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December 6, 2012 12:00 AM

The 16th-century Dominican philosopher Giordano Bruno suggested that God was a living essence that flowed through and permeated the universe — i.e., God is not remote but dwells within us. You may scoff at such hippie-dippy huggermugger, but the Holy Roman Empire was so freaked by Bruno’s ideas about cosmic interconnectedness that they burned him at the stake.

December 6, 2012 12:00 AM

After touring the West Coast with their Dead Rockstars exhibition, Blunt Graffix is back with another blockbuster show in Eugene, Blunt Fink! which gives iconic movies like Easy Rider, Big Trouble in Little China and Lolita a deliciously ghoulish spin.

November 28, 2012 10:00 PM

What would you put on posters for a band that revels in love, loss and genetic mutations? Instruments sprouting like tentacles from a skeleton’s mouth, maybe?

November 21, 2012 10:00 PM

For an entire Minnesota winter, Peter Happel Christian left a thick stack of black and white photo paper, tied up with twine, on a cedar pallet in his snowy backyard. Over the season, the paper turned black, the corners curled and the waterlogged sheets began sticking together.

October 31, 2012 10:00 PM

If you were an artist, how would you represent the worst of the human condition? How about rabid hyenas emerging from the swollen, bandaged head of a faceless man?

October 24, 2012 10:00 PM

The founders of Eugene Contemporary Art (ECA) want the city of Eugene to embrace challenging art. “Difficult art is what everyone remembers from history,” ECA Executive Director Courtney Stubbert told the audience at the packed Red House Oct. 19 during the “Creative Conversations: Re-imagining Eugene — What the Arts Do for Downtown” panel discussion.

October 17, 2012 10:00 PM

Cottage Grove’s 29-year-old Thomas Haney likes snakes, lizards and bugs — a lot. At one point as a kid in Austin, Texas, Haney wrangled over 80 lizards for pets. When his love of reptiles transformed into a love of reptilian (and nature) photography, the world took notice.

October 3, 2012 10:00 PM

Art is as art does, and sometimes we find it in the most unusual of places.

August 29, 2012 10:00 PM

Local rockers Cosmic Jelly are sort of an elusive band these days. They’re fading away into fond memory and separating officially, but it wouldn’t be like them to go out without a bang.

August 22, 2012 10:00 PM

As the annual Burning Man Festival approaches, Justin Lanphear prepares The Triceratops for its 385-mile journey to Black Rock City, Nev.

August 15, 2012 10:00 PM

Local sculptor Jud Turner continues to make waves in the art world with his stunning industrially inspired pieces. Not only is his work beautifully crafted, but each piece also challenges the viewer with a deeper cognitive message.

August 8, 2012 10:00 PM

Memory is a precious thing, and film allows us to capture moments that would otherwise be transitory. We take solace in those captured moments because sometimes memories can leave us — sometimes they can fade away and never return. That last part is exactly what installation artist Michelle Given wants her viewers to explore.

August 1, 2012 10:00 PM

If artist Martha Bowen could be described with only one word, that word might be “humble.” Along with her modest and genuine character, Bowen’s captivatingly beautiful watercolor paintings are true to her unassuming nature.

July 25, 2012 10:00 PM

What can a person buy with $2.50 these days? A pack of gum? A ballpoint pen? Perhaps a single condom? Certainly not a gallon of gas anymore.

July 18, 2012 10:00 PM

Painters, drawers, sculptors, photographers, dancers, printmakers, architects and other artisans must command the push and pull, yin and yang, hard and soft elements of their respective crafts in order to captivate their viewers.

July 18, 2012 10:00 PM

Kerry G. Wade carefully combines pragmatism and found objects in his handcrafted furniture on display at the Jacobs Gallery.

July 4, 2012 11:00 PM

It’s July, and DIVA is showcasing two vibrant and unusual artists possessing a style and ingenuity well-worth checking out.

July 4, 2012 11:00 PM

Local art enthusiasts accustomed to cruising exhibits, lectures and readings at The WAVE Gallery space will discover a pivotal change in the life of the gallery.

June 27, 2012 11:00 PM

Photographer Rachel E. Rainwater has returned from her travels in Europe, and she’s got the photographs to prove it.

June 13, 2012 11:00 PM

Encaustic painting is an acquired skill that is by no means easy to master.

June 6, 2012 11:00 PM

Local painter John Babbs died in April, but his artwork survives him.

May 30, 2012 11:00 PM

"UO student-athletes are well-rounded students with diverse interests that extend beyond their athletics pursuits."

May 23, 2012 11:00 PM

When Peggy Kelsey met a group of 14 Afghan women in the fall of 2002 in Austin, Texas, she was inspired by their strength, motivation and activism.

May 16, 2012 11:00 PM

If Eugene promotes itself as a city of arts and outdoors, what does that leave for its right-bank alternative neighbor, Springfield?