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

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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Fast Forward:
The Mayor's Teen Art Show

Exhibit Dates:
September 9 - 30, 2016

Award Ceremony & Reception:
Friday, September 9, 6 - 8pm

Title Sponsor:
Comcast

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents the seventeenth annual “Fast Forward: The Mayor’s Teen Art Show,” opening on Friday, September 9, and on view through Friday, September 30. The Art Center gratefully acknowledges Comcast in its eleventh year as the Title Sponsor for the “Mayor’s Teen Art Show.”

The Reception and Awards Ceremony take place on Friday, September 9, from 6 – 8 pm. At this time Mayor Kitty Piercy announces the Mayor’s Choice Award winner. In addition teen artists will be honored with the Comcast Choice Award, the Maude Kerns Art Center Award, and a number of Artist Recognition awards including Oregon Art Supply Gift Certificates. This will be Kitty Piercy’s last year as Mayor of Eugene selecting the Mayor’s Choice Award winner for “Fast Forward: The Mayor’s Teen Art Show.”

“The Mayor’s Teen Art Show” features the work of 45 teen artists from 12 schools. Jurors were Katey Finley, artist and MKAC instructor, Michael Fisher, MKAC Exhibits Coordinator, and Beverly Soasey, artist and former Artistic Director of the Jacobs Gallery. All the artwork was created by young artists 13 – 18 and features photographs, mixed media, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, and works on paper in pen and ink, pastels, copic markers, and colored pencil. In addition, a number of students from Crow High School exhibit pieces in the medium of fused glass.

Seventeen-year-old William Bolls, from South Eugene High School and new to the Mayor’s Teen Art Show, exhibits two pieces in ink and colored pencil. He often begins his work with no particular direction in mind, preferring to let a dot, a line, or a pattern lead him to further elaborate. He says: “I create because I find there is something wonderful about it. . . . something I love about the feeling of a pen or pencil moving across paper.”

Eighteen-year-old Asha Logan, a graduate of Churchill High School and incoming student at the University of Oregon, displays three photographs in this year’s exhibit. Asha, who focuses primarily on photographs of people, says of her chosen medium: “ I like photography because to me it is capturing a moment in time . . . preserving it, and sharing something people might miss otherwise.”

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Seipert of Churchill High School is a newcomer to the Mayor’s Teen Art Show. She shows two paintings, Refuge, a striking image imbued with symbolism in acrylic and watercolor on canvas of a Syrian refugee, and Self by Monet, a self-portrait in acrylic on tagboard inspired by Monet’s painting style.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Día de los Muertos Exhibit

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 14, 6 - 9pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 14 - November 4

Title Sponsor: Available

Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show
and Club Mud Ceramics Sale

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 18, 6 - 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
November 18 - December 16

Title Sponsor: Available

PAST EXHIBITS

2016

EVOKING NARRATIVES (coming soon)

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