News from Alumni Aaron McNamee

News from Alumni Aaron McNamee

Aaron McNamee  (B.A. 2004) is having great success as an artist in his new home of New Orleans. His work has recently been acquired by the New Orleans Museum of Art and by the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles. Below are the press release for his solo exhibit at the prestigious Heriard-Cimino Gallery as well as links to some articles and interviews with the artist as well as website. Congratulations Aaron!! NEW ORLEANS –...

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Stone, A solo exhibition by Don Gray

Stone, A solo exhibition by Don Gray

The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University is pleased to present Stone, a solo exhibition of work by EOU alumnus and local artist, Don Gray. The exhibition opens Friday, October 5 with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm in the gallery located in Loso Hall.  The show will run through Friday, October 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm. Stone features a collection of Don Gray’s works in both painting and...

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Andrea Eskelin

Andrea Eskelin

This work represents an artistic interpretation of university life and the social construct surrounding higher education.  It summarizes the perception of one individual visually portraying emotions involved in being torn between life altering choices.  What major do I choose?  Can I make art and pursue music?  Students continuously live with parents’, teachers’, peers’, and others’ ideas and persuasions about what is best for...

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Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

“I had seen faces in photographs I might have found beautiful had I known even vaguely in what beauty was supposed to consist. And my father’s face, on his death-bolster, had seemed to hint at some form of aesthetics relevant to man. But the faces of the living, all grimace and flush, can they be described as objects?” – Samuel Beckett,  First Love Can you make yourself happier just by smiling? What if you could get rid of a headache...

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Jo Topholm

Jo Topholm

To understand is to question. Question all that should be explored. In life there are things that separate and things that connect us.  As I began art I drew mostly from my mathematical influences to help define my work and as I began to see myself as an artist I started exploring other possibilities for my art. This exploration has taken me down a path of discovering who I am as a person and an artist. In my most current body of work I am...

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Jaime Gustavson

Jaime Gustavson

I am interested in disgust and beauty. I wonder if it is possible to elicit both responses from the same painting. I’ve found that when I paint with oil, I can highlight subtleties in color and surface that are beautiful and might go unnoticed. When choosing subjects, I also choose a human emotion. Pig heads embody fear, worms embody lust, and ravens embody the beauty of play. These three paintings are from three separate series. Presenting...

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