Fighting Men and Sculpting Woman – Two New Exhibitions

(Ashland, OR) – The Schneider Museum of Art is holding an opening reception for two new exhibitions on Thursday, April 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. In the main galleries, the Museum is presenting Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, Kirby, featuring the paintings of Leon Golub, prints and ceramics by Peter Voulkos, and superhero comics by the illustrator who was at the forefront of this genre, Jack Kirby. Opening in the Museum’s Treehaven Gallery will be Recent Work by Vanessa Calvert, featuring sculptural work created during the artist’s month-long residency at Southern Oregon University. Continue reading

28th Annual Best of the Best Student Art Show

Ashland: In 1985-86, members of the Southern Oregon Research and Development Committee (SORD) initiated the BEST OF THE BEST STUDENT ART SHOW to encourage artistically gifted high school students in the Rogue Valley. This activity, co-sponsored by Southern Oregon University’s Pre-college Youth Programs School Districts in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties and different local galleries, far exceeded expectations and has become an annual event each spring.

Now in its twenty-eighth year, the competition returns to the Southern Oregon University Center for the Visual Arts, Marion Ady Galleries as an event that has proven to be enriching and exciting for students, parents, and teachers, while bringing community recognition and support to the visual arts.

Artwork from 16 participating high schools has been submitted for in-district screening, and then brought to the gallery for jurying by professional artists. Nearly 160 individual entries of student art will be on display at the CVA Marion Ady Galleries beginning on Friday, April 5 with an opening reception beginning at 4:00 pm. The show runs through Thursday, April 18, 2013. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.

Gallery Hours are:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Electro/Acoustic Performance at the Schneider Museum of Art this Friday

(Ashland, OR) – The Schneider Museum of Art is presenting a performance by the electro/acoustic duo Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard this Friday, March 22 at 11:00 AM. Barton and Bayard will engage in an interpretive performance of The Metaphysics of Notation, the exhibition of Mark Applebaum’s visually complex and engaging pictographic musical scores, which is on view in the Museum’s Heiter Gallery through April 27, 2013.

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SOU Names Marc Tramonte Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

(Ashland, Ore.) Marc Tramonte has accepted the position of Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Southern Oregon University (SOU). Tramonte will be responsible for assuring the brand image and culture of Southern Oregon University are effectively communicated and consistent in all publications and that the presentation in advertising, publications, and the website is relevant, accurate, engaging, and highly creative. Tramonte will begin in the position April 1.

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