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Lane Community College
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

photograph of "Bleeding Heart"EUGENE, OR – The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition, Natural Selections, by regional artist Gigi Conot. Gigi has worked and studied on the west coast, including places such as Colorado and San Francisco before settling in Portland, Oregon.

When discussing the content of her photographic work within this exhibition, Conot spoke of the inspiration of nature: "I was living in a small studio in a very urban area, where plants and trees were confined to areas in the city that you had to make a point to travel to. I think it was almost a matter of deprivation, the more I missed nature the more I obsessed over it. I started going to the farmers market and looking at my produce very carefully, examining their shapes, leaves, contours and shadows. I began to see structural beauty that was truly unlike anything that you'll find in a man-made object.

photograph of "Tangled Weed Image"For more information, you can visit Gigi Conot's website at:

The show runs from April 29 to May 23. A lecture will take place on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 3:00 with a reception immediately following. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in building 11 on the main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is (541) 463-5409.
photograph of "Cicada"


Source: Jennifer Salzman, Gallery Director, (541) 463-3431,
Submitted by:
John Watson
Marketing and House Manager, Department of Music, Dance and Theatre Arts
Lane Community College
4000 East.30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405-0640
(541) 463-5161

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Jennifer Salzman, Gallery Director


(541) 463-3431