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Henrik Soerensen’s “Patchwork” mixed media sculpture took Best of Show in last year’s exhibition. Soerensen is graduating from EOU and will attend the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art next year.
May 24, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – The annual “All-Campus Juried Student Exhibition” featuring work by EOU students across disciplines opens Friday, May 31 in Nightingale Gallery. A reception is planned from 6-8 p.m. with presentation of awards occurring at 6:30 in the gallery in Loso Hall.
Daniel Forbes, director of the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College is the juror this year. He has designed, installed and curated over 200 exhibitions for commercial and academic galleries in Washington and Oregon. His studio practice explores the complicated territories of gender, identity, psychology, ritual, fetishism and the extraordinary body. His work has appeared in numerous solo and group shows throughout the Northwest and U.S.
Learn more about Forbes’ work during a public presentation at 6 p.m. May 28 in Zabel Hall, Room 101.
Forbes will choose several student pieces to be recognized with cash awards. EOU’s art faculty will also make selections for the third annual Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship and the fourth annual Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award.
The Kathelene Galloway Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award presented to a sophomore or junior level art major exhibiting exemplary technical and conceptual skill. Galloway was a professor of printmaking and drawing at EOU for over a decade before she died in 2009.
“Kathelene was a highly dedicated and much loved artist, teacher and colleague, and was a passionate advocate for her students, art, artists and EOU,” said Cory Peeke, director of Nightingale Gallery and associate professor of art. “She lived to share knowledge and the wonder that comes with discovery, exemplifying the excellence to which we encourage our students to endeavor.”
The Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award honors an EOU freshman killed in an automobile accident in 2009. Joe’s parents Doug and Kyla Dickerson made a gift to the EOU art program following their tremendous loss.
“Joe was a model student whose creative energy and enthusiasm for learning was infectious,” Peeke said. “In light of this, the art program chose to use the funds so generously given by the Dickersons to endow an award in their son’s name to be presented annually to a student who the faculty feels best exemplifies Joe’s dedication, curiosity and creative spirit. “
The exhibition will be on display through June 14. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit www.eou.edu/art/nightingale-gallery or “Like” the gallery on Facebook.
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