August Frank, Chayne Thomas
The display at LCC’s gallery was created by instructors from COCC in Bend, Oregon. Their college is concurrently displaying Lane faculty’s art. This is the first time the two colleges have exchanged exhibitions.
“It’s a great show. It is really exciting for our students to see what other faculty is doing and creating,” Jennifer Salzman, Lane’s gallery director, said.
Salzman described the show as vibrant, exciting and varied. She explained that the show is especially great for Lane’s art students, because they get to see that the type of education they are receiving isn’t confined to Lane, it is statewide.
“This is the first time we have exchanged art, but I am hoping it becomes a tradition,” Salzman said.
A variety of pieces in many different media will be on display, including ceramics, drawings, paintings, sculptures and more. There is everything from a carton of milk fountain, to pixelated digital video-game prints, to a television-turned-hearth complete with an axe.
Central Oregon Community College art instructor Bill Hoppe believes that the exchange of work between the two colleges gives his students more impetus to visit the Lane campus and see what may be offered here that is missing at COCC. “In the same way we hope that Lane Community College students would, if they came to Bend, visit our campus just because they know there’s been this exchange. So we’re hoping the idea spreads,” Hoppe said.
Showcasing another college’s artwork can also give students new ideas and new opportunities for their own work throughout their careers. “Absolutely I would say that. More options, good for everyone,” Hoppe said. “And it breaks the isolation, we’re all in Bend with this small community, we have a sense of isolation.”
“From Here to There” will show from Nov. 3 to Dec. 10 in the Sister Art Gallery, Building 11, Room 103. There is no admission charge.