The Center for Visual Arts galleries at SOU give students and community artists the opportunity to show their current work. The CVA Galleries are coordinated by a student Gallery Director and Assistants.
The Retzlaff Gallery is the white cube gallery with no windows and three blank walls for maximum hanging space. This gallery is perfect for installations and video. It is often reserved for BFA students to present their final body of work before graduating, but is also used by community and student artists depending on availability.
The Thorndike Gallery is designated for local and out-of-state artists, as well as student work depending on availability. Abundant wall space and three panels near the floor to ceiling windows provide the gallery with natural light and high visibility to passerby.
The Meyer Memorial, Art Department Chairs, and Boise-Cascade Galleries may be used for student artwork either in single, group or classroom exhibits. These areas are also used by local schools and selected community groups as an alternative space for their artwork.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS!
Left Edge Collaboraitve Studio, Ashland, OR, Retzlaff Gallery
Ruth Lantz, Portland, OR, Thorndike Gallery
Ashley Clasby & Dr. Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn, Ashland, OR, Boise – Cascade Gallery
Out of True, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts M.F.A. Candidates, Portland, OR, Art Department Chairs Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: April 24th – April 29th, 2018
Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):
Left Edge Collaborative Studio, Ashland, OR
Left Edge Collaborative Studio, led by SOU faculty member David Bithell, is comprised of students from the Studio Art and Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA) programs. Utilizing a wide range of skills including 3D modeling, fabrication, social media, documentation, coding, robotics, and music composition, this team of artists develops large-scale projects in interdisciplinary arts and technology.
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
Ruth Lantz, Portland, OR
Ruth Lantz received her Master’s in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. She has been featured in galleries at the University of Illinois at Chicago, PNCA, Washington State University Vancouver, Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA), Linfield College (McMinnville OR) and Governors State University (University Park, IL). Her work has been seen in spaces such as: The Laura Russo Gallery (Portland OR), Disjecta (Portland OR), Ditch Projects (Springfield OR) and Swarm Gallery (Oakland CA).
She is currently an instructor at Portland Community College. Lantz is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR.
Boise-Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Ashley Clasby & Dr. Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn, Ashland, OR
Ashley E. Clasby is currently attending the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at Southern Oregon University. Clasby studied art at the University of Oregon with a focus in Printmaking and Fiber Arts. Interested in the exploration of ecological aspects of the human fostering sustainable action Clasby as an artist and teacher she hopes to help future generations create a sustainable environment for the human condition to positively thrive, just as Zinn.
Dr. Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn was a Professor of Education at Southern Oregon University, as well as a successful lecturer and an accomplished artist. Fiercely devoted to making the classroom a nurturing, safe, and fun environment for both students and instructors, Zinn emphasized creativity, kindness, and empathy in her teachings.
Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Out of True, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts M.F.A. Candidates, Portland, OR
The term “out of true” denotes a misalignment or an imbalance. It’s often used to describe a bicycle wheel that is no longer aligned or a house frame that is not level. In such a scenario a “truing” process is undertaken to bring the object or issue into the required alignment for the necessary purpose.