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

SINGING THE ANIMAL,
SINGING THE EARTH

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth
Shelly Fredenberg & Christopher St. John


Exhibit Dates:
February 22 - March 27

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 22, 6 - 8pm

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth,” featuring the work of Eugene artists Shelly Fredenberg and Christopher St. John. The exhibit, which is a collaboration between Fredenberg and St. John, opens with a public reception on Friday, February 22, from 6 – 8 pm. “Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth” is on view through Wednesday, March 27.

The exhibit includes ceramic pieces and ink drawings that explore different two-dimensional and three-dimensional expressions of form made possible through the use of animal imagery. All the artwork has been created specifically for the exhibit at the Art Center. One wall is dedicated to a large drawing installation of unframed, unmounted works on paper. Both artists, who believe in the “transformative potential of art to make the world a better place,” hope with their installation “to create a beautiful site of celebration and awe that praises the quiet voices of this earth.”

Shelly Fredenberg is a member of the Art Center’s onsite ceramics studio, Club Mud. She has shown her ceramic work extensively throughout Oregon and Washington and was the “Featured Artist” at Lake Oswego’s Art in the Park in 2018. Fredenberg focusses on form, line, and texture. She works in an intuitive way, starting with a loose idea and forming each ceramic piece by hand, letting the clay do most of the “leading.”

Christopher St. John paints, draws, sculpts, and works in ceramics. He has an impressive history of solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and has a longstanding relationship with the Biz’ Art Biz’ Art gallery in Le Vaudioux, France. St John’s work is the collections of the Hawaii State Art Museum among other museums and galleries. St John says that he is “interested in creating work that encourages gentleness and compassion with regard to our place in the biome on this planet.”

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


2019 EXHIBITS SCHEDULE

Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth:
Shelly Fredenberg & Christopher St. John

Reception:
Friday, February 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:
February 22 – March 22, 2019

31st Annual Jello Art Show

One day only, with music by Radar Angels:
Saturday, March 30, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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2019

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

CONTACT US

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 (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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


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