, Ore. — Artwork by 13 local students have been chosen for the 2014 Recycle Art Calendar. The nonprofit BRING produces the book together every year. The purpose of the calendar is to reflect of students’ understanding of the four Rs–recycle, reduce, reuse and re-think. “The kids today, they are growing up with it being … Continue reading »

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