Photos: Art of the Athlete returns to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art held a public reception Wednesday night to celebrate Art of the Athlete II, an exhibit that shows off the work of student athletes. The exhibit is a collaboration between the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes and the UO Arts and Administration Program. Eight different Oregon sports programs are represented in the exhibit. Art of the Athlete II will be on display until February 9, 2014.

Oregon sophomore defensive back Issac Dixon shows off his graphic design to fellow football teammate and senior wide receiver, Josh Huff. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore defensive back Issac Dixon shows off his graphic design to fellow football teammate and senior wide receiver, Josh Huff. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Art of the Athlete participants pose for a photo following the end of the reception.  (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Art of the Athlete participants pose for a photo following the reception. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Stolen, a watercolor painting by Oregon junior running back Ayele Forde, was one of the works of art created by student athletes the represent a total of eight different sports. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Stolen, a watercolor painting by Oregon junior running back Ayele Forde, was one of the works of art created by student athletes who represent a total of eight different sports. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back De'Anthony Thomas talks about his art and the inspiration of Michael Jordan being a influence in his piece. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back De’Anthony Thomas talks about his art and Michael Jordan being an influence in his piece. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back Ayele Forde (30) sits after receiving his certificate that reads: "This award is given to Ayele Forde for most likely to take the art world by storm." (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon junior running back Ayele Forde (30) sits after receiving his certificate that reads: “This award is given to Ayele Forde for most likely to take the art world by storm.” (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

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