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:
BATHERS & BOATS

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Bathers & Boats


Exhibit Dates:
July 21 - August 25

Reception:
Friday, July 21, 6 - 8pm

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents Bathers & Boats, opening with a public reception on Friday, July 21, from 6 – 8 pm. This quintessential summer show features the work of Stan Bryan, Melissa Sikes, and Roger Weise. “Bathers & Boats” is on display through Friday, August 25.

Stan Bryan, who served on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Architecture from 1955 – 1986, is having his work exhibited posthumously. During his career Bryan worked in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil, wood, and recycled materials. The body of work shown in “Bathers & Boats” is made of unused balsa wood taken from model ships that Bryan built. By incorporating everyday objects in his balsa wood designs he reveals the whimsy of ordinary objects placed in unconventional settings.

Eugene artist Melissa Sikes captures the essence of summer in her expressive paintings of family and friends swimming in a lake and lounging on the lakeside dock of her family’s summer cabin. Sikes has an uncanny way of depicting the heat of sunshine on flesh and the coolness of the dark lake water inviting swimmers to take a plunge. She says: “It is a visceral experience, catapulting the viewer lakeside on a summer afternoon.” In her acrylic paintings on wood panel, Sikes skillfully combines two of her passions – painting the human figure and painting landscapes.

Roger Wiese, also from Eugene, focuses on boats, bathers, and the green and blue of the water that contains them and that they move through. Many of the pieces exhibited in “Bathers & Boats” began with sketches, either completed at the ocean or at a Willamette Valley lake or river. Weise describes his work in this way: “The land and waterscapes in which my bathers and boats swim and frolic are real – simplified in some cases down to their essence and adjusted to make the composition work but containing that germ of inspiration that nature alone provides.”

MEMBERS GALLERY & GIFT SHOP

The Maude Kerns Art Center has a gift shop featuring members' artwork in all mediums. Come visit!

Thinking about new art for your home or office? Looking for some great gift ideas?

The Art Center’s Member’s Gallery and Gift Shop offers one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, photography, fiber, mixed media, cards, calendars and so much more from featured member artists.

Purchases made help support local artists and your nonprofit community Art Center!

See something you like? Artwork can be purchased over the phone (541-345-1571).

 

Questions? Call 541-345-1571 or email exhibits@mkartcenter.org

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

18th Annual Fast Forward:
The Mayor's Teen Art Show

Award Ceremony & Reception:
Friday, September 8, 6 - 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
September 8 - September 29

Title Sponsor: Comcast

24th Annual Dia de los Muertos

Fiesta & Reception:
Friday, October 13, 6 - 9pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 13 - November 3

PAST EXHIBITS

2017

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS gallery coming soon!

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

CONTACT US

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