Arts Hound

The rippling effects of Michael Gottfredson’s departure from the UO presidency have hit the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA). Former AAA dean Frances Bronet is now the acting senior vice president and provost for the university. Filling her spot as acting dean is Brook Muller, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, a core faculty member of the environmental studies program and the AAA associate dean of academic affairs since 2012. In April 2014, Muller published Ecology and the Architectural Imagination.

Grantland: Lane Arts Council announced in its August newsletter the awarding of about $50,000 in grants through the Community Arts Program. The 24 local recipients were announced in two categories: programs and projects. The largest awardees in the program category are WOW Hall/Community Center for the Performing Arts with $6,000 for “performances and education programs” and Maude Kerns Art Center with $5,000 for “exhibits and education programs.” In the projects category, the Willamette Jazz Society, the Bridgeway House, the Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts and Culture Program and Shakespeare in the Park were awarded the highest amount of $2,000. To see the full list of awardees, visit

The Oregon Arts Commission also awarded 14 local arts grants in the areas of operating, arts learning and art services. The Eugene Symphony Association nabbed the largest grant at $32,300. Other recipients include Ballet Fantastique ($5,000), Eugene Concert Choir ($8,000), Cottage Theatre ($4,000), Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras ($17,900) and Oregon Contemporary Theatre ($5,500).

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Brownsville Art Association and the Willamette Valley chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness are hosting Women in Wilderness, with artworks (from illustrated field journals to photography) that “feature the interactions and relationships of women to wilderness.” Original artwork can be submitted to the Brownsville Art Association Gallery (255 Main St.) Aug. 28-30. Contact for details.

Lucky 13: The Emerald Art Center hosts the 13th Annual McKenzie Art Festival Aug. 22-24 at the McKenzie Fire and Rescue Center in Leaburg, Oregon. The three-day fest will feature art, a plein air art competition and tours of restored vintage travel trailers with music by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, the Fiddlin’ Sue Band and more. Visit for details.