The City of Eugene’s BRIDGE Exhibitions, creates opportunities for innovative, contemporary art projects, pieces or experiences that explore, express or reflect social, personal, political or ecological issues of the times.
Artists and organizations engage in conversation with curator, Lillian Almeida, to effectively place locally generated contemporary art projects in the public eye.
These works activate public spaces and highlight artists and arts organizations that creatively contribute to the current discourse in our community and beyond.
July 27 - August 5
Projects for BRIDGE Summer 2018 creatively utilize the outdoor areas of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, the Parcade parking structure and breezeway between 7th and 8th streets.
by Farhad Bahram and Shannon Mockli
Sponsored by ArtCity Eugene
August 2 - Hult Center Lobby 6:15 pm
August 3 - Hult Center Plaza 5:45 pm
by Leah Wilson and Kate Ali with Gray Space members
Sponsored by Gray Space
Located at Hult Center Plaza
by Valentina Gonzalez, Josh Sands & Dain Kaldahl
Sponsored by Whiteaker Community Art Team (WCAT) and Wildcraft Cider Works
Located in breezeway between 7th/8th Streets & Willamette Street
by Jessilyn Brinkerhoff
Sponsored by Lane Arts Council with co-sponsorship from Maude Kerns Art Center
Located on Parcade parking garage between 7th/8th Streets & Willamette Street
by Junwei Zhang
Sponsored by Imagination International
Located at Hult Center east windows
Brought to you by the City of Eugene with support from these local businesses. Thank you to our sponsors for making Eugene a great place to live, work and play!
Lillian Almeida has been a working artist for as long as she can remember. Through more than 30 years working and teaching classes in her various art studios she has maintained a passionate interest in fostering greater connections among local artists and finding the resources that will grow their practices. Since moving to Lane County in 1995 she has built a network to help her further art. She is a founding member of Art City Eugene and the brainchild behind BRIDGE Exhibitions, which debuts this summer during the Visual Arts Festival. The founding principal behind BRIDGE is providing support for contemporary art in Eugene to grow. She believes contemporary art needs a team, long-term support and collaboration, and BRIDGE seeks to connect the gap between what contemporary art is and the public.