MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
staff@mkartcenter.org


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

CURRENT EXHIBIT

NATURAL AFFINITY

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Natural Affinity
Jim Frazer
Gail Owen
Lynn Pedersen


Exhibit Dates:
July 17 - August 21
In the Gallery and Online

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 17, 6-8pm


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EXHIBIT VIDEO! Natural Affinity: July 17 - August 21 ~ In the Gallery and Online

Watch a VIDEO of our Summer 2020 ART EXHIBIT! 👀🎬🖌 Maude Kerns Art Center Presents Natural Affinity: Works by Jim Frazer, Gail Owen, and Lynn Pedersen Exhibit Dates: July 17 - August 21 👉 In the Gallery and Online VIEW ONLINE: http://mkartcenter.org/exhibits.html#current

Posted by Maude Kerns Art Center on Friday, July 24, 2020

Maude Kerns Art Center is pleased to present “Natural Affinity,” featuring the work of Jim Frazer, Gail Owen, and Lynn Pedersen. “Natural Affinity” showcases the work of three artists who draw inspiration from the natural world using different media and processes. The exhibit is on view through Friday, August 21.

“Natural Affinity” opens on Friday, July 17, with a public reception from 6 – 8 pm. The Maude Kerns Art Center is adhering to all State of Oregon and Oregon Health Authority guidelines including requiring masks be worn indoor, limiting indoor crowd size to allow for physical distancing, and serving refreshments outside to be enjoyed in the Art Center's courtyard.

Salt Lake City, Utah artist Jim Frazer exhibits mixed media pieces and sculptures inspired by the linear tracks made on the trunks of trees by bark beetles. He sees the tracks as calligraphic characters from an unknown language. His current work, which he titles “Glyphs,” is based on photographic images of details taken from the natural world. Frazer studied both painting and photography and has exhibited his work in solo and group shows throughout the US as well as internationally. He says of his work: “I want to encourage people looking at my work to notice small things they see around them and investigate how they relate to the larger world.”

Portland, Oregon artist Gail Owen, who specializes in hand-pulled linoleum reduction prints, creates graceful images of the flora and fauna of Portland. She painstakingly sews multiple prints together to form an elegant arrangement of repeating patterns. Owen describes her work: “My designs are planned to fit together into a larger matrix, which is another element of my work as nature repeats and divides itself, from which one comes many and the many become a larger body.” Owen has shown her prints in different venues in Portland, including at the Guardino Gallery. In 2018 she had a solo exhibit at the Fireplace Gallery at Mount Hood Community College.

Eugene artist Lynn Pedersen displays work in a variety of media, including etchings and woodcuts, sculptural and bas relief ceramic pieces, and drawings on wood. A ceramic artist for over 40 years, she began studying printmaking in 2003, focusing first on etching and then woodcuts. Much of Pedersen’s work is based on images from the natural world. Each work begins with a drawing done in the field, which is later refined in the studio. Pedersen has exhibited her work at multiple venues in Eugene, including Whiteaker Printmakers, Vistra Gallery, the Mayor’s Art Show, Lane Community College, and at the Maude Kerns Art Center.

“Natural Affinity” can be viewed online at www.mkartcenter.org. Artwork may also be purchased through the Art Center’s website.

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PAST EXHIBITS

2020

INSPIRED INSTRUCTORS

A CHANGE OF SPACE

despondent

CONVERSATIONS

2019

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

#OMG THAT'S FIBER?

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

CURATOR'S CHOICE: LANE FIVE

SINGING THE ANIMAL, SINGING THE EARTH

HOMAGE

2018

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

SHARED HABITAT

WEAVING WITH NATURE

THE PURSUIT OF PURE FORM

JELLO SHOW

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

A CONVERGENCE OF ELEMENTS & INTERSECTIONS

2017

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

BATHERS & BOATS

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

ON THE ROAD

BEYOND LANGUAGE & UNSPOKEN

SHIFTS: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

2016

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

EVOKING NARRATIVES

COMMITMENT TO VISION: PHOTOGRAPHY AT OREGON

OBJECT / FORM

PRINT PERSPECTIVES

MOMENTS IN TIME

2015

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

word & image

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

AFRICAN ROOTS

JELLO SHOW

IN SEARCH OF...

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT

2014

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

NATURAL INTERPLAY

IN THE MOMENT

MIKE VAN: A RETROSPECTIVE

JELLO SHOW

NAKEDNESS OF THE SUBJECT

LIFE DECONSTRUCTED

2013

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

land • scape

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

JELLO SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

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Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: staff@mkartcenter.org

Gallery Hours:*
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*(These hours apply when exhibits are on display. Please check our Current Exhibit dates.)

Gallery Admission:
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$3 per person
$5 per family


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