Welcome spring with a number of occasions this month that focus on Earth Day, a celebration first held on April 22, 1970, in assist for environmental safety.

The Museum of Pure and Cultural Historical past will host a day of walks and talks. Make sure to additionally try their exhibition “Local weather change, Dynamic Landscapes and Evolution.” Be a part of your friends and make a optimistic change for the atmosphere on the annual UO Earth Day of Service. And expertise the devastating toll wildfires took on Oregon forests in 2020 by means of “Ghost Forest,” an artwork exhibition accompanied by UO sound artist Jon Bellona’s haunting sound set up “Wildfire.”


Ukrainian filmmaker, illustrator and multimedia artist Sashko Danylenko will current his illustrated collection, “The Superheroes Amongst Us: Artwork and Ukrainian Resistance,” April 23 on the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Artwork. Danylenko’s work options unbelievable acts of resistance by unusual Ukrainians towards Russian aggression. His manifesto reads: “Destroy the enemy with hearth, phrases, pixels, letters, musical notes, laughter and magic.”

Earth Day is in April’s campus arts and leisure highlight

Ghost Forest

To study extra about Ukrainian tradition, go to “Amplifying Ukrainian Voices,” a Tiny Galleries exhibition on the Knight Library curated by Iryna Stavynska.

Beginning April 24, “Ghost Forest,” an exhibition by Sarah Grew, shall be on show within the LaVerne Krause Gallery at Lawrence Corridor. Following the 2020 wildfires in Oregon, Grew collected black coals from the fires to create carbon prints of recorded pictures of the forest. Accompanying the exhibition would be the highly effective environmental sound set up “Wildfire,” which performs again a wave of fireplace sounds on the speeds of precise wildfires, created by Jon Belona, a UO sound artist and teacher of audio manufacturing within the Faculty of Music and Dance.


On April 22, the Museum of Pure and Cultural Historical past will honor the achievements of the environmental motion and the significance of ongoing stewardship at a day of particular Stroll & Talks for the Earth Day celebration on the museum. You can even be part of your friends and make a optimistic change for the atmosphere April 22 on the Earth Day of Service: Develop Resilience occasion.

UO Hui ‘O Hawai’i presents their forty eighth annual Lūau: Kū Kakou, We Stand Collectively as One on April 29 at McArthur Court docket. The occasion will function genuine Hawaiian meals, conventional Hawaiian and Polynesian dances, and different enjoyable actions centered on Hawaiian tradition.


Impressed to take up weaving by her grandmother, Tetyana Bondarchuk-Horner mastered the artwork kind to reconnect along with her Ukrainian heritage. Be a part of her on the Museum of Pure and Cultural Historical past Galleria on April 8 and study conventional and trendy woven and embroidered ornamental cloths and check out your hand on the loom.

On April 15 on the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Artwork, Ukrainian artist Marina Malyarenko will talk about the artwork of Petrykyivka, a conventional artwork kind used to embellish homes and family items. Malyarenko creates work utilizing symbols that mirror unity, group and custom as acts of resistance to forces that suppress Ukrainian tradition.

Printed with Purpose

Printed with Goal

Be a part of Annelise Heinz and storytellers Kate Conley, Jane Gibbons, Connie Newman and Kate Thompson April 13 within the Museum of Pure and Cultural Historical past’s Galleria for “Printed with Goal: Girls’s Presses and Print Outlets.” Find out how Eugene’s lesbian group defied invisibility by offering shops for girls’s and lesbian actions.

Be a part of artist Naama Tsabar April 13 at Lawrence Corridor for a Visiting Artist Lecture Collection Artist Discuss. Tsabar fuses parts from sculpture, music, efficiency and structure into her interactive works. She’s going to talk about interactivity throughout the exhibition realm, the conception and using numerous performative parts in her work, and a feminist method to efficiency and group. On April 20, the artist collection presents Jim Drain’s discuss on “Making Time: Craft-Based mostly Sculpture.” Drain provides knitting to his sculpture as a stand-in for the physique. Lectures are livestreamed and archived on YouTube.

Music & dance

A reprise of “Subsequent Motion,” a collaboration between Orchestra Subsequent and DanceAbility that premiered final summer season, shall be introduced April 7 at Dougherty Dance Theater within the Gerlinger Annex. Orchestra Subsequent is a coaching orchestra and resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet Firm. DanceAbility makes use of improvisational dance to advertise creative expression and exploration between folks with and with out disabilities.

At Beall Live performance Corridor:

Trio Medieval

Trio Medieval

Every year college students within the Faculty of Music and Dance showcase their work as musical soloists within the UO Scholar Concerto and Aria competitors. Come out April 7 for this extremely aggressive program. On April 14, the Northwest Percussion Pageant will open with Gene Koshinski, Casey Cangelosi, Eriko Daimo and Piue Cheung premiering “Dai Dai” by Dai Fujikura for solo marimba and three percussionists. ChamberMusic@Beall presents Trio Medieval. Following sold-out reveals in Portland, the Scandinavian folks vocal trio will carry out April 23. The Oregon Composers Discussion board with Delgani String Quartet will carry out new music April 18. The Oregon Wind Ensemble, comprising wind, brass and percussion college students, will carry out April 26.

An Opera Spotlight Efficiency of the College Opera Ensemble will carry out on the Frohnmayer Music Constructing on April 27.

On April 18, the Erb Memorial Union ballroom will host BE Self with Joe Kye, a musician, storyteller and group organizer for immigrant communities.


Coinciding with Earth Day, be part of the Internet Affect Graduate Chapter on April 18 at Lillis Enterprise Complicated for “Movie Night time: “Earlier than the Flood,” a Nationwide Geographic-sponsored documentary movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who traveled to 5 continents to realize a deeper understanding of local weather change and its influence.

—By Sharleen Nelson, College Communications