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The arts educational experience at Lane Community College is charged with creative energy because it is designed and guided by an experienced faculty of more than fifty exceptional artists and scholars. We are committed to the vision of transforming lives through arts theory and practice in studio, applied, and performing arts. Our Art Works initiative draws from cutting edge arts theory and research to express our belief that art works as the foundation of learning and creativity, and that art has the power to significantly enhance intelligence and academic and life skills across all disciplines and practices. While our Art Works approach is based in technique, our philosophy guides students to integrate mind and body in unique aesthetic expressions of individual creativity. Whether you are a novice, an experienced amateur, or a seasoned professional in any field, Lane Art Works offers unique and exciting arts experiences that will transform your life by enhancing your intelligence, your creativity and you quality of life in ways that enrich both personal and work experiences. Art Works at Lane is art for your sake.

The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their
inward significance.

In the Arts - Student Success Story

Ila Rose with her first public mural in the Whiteaker at 5th Alley and Blair Boulevard. Photo by Athena Delene.Former Lane CC art student Ila Rose makes her mark with the 2016 Oregon Country Fair Poster
By Alex V. Cipolle

The Oregon Country Fair poster is as much of an institution as the Fair itself. Around May each year, the OCF poster committee reveals the winning design and, like a harbinger of summer, it becomes increasingly ubiquitous, pinned to bulletin boards and taped to storefronts around the region.

Artist Ila Rose had submitted work to the committee in the past, to no avail. This year, she nabbed the commission — in a year that, according to the poster committee, had a record-breaking number of submissions.

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