Wednesday, August 10, 5:30-7pm
WildCraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St, Eugene (upstairs)
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Meet some of Eugene’s prolific muralists, including Esteban Camacho Steffensen, Jessilyn Brinkerhoff, Kari Johnson, and Ila Rose and hear about some of the public art projects they have worked on.
This event is presented by Lane Arts Council and sponsored by WildCraft Cider Works & Oregon Cultural Trust. Images: Jessilyn Brinkerhoff (top left), Ila Rose (top right), Esteban Camacho Steffensen (bottom left), Kari Johnson (bottom right).
About Esteban Camacho Steffensen:
Esteban Camacho Steffensen’s work explores how public art focused on ecological diversity contributes to revitalizing urban environments and local communities. He has collaborated closely with biologists to bridge a gap of scientific communication with the general public with art that has emotional, philosophical, and reflective qualities to reach a wider audience. He strives to express the stories of our ecosystems, speaking for voices that are unheard and unseen such as endangered wildlife.
About Ila Rose:
Ila Rose is a painter/muralist working out of Eugene, OR. She has painted a mural for the 20x21EUG Mural Project in Eugene, another in the new Hayward Field Stadium, and many more in and out of town. Rose works as a professional artist and teacher in Eugene and is passionate about how art and community interact. She believes public art is a vital part of enlivening and enriching community, sharing its diverse stories through images and invoking collective creative thought and positive transformation
About Jessilyn Brinkerhoff:
Jessilyn Brinkerhoff is a visual artist who portrays the beauty and significance of the natural world through vibrant public murals. Her colorful murals explore wilderness, native species, and optimistic futures where humans and the environment have come into balance.
About Kari Johnson:
Eugene artist Kari Johnson has been painting murals for 25 years. Johnson began teaching herself to paint when she was 14, following in the footsteps of her grandmothers who painted landscapes and still lifes. She is an artist of many mediums: clay, stained glass, fabric, building design and general contracting, shadow puppets, and – most recently – metal. Johnson cares about promoting social justice and creating harmony between humans and plant and animal relations. She seeks to invite individuals to join the community, belong to the place, and shape our human story.