Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.
Paintings by Paul Sutinen, co-chair of the Department of Art & Interior Design and director of art programs, will be included in a group exhibition, Rauschenberg Residency: Fruits of Captiva, at the Rauschenberg Project Space in New York City's Chelsea district. The exhibition opens July 12, 2013; Sutinen will be in attendance. It runs through August 18.
Fruits of Captiva will include works from the artists invited to participate in the residency's pilot year. The Rauschenberg Residency, an interdisciplinary artists' residency program, based on Robert Rauschenberg's belief that "art can change the world," nurtures and facilitates experimentation, collaboration and innovation.
Paul Sutinen has been active in the Portland art community for more than 40 years. Primarily a sculptor, he has also worked significantly in photography, painting, drawing and performance art. He has worked as an art critic as well as consultant for numerous civic art projects. He co-founded The Art Gym at Marylhurst University and Nine Gallery in Portland.