TOTALITY SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND AT A GLANCE:


 

Time

Saturday

Sunday

Location

1

8am

Make a Solar Filter Photography Workshop (Lodging Participants Only) 

Make a Solar Filter Photography Workshop (Lodging Participants Only) 

Pre-registration required. Details with OSU Eclipse Lodging package.

2

10:00am-6pm

Cosmic inspired mural painting with Johnny Beaver. Drop in and see how it develops over the weekend.

Cosmic inspired mural painting with Johnny Beaver. Drop in and see how it develops over the weekend.

West Gallery, First Floor, Fairbanks Hall

3

10:00am- 11:30am

Mono-prints with Angie Parrott Purviance -AND-
Astronomical button-making with Kap Wilson (Drop-in) 

Astronomical button-making with Kap Wilson

Fairbanks Hall Room 111

4

11:00am – 11:45am

"Alex the Ant Gets His Wings" Story-telling with Eric Dickey 

"Alex the Ant Gets His Wings" Story-telling with Eric Dickey 

Fairbanks Hall Room 116

5

11:00am -
11:45am

Total Eclipse of the Art: How Artists Visualize the Sun, Moon and Cosmos: An illustrated lecture by Art Historian Dr. Kiena Vayzman

Total Eclipse of the Art: How Artists Visualize the Sun, Moon and Cosmos: An illustrated lecture by Art Historian Dr. Kiena Vayzman

The LaSells Stewart Center

6

11:30am – 1:00pm

Make Sun-prints with Amanda Burnett   

Make Sun Prints with Matt Williams  

Outside of Fairbanks Hall (East Side)

7

Noon -12:45 pm

Curator's talk and gallery tour with Julia Bradshaw

Curator's talk and gallery tour with Julia Bradshaw

Fairbanks Gallery, First Floor, Fairbanks Hall

8

12:45pm -1:00 pm

Cosmic performance art in the gallery with Kaitlyn Wittig- Mengüç 

Cosmic performance art in the gallery with Kaitlyn Wittig- Mengüç 

Fairbanks Gallery, First Floor, Fairbanks Hall

9

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Poetry writing workshop Northstar: Poetics of the Spheres to Write Ourselves Home with Quo-Li Driskill

Poetry writing workshop Northstar: Poetics of the Spheres to Write Ourselves Home with Quo-Li Driskill

Fairbanks Room 116

10

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Eclipse postcard painting workshop with Caroline Moses (Drop-in)

Eclipse postcard painting workshop with Caroline Moses (Drop-in)

Fairbanks Room 111

11 

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Live Music: Guitarist Mike Gamble and Percussionst Ryan Biesack present audio visual improvisation inspired by the cosmos

Live Music: Guitarist Mike Gamble and Percussionst Ryan Biesack present audio visual improvisation inspired by the cosmos

Fairbanks Room 116

TOTALITY SOLAR ECLIPSE ACTIVITIES AND PRESENTERS:

 

#2
Cosmic Mural, All Day, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Come see painter Johnny Beaver at work as he creates his cosmic inspired mural. “One of the unifying aspects of the human experience is a fascination with the cosmos and our place within it. This has erected the framework for much of our collective history and culture, giving rise to the way we create, live, and treat one another. In the spirit of the eclipse and associated gatherings, this mural will reduce the grand concept to a reflective scene where human figures have simply gathered to observe, gaze, and wonder.” Johnny Beaver is an interdisciplinary artist living in the Willamette Valley. His practice is dominated by painting and conceptualism, but includes sound design, poetry, music composition, electronics, and video. His work focuses on the development of personal creative language, the study of abstraction, and projections of human experience narratives.

#3 Saturday
Monoprinting Workshop, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, drop in on Saturday only, all ages
Mono-printing is a very accessible form of printmaking – and one of the easiest forms of printmaking to learn. In this drop-in session, participants will be provided with art supplies and plates and instructed in this form of printmaking. Come for 10 minutes or two hours and leave with your own artwork. Develop your inspiration from the eclipse and our Cosmos. Angie Purviance Parrott is a graduate of Oregon State University’s studio art program where she specialized in printmaking. She is known for her vibrant color intaglio prints, which generally feature children in narratives that could be described as magical realism. She maintains a studio in Corvallis, Oregon.

#3 Sunday
Button Making! 10:00 am - 11:30 am, drop in on Sunday only, all ages
Make your own astronomically inspired button. In this drop-in session participants will select images from old astronomy magazines and use them to create Cosmos-inspired buttons. Shar Fagerston is a graduate from the department of Art at Oregon State University. Her work has been exhibited at the Corvallis Art Center and Blackfish Gallery in Portland. Currently, she is the coordinator and manager of programs within the School of Arts and Communication, including pre-college camps, workshops, and classes as well as local and international outreach collaborations. Kapriel Wilson is new to the School of Arts and Communications. He is a graduate of Philomath High School and will be a student at OSU this fall.Eric Dickey

#4
STORYTELLING: 11 am Saturday and Sunday, approx. 45 min., Ages 3 - 6, but all ages welcome!
Eric Dickey will read from his existing children’s book Alex the Ant goes to the Beach and then encourage creative suggestions from the children about what would happen if Alex the Ant went to Space. Author Eric Wayne Dickey is a writer and a father. His poetry has been widely published and anthologized. He lives in Oregon with his wife, a K12 science teacher. Together they tend a huge garden and are raising two children. Alex the Ant is his first book and is illustrated by Abbey Paccia. This children’s picture book introduces young entomologists to the ecology of ants and is a delight to readers of all ages. Dickey will read from his existing children’s book Alex the Ant goes to the Beach and then encourage creative suggestions from the children about what would happen if Alex the Ant went to Space.

#5
Total Eclipse of the Art: How Artists Visualize the Sun, Moon and Cosmos (At The LaSells Stewart Center)
This illustrated lecture by art historian Dr. Liena Vayzman will consider some ways that historical and contemporary artists have imagined and visualized the cosmos, particularly the sun and moon -- easily observable by humans and the subject of myth-making, speculation and worship in many cultures. Starting with an ancient sarcophagus depicting the Roman goddess of the moon, Dr. Vayzman will show and discuss works of art that include depictions of solar eclipses in the Italian Renaissance to a 20th century Russian masterpiece imagining a scene of Prince Igor during a total solar eclipse dating from the year 1185. With advances in technology in the 20th century, artists and filmmakers imagined voyages to the moon before scientists achieved that goal. The lecture will include works by late 20th and 21st century artists -- such as Vija Celmins’s night sky paintings and Anish Kapoor’s giant spiraling whirlpool of water --  that imagine and question our place in the cosmos and the role of the artistic imagination in defining our shared humanity. How have the invention of and improvement in photographical techniques in modern times influenced artists' understanding of the cosmos? How do artists' unique perspectives, which combines observation and imagination, complement the ways of seeing cultivated by the sciences? 

Dr. Liena Vayzman earned the MA and PhD in History of Art at Yale University. She is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in the Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York.

#6
Sun Prints, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, all ages
Make your own sun-print. Fittingly this process has links to both astronomy, the sun, and photographic arts. Sir John Herschell, who was a notable British astronomer, chemist and mathematician, invented the cyanotype process in 1942. This pre-cursor to the blueprint is a benign photographic process that uses the sun (UV light) as an exposure source. In this drop-in session, held outside Fairbanks Hall, participants will make cyanotype photograms using natural and other materials. In addition, another piece of trivia, astronomer Herschell coined the term photography. Amanda Burnett studied Photography and Studio Art at Oregon State University. She has been assisting with the numerous eclipse photography workshops held by members of the Heart of the Valley Astronomy club and the OSU Art department. Because of her volunteer activities, she met the astronaut Donald Pettit. After a brief break from her studies, Burnett plans to continue her art education in Europe. Matt Williams received an MFA in photography from the University of Iowa. He currently lives in Oregon where he is teaching at OSU and Linn-Benton Community College.

#7
Curator's Talk and Tour, Noon - 12:45 pm, all ages
Assembling an exhibition of artists who make work about the Cosmos is a complex task. Come listen to curator Julia Bradshaw as she describes in greater depth the artworks and projects exhibited in the Fairbanks Gallery. She will also discuss the curatorial process in assembling the works and her decision process in attempting to show that artists have a broad relationship to the Cosmos. Julia Bradshaw is an assistant professor of Art and New Media Communications at Oregon State University. She has an MFA in Photo

Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç

graphy from San Jose State University and, prior to moving to Oregon, curated exhibitions in California. This is her first curated exhibition in Oregon. 

#8
PERFORMANCE ART: 3:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, approx. 10 min., all ages
Employing light and shadow Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç imagines an expedition to outer space. This piece emphasizes the human need to explore and the desire to humble ourselves to the Cosmos. Wittig Mengüç is a performance artist and arts administrator living in Corvallis. She works at the intersection of the arts, health, and cultural equity. Wittig Mengüç employs her background in theatre, puppeteering, and community organizing to explore the ideologies which shape, connect, and divide communities. She received her Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Arts in arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wittig Mengüç has over twelve years of experience in the visual and performing arts.

#9
Poetry Workshop, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, ages 14-up, approx. 90 min.
Poetry is a central tool to tell our stories and document our lives and the world around us. As humans, our star-scapes have guided our navigation, informed our sacred practices, inspired us to create stories and songs, and have helped us find places of liberation and freedom. Specifically centering people of color and LGBTQ+ communities and writing, this workshop will help you develop, revise, and perform original poetry centering the knowledges we gain from our relationship with the sky and stars. All levels of writers are welcome. Quo-Li Driskill is a non-citizen Cherokee, Two-Spirit, and Queer poet, performer, and educator also of African, Irish, Lenape and Lumbee ascent.  They are the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems and Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Qwo-li DriskillTwo-Spirit Memory, which was a finalist is a Lambda Literary Award. They are also the co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature and Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. They are a three-time nominee for the Puschart Prize, and their poetry has appeared in numerous publications including Aster(ix), Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice, Yellow Medicine Review, and The Poetry Foundation.  Qwo-Li is an Associate Professor in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University, where they are the Director of Graduate Studies and the organizer of the Queer Studies program. 

#10
Eclipse Postcard Painting, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, drop in, all ages
Join artist Caroline Moses to paint your own eclipse-inspired postcard to send to your friends and family. This drop-in workshop is open to all ages.
Caroline Moses is an artist living and working in Corvallis, Oregon. She recently graduated from OSU where she served as co-president of Oregon State University’s art club, Montage, where she organized a juried show, (juror Bruce Burris), and co-curated the event. Moses was a recipient of the Kirchhoff Family Fine Arts Scholarship, the Harold and Rachel Hollands Memorial Art Scholarship as well as the Presidents Commission on the Status of Women Scholarship. She is currently participating in a Professional Artist Studio Internship with Anna Fidler, and has recently completed a Teaching Assistant position during the Oregon State University Summer Jump StART program, while she continues to develop her studio practice.


#11
Music: 3:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, all ages, approx. 45 min., repeated
Mike Gamble and Ryan Biesack will perform an audio/visual improvised set of solo guitar, electronics and projections. He will feature a collage of live guitar looping, sound design, and analog synthesis that immediately feeds audio analysis to a series of video clips. The video will then react to the parameters he sets in real time and will be projected over several walls at once. This intimate connection between the audio and visual disciplines reflects the overall theme of totality. 

Mike Gamble is an adventurous guitarist and multi-instrumentalist whose work with electronic modes of composition are integreated into his setup. Gample spent the last 15 years immersed in creative jazz, experimental rock, and improvised music scene in New York, New Orleans, Boston, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest. He has recorded over 20 albums and toured the States, Canada, and Europe with his critically-acclaimed guitar trio The Inbetweens, Counter Record’s Couger, and alongside doom-metal originators Earth.

Ryan Biesack is a drummer, percussionist and educator who maintains an active teaching and performing schedule in the jazz, rock and improvised music worlds. He holds both a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Biesack has been an instructor of music and drum set at Oregon State University since 2009, where he teaches drum set, The History of Rock & Roll, Reggae History, and directs the OSU Jazz Ensemble.

 

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