The Schneider Museum of Art, part of the Oregon Center for the Arts @ Southern Oregon University, is a vital force in the intellectual life of Southern Oregon University that promotes an understanding of the visual arts within a liberal arts education. Serving both an academic and community audience, it builds a challenging environment that engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs supporting interdisciplinary study, research, and discourse. Exhibitions are augmented with FREE Family Days and weekly Tuesday tours as well as other events that are listed on our website, under the tab Schneider Connects.
The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present its spring exhibition, Convergence: Digital Media and Technology. The show is co-curated by Richard Herskowitz and Museum Director Scott Malbaurn in collaboration with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF). The public is invited to a special opening reception on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and the exhibition will be on view through May 27, 2017.
Convergence: Digital Media and Technology features media art from the JSMA collection curated by Richard Herskowitz (JSMA Curator of Media Arts and AIFF Director of Programming) on view in the Museum’s Treehaven and Heiter Galleries. This includes works by Nina Katchadourian, Ken Matsubara, Vanessa Renwick, and Peter Sarkisian. Additional works by Allison Cekala, Lou Watson, Derek G. Larson and Julia Oldham will be on view in the Entry and Main Galleries. Herskowitz states that “It is wonderful to have AIFF collaborating with the Schneider Museum for the second year in a row. Our audiences will have the novel experience of encountering adventurous media art in a gallery setting, and attending a spectacular multi-screen performance by Vanessa Renwick and musician Tara Jane O’Neil in the Museum during our festival.”
The Schneider Museum of Art is presenting work by video, film and installation artists with world-renowned reputations:
The exhibition will be augmented with special events, such as Hope and Prey and the Medusa Smack, a live performance and two films of nature by Vanessa Renwick with composer/musician Tara Jane O’ Neil providing musical accompaniment, presented on Saturday, April 8 at 7:00 PM. This performance is presented in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Advance tickets are required ($13, students/members free) and there is limited seating. For tickets, contact: www.ashlandfilm.org, 541-488-3823.
There will be lectures held by exhibition artists Derek G. Larson on Monday, April 3 at 3:30 PM and Vanessa Renwick on Monday, April 10 at 3:30 PM, both in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University. Please see the Museum website, sma.sou.edu for additional programs such as First Fridays, FREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours, drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a special opening reception held in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. A special Members/Volunteers Preview Reception will be held that day at 4:00 PM. Roxy Ann Winery is generously donating and pouring wine for this reception.
Convergence: Digital Media and Technology is on view from Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, May 27, 2017. Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Schneider Museum of Art’s spring exhibition is generously supported by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, OR.