Karm Hagedorn

Profile Updated: August 1, 2017
Residing In Eugene, OR USA
Spouse/Partner Sheryl Bernheine
Occupation Retired
Children Bailey Zoe Hagedorn Bernheine, born 1992
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I retired in 2013 from the City of Eugene where I served as General Manager of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, and Cultural Services Division Director overseeing the Hult, Cuthbert Amphitheater, Public Art, and Community Events; the perfect job for me! I am co-director of Soromundi: Lesbian Chorus of Eugene which I started in 1989 - season 28! - and play bass guitar in Complicated, a local cover band who some of you seemed to enjoy very much at the last reunion. :) We travel a lot and are planning our next trip which will include Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, and Amsterdam. Daughter Bailey studied architecture in London, is home now working in a firm in Eugene, and is redesigning the lower level of the Hult Center. I'm a proud mom!

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STATUE – (The one in the web header…)
Mr. Flynn closed his office door, walked behind his desk, and said “Bill, what do you know about the statue you found at the University?”
   Sheeesh! For the umpteenth time I was (deservedly) under the interrogation lamp.
   “Uh, it’s an abstract person.” I was guessing, but Flynn had my gears spinning as other possibilities came to mind.
   “Are you sure about that?”
   “I asked my brother who’s in the same building as the Art School.” I didn’t say exactly What I had asked my brother, but with 800? pounds of concrete firmly planted in front of the school, what was a guy going to do?
   Flynn eyed me “Does it has something to do with an Embrace?” He was not smiling. I was trying not to.
   “No. It’s just a person.” Now my gears were on over-load. Sure, I’d broken just about every rule they’d laid down, including coming down the rescue rope from the ceiling above the stage and lacerating a finger in the process, not to mention being accused of stealing an expensive electronic flash from South Eugene…. But, a statue in an “Embrace”? Come on, Wayne.
   It was the ultimate irony. The one time I thought I was not going out of bounds, here was Mr. Flynn putting ideas in my head. Yet, he knew, as well as a few (nameless) others did, that getting that statue out of the ground was going to be, er, difficult… And expensive.
   It’s fuzzy now, but I still remember talking someone into donating (the U would say disposing of) the statue, then talking someone else (Pape Bros.?) into donating a forklift and driver, and someone else into a good sized flatbed truck. The load (barely) cleared the cross beam on the Ferry Street Bridge. But, luckily the forklift could only put the darn thing on the front left corner of the truck bed, providing a precarious out of balance tilt so the statue could complete its journey. Mr. Flynn, at the wheel of the rig, must have been white knuckled as the fork lift, and my counterparts in crime followed him ever so slowly up Coburg Road.
   Did I say removal would be difficult? Yeah, I think so. My main concern was someone putting a rope around the thing, tying the rope to a truck axle, and pulling it over. Nice. So I decided to get even. I’m pretty sure we used a post hole digger and some old re-bar to put “legs” on the pre-laid foundation so that if the statue went down it’d take a bunch of grass and a truck axle along with it. The foundation is below ground level, and so is the real base of the statue. Maybe.
   I’m going to bet the Mr. Flynn called the UO Art department and got the Real story, but he never told me. I’m also going to bet that the Real story was shared among those in our class who later frequented the sanctum sanctorum of the Faculty Lounge.
   Me? On this topic the gears have not stopped spinning. Maybe I’ll comment on the word “Embrace” if anyone’s interested.

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May 13, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Hi, John. I'm so sorry to read this. Thank you for sharing your kind words. Randy took lots of wonderful pictures of the band some of us were in back in the day. He made things more fun!

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