Archive | Art and Artists

Tattoo Invitational Inks Money for Local Economy

There’s a buzz surrounding the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational, and it’s not just the sound of tattoo needles. Last February’s inaugural convention brought tattoo artists from around the world to Springfield’s Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation. This year a tattooist from California who wasn’t invited to the 2015 show tried to hack his way in.

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Bets Cole In Her Studio

Bets Cole is an accomplished painter most known for her plein air landscapes. During the winter when she chooses not to paint outdoors, she works in her studio. In 2012 she embarked upon a series of 50 portraits of local professional women. Her studio is upstairs in her home on an 80-acre farm in Elmira.

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Public Art in Eugene

For this article I got to comb through huge notebooks of pieces of paper that the city of Eugene used to catalog the many items of public art. Some of the papers were hand-written, dating all the way back to the 1960s and ’70s. Of the more than 200 pieces of public art in Eugene, […]

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Recreating Ancient Coptic Egyptian Textiles

Nancy Hoskins, a former college weaving instructor, has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts/Weaving, Art Education, and Art History from the University of Oregon. For decades, her research has been focused on Pharaonic, Coptic (Christian Egyptian), and Early Islamic Egyptian textiles. She has studied public and private collections of Egyptian fabrics all over the world, […]

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