Forest of REPAIR-ations Exhibit Opening this Saturday 3/12

11 03 2011

the forest of REPAIR-ations

In conjunction with Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers, Virginia-based artist and arts choreographer, Jennifer Van Winkle will create the forest of REPAIR-ations, a collaborative, site-specific installation in the JSMA’s Interactive Discovery Gallery (IDG) and reception areas.  the forest of REPAIR-ations, will focus on the ideas of mending, making amends and adding amendments.  Van Winkle, artist in residence, will work with students on- and off-campus to create free-standing hammocks constructed from recycled materials, a forest of reclaimed materials, and a large abacus to count off consumer statistics as part of the artist’s “sustaining creativity: new experiences>reused materials” series.  Soundscapes composed of natural and human made sounds will be featured in the installation.


Project Partners for Residency and Installation:

Craft Center (University of Oregon), M.E.C.C.A.  (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts), City of Eugene’s Parks and Recreation’s River House Outdoor Program, City of Eugene’s Campbell Community Center and BRING Recycling





Project Collaborators with Artist:

University of Oregon students, JSMA’s Wednesday After-school Program, several local schools and community members

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One response

16 03 2011
Andrew Phillips

Wow, this is awesome! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed keeping tabs on the River House through this blog (which looks great, by the way!). Keep up all the good work ladies and gentlemen!

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