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Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Lillis Business Complex
Lillis Business Complex
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
The Visual Arts Team is excited to present Decolonizing Tarot, an exhibit by Cathleen Abalos. Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or Facebook @visualartsteam, where you can see exhibition updates and video artist talks for each show!
Show runs September 24 through October 29 in the EMU Aperture gallery.
The show features artwork from Decolonized Tarot, “a new independent tarot deck that centers Filipino culture while celebrating all others,” created by Maritess Zurbano and Cathleen Abalos. Check out @decolonizedtarot on Instagram or check out their website decolonizedtarot.com!
The Decolonized Tarot is a tarot deck celebrating people from all walks of life, all colors, and all shapes and sizes. The images are rooted in Filipino mysticism and history, while also referencing other cultures. By creating this deck, my aim is to show people a reimagined, fantastical, world through each of the 78 tarot cards.
The artwork was created digitally, using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and the art program Procreate. Since my art style tends to focus on lighting and color and how they depict emotions and affect environments, I tried to include as much of that in each card. Because there is so much meaning behind tarot cards, I made sure the artwork didn’t deter away from that. I also included a lot of indigenous and Filipino-inspired patterns to pay homage to my (and my co-creator partner, Maritess Zurbano’s) Filipino roots. We are both Filipino-American, so a lot of the time for this project was spent researching the various cultures of the Philippines that existed before the colonization of the Spanish. Since this deck is meant to celebrate all people, it is our intention to include of the world cultures besides the Philippines, as well as include people from the LGBTQ+ community, people of all body shapes and sizes, and include the imagination of the disabled community.
Cathleen is a visual development artist and illustrator in Los Angeles. She works in both digital and traditional media, specializing in background and character design, as well as comics and storyboarding. She has worked for clients such as Upper Deck / Marvel Comics, Lethal Chicken Games, the city of Old Town Pasadena, Oh Rio! Productions, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Her artwork has been featured in the Torrance Art Museum, the San Diego Art Institute, and numerous galleries in the Southern California region. She also co-published the children’s book, “It’s Sandcastle Building Day”.
When she’s not working on projects, she is exhibiting her work at comic conventions throughout the country (some of which include San Diego Comic-Con, C2E2, Salt Lake City Comic Con, and New York Comic Con). Her work has also been exhibited in galleries and museums in the southern California region.
Some of Cathleen’s current projects include concept and character design work for the 2D animated film “What We’re Meant For”, tarot card illustrations for “Decolonized Tarot”, a YA fantasy graphic novel based on a filipino magician, and the webcomic series “Herowood Boulevard”.
The Visual Arts Team is excited to present Generative Art, an exhibition by Cruz Godar. Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or Facebook @visualartsteam, where you can see exhibition updates and video artist talks for each show!
Show runs Sept 24 - Oct 29 in EMU Adell McMillan Gallery. Closing Reception October 28th at 6:00 PM. Refreshments provided!
My name is Cruz Godar, I’m a graduate student in the math department here at UO, and I spend some of my free time writing and polishing high-performance web applets for creating fractals and related objects. Math is often portrayed as obscure and detached — often for good reason — and images like these help give it a better face. Despite originating from disparate areas, these fractals all share an intrinsic beauty that anyone can appreciate, mathematician or not.
These images, as well as others, can be viewed as interactive applets at cruzgodar.com.
ASUO's bi-annual Street Faire brings artisans, non-profits, food vendors, and UO-affiliated organizations together on the heart of campus for three days of interactive fun! Proceeds from the Faire help to increase UO student food security.
Creating collages are a great way to group images with text. Come hang out and craft with our staff October 15th from 12pm-2pm in our outdoor ceramics space (by the EMU Green). We'll also have an option to take a pre-packaged kit away with you so you can craft during your free time. Crafts include watercolor paper, assorted magazine clippings, a pen, and glue stick.
Freebie Fridays/Craft Kits are free and available for UO Students only. Masks are required. Please bring your UO student ID.
Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Leadership Board: The FSL executive leadership established a leadership board, formerly referred to as a task force, requiring one member from each chapter to serve as a representative. The SVP Leadership Board meets weekly with the Director of Prevention Services to become more educated about sexual violence and develop leadership skills in motivating their respective chapters and communities to prevent and respond appropriately to instances of sexual violence.
This weekly meeting is open to assigned FSL SVP Delegates only.