Plastic Entanglements: Public Programs

Opening Reception: Fall Exhibitions
Friday, September 21
Member’s Only Reception: 5-7 p.m. includes a short tour at 6 p.m.
Public Preview: 7-9 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions, Plastic Entanglements, Paper Weight: Works on Paper by Elsa Mora, Matthew Picton: Cultural Mapping, Reframing the Fragments: The Best We Could Do, and more.

JSMA After Dark: Plastic Entanglements
Wednesday, October 17, 5-7 p.m.
Calling all UO students! Join us for an evening of interactive art activities, free food, and fun. Drop by the JSMA between 5-7 pm to view our new exhibition Plastic Entanglements, featuring 58 works by 30 international artists. Learn about the impact of plastics on campus, participate in interactive art activities, and make a move towards ditching the disposables. This event is brought to you by JSMAC, UO Craft Center, UO Student Sustainability Center, and UO Zero Waste.

Oregon Humanities Center presents the O’Fallon Lecturer in Art and American Culture: Dianna Cohen  
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Straub Hall, Room 156
How can we stem the tide of plastics overwhelming our planet? Artist and activist Dianna Cohen, whose work is on view in Plastic Entanglements, presents a talk about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. Read more

Panel Discussion: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Plastics, Pollution, and Consumption
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.
A panel of faculty and experts in different fields will share their perspectives in response to the themes of Plastic Entanglements and discuss the long-term effects of the plastics we consume in our own community. Moderated by Babe O'Sullivan, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Materials Management Program.

CANCELLED - Plastic Entanglements Student Research Presentations
November 15, 5 p.m.
Students from several classes, including UO’s Political Science department's "Intergenerational Justice" course will share work related to some of the core themes raised by the Plastic Entanglements exhibition. Presentations may address the historical, sociological, legal, aesthetic, literary, scientific or philosophic dimensions of plastic, the material’s limitless potential benefits, and the threat plastic poses as a serious, potentially perpetual environmental curse.

Artist Lecture: Charting the Known Universe from Memory
Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 p.m.
Matthew Northridge, whose work Horizon (2002, printed materials and acrylic hemispheres) is on view in Plastic Entanglements, will present a survey of his work from 2002 to present. 

Family Day/Dia de la Familia: Bringing the Outdoors Inside
Saturday, December 8, noon- 3 p.m.
Bring your family to the JSMA and experience visual and performing arts focused on current exhibitions including Plastic Entanglements. Made possible by the supporters of Transforming Lives: The JSMA at 85 Gala.