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Jenny Gray Solo Exhibition: Structure

OPUS VII presents a solo exhibition of Jenny Gray’s new work for the month of March.  Her latest series of architecturally inspired paintings is entitled “Structure.”

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Opening of “AIA 22nd Annual People’s Choice Award for Architecture” and “The City”

OPUS VII announces the opening of their new exhibits during the September 2nd First Friday Art Walk, “The American Institute of Architects’ 22nd Annual People’s Choice Awards for Architecture”. Every year, local architects and landscape architects gather together their best work from the past year and present their displays at the center of the Eugene Celebration, inside Oveissi & Co. at Broadway & Willamette. Voting continues throughout the Eugene Celebration weekend (August 26-28). Then all the works will be displayed as a special exhibit at OPUS VII until mid-October. The AIA has also asked the mayor of Eugene to choose her own favorites. Finally, each member of the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects are also encouraged to choose their favorite projects.

“The City” is a photo exhibit put together by Rowell Brokaw Architects, PC, a 15-person firm based in Eugene, Oregon.
Eugene is not an old city, but it already has many layers. It has been surprisingly dynamic in the decades since photographic records began. Stories and memories live on, and the locations of the streets have not changed, but the individual buildings and the streetscapes they form have changed in remarkable ways. The images, collected from public records at the University of Oregon, allow us to observe a dimension of time in city experience, focusing on a few of Eugene’s primary city streets.
Cities tell us about what matters in a culture, or a community, and what matters to individual people. What is not as obvious, what we don’t see, and what often fades quickly from memory, is what physically existed before and what has changed.

The opening of these 2 exhibits will take place during the First Friday Art Walk on September 2nd at 5:30pm. For questions, contact OPUS VII at 541-393-0743.

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

 

 

Ballet Fantastique performs at OPUS VII

Ballet Fantastique

OPUS VII announces a live dance performance to take place in conjunction with the art work of Anne Teigen, during The First Friday Artwalk in June.

Ballet Fantastique will present a short series of original ballet excerpts choreographed by Donna and Hannah Bontrager from their upcoming “Pirates & Gypsies” program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Dancers will be available from 6:00-8:00pm for a meet and greet session prior to, and following the dance performance.

More about Ballet Fantastique:

Comprised of seven stunning dancers directed by mother-daughter team Donna and Hannah Bontrager, Ballet Fantastique presents productions full of sizzle and spice. Hailed as “la creme de la creme” (Eugene Weekly), Ballet Fantastique’s all-original choreography infuses ballet with diverse new style, brave musical choices (from tango to Metallica), and passionate expression. http://www.balletfantastique.org/

More about “Just Dancin’”:

“Just Dancin’” is a show that has been in the back of Anne Teigen’s mind for many years, waiting to be developed.  She initially resisted because the theme conjures up graceful, lovely, soft, ethereal images – “I don’t do “lovely, soft”, says Anne.  But “dance as a theme continued to stay in her head as a challenge, and since she likes a challenge, a year and a half ago, she finally decided to go for it.  Teigen’s large and colorful paintings show dance as a strong communication of joy, friendship, community, discipline, and at times a little silliness.  http://www.ateigenstudio.com/

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Exterior of the Venue

OPUS VII

There’s no doubt that presentation is paramount at OPUS VII.  From the very beginning, our intention was to create a beautiful space that Eugene could own and support. Continue reading

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.

“Of Words and Music” Series: Belle Lettres (Beautiful Letters)

The art of letter writing has waned in this century. With the advent of email, cellphones, texting, and other more immediate means of communication, writing a letter, putting it in an envelope, addressing it, putting a stamp on it, and dropping it in a mailbox, seems dreadfully time-consuming and antiquated. But, for the romantic, for the lover of language, for the admirer of wonderful writing, there is nothing quite so entrancing as glimpsing into the studies of notable persons and reading their inner most thoughts and passions as they speak with ink and paper to those they most adore. Continue reading

Photos from ‘Form Follows Funk’ Opening

The March 4th First Friday Art Walk was a huge success at OPUS VII, as we kicked off another great exhibit, ‘Form Follows Funk’. Thanks to all who came out to show their support for David Funk. The show, which features illustrations from David’s sketchbooks and journals, as well as printed works and paintings from 16 of the graphic designers who have worked for David, will run through April 16.

Photos from the evening:

Photos from Stephanie Pearl Kimmel’s Recognition

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us last Friday as we recognized Stephanie Pearl Kimmel.  Friends and family gathered well into the evening to toast Stephanie’s many successes, reminding us all of the lives she has touched and her commitment to the greater community through her support of local, seasonal, and sustainably raised food.

More information about the recognition can be found here.

Photos from the evening:

“Of Words and Music” Series: In Like a Lion

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Welcome March 2011 at the “Of Words and Music” event “In like a Lion,” a program of fierce theatrical monologues acted by seven esteemed local actors and accompanied by drummers and Charlie Gurke on saxophone. The evening including rants and tirades from Shakespeare to Mamet, and will roar with liveliness. Continue reading

OPUS VII Recognizes Stephanie Pearl Kimmel

OPUS VII awards local chef and business owner, Stephanie Pearl Kimmel, with the official OPUS Recognition Friday, March 4th, 2011 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Stephanie Pearl Kimmel has been serving – literally and figuratively – the Eugene community for more than 35 years, and OPUS VII has chosen to honor her with the third showcase in their Recognitions series. The March 4th reception will honor Kimmel with a retrospective exhibit that spans her career, from her first espressos at the New World Coffee House to her first Oregon wines at the Excelsior Café to the destination restaurant that is Marché. Kimmel’s colleagues and friends will toast her and enjoy examples of her art in the form of signature hors d’oeuvres. Continue reading

Photos from XOXO at VII

Thank you to all of our friends who made XOXO: OPUS VII’s First Annual Valentine’s Day Party a success!  It was a wonderful night of celebration, fine food and drink, music, dancing and fun.  Folks arrived dressed to the nines and ready to party.   A special thank you to Jeremy Pruitt and Taste for some great music and to Stephanie Chase for her fun and romantic Tarot readings, making a special night even more fun.

Did we see you there?  Pictures from the event:

Shirley Hunt Live @ OPUS VII

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

OPUS VII’s First Annual Valentine’s Party

OPUS VII will host an evening of romance in celebration of Valentine’s day!
Saturday, Feb. 12th, 7-10pm
$20, Members get in free!

The whole community is invited to join the members of OPUS VII for an evening of delicious indulgence, decadence and romance in celebration of love. This is the perfect occasion to slip into that silky red dress or fine suit and get in the mood for L-O-V-E, love! This is the perfect date night.  Bring someone special or perhaps meet the love of your life at the party. Romance will be in the air! Continue reading

“Of Words and Music” Series: Special Valentine’s Edition

Special Valentine's Edition

First Thursday, February 3, 2011
OPUS VII: 22 West 7th, Eugene Or. 97405
5:30-7:00pm, FREE, all ages, open to the public Continue reading

First Friday Photos

Here are a few photos from the opening of our “Go, design, go.” exhibit.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by to join us.  Continue reading

“Go, design, go.”

"Go, design, go." opens January 7th

OPUS VII is proud to introduce a new exhibit exploring cutting-edge design in transportation. Continue reading

“Of Words and Music” Series: Epiphany and Translation

Jeremy Wegner

First Thursday “Of Words and Music” Series: Thursday, January 6, 2011
5:30-7:00pm, FREE, all ages

This month’s theme will be “Epiphany and Translation.” Continue reading

Recognizing Otto Poticha

Recognition Ceremony Opening Words by Jerry Diethelm

This month OPUS VII honors Otto Poticha, for his 50 years of inspirational design, planning, and architectural leadership in our community. Continue reading

“Of Words and Music” Series: Original Works of Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey

First Thursday “Of Words and Music” Series: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

Kick-off Event featuring the original works of Ken Kesey
5:30-7:00pm, FREE, all ages
(Donations accepted for UO Libraries to purchase Kesey manuscripts) Continue reading

First Thursdays “Of Words and Music” Series

Of Words and Music Kick-off Event

Introducing literature and music to Opus VII’s elegant gallery space, the “Of Words and Music” Series will provide early evening performances that weave the written word with instrumental music and song, to create a stimulating aural tapestry. Come after work to enjoy a glass of wine and beautiful sounds. From 5:30-7:00 on the first Thursday of each month. Continue reading

OPUS VII Recognizes Otto Poticha

Otto Poticha

OPUS VII announces its second Recognition, Friday December 3rd. This month the recipient of the recognition will be Otto Poticha, long time Architect and an adjunct associate professor emeritus of architecture at University of Oregon. Continue reading

Photos from our Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to celebrate with us during our Grand Opening.

Here are a few photos from the event.

November First Friday Artwalk – Register Guard

Art & the City, 11/06/2010

By Bob Keefer, The Register-Guard

Opus VII during the art walk, photo by Dennis Galloway

At last night’s First Friday Art Walk in downtown Eugene, hundreds of people enjoyed a balmy November evening of art, wine and good company. Continue reading

OPUS VII Grand Opening

OPUS VII

Kaz Oveissi, visionary and Executive Director of OPUS VII announces, “This night is going to be a big party and everyone is invited!”  “It is my job to transform OPUS VII from a fine art gallery into a social and artistic platform for our whole community. We will do this together and I promise it will be fun.”

The grand opening event will occur in conjunction with Eugene’s First Friday Art Walk. OPUS VII is the final stop on the walk and will feature the unveiling of  “The Story of Ziba Design.” Continue reading

Recognizing Caitriona Bolster

Opening Words by Rebekah Lambert for November 2010’s OPUS Recognition

Caitriona Bolster
Music Director, KWAX

Caitriona recently told me “radio is about the voice and the fantasy.” Continue reading

OPUS VII Recognizes Caitriona Bolster

Caitriona Bolster

“Every month an OPUS Recognition will be given to a member of our community whose work and ideas inspire and have a transformative effect on our lives,” shares Kaz Oveissi, visionary and Executive Director of the newly opened OPUS VII.

These individuals will be automatically nominated for the OPUS Prize which will occur bi-annually and result in a cash award of $5,000. Continue reading

Featured Exhibit: Ziba Design

Ziba Design building

Ziba Design

OPUS VII Gallery in Eugene is pleased to announce a unique exhibition in partnership with Ziba Design, an internationally renowned creative consultancy based in Portland, Oregon.

The exhibition, scheduled to open on November 5, depicts the creative process used by Ziba to design innovative products, environments and interactive experiences over its 26 year history, Continue reading

OPUS VII Opens!

OPUS VII opens its doors to the public Tuesday, August 31, 2010.

Please join us in celebrating during the next First Friday on September 3rd.