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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. February 19, 2014
  
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Event Image Exhibition | "Keith Achepohl: If It Please You Lord"
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Achepohl is a nationally recognized artist and Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Iowa who lives in Eugene. During the past four years, he has created a series of remarkable images inspired by ex-votos. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features 40 mixed media works on paper and includes a selection of 19th- and 20th-century ex-votos from the artist's collection.

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Event Image Exhibition | "Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain" | Jan. 18 - March 23
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Whiting Tennis is a Seattle-based mixed media artist who merges interests in folk and Pop art with surrealism in his artworks, which include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and collages. Often derived from doodles and automatic drawings, his art combines Western landscapes, lonely forms, and dilapidated buildings to create a distinctly American narrative. Organized by Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will feature a range of work from the past 10 years.

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Outward Bound - Jobs for New Grads Outside the Valley
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

New lawyers from: Medford, Coos Bay, Newport, Prineville, and Pendleton are coming to discuss opportunities for recent grads throughout Oregon. Presentation at 4:30 in Room 201, and refreshments in Rick’s Café at 5:30.
Event Image Gil Penalosa: 8-80 Cities Talk
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Gil is the executive director of 8-80 Cities and advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus is the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility. Because of his unique blend of pragmatism and passion, Gil’s leadership and advice is sought out by many cities and organizations. As Executive Director of the Canadian non-profit organization 8-80 Cities for the past six years, Gil has worked in over 130 different cities in all continents. As former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, Gil successfully led the design and development of over 200 parks of which Simón Bolívar, a 360 hectare park in the heart of the city, is the best known. Gil’s team also initiated the “new Ciclovia”— a program which sees over 1 million people walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads every Sunday, and today it’s internationally recognized and emulated. Gil also works as Urban Expert on Mobility and Citizen Engagement for the renowned Danish firm Gehl Architects. He serves on the Board of Directors of City Parks Alliance, USA, and is a Senior Advisor to StreetFilms in NYC, American Trails, State of Jalisco, Mexico, and America Walks. Gil holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he recently was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” in the school’s history. In 2013 he received the Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee Medal, given by the Governor General of Canada, and in 2012 was named one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic – Canadians” in 2012. Gil also recently contributed chapters to three books: Enabling Cycling Cities: Ingredients for Success – CIVITAS, Europe; Facilities for Cyclists – Copenhagen, Denmark; Resilient Sustainable Cities, Melbourne, Australia.

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