Metals

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The OCAC Metals department now has their very own facebook page. The page features student work and lets the community know about what’s going on at OCAC as well as events in the metals art world. Check it out for yourself here.

Also take a look at just a small selection of Metals related resources at OCAC Library.

OCAC Weekly Announcements

VISITING ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION:
THE NEW DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS
MON OCT 6 | 7pm | DPP Building
Please join us for a presentation and discussion: Making It Naturally: the New Design Entrepreneurs. The panelists, comprised of West Coast artists/designers/makers, employ a hybrid of artisan-care, environmental sensitivity and local manufacturing.  Bobby Bonaparte, Max Kingery, Kathy Hattori and Lydia Wendt .


DESIGN ADVOCACY: A CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN S SZENASY
TUES OCT 7 | 6-8pm | 421 NE 10th
Susan Szenasy, longtime Editor in Chief and Publisher of Metropolis magazine and metropolismag.com, in collaboration with ScoutBooks will be giving a lecture at the MFA AC+D Bison building. PURCHASE TICKETS


DESIGN WEEK OPEN HOUSE AT AC+D STUDIOS
WED OCT 8 | 4-7pm | 421 NE 10th
Come meet new and returning MFA AC+D students and experience their work at the Bison Building. MORE>

OCAC JURIED STUDENT SHOW
OCT 9-NOV 23 | Opening Reception THUR OCT 9 4-6pm | Hoffman Gallery
The juried OCAC Student Exhibition offers a glimpse at the new artistic directions of OCAC’s degree and continuing education students. Innovative approaches, stylized techniques and personal imagery contribute to pieces ranging from utilitarian to conceptual to autobiographical.

EMILY NACHISON PARTICIPATES IN DESIGN WEEK PANEL DISCUSSION
THUR OCT 9 | 5:30-7pm | 70 NW Couch St
Fibers Department Chair Emily Nachison participates in University of Oregon “Design Discourse Exchange with Sara Huston” a Design Week discussion panel at the University of Oregon. MORE>

REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE PRESENTS BOXCAR ONE: ARTIST SERIES
THUR OCT 9 | 4–8pm | 911 SE Salmon St

Following the success of the Boxcar One debut in June 2014 at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Revolution Design House has invited 30 artists to turn a Boxcar succulent planter set into a truly unique piece of art. The amazing results range widely in artistic medium, style, and concept, and will be shown during a one night pop-up gallery during Design Week Portland. Participating artists include OCAC faculty Heidi Schwegler, Ben Ediger, and OCAC Alum Todd Isaacs, Amanda Wall-Graf, Derek Faust, Erik Newgard and Justin Nickles.MORE>

SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING
SAT OCT 11 | 9am–12pm | OCAC Campus 
Saturday life drawing is an opportunity for you to draw independently. There is no instructor. No preregistration is needed, just stop by the front desk on the day you wish to attend and pay for your class. Adults only please.
Cost is $7 per session for OCAC students, OCAC members, and the Nike Design Atelier and the cost for general public is $11. Model: to be arranged.

ANNA FIDLER EXHIBITS AT CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART
OCT 1–NOV 1 |
134 NW 8th Avenue
A Dream within a Dream, the newest body of work by OCAC Faculty Anna Filder opens this month at Charles A Hartman Fine Art. Fidler’s paintings are slow and hypnotic in style and mysterious in plot and conclusion.MORE>

SHELLEY SOCOLOFSKY EXHIBITS AT NHIA
OCT 3–NOV 5 |
148 Concord ST Manchester, NH
OCAC Fibers Department Faculty Shelley Socolofsky participates in The Art is the Cloth group exhibition at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. MORE>

3M Cloud Library

Washington County Cooperative Library Services, of which OCAC is a member, has recently acquired a new E-book service through 3M Products. E-books from the new system will be viewable in the Online Public Catalog. You can then check them out right there and download to your tablet or device over the local wifi. Its a pretty intuitive system that will be much more user friendly. Library2Go, the previously E-book platform for the county, will still be available to patrons.

Check out their website or read the user guide below to get started.

3M Cloud Library New Patron Apps User Guide

Furthermore

MFA AC+D would like to invite you to our Design Focused – FirstFriday Opening Reception.
 

Jody Dunphy MFA AC+D ’12
Killeen Hanson MFA AC+D ’12
Kyla Mucci MFA AC+D ’13
Laura Allcorn MFA AC+D 11
FURTHERMORE is a space where Portland makers can explore the blurred boundaries between art, craft, + design. Cultivated through the MFA in Applied Craft + Design Studios, FURTHERMORE will offer a venue for exchange and exploration.
 
FIRST FRIDAYOCTOBER 3rd
5:30pm – 7:30pm
421 NE 10th Ave
PDX

OCAC October Events

Design Week at OCAC
DESIGN WEEK PANEL DISCUSSION
Making It Naturally: the New Design Entrepreneurs

MON OCT 6 | 7pm | OCAC Campus | Centrum Studio

Comprised of West Coast artists/designers/makers, employing a hybrid of artisan-care, environmental sensitivity and local manufacturing our panelists embrace the challenges of creating low-impact goods as they explore and master the frontier of sustainability. These entrepreneurs insist on the most premium and transparent methods of making, analogous to the paradigm shift from fast to slow food. The group will discuss the complexities of fiber farming, natural dye processes, domestic supply chains and natural fiber wearables and fashion.

Panelists:

Bobby Bonaparte — Older Brother, designer/maker
Max Kingery — Older Brother, designer/maker
Kathy Hattori — Botanical Colors, president
Jason Rens — SU PE RM AK ER, founder
Lydia Wendt — California Cloth Foundry, design and development/founder
Moderator: Kristin Valente — Ernst & Young, Partner/OCAC Board Member

Free and open to the public.

Making It Naturally: Exhibition and Sale

OCT 6–NOV 2 | The Shop@OCAC | 10am–3pm daily

Making It Naturally features natural fiber and dye goods available for purchase by Older Brother, Botanical Colors, and California Cloth Foundry.

MFA IN APPLIED CRAFT + DESIGN
SUSAN S. SZENASY | VISITING ARTIST LECTURE
TUE OCT 7 | 6:30pm | 421 NE 10th Avenue
MFA Applied Craft + Design Chair JP Reuer will moderate a highly interactive exchange between audience members and Metropolis magazine Editor-in-Chief/ Publisher Susan S. Szenasy. Audience members may participate in shaping the conversation by emailing in questions with subject heading ‘Szenasy Talk’ by 5pm Monday, October 6 to jpreuer@pnca.edu. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

MFA AC+D OPEN HOUSE
WED OCT 8 | 4–7pm | 421 NE 10th Avenue
Connecting design thinking to design doing, OCAC and PNCA have collaborated to create a unique MFA Program grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement. Free and open to the public.

 ART ADVENTURES
BEGINNINGS
Learning Art Together
  Ages 18-36 months + Adult
Nov 19–Dec 17 | WEDS |  9:30–10:15am | 4 sessions
You are never too young to be creative! Help spark your young child’s imagination while learning more about integrating art into your home. | $10 per child

Creative Pre-schoolers  Ages 3-5 years + Adult
OCT 21–DEC 9 | TUES |  9:30–10:15am | 4 sessions
Choose from an array of classes: Fiber Art, Collage, Crazy Hats, Self Portraits, Felt Frenzy, or Art Card | Click here for class dates | $10 per child

YOUTH
In-Service Days of Art Grades 1-5
OCT 10 and NOV 10 | 9:00am–5:00pm | 1 session
Join us for a day of creating while your school has an in-service day. We offer young artists an exciting day of two innovative and creative workshops that engage kids in unique projects, inspiring the imagination and fostering the future artist. Games, free choice time and snacks round out the day of making | Before and After Care available | $70/child 


FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Come create and explore craft together! Our Family Workshops are designed for the artist in everyone. Spend some special time together and see what unfolds!
Spooky Crafts OCT 26 | 1:00–3:00pm 
Winter Holiday Crafts DEC 7 | 1:00–3:00pm
 THE SHOP @ OCAC
VISIT THE SHOP@OCAC AND BROWSE NEW SELECTION OF BOOKS

Browse the selection of books on contemporary and modern art, artists, architecture, design, fashion, photography and more curated by artists John Brodie and Blair Saxon-Hill of Monograph Bookwerks.

New titles include: Hilda Morris, An Eames Primer, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Hilma af Klint: Pioneer of Abstraction, Tantra Song, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer and more……

STUDIO SCHOOL
FALL INTO CREATIVITY THIS AUTUMN 

ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: The Calotype
2 DAY WORKSHOP  OCT 4-5 9:30am–4:30pm

PRINTMAKING: Etching, Chine Colle and the Layered Print
6 WEEK CLASS  OCT 8-NOV 12  6:40pm–9:40pm

BOOK ARTS: Millimeter Binding
3 DAY WORKSHOP  OCT 17-19   F 6:30pm-9:30pm SS 9:00am–4:00pm

FIBERS/TEXTILE: Hand Weaving Play: Photoshop Design for Digital AVL Looms
2 DAY WORKSHOP  NOV 2 & NOV 9 10:00am–5:00pm

 EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
OCT 9-NOV 23
OCAC Campus | Hoffman Gallery
OCT 2-NOV 2
OCAC Campus | Centrum LAB

OCAC Faculty Michael de Forest Participates in BAM Biennial 2014
OCT 31-MAR 29
Bellevue Art Museum | Bellevue WA

EVENTS
Steve Bandanes | MFA AC+D Visiting Artist Lecture
WED NOV 5 | 6:30pm | 421 NE 10th Avenue

Dawn Hancock | MFA AC+D Visiting Artist Lecture
THU NOV 6 | 6:30pm | 421 NE 10th Avenue

Undergraduate Open House
SAT NOV 8 | 2pm | OCAC Campus
RSVP

Graduate Open House

SAT NOV 22 | 2pm | OCAC Campus
RSVP

Banned Books Week

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This week marks the annual celebration of Banned Books Week, a week dedicated to intellectual freedom and the right to read without censorship. Every year, hundreds of books are banned in the U.S. and thousands more are banned world wide.

What does Banned mean?
A banned book can mean that there is a nation wide, region wide, city wide, or institutional restriction from reading a specific book. More commonly, books are banned from schools, libraries, bookstores and more because an individual challenges it’s content.

What does Challenge mean?
A book challenge occurs when an individual or institution feels the content of a book is not appropriate in some way, and they make a formal complaint with the goal of having the book removed.

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Books are still being banned even today, a fact which many people are unaware of. And for every book that is banned, those individuals are effectively controlling what others are allowed to read.

Banned books week is a time to celebrate, loudly, the right to read what you want. You can check out a map of bans taking place over the last few years here. Or visit the American Library Association’s site to see a list of frequently banned items. The list includes some great works such as The Great Gatsby, the Harry Potter series, The Giver, The Catcher in the Rye, and more.

 

Stop by OCAC library to see a list of commonly banned books and, of course, to check some out to read.

 

Library Updates!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. It was a busy summer in the library! Now that we are starting a new year, its time to update our followers. This summer we received many donations which may be of interest. Come by to take a look or search our online catalog for some of your favorite topics. Also this summer, we moved quite a few materials over to our storage unit. If you’re looking for something and can’t find it, that may be why. Please ask our staff about finding materials in storage. Its easier than you think.

Orientation this year was amazing. The updated schedule included both a library informational session, and a tour. We were so pleased to get this precious time with incoming students and better acquaint them with library resources. Do you need a refresher on library resources? If so please come by. We are happy to give tours and go over everything from books to databases and more!!

Last Wednesday was Constitution day. Our librarian Elsa Loftis made an awesome “cosmo quiz” with a twist. Which founding father would you have voted for? If you took a current citizenship test, would you get deported? These quizzes added a fun element to our yearly celebration and we hope to have more people in next year! This week starts off banned books week, a national holiday celebrating the freedom to read without censorship. What are some of your favorite banned books? Elsa likes Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham and Ash enjoys the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Other notable banned books include: The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lolita, The Color Purple, The Harry Potter series and much much more. To learn more about banned books, and to see a list of things that have been banned, you can visit http://www.bannedbooksweek.org !!!

-Ash Ward (Your friendly OCAC library worker)