World-famous photographer Imogen Cunningham bought her first camera at the age of 18. This wouldn’t be especially special except that the year was 1901 and women in photography were a rarity. Renowned for her unique, black-and-white botanical compositions and portraits, the late Portland-born photographer’s work is now on display at Springfield’s Emerald Art Center through Dec. 28. EAC called the exhibit its “ultimate coup of the year,” but that’s only half true; it’s a cultural gift for the whole community.
’Tis the season: All That! Dance Company will be sprinkling their twinkle toes all over the 5th Street Market with the company’s free “Miracle on 5th Street” performance 5 to 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 21. The Rose Children’s Theater also presents “Home for the Holidays” 7 pm Dec. 20, 2 and 7 pm Dec. 21 and 2 pm Dec. 22, at the Wildish Theater, Springfield; $12. For more holiday cheer, see our Nov. 21 Holiday Happenings special issue (wkly.ws/1nl).
Time to pat yourself on the back, Eugene, for there are great academics in our mi(d)st. Both Frances Bronet, dean of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and Anne Godfrey, career instructor in landscape architecture, nabbed spots on top architecture publication DesignIntelligence’s “30 Most Admired Educators for 2014.”
In more university back-patting news, the Oregon Arts Commission has awarded 2014 art fellowships to four Eugene artists: UO fibers assistant professor Surabhi Ghosh (sculpture and installation), UO letterpress instructor Allison Hyde (printmaking), UO jewelry and metalsmithing associate professor Anya Kivarkis (conceptual metal and jewelry art) and UO art professor Terri Warpinski (photography).