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An art exhibit about sound and music – Register Guard

By Bob Keefer, The Register Guard

Eugene has long been called Track Town USA, but it might as well be called Music City, judging from an exhibit that opens with a reception Friday evening and runs through the month at Opus VII in Eugene.

“Designing Sound,” curated by Cindy Ingram, Opus’ now-departing director of membership and events, bills itself as “A Visual Exploration Into Sound and Music.” Continue reading

Designing Sound: A Visual Exploration into Sound and Music

OPUS VII announces the opening of their new exhibit, “Designing Sound: A Visual Exploration Into Sound and Music”.

Friday, July 1, 5:30-9:00pm, free to the public, all ages welcome!

Each of the sixteen diverse artists participating in this special exhibit contemplates the production of sound in some way to complete their work. One of the artists, David Gusset, crafts exquisite violins, violas and cellos for creating classical, jazz and traditional folk music, while others, such as Graphic Designer Steven Weeks, embody the youthful spirit of music with rock ‘n roll poster designs.

Exhibit creator, Cindy Ingram, Director of Membership and Events at OPUS VII, has a knack for bringing people together who share common interests yet express these inspirations in incredibly different ways. “I expect visitors to find surprises around each corner. Expect strange and delightful sounds coming from works of art, visual explanation of how sound is bent and transformed–there’s even a piece exposing the personal experience of musical creativity. Eugene has never seen anything like this before.”

Accomplished acoustician, Art Noxon, has created an experience akin to a science museum exhibit within the OPUS VII gallery to help art lovers understand the invisible reality of echoes and sound reflection by asking visitors to bounce sound off of targets placed along the wall. “We all understand echoes. What we don’t understand is the echoes between the echoes. It’s beautiful and mysterious when you think about it,” says Noxon.

The opening event will give gallery visitors an opportunity to meet exhibitors and enjoy the gallery during Eugene’s First Friday Art Walk.

Exhibit Contributors Include:

  • Billy Barnett – Sonic Landscaping; sound design in the recording studio
  • John Brombaugh – Master Pipe Organ Builder
  • Devi Ever and John Fenn – Deviation: the sonic design-build of Devi Ever
  • Brad Garner, John Park, and Jeremy Schropp – Liaise
  • David Gusset – D’Amati Code: Uncovering the Secret Principles of Violin Design
  • Don Haugen – New Rage Ambient Metal Music Machine
  • Seth Reid Kimmel – Bassic Progression
  • Brian McWhorter – The Extractorama
  • Robert Mertens – Splicing
  • Steve Mosher – Sound Composites Carbon Graphite Stringed Instruments
  • Ralph Novak – Signal Chain
  • Art Noxon – Inside the World of Sound Fusion
  • Steven Weeks – Honky-Tonk Letterpress

Special thanks to:

  • Cindy Ingram (Exhibit Curator)
  • Ruxton Schuh (Exhibit Technical Director)
  • KWVA



Eugene Gets Its Own Fashion Week

EUGENE, Ore., March 1, 2011 – This April 2011, Deluxe, Kitsch and the Redoux Parlour are organizing Eugene’s first Fashion Week.

Last spring, more than 700 people attended the fashion show, Carnival of Couture, and more than 55 local designers, 120 models and 100 volunteers contributed in creating a successful event.

“Our goal this April is to give local designers, an opportunity to showcase their work to the community. The Eugene community supports many artistic endeavors, and we would like to establish apparel design as a legitimate artistic medium,” says Mitra Chester, owner of Deluxe and Kitsch.

Deluxe, Kitsch and the Redoux Parlour offer both resale and locally designed women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories. They distinguish themselves from other stores in Eugene by offering a combination of resale and original Indie-made apparel consigned by local designers and made in-house.

Eugene Fashion Week Schedule

Friday, April 22, 2011:  Earth Day Fashion show at Agate Hall (sustainable apparel only). All ages. Show begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 23, 2011:  Ready to Wear show at Opus VII. 21+ show. Show begins at 8 p.m.

Friday, April 29, 2011:  Club Wear show at Cowfish. 21+ show. Show begins at 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 30, 2011:  Costume and Avant Garde show at Oak St. Speakeasy. 21+ show. Show begins at 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 1, 2011:  All Ages show at Cozmic Pizza. Show begins at 7 p.m.

($20 five-day passes or $5 presale for each show or $7 at the door.)

For more information, please contact Anne Leverdier at aleverdi@uoregon.edu or (541) 525-6348.

Eugene Fashion Week featured on KEZI here.

Shirley Hunt Live @ OPUS VII

Shirley Hunt Live @ OPUS VII
Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm
$10, all ages (free to members) Continue reading