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CLA This Week — 6/12/17


Friday, June 16

CLA Grad Celebration — CLA Graduates and their families are invited to stop by Bexell Hall any time between 1 and 5 p.m. for a free scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and a photo booth provided by the art department. Ben & Jerry’s mascot, Pearl the Cow, will be in attendance along with Benny Beaver. Congratulations graduates!


CLA This Week will continue to be published throughout the summer on a semi-regular basis. Submissions that are not time-sensitive will be batched together and published when a substantial number have been sent.

Awards and Honors

Art professor Julie Green was named a 2017 Hallie Ford Fell in the Visual Arts. Green is one of five Oregon visual artists recognized for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art. Green will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 25 of her peers, including Stephen Hayes, selected over the last seven years as Hallie Ford Fellows.

Mary Jo Nye, SHPR, has won the 2017 Abraham Pais Prize for the History of Physics. The Pais Prize is given annually by the American Physical Society (APS), with the American Institute of Physics, to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Member of the International Academy of the History of Science. 

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Kathleen Bogart and co-PI Sam Logan in kinesology were awarded an Erkkila Endowment for Health and Human Performance grant for their project: Attitudes Predicting Access to Self-Directed Mobility for Children with Disabilities.”

Photographer Kerry Skarbakka has work in an exhibition titled “Art & Oppression,” June 10 – September 15 at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The curated photographs record victims of civil war in Sri Lanka, Guatemalan refugees in Mexico, uranium mining in western New Mexico, while others consider the suppression of women, police violence, and surveillance. http://visitcenter.orgSkarbakka also has a collaborative work with artists Clay Lohmann, Julie Green and Anna Fidler at the Corvallis Art Center,  titled “Log Cabin Medley.”

Photo instructor Lorenzo Triburgo’s “Policing Gender” will be on view in New York City at BGSQD from June 8 through September 10. BGSQD is located inside NY’s historic West Village LGBTQ center at 208 W 13th Street. In conjunction with the exhibition of photographs and audio, Triburgo organized a number of events that happened on June 10, including a storytelling show featuring stories from formerly incarcerated LGBTQ folks and prison abolition activists.

Recurring Events

The Little Gallery proudly presents Betty LaDuke’sBountiful Harvest and Border Crossings,” April 3 – June 16. LaDuke’s wood panel murals document and narrate stories of Latino farm workers who work on farms in Oregon’s Rogue Valley. For more  information: 541-737-2146. 

Oregon State University students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees will present their thesis work in an exhibit June 5-17 at the Fairbanks Gallery. 

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