Experience large-scale interactive art installations:
RAIN or SHINE
Damien Gilley is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator in Portland, Oregon. His work has been exhibited internationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands), EastWestProject (Berlin, DE), Sharjah Art Museum (United Arab Emirates), MARC (Kivik, Sweden), Suyama Space (Seattle), Las Vegas Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Arthouse (Austin), The Belfry (New York), the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi), and in Portland at Rocksbox, Linfield College, Wieden+Kennedy, the American Institute of Architects, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Portland 2010 Biennial, among others. His work has been reviewed by Artforum.com, the Oregonian, Las Vegas Review Journal, the Austin Chronicle, Frame magazine (Amsterdam), IdN magazine (Hong Kong) and New American Paintings.
Sonic Steps is a sound-based installation where participants are welcomed to walk across a grid of stepping stones, each triggering a different sound. As more people join, they become a part of a collective, improvisatory composition, combining different sonic textures through movement.
Tiana Husted is an emerging sound artist based out of Eugene, OR. She currently studies Music Technology at University of Oregon, where she predominantly focuses on experimenting with creating both aurally and visually immersive environments. By primarily using samples of nature as her source of material and using technology to manipulate the sound, she seeks to connect the natural and digital worlds. This will be her first large-scale exhibition.
A collaboration between Palmarin Merges (artist) and Arts & Tech High students, Making Time will draw from the experiences of Art Tech Students and WFA 2018 attendees by combining a variety of found elements – screenprinting, embroidery, painting, drawing, collage, maps and other materials provided – into a field that art festival attendees can add to by creating their own ‘TimeCapsules’. The material of the fabric, paper and thread are metaphors for mental and emotional connections near and far.
Palmarin Merges is an artist whose work draws from the desire to become more sustainable by re-using materials close at hand and by adapting restriction as a generative force for creation. Working primarily in mixed media, printmaking, and painting, common materials formed from the fabric of her daily life are processed then transformed into new work. Raised in Hawaii and California and spending considerable time in Japan, she incorporates the rich visual languages of her experiences with the inspiration of the natural beauty of her adopted home state of Oregon.
Arts & Technology High School is a dynamic learning community that supports the success of our diverse student population. All learners collaborate with staff to develop and commit to a personalized education and social/emotional support plan to ensure academic success. ATHS provides structure and supports academic success through student engaged proficiency-based learning and assessment, emphasis on visual arts and creative writing, providing optional pathways through flexible schedules, frequent learning expeditions, production of authentic learning products and a community-based internship program.
Experience two large-scale art installations created by artist and architect Aaron Whelton just for Wilsonville Festival of Arts 2017.
Aaron Whelton studied architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Kentucky and is currently Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Architecture. His practice includes work on public art commissions where digital design informs new ways of making place. These include the David Campbell Memorial in Portland and several collaborations with the artist David Franklin including the public art project Drift Inversion opening in Denver later this year. Learn more about Aaron…
Fiber artist Jessica Hickey will be hosting this large-scale interactive art installation – created with you, our community.
Jessica Hickey received her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. She received her BFA from the University of Oregon in Fibers and Ceramics. Hickey has taught textile, ceramic and mixed media arts courses for the University of Oregon Craft Center and the Eugene Metropolitan Parks District. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally utilizing hand woven textile as well as sculptural methods. She is currently the Studio Manager for the Fiber Arts Department at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Learn more about Jessica…