Oregon First Lady Visits St. Vinnie’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber’s partner, who he’s named first lady, visited Eugene Thursday for a look at St. Vincent de Paul’s homelessness and low-income efforts. Cylvia Hayes toured three of St. Vincent de Paul’s sites, each utilizing different recycling operations and ways to service Lane County’s less fortunate. Hayes says it’s some of the … Continue reading »

School Mural Entered in Contest

EUGENE, Ore. — A local elementary school is working around the 4J’s budget woes in a very creative way. First, second and third graders at Adams Elementary hope to win a $10,000 prize from a national American Girl contest for the mural. The organizing teacher says creating it took more than art. Students had to … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Picks Poster Artist

EUGENE, Ore. — The 44th annual Oregon Country Fair is in July. But this Saturday is the official kick-off, the fair’s spring fling at W.O.W. Hall where event organizers will unveil the official poster. KEZI 9 News got a sneak peak of the poster and talked with the local artist commissioned to create the whimsical … Continue reading »

Squirrel Statue Stolen from Park

CORVALLIS, Ore. — We’re used to seeing squirrels just about everywhere in western Oregon. But if you happen to see a bronze one turn up, Corvallis police want you to give them a call. Someone stole the sculpture from the city’s Central Park. It’s worth about $800. If you see it, call the Corvallis Police … Continue reading »

Aurora Glass Re-opens in Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — To celebrate Earth Day Monday, St. Vincent de Paul hosted the grand re-opening of its Aurora Glass showroom. All of the products there are made out of recycled materials diverted from the landfill. There are glass products, candles, cleaning rags and more. “This is a reflection of of the values of our … Continue reading »

4J Feels Effects of Shrunken Art Program

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J administrators say in the past 20 years they cut their art departments in half. Staff, students and the local community are coping with that change. Those KEZI 9 News spoke to said they were disappointed to see how much that part of our education has changed. And while they understand the … Continue reading »

Students Unveil Human Rights Mural

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A ceremony will take place Tuesday night at Junction City High School to unveil a new display of human rights history in its hallways. The group that organizes events on Cesar Chavez Day at the high school came up with the idea and teamed up with a local muralist and the … Continue reading »

Turning Jell-O Into Art

EUGENE, Ore. — Jell-O–most people eat it, but others hang it on the wall. Maude Kerns Art Center is hosting its 25th annual Jell-O Art Show Saturday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Diane McWho showed us how Jell-O is transformed into art.

Interview: Jell-O Art Show

EUGENE, Ore. — It can do more than wiggle and jiggle. Jell-O can also be art. The Maude Kerns Art Center is hosting its 25th annual Jell-O Art Show this month. Exhibits Coordinator Michael Fisher joined KEZI 9 News live in the studio to explain how people can get involved. The art show is at … Continue reading »

Food Bank Holds Empty Bowls Fuse-a-Thon

EUGENE, Ore. — Families can have some fun while helping feed hungry families in Lane County. Monday night is the first night of the Food for Lane County Fuse-a-thon. There they can make a work of art that will be sold during the Empty Bowls Sale. The event is a huge fundraiser for the food … Continue reading »

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