Halie Loren returns to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art for Museum After Hours


This special evening of art, music, and food is August 9, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.


EUGENE, Ore. -- (July 22, 2013) – Museum After Hours at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon will feature the jazz  music of Halie Loren, accompanied by band mates Matt Treder and Mark Schneider, on Friday, August 9, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The doors to the museum will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and free to JSMA members. They can be purchased at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, by calling 346-3027 or in-person at 1430 Johnson Lane, University of Oregon campus, Eugene.


Museum After Hours features music, art, and food. The galleries will be open throughout the event. During intermission, Assistant Curator June Koehler will lead a special tour of “New American Acquisitions,” an exhibition featuring works acquired over the past five years for the JSMA collection, through gift and purchase.


Guests can also experience “Living Legacies: The JSMA @ 80,” an exhibition in honor of the JSMA’s 80th anniversary, which celebrates the collectors and collections in our community; “Celebrating Oregon Artists: Recent Additions to the Collection,” featuring work by contemporary artists working in Ashland, Eugene, Newport, and Portland; “Historic Russian Orthodox Cathedrals and Churches from the 11th to the 20th Centuries,” a photography installation showing a vast array of architectural styles in locations as diverse as St. Petersburg, Russia, and Unalaska, Alaska; and “Piero Dorazio & the Responsive Eye,” a series of nearly twenty experimental Op art color aquatints and lithographs by the influential Italian artist Piero Dorazio.


A special menu will be offered for sale by Marché Museum Café, complemented by a no-host bar serving Hop Valley beer and Sweet Cheeks wine. Eugene-based singer/songwriter Halie Loren returns to Oregon after embarking on numerous international and national tours, including sold-out shows at Blue Note and Cotton Club in Japan, performances in  the U.S. in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and in Canada, Hawaii, Korea, and Hong Kong  as well as  a trip to Palermo, Italy, where she was the featured vocalist with Orchestra Jazz Siciliana.


Loren’s newest CD, “Simply Love,” is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2013 in North America. Released in Japan in June of this year, the album reached #1 on Billboard Japan’s Jazz charts.


Her CD “Heart First,” released December 2011, garnering Jazz Critique” Magazine’s 2011 coveted "Golden (top) prize" in the Vocal Jazz Album category.  Loren is currently on tour and playing to sell-out audiences both abroad and in the United States.


Museum After hours is made possible in partnership with Northwest Community Credit Union, McKenzie River Broadcasting, Hop Valley Brewing Company and Sweet Cheeks Winery.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America, Europe and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in the state of Oregon—and the only university museum--accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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