DA VINCI DAYS

corvallis, oregon

GKC July 19-20 2014
Celebrating a quarter century of innovation and creativity

Map

 
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Music and Arts Races and Revelry Science and Tech

Events

  • A Taste of Italy - Feature Documentary with Narrative Shorts

    Pollicino

    7 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Cristiano Anania

    Smile

    8 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Matteo Pianezzi

    Johanna Knauf: Conductor, Music to the People

    70 minutes.  Feature Documentary.  Director: Silvia Lelli

     
    Sunday, Jul 21: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
     

    A Taste of Italy - Feature Documentary with Narrative Shorts

    Majestic Theatre, Downtown Corvallis

    Sunday, Jul 21: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Art Exhibits

    Meet local artists, you'll get a taste of the valley's varied arts afficionados at our art exhibits.

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
     

    Art Exhibits

    Visit Maker Place, meet artists and makers

    OSU Lower Campus

    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Astronomy

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
     

    Astronomy

    Have a stellar time with local astronomers

    OSU Lower Campus

    Saturday, Jul 20: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Children's Village

    da Vinci Days offers a family experience with special events and activities for kids and their parents. It's an adventure into Leonardo's world of curiosity and discovery from a child's-eye view!

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
     

    Children's Village

    Hands-on art and science fun

    OSU Lower Campus

    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Closing Keynote Speaker

    Steve Amen, the host of Oregon Field Guide shares some of his favorite spots in Oregon.  A visual feast of high desert, coast, mountains and desert locations.

     
    Sunday, Jul 21: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
     

    Closing Keynote Speaker

    Oregon’s Splendor

    Kearney Hall (OSU)

    Sunday, Jul 21: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Community Art Display

    An open air installation featuring local talent along the Avenue of Imagination.

     
    Friday, Jul 19: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
     

    Community Art Display

    2013 Theme: Time

    Madison Ave. between 9th & 11th

    Friday, Jul 19: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • da Vinci Days Speakers

    Stories from the Edge of Science by OSU faculty on science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM)

    For Vidoe link, click on the Speaker Name below:

    Jack Barth

    Dan Rockwell

    Marty Fisk

    Seri Robinson

    Andrew Thurber

    Tiffany Garcia

    Skip Rochefort

    Zach Dunn

    Michael Wing

    More details about these stories are further noted below.

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
     

    da Vinci Days Speakers

    da Vinci Days Speakers

    112 Kearney Hall (OSU)

    Saturday, Jul 20: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Discover OSU

    At Discover OSU there is something for everyone! Learn about hydrogen powered vehicles, the 3-D vertual world of Beaver Island, bacteria generating electricity from wastewater, find out what mud is made out of and see strawberry DNA. Don't forget to try out the  segway and make your own UV bracelet - but watch out for the expoding volcano! Demos and activities for all ages. OSU Solar Team Car pictured below.

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
     

    Discover OSU

    Research and education that is Powered by Orange

    OSU Lower Campus

    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Documentaries and Docudramas

    Quest for Energy

    10 minutes. Short documentary. Director: Vinit Parmar

    Karisma

    14 minutes. Documentary. Directors: Molly Gard, Mor Albalak and Britne Goldstein

    Quest for Peace

    10 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Documentary). Director: Mathew Evans

    DxONE

    18 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Dan Masucci

    The Lost Fish

    24 minutes. Documentary Short.  Director: Jeremy Monroe

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
     

    Documentaries and Docudramas

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Majestic Theatre, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • F.I.R.S.T. Robotics

    Get a high-tech view at this exhibition match of the 2013 Pacific Northwest Regional F.I.R.S.T. robotics competitors.

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
     

    F.I.R.S.T. Robotics

    An exhibition match of Oregon's top teams

    11th Street, near the main entrance

    Saturday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Featured Documentary

    Johanna Knauf: Conductor, Music to the People

    70 minutes.  Feature Documentary.  Director:Silvia Lelli

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
     

    Featured Documentary

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Flights of Fancy

    Leonardo, born in Vinci, Italy, possessed a genius which went far beyond simply being a remarkable artist. He was, perhaps, the first European interested in a practical solution to flight. Leonardo designed a multitude of mechanical devices, including parachutes, and studied the flight of birds as well as their structure. About 1485 he drew detailed plans for a human-powered ornithopter (a wing-flapping device intended to fly).  The notion of a human-powered mechanical flight device, patterned after birds or bats, recurred again and again over the next four centuries.

     
    Friday, Jul 19: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
     

    Flights of Fancy

    Hang Glider and Ultralight Exhibit

    OSU Lower Campus

    Friday, Jul 19: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Foreign Film Narrative Shorts

    Pollicino

    7 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Cristiano Anania

    Vanya

    10 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Oksana Artemenko

    Night Shift

    12 minutes.  Narrative Documentary.  Directors: Carl Olsson and Lea Mathieson

    Oscar V

    14 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Jonathan Albert Murphy

    Not Scared

    14 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Naumenko Kateryna

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
     

    Foreign Film Narrative Shorts

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • GKC Art, Engineering & Pageantry Judging

    Judging and awards are a big part of the fun.  On Saturday morning, teams run a gauntlet of Art and Engineering judges and also perform their required team song.

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

     
    Saturday, Jul 19: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     

    GKC Art, Engineering & Pageantry Judging

    The spectacle begins

    Benton County Fairgrounds

    Saturday, Jul 19: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • GKC Mud Bog

    Teams traverse 100 feet in thick, sticky mud before entering the Willamette River for the last obstacle of the race.

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

     
    Sunday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
     

    GKC Mud Bog

    Get ready for the mud slogging leg of the race!

    Crystal Lake Sports Park

    Sunday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • GKC River Race

    Racers enter the river at the Willamette Boat Landing between 12:00 -1:30 pm and exit at 1st & Tyler between 1 - 2:30 pm. Times are fluid. Return to Finish Line at Benton County Fairgrounds.  Course closes at 3 PM.

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

     
    Sunday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
     

    GKC River Race

    The water slogging begins!

    Crystal Lake Sports Park to 1st and Tyler

    Sunday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • GKC Road Race & Dune Climb

    The Lemans start of the road race at the Fairgrounds parking lot gives a close-up view of the racers and their costumed pit crew and entourage. After the road course along Campus Way headed toward OSU, racers return to the sand dune obstacle at the Benton County Fairgrounds. They then complete the course through fields and along the multi-use path to the west to the finish line at Benton County Fairgrounds.

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

     
    Saturday, Jul 19: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
     

    GKC Road Race & Dune Climb

    The racer's mantra, "For the Glory!"

    Benton County Fairgrounds

    Saturday, Jul 19: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Green Town

    Green Town showcases businesses and organizations that incorporate sustainability in their practices, services, and products.

     
    Friday, Jul 19: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
     

    Green Town

    Exploration, learning, and fun!

    OSU Lower Campus

    Friday, Jul 19: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mix of Experimental, Animation and Narrative Dramas

    Lovestruck

    2 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Alex Raskin

    Small vs BIG

    8 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Animation). Director: Pierre Schantz

    The Road Led Here

    3 minutes. Experimental. Director: Jennifer Hardacker

    Edward

    Narrative Short.  Director: Johannes Schraider

    Amalgamations

    16 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Elaine Poon

    Old Angel

    4 minutes. Animated. Director: Dony Chiang

    King Tigermore in Strawberry Fields

    3 minutes. Animation.  Director: Tunde Reid-Kapo

    Posey

    15 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director Billy DaMota

     
    Sunday, Jul 21: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
     

    Mix of Experimental, Animation and Narrative Dramas

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Sunday, Jul 21: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Mixed Bag - Experimental, Animation and Narrative Dramas

    The Road Led Here

    3 minutes. Experimental. Director: Jennifer Hardacker

    Amalgamations

    16 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Elaine Poon

    King Tigermore in Strawberry Fields

    3 minutes. Animation.  Director: Tunde Reid-Kapo

    Lovestruck

    2 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Alex Raskin

    Posey

    15 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director Billy DaMota

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
     

    Mixed Bag - Experimental, Animation and Narrative Dramas

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Majestic Theatre, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Narrative Short Dramas

    Residuum

    3 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Niav Conty

    Someone

    5 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director:Josh Lunden

    Wolf Call

    12 minutes. Narrative short.  Director: Rob Underhill

    Timka

    15 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Oksana Artemenco

    The Unpardonable Night

    15 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Minji Kang

    The SPL/T

    16 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Blake Heiss

     

    Saturday, July 20th showing at Majestic Theatre

    Sunday, July 21st showing at Darkside Cinemas

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 3:45 PM - 4:55 PM
     

    Narrative Short Dramas

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Majestic Theatre & Darkside Cinemas, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 3:45 PM - 4:55 PM
  • Narrative Shorts with Heart

    Edward

    14 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Johannes Schraider

    Mama

    15 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Oksana Artemenko

    The Goatherder

    24 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Joel Pincosy

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
     

    Narrative Shorts with Heart

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Majestic Theatre, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Opening Keynote Speaker

    Fresh from four years in Washington, D.C., at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Lubchenco will share tales and reflections about her experiences with the federal agency in charge of weather forecasts and warnings, climate records and outlooks, stewardship of oceans in federal waters including management of fisheries, and the research and satellites that support those activities.

     
    Friday, Jul 19: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     

    Opening Keynote Speaker

    The Silly to the Sublime: Stories about Science in D.C.

    Whiteside Theatre

    Friday, Jul 19: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • PINK MARTINI AND STORM LARGE

     
    Friday, May 22: 7:30 PM -
     

    PINK MARTINI AND STORM LARGE

    PINK MARTINI AND STORM LARGE PERFORM FRIDAY MAY 22

    Main Stage Saturday Headline, Lower OSU Campus

    Friday, May 22: 7:30 PM -
  • Potpourri of Documentaries, Narratives, and Experimental

    The Painted Girl

    8 minutes. Young filmmaker. Director: Ben Kadie

    Flowers

    10 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Elias Jimenez

    Global Tides

    7 minutes. Experimental. Director: Linda Brieda. Choreographer: Charly Wenzel

    Living Canvas

    7 minutes. Documentary Short.  Direcor: Ronnie Cramer

    Grasping the Bird's Tail

    12 minutes. Short documentary. Director: Patricia Somers

    Retrocognition

    18 minutes. Animated/experimental. Director: Eric Patrick

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 2:15 PM - 3:05 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
     

    Potpourri of Documentaries, Narratives, and Experimental

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 2:15 PM - 3:05 PM
    Sunday, Jul 21: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Short & Sweets - Young Filmmakers and Animations

    When I Met Dottie

    2 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Animation)  Director: Xtina Cook

    The Nightlight Zone

    3 minutes. Young filmmaker. Director: Emily Bjarke

    Light Me Up

    8 minutes.  Animation Director: Ryan Walton and Derek Dolechek

    Small vs BIG

    8 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Animation). Director: Pierre Schantz

    The Train

    2 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Pardis Parker.

    Old Angel

    4 minutes. Animated. Director: Dony Chiang

    Smile

    8 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Matteo Pianezzi

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 12:35 PM
     

    Short & Sweets - Young Filmmakers and Animations

    Click on individual films for synopsis

    Majestic Theatre, Downtown Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 12:35 PM
  • Sidewalk Chalk Art

    One of our most popular activities! Registered participants are given a box of chalk and a concrete square and have three hours to create a sidewalk masterpiece.

     
    Saturday, Jul 20: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     

    Sidewalk Chalk Art

    Amazing art on a concrete canvas

    Madison Ave, between 9th & 11th St

    Saturday, Jul 20: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Smile - Short Animation and Narratives

    The Goatherder

    24 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Joel Pincosy

    When I Met Dottie

    2 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Animation)  Director: Xtina Cook

    The Nightlight Zone

    3 minutes. Young filmmaker. Director: Emily Bjarke

    The Train

    2 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Pardis Parker.

    Light Me Up

    8 minutes.  Animation Director: Ryan Walton and Derek Dolechek

    Mama

    15 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Oksana Artemenko

     
    Sunday, Jul 21: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
     

    Smile - Short Animation and Narratives

    Majestic Theatre, Downtown Corvallis

    Sunday, Jul 21: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Sneak Peek, July 16, 2013

    7:15 pm: Feature Documentary & Short Animation

    Old Angel

    4 minutes. Animated. Director: Dony Chiang

    Johanna Knauf: Conductor, Music to the People

    70 minutes.  Feature Documentary.  Director: Silvia Lelli

     
    Tuesday, Jul 16: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
     

    Sneak Peek, July 16, 2013

    Darkside Cinemas 7:15 pm: Featured Documentary & Animated Short

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Tuesday, Jul 16: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sneak Peek, July 17, 2013

    7:15 pm:  Smile - Short Animation and Narratives

    When I Met Dottie

    2 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Animation)  Director: Xtina Cook

    The Goatherder

    24 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Joel Pincosy

    The Nightlight Zone

    3 minutes. Young filmmaker. Director: Emily Bjarke

    Mama

    15 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Oksana Artemenko

    Smile

    8 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Matteo Pianezzi

    The Train

    2 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Pardis Parker.

     

    8:30 pm:  Documentaries and Docudramas

    Quest for Peace

    10 minutes. Young Filmmaker (Documentary)  Director: Mathew Evans

    Karisma

    14 minutes. Documentary  Directors: Molly Gard, Mor Albalak and Britne Goldstein

    DxONE

    18 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Dan Masucci

    Quest for Energy

    10 minutes. Short documentary. Director: Vinit Parmar

    The Lost Fish

    24 minutes. Documentary Short.  Director: Jeremy Monroe

     
    Wednesday, Jul 17: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, Jul 17: 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM
     

    Sneak Peek, July 17, 2013

    Darkside Cinemas 7:15 pm: Simle - Animation and Narrative Shorts, Darkside Cinemas 8:30 pm: Documentaries and Docudramas

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Wednesday, Jul 17: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, Jul 17: 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM
  • Sneak Peek, July 18, 2013

    7:15 pm:  A Sense of Drama

    Residuum

    3 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Niav Conty

    Someone

    5 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director:Josh Lunden

    Timka

    15 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Oksana Artemenco

    The Unpardonable Night

    15 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Minji Kang

    The SPL/T

    16 minutes.  Narrative Short.  Director: Blake Heiss

     

    8:30 pm:  A Foreign Touch

    Pollicino

    7 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Cristiano Anania

    Vanya

    10 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Oksana Artemenko

    Night Shift

    12 minutes.  Narrative Documentary.  Directors: Carl Olsson and Lea Mathieson

    Oscar V

    14 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Jonathan Albert Murphy

    Not Scared

    14 minutes. Narrative short. Director: Naumenko Kateryna

     
    Thursday, Jul 18: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    Thursday, Jul 18: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
     

    Sneak Peek, July 18, 2013

    Darkside Cinemas 7:15 pm: A Sense of Drama, Darkside Cinemas 8:30 pm: A Foreign Touch

    Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis

    Thursday, Jul 18: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    Thursday, Jul 18: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Stargazing Party

    It's a stargazing party at Central Park!

     
    Saturday, Jul 16: 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
     

    Stargazing Party

    Explore the stars and constellations

    Central Park, Corvallis

    Saturday, Jul 16: 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Saturday, Jul 20: 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM