Faculty and Staff

Chris Thorson's Solo Exhibition opens at Ampersand International Arts in San Francisco

10/08/19

Chris Thorson's solo exhibition Long Term Relationships opens at Ampersand International Arts gallery at 1001 Tennessee Street (between 20th and 22th Streets) in San Francisco on October 17, 2019 and runs through November 15, 2019. The opening reception is on October 17th from 6 – 9pm.

Chris Thorson is Oxbow School's Dean of Arts Practice and Painting Instructor. christhrosonstudio.com

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Oxbow faculty share their Arctic Circle Residency experience

09/19/19

In June, armed with many layers, we embarked on their The Arctic Circle Residency for artists, scientists, and educators. We sought this experience to explore ways of further integrating expedition based residencies into the Oxbow curriculum. For two weeks, we sailed on the tall ship Antigua along the mountainous west coast of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Our ship manifest consisted of 30 artists/participants, 4 guides, and 9 ship crew members. The participants represented a globe spanning community of thinkers and makers interested in testing out ideas related to responding to climate change. The Arctic Ocean provided a profoundly dramatic setting to research together, network, tell stories and reflect as we sailed the glacial bays and hiked through thawing permafrost and snow.

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Chris Thorson

02/28/17

Chris Thorson and Maria Forde's two person exhibition entitled "Strange Reprise" was at the new visual arts exhibition space state in the Mission District of San Francisco. 

"Strange Reprise examines the artistic production of two artists who engage with the history of popular culture and its potential to shape personal and cultural identities. Forde will present her new series, Western Drawings, and Chris Thorson will be showing new work from her Tabula Rasa and Internal Monologue series." Read full press release

Chris Thorson is Oxbow School's Painting faculty.

Faculty and Staff

Holly McVeigh - Back from Patagonia

04/18/16

Holly McVeigh, Oxbow's Admissions Director made it back after a 10 day trip to Patagonia, Argentina.

She took a 5 night pack trip on horseback, cooked meals over an open campfire, participated in group writing exercises, and went swimming in an Alpine Lake on her horse!

The Women's Horse Pack trip was led by Oxbow alum Lulu Watts OS4!

Faculty and Staff

MorningWorks Handcrafted Furniture

03/11/16

Sean Wood's MorningWorks launches later this Spring, a family affair that will feature handmade modern furniture. They donated their first chair to an auction to support the SunRidge School in Sebastopol, CA.

"The frame is White Oak, the seat is hand woven Danish paper cord, and the back is wool felt by Knoll. The wood has a history: we upcycled scrap from a local door maker and shaped and joined it into the shapes you see here - over 80 pieces all told." - visit the SunRidge auction website for more details Sean was Oxbow's former Business Manager and co-taught co-curriculars in biking and kayaking.

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Bonnie Levinson - Selections 2016 Juried Exhibition

02/08/16

Bonnie Levinson was selected for the Selections 2016 Juried Exhibition at The Midway Creative Complex in San Francisco along with 15 other artists. The exhibition organized by ARTSPAN opened January 30 and runs through February 28, 2016.

Levinson is a playwright, theatrical producer, photographer and arts administrator. She served as Oxbow Trustee from 2001-2007 and is currently on the Board of the San Francisco Art Institute and The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College.

bonnielevinsonphotography.com

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Nathalie Miebach at Cambridge Innovation Center

11/06/15

Nathalie Miebach will be at the Cambridge Innovation Center for a Catalyst Conversation with Ari Daniel on December 10th from 6-7pm. There is a reception to follow.

Subjective Data: Nathalie Miebach and Ari Daniel
"Sculpturer Nathalie Miebach and science reporter Ari Daniel join together to explore how data informs us and in particular how they each unravel data in their respective projects. As artist and journalist they are both compelled by receiving and responding to information, and to giving it shape and meaning."

Miebach was an Oxbow Artist-in-Residence/Lecturer in Spring 2014 (OS30) and Lecturer in Spring 2013 (OS28).  nathaliemiebach.com

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NOURISH Group Show at Napa Valley Museum

09/30/15

Oxbow Painting teacher Chris Thorson joins other artists including former Oxbow visiting artist Deborah Oropallo (OS1 and OS25 lecturer) and OS33 artist-in-residence Lucy Puls (OS9 lecturer) in a group exhibition NOURISH at the Napa Valley Museum. The exhibition opened September 19th and runs through November 29, 2015.

"Napa Valley Museum, in collaboration with guest curator and artist, Nancy Willis, is thrilled to present NOURISH, a multi-faceted exhibition that examines the intersection of dining, hospitality and art from Napa Valley to the global community. This will be a unique chance to think about the way we relate to food and dining through the lens of art history and visual culture." - Napa Valley Museum

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