Events Fall 2015

Senior Thesis Exhibition, Fall 2015

Reception: Friday, December 11th, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Exhibition: Sunday, December 6th - Sunday, December 13th, 
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Studio Art Building, Edith Feldenheimer Gallery
Free and open to the public.

Featuring work by:

Liana Clark
Grace Poetzinger (Studio Art & Dance Major)

Liana Clark

Grace Poetzinger

Adriana Arronte, "Intersecciones: Havana/Portland"

Tuesday, November 24th, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Studio Art Building, 201


Adriana Arronte has traveled from Havana to create work for Intersecciones: Havana/Portland, an exhibition at Lewis & Clark College. In this afternoon discussion, she will speak about her work’s evolution as well as the project she is creating for Intersecciones. During her visit in the United States, Arronte will make porce- lain sculptures in the Reed Ceramics studio, and she will travel to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash- ington to work as a resident. Arronte is one of six artists traveling to Portland as part of Intersecciones which opens at The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College on January 28, 2016 from 5-7pm. 

Adriana Arronte (b. 1980) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Havana, Cuba. In 2006, she graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Cuba’s preeminent art school. Her work often focuses on the quotidian, taking everyday objects and redeploying them with new or inverted meanings: silver cutlery is reworked into root structures, champagne flutes are twisted and warped into vessels for thoughts, ideas and emotions. She has participated in group exhibitions locally and internationally, including the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, in San Francisco, the Satu Mare Museum of Art in Romania, the Freies Museum in Berlin, and is included in the collection of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO).

Intersecciones: Havana/Portland is co-curated by Daniel Duford, Visiting Associate Professor of Art at Reed College; Eliott Young, History Professor at Lewis & Clark College; and, Linda Tesner, Director at the Hoffman Gallery.

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Kaspar T Locher Summer Creative Scholarships Presentations

Thursday, October 1st, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Studio Art Building, Feldenheimer Gallery

The four recipients of the 2015 Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships, Hank Smith, Chloe Truong-Jones, Sage Freeburg and Jade Novarino, will present their work on Thursday, October 1 at 4:30 pm in the Studio Art Building Feldenheimer Gallery.

Their exhibit will be on display, and open to the public, from Monday, September 28 through Friday,October 2, from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.


Hank Smith

Island of Misfit Electronic Devices

A series of artist’s books for the digital age.

Chloe Truong- Jones

5, 10, 15, 20 minutes:

“For two days he kept the secret, but on the third day he could stand it no longer. He went out into a forest with a trowel, he knelt on the ground, he dug a hole, and he whispered into the hole. Then he filled up the hole and he went home, feeling comfortable at last.”  

Sage Freeburg

Translations in Blue

The collection I produced over the summer explores the problems and processes of translating poetry, including its implications and unique craft. In 15 original poems, the collection offers each poem in both French and English, resulting in a total of 30 poems which seek to illustrate this process.

Jade Novarino


A book and video release. 
Able likes midnight blue. Long distance calls to Argentina. The duck is missing. Ice cream cones, a big hill on Wednesdays, surveillance, home videos, and pretending, or trying, to figure it all out.

The Locher Summer Creative Scholarships competition is held every spring.

Check the Student Fellowships & Awards webpage for application information. The awards committee is composed of faculty in the arts. Last year they were Samiya Bashir (creative writing), David Schiff (music), Cristina Rosa (dance), Kate Duffly (theatre) and Michael Knutson (art). For more information, contact Michael Knutson.

Artist Talk: Mark Harris

Friday, September 25th, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Art Building

A special lecture on Mark Harris's artist practices which frequently include the critical juxtaposition of philosophical and punk radicalities. Over his career Harris has embraced and reconstructed the institutionalized theories of philosophers like Benjamin and Heidegger into tools to engage modern and contemporary punk politics. This lecture is presented in conjunction with Harris' exhibition of his 1998 work Kosuth-Dead Kennedys Installation at Cherry & Lucic, a Northeast Portland arts space founded by Eleanor Ford ('14), John Knight and Kyle Raquipiso. The one-night exhibition will be held on September 26 from 6:30-10 pm at 4077 NE 7th Ave. Harris currently teaches at the School of Art at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and Goldsmiths College, London.

For more information about Harris' accompanying Portland exhibition:

Julia Portela, "Intersecciones"

Tuesday, September 15th, 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Art Building 201

Julia Portela, Professor of Art History, Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana


Cuban art historian Julia Portela will introduce the six Cuban artists who will be part of an exhibition at the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark college, opening Jan. 28, 2016. She will place these six new emerging artists in the context of changes in Cuban visual arts since the 1980s, a moment when Cuban artists experimented in form and content, producing some of the most critical and socially engaged art in the island’s history.

Intersecciones is co-curated by Reed Professor Daniel Duford with LC History Professor Elliott Young and Hoffman Gallery Director Linda Tesner.

The talk will be given in Spanish with an English language interpreter. Sponsored by The Art Department and Spanish Department.

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