OCAC Alum: Larissa Hammond was just published in the December issue of Modern Painters Magazine as one of the 25 artists to watch in the upcoming year. This year’s picks, including Larissa, were nominated by artists already established in the art sphere. Chosen by a peer, she was selected to submit a piece and a short bio which you may read any time this month in the Library. Come see how she uses philosophy and mathematics in her creative process, or simply come by to leave her a message of congratulations. Please join us in recognizing Larissa, a talented artists and friend of OCAC Library, in her major publication achievement.
Thank you to all those who came to the library’s first knitting circle yesterday! It was so much fun to have sit ‘n knit with some of the students and get to know the members of our OCAC community a bit more.
In honor of knitting, this week we would like to delve into the young world of knit graffiti. Knit graffiti or yarn bombing is the act of reclaiming the public sphere with knitting. Often swooping in on statues, telephone poles, bicycle racks and more, knitters world wide leave their mark. Below some local knitters yarn bombed Portland’s very own Kvinneakt statue downtown. They covered the statue in a snowflake shawl and leg warmers to keep her warm this holiday season.
Seward Johnson’s Allow Me statue downtown is often graffitied with knit as well. Check out this cool sweater.
To learn more about knit graffiti and the yarn bombing movement come into the library or check out the library databases.
Irene Gallo, employee of Tor Books, takes you on a tour of the bindery. See how books are made HERE!
Have you ever been working on something with a scheme and wished there was a way to search for images by color? Well now one database allows you to do just that. The National Design Museum belonging to the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt has built a database where roughly 55% of their collection is browse-able by the colors that make up each piece. Their collection spans thirty centuries of historic and contemporary design and includes really unique and precious pieces. The database, in beta, currently features a color spectrum from which you can select any color you wish. Clicking on your choice brings up all the images that contain that color so that you can browse through easily. Its a good way to get inspired or just kill some time. Give it a try at http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/
Every year we get a new batch of BFA students undergoing their thesis year here at OCAC. This involves a lot of studio time and a lot of library time for them. We at the library are here to help students with their research, find inspiration, or just chat about concepts and process. Today we are proud to announce that the 2012-2013 thesis year images are uploaded and available to view on OCAC’s ARTStor shared shelf! Log into your ARTStor account to view them.
Free coffee and tea in the library. “When?” you ask. EVERY DAY !!! Come by and have some while you enjoy some of our fine art and craft books.