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Review: Animal Collective takes a psychedelic scuba dive on ‘Tangerine Reef’

“Tangerine Reef,” the latest musical project from psychedelic pop group Animal Collective, is akin to a drugged-up ocean documentary. The audiovisual album combines ambient musical explorations with vibrant footage of coral and various other reef creatures. It is not only a meditative journey down to the ocean floor but a …

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Nerd Art Night returns to Game Pub in downtown Eugene this Friday

Game Pub in downtown Eugene will once again be hosting Nerd Art Night this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Nerd Art Night, which Game Pub hosts once every two months, features pop culture artwork and jewelry made by local artists and is part of Eugene’s monthly First Friday …

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Glenn Brown exhibit at the JSMA features accessible, captivating works of art

This summer, people walking past the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will see a banner with a striking image of a painting that is on display It depicts a girl, no more than six years old, with haunting blue eyes gazing out of the frame. Her tilted face, the curls …

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UO alum is finding success as an illustrator in New York City

Jenny Kroik, illustrator, painter and University of Oregon alum, never expected to hear back from the New Yorker when she emailed the magazine her cover illustration ideas. “I started doing fake New Yorker covers,” Kroik said. “I would just make a painting for fun and then I’d slap the logo …

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Opening of MoPOP exhibit ‘Marvel: Universe of Superheroes’ marks a new era for Marvel comics

Throughout the last decade, Marvel Studios has produced 18 feature-length films, six Netflix television series and three ABC television series. With characters such as Spider-Man, The Hulk and Black Panther as its guides, Marvel has revolutionized the media industry, according to University of Oregon professor of English and Comic Studies, …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibit ‘Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty’ begs viewers to look closer at the natural world

The renowned, Eugene-based artist Keith Achepohl said that his works currently on display in the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art are “all about the life and death of plants.” The exhibit, “Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty,” will remain in the JSMA Barker Gallery until April 29. However, …

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Portraits of former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama spark new discussions about their legacies

Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald unveiled their elaborate attempts to represent the legacies of Mr. and Mrs. Obama at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. on Feb. 12. The portraits have received mixed reviews to say the least. According to University of Oregon art history professor James Harper, …

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