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John Michael Byrd’s “Drunk Strange Waters”

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John Michael Byrd’s “Drunk Strange Waters”

he Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University presents a solo exhibition by John Michael Byrd, “Drunk Strange Waters,” opening Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-8 p.m. with a reception for the artist. Byrd’s show title is derived from a Bible passage, 2 Kings 19:24: “I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.” The source images for Byrd’s mixed media works come from a Bible coloring book the artist had as a child and recently rediscovered. The coloring book...

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The Nightingale’s 2016-17 Exhibition Season Opens with “Elegant Simplicity”

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The Nightingale’s 2016-17 Exhibition Season Opens with “Elegant Simplicity”

Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery commences its 2016-17 exhibition season with Elegant Simplicity, opening Friday, September 30 with a reception from 6-8pm in the gallery in Loso Hall.Author Jon Franklin words, “Simplicity carried to an extreme becomes elegance” were the inspiration for the exhibit. Elegant Simplicity brings together the work of 22 artists from throughout the United States whose work exemplifies Franklin’s words. Elegant Simplicity features work from the uncomplicated to the austere in material,...

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“2016 All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition”

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“2016 All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition”

The Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University concludes its exposition season with the annual “All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition” featuring work by EOU students from a variety of academic disciplines. An opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the gallery in Loso Hall. Awards will be presented at 6:30. Kirsten Furlong, director of the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University, is the juror this year. In addition to selecting works to include in the exhibit, she will choose several to be recognized with cash...

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Senior exhibition “Figuratively Speaking…” opens April 22

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Senior exhibition “Figuratively Speaking…” opens April 22

The Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University presents the second exhibition of senior capstone work by graduating art majors opening Friday, April 22 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Victoria Davis, of Southern California, Erica Hitzman, of Pendleton, and Sheyenne Johnson, Donni Later and Madeline Royce, all of La Grande, are showing work in the exhibit “Figuratively Speaking…” As the name suggests, each of these artists works figuratively using personal relationships, inner turmoil, forced stereotypes and the journey of life...

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Capstone Exhibit Explores “Residual Connections”

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Capstone Exhibit Explores “Residual Connections”

Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery presents a series of capstone exhibitions by graduating art majors beginning Friday, April 1 with “Residual Connections.” An opening reception for the artists is from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery in Loso Hall on campus. Fallon Craig of Enterprise, Denise Gravener of La Grande, Devon Galiszewski of Baker City, and Yana Schlafke of Dallas Center, Iowa, are the students showing work in the first exhibit. Craig’s work deals with the connections between the church and its impact on how the world is...

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“Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition” opens February 19

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“Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition” opens February 19

The Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University presents the “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition” opening Friday, Feb. 19. A reception is from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery in Loso Hall. Awards will be presented at 6:30. The annual exhibition gives audiences the opportunity to encounter the work of students from high schools throughout the area including La Grande, Baker City, Grant Union, Joseph, North Powder, Vale and Union. Students working in a variety of media in grades nine through 12 will have up to two works on view....

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Nightingale Gallery presents “Shadows of the Floating World”

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Nightingale Gallery presents “Shadows of the Floating World”

The Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University rings in 2016 with a solo exhibition of paintings by Pendleton artist Nika Blasser. “Shadows of the Floating World” opens with a reception for the artist from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 in the gallery in Loso Hall. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, Feb. 10. Blasser’s paintings explore the idea of landscape through layering and materials that are visibly impacted by time. Her most recent paintings developed out of an earlier series of “saltscapes,” which were made only with salt...

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Abandoned and Begged-For Art Auction set for November 17th

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Abandoned and Begged-For Art Auction set for November 17th

The Visual Art League at Eastern Oregon University will present its Abandoned and Begged-For Art Auction on November 17th at 7:00 PM in the Loso Hall lobby on the Eastern Oregon University campus. There will be a live auction at 8 PM, and a silent auction will take place throughout the evening.  The Abandoned and Begged-For Auction is open to the public and the EOU community. There is no admission charge, and many items will feature bids starting at $2. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available for attendees. A great way to stock up on...

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“Drawn Together” showcases diversity of drawing in Pacific Northwest

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“Drawn Together” showcases diversity of drawing in Pacific Northwest

Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery presents “Drawn Together: Contemporary Drawing in the Pacific Northwest,” opening Friday, Nov. 13 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery in Loso Hall. “Drawn Together” presents the work of 13 artists whose work gives a glimpse into the diversity of drawing produced in the Pacific Northwest. Drawing has been a fundamental form of art making for thousands of years, yet the definition of what constitutes a work of art as drawing has become increasingly more fluid within...

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“Homecoming”

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“Homecoming”

Art alumni return to share their creative work with campus and community The Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University opens its 2015-16 exhibition season by welcoming back several talented alumni of the EOU art program. “Homecoming” presents a selection of work by 10 EOU graduates who have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in the visual arts. The exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 2 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery in Loso Hall. Sponsored in part by the EOU Alumni Association, the exhibition will also be open from 10...

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