Jean Foss at her easel.
Jean Foss at her easel.

230T HEDCO Education building


Through its OUR SPACE INITIATIVE, the HEDCO College of Education building now features 15 art pieces from artist Jean Foss—an alumna of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts (B.S. in Fine Arts, class of 2001). A reception will be held at 230T HEDCO, February 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. UO faculty Dr. Stephanie Wood will introduce attendees to Oaxacan history and culture, and attendees will be invited to tour the building to view Jean’s art. Refreshments will be served.

Jean moved to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2001 and is a Mexican citizen. Her art is inspired by the landscape and culture of Oaxaca—especially its vibrant colors, its plant diversity, and its strong pre-Hispanic roots infused into modern life. She lives in San Andrés Huayapam with her artist husband Chucho, their daughter Xochitl, 11 adopted dogs and two cats. In addition to painting, she plays viola and writes poetry and prose. All of Jean Foss’ artwork may be viewed at JEANFOSS.COM. Thanks to Frank Stahl and Jette Foss, Jean’s parents, for loaning the art.—College of Education, University of Oregon