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:
[email protected]


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 EXHIBITS

• INTERBEING •

• RHYTHMS •

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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents
Two Shows to Open the New Season:

Interbeing:

Work by Mary Garrard, Donna Henderson,
Jan Lintz, Teresa Myrmo,
and Susan Thomas

Rhythms:
Work by Anca Browne

Exhibit Dates:
January 13 – February 10

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 13, 5 – 7 pm

"Interbeing" Artist Talk:
Saturday, February 4, from 2 – 3 pm


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The Maude Kerns Art Center is proud to present two shows to open the 2023 exhibits season on January 13: “Interbeing,” featuring the work of regional and local artists Mary Garrard, Donna Henderson, Jan Lintz, Teresa Myrmo, and Susan Thomas, and “Rhythms,” showcasing the work of Anca Browne. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Friday, January 13, from 5 – 7 pm. Both exhibits are on view through Friday, February 10.

Interbeing features the work of regional and local artists Mary Garrard, Donna Henderson, Jan Lintz, Theresa Myrmo, and Susan Thomas. The five artists first began to meet online during the pandemic for a weekly Open Studio offered by local abstract artist Zoë Cohen. Over time they noticed that their individual works reflected each other’s influence in myriad ways. “Interbeing” includes both individual and collaborative abstract paintings and works in mixed media.

Corvallis artist Mary Garrard exhibits works on paper using collaged elements and paint, charcoal, or graphite, building up layers until the piece is resolved. Garrard says: “I am interested in what happens when I let go of depicting reality and jump straight into arranging the visual elements on a substrate without reference to anything outside the artwork itself.” Her work has been shown in various art galleries in Oregon, including the Art Center of Corvallis and the Giustina, Fairbanks, and Concourse Galleries at OSU.

Maupin, Oregon artist Donna Henderson exhibits mixed media works created in what she describes as a “call and response” process. She starts with a few bold strokes or some collaged paper shapes, and then responds intuitively until the composition takes on a life of its own. Her primary objective is not to represent familiar objects or images, although recognizable images may emerge. Henderson’s work has been exhibited in solo shows in a variety of venues throughout Oregon.

Eugene artist Jan Lintz exhibits abstract works created with a process of layering. Vessels, arches, and repetitive patterns reflect an inner emotional and symbolic landscape. Lintz says of her work: “What may initially appear chaotic often begins to unfold a complex balance over the course of multiple layers, allowing an inherent message or meaning to reveal itself.” Lintz has exhibited in multiple shows at the Maude Kerns Art Center as well as other venues in Oregon and Wisconsin.

Eugene artist Teresa Myrmo practiced Chinese brush painting and Sumi-e painting for 20 years before exploring non-representational abstract painting. She merges two very different styles and techniques in her paintings and mixed media works. Describing her process of exploration, she says: “What I found was how much beauty there is in ordinary, everyday things in life that I had often taken for granted or just overlooked.”

Eugene artist Susan Thomas works intuitively with an eye for pattern, line, shape, and color. Discovering beauty in unusual places, she attempts to reveal what’s under, beside, or behind what she’s seeing. She says: “It’s like shining a light on something previously unseen or sharing a bit of myself in a way I’ve never done before.” Thomas is a member of the Women’s Co-Op Art Gallery in Roseburg and has exhibited her work in multiple Oregon venues.

Rhythms showcases San Diego, CA artist Anca Browne’s many layered, laser-cut felt construction pieces. Browne, who has a background in mathematics and programming, says that she “finds works based on patterns, rules, or rhythms beautiful.” She often introduces certain disruptive elements into her highly structured pieces to enliven the effect. Her works are constructed of many small, laser-cut pieces attached to a supporting back piece. Because of her layered approach, Browne’s work often has a 3-D quality. Browne’s geometric, abstract work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in California, including Las Lagunas Art Gallery and the San Diego Museum of Art, as well as in venues in New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

An Artist Talk with the five artists in “Interbeing” takes place at the Art Center on Saturday, February 4, from 2 – 3 pm.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

February 24 - March 24:
(Henry Korn Gallery)
"Emergence"
Studio Arts Quilt Associates of Oregon

(Salon Gallery)
"Lady Corona"
Jo-Ann Morgan

April 7 - April 28:
"John Bauguess Retrospective"
In collaboration with John Baugess’ estate

May 12 - June 9:
"Not Just:
A World Collage Day Exhibition"

June 23 - July 21:
(Henry Korn Gallery)
"Vestiges"
Julie Anderson Bailey, Janine Etherington,
Jason Greene and Karen Russo

(Salon Gallery)
TBA

August 4 - 25:
"Filaments"
Weaving Guilds of Oregon

September 8 - 29:
(Henry Korn Gallery)
"Mayor’s Teen Art Show"

Title Sponsor: The Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu
Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation

(Salon Gallery)
"Emerald Print Exchange"
Whiteaker Printmakers

October 13 - November 3:
"30th Annual Día de los Muertos"

November 17 - December 15:
"Art for All Seasons"
Annual Membership Show
and Club Mud Holiday Ceramics Sale

PAST EXHIBITS

2022

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

MAYOR'S TEEN ART SHOW & EMERALD PRINT EXCHANGE

NATURE DECONSTRUCTED & TACTIC

HOME TEAM: WORLD STAGE

DAY BY DAY

FRESH FORM

OREGON ABSTRACT

ENVIRONS & WEATHER PERMITTING

SOCIAL BEING

2021

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

HABITAT & THE MAYOR'S TEEN ART SHOW

IMAGERY OVERLOAD

BE HERE NOW

EVERYDAY INSPIRATION

TRANSCENDING BORDERS

SEEN IN OREGON

RANDOM PERFECTIONS & EMBODIED EXPERIENCE

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

2020

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD/NEW ACQUISITIONS

NATURAL AFFINITY

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

JELL-O 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

JELL-O 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

JELL-O 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

JELL-O SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

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Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: [email protected]

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:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family


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