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Four Students Bring their Visions to the Laverne Kraus Gallery

-Mike Munoz

If you’ve ever had a class or at least walked through Lawrence Hall on the north side of campus, you’ve probably noticed the art in the Laverne Kraus Gallery. Every week, the gallery gives students and local artists alike the opportunity to showcase their art in front of their peers. But if you’re heading to Lawrence Hall expecting a scene similar to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, you’ve got another thing coming.

This Monday, the Laverne Kraus Gallery opened “Visions: A Collective Art Show,” to a large group of family and friends looking to support the artists. The show features a wide variety of medium, including paintings, photography and graphic design of four University of Oregon students.

One of the featured artists, Rebecca Schnoor, kept viewers guessing with her digital interpretations of landscapes and natural images. Schnoor, a senior Digital Arts Major at the university of Oregon, had an entire wall covered with sixteen prints of landscapes broken down to their most basic, digital forms. “I’m pretty sure that’s a flower,” one spectator would guess. “No, I’m pretty sure that’s a mountain,” another would say. Despite a barrage of questions, Schnoor never revealed her secrets.

Schnoor also had a larger print on an adjacent wall, inspired by the patterns made by lava when it cools. The print is a vibrant collection of intermingling colors and shapes, each individually drawn by Schnoor through Adobe Illustrator. Right next to the print is a skateboard, drilled to a wall with the exact same pattern appearing on its underside. While it may not be your typical canvas, the skateboard certainly seemed to be a popular piece with multiple people asking whether or not it was for sale.

The show also featured the work of Brian Delumpa, Erik Bridgeford and David Mellor. Mellor’s corner of the gallery included paintings of several of his own characters, while Delumpa’s section featured large prints of some of his photography.

If you haven’t already had a chance to check out this show, I would highly recommend seeing it for yourself. Visions will be in Laverne Kraus Gallery until this Friday, so be sure to stop by before it’s all gone!

To see more of Rebecca Schnoor’s art, check out her website here.

Underrated On-Campus Study Spots

-Mike Munoz

With just over half of the winter term behind us and midterms and exams in full effect, finding an open spot in the Knight Library has gone from a simple task to an hour long journey for a seat. After finally giving up on the Knight Library, I began my quest to find the perfect study spot on campus. Here’s a list of the top places on campus to study.


Located on the far south west side of the UO campus, the HEDCO building goes largely unnoticed by students who aren’t music or education majors. At just under two years of age, the building is one of the newest additions to the campus and provides a great study spot for students looking to escape large crowds. With a café and a lounge area with a fireplace, the HEDCO building is a great place to meet with a group or get some reading done. However, be aware that the building is closed on weekends.

EMU Skylight Area

When it comes to study locations, the EMU seems to be a no brainer for most students. With great choices of food in the Fishbowl and the Buzz café downstairs, students have plenty of options for study spots. But perhaps the best place to study in the building is the skylight area. Located just above the ticket office, the skylight area offers multiple levels of countless tables and vending machines, making it an ideal study spot. Despite large crowds during lunch hours, the EMU skylight area always has open areas to study in.

William W Knight Law Center

Chances are that unless you live in the dorms or are heading to a Ducks basketball game, you haven’t spent much time around the William Knight Law Center. Located just across the street from Hayward Field on Agate, the law center seems to fly under most students’ radar. The building features the Wayne Morse Commons study area, where students can quietly work in groups and discuss classes. Just upstairs is home to the John E Jaqua Library, where students can find a quiet area to read or work on an assignment.

Lawrence Hall

As the arts and architecture center at the UO, Lawrence Hall is filled with sculptures, paintings and tons of stressed out architecture students working tirelessly on their projects. Tucked away between Pacific and Allen Hall, Lawrence is a great study location. The second floor is home to the Hearth Wilcox café, which is a very popular study spot for art and architecture students. Students can also find a quiet place to study at the A&AA Library, which is open seven days a week.