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Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Presents:

Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau (exhibition opening March 1, 2021)

Livestreamed Opening Program with Michael Holloman and Other Guests

Wed, March 10, 2021 4:00-5:00pm

Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau presents portraiture of Plateau tribal members as commissioned in the mid-1930s by former WSC President Ernest O. Holland. As a counterpoint, tremendous Plateau cultural materials are included from the Museum of Anthropology WSU, as well as the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane. The overarching goal is to revisit these documentary paintings while demonstrating tribal permanence in the region. As many Nez Perce … » More …

Lien Truong Artist Talk

Lien Truong’s art practice examines the social and cultural influences that shape belief systems and heritage. Landscapes symbolizing violence and tragedy; and significant American icons in the civil rights movement are translated through oil paint and painting on silk. Through a type of blended narrative painting, the work is created through a hybridity of painting materials, techniques and philosophies, embedding in it, the complex cultural histories that mirror the Asian American lens.

Lien Truong is an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions, including the National … » More …

Fine Arts Workshop

Nov 15 | 3pm

French Cleats, D-Rings and Pedestals:

This workshop will focus on how to prepare 3D and 2D work for display. Meet in the Fine Arts Wood Shop. Limited space available – sign up in the Fine Arts Office. Open to WSU faculty, staff & students.

High Five Exhibition

Dec 3 | 4:30pm Locker Gallery

It’s time for the annual High Five Exhibition at WSU Fine Arts! This Fine Arts majors & minors exhibition will include award and scholarship presentations. Refreshments will be served.

Then and Now: From Andy, With Love

Nov 11-Dec 13 | Collections Study Center, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU – Fine Arts room 5092

Nov 14 | 4:30pm Presentation and Viewing, Reception 5pm

Then and Now: From Andy, with Love is a collaborative research project by two MFA candidates who, under the direction of Clinical Assistant Professor of Art History Hallie G. Meredith, explore cross-temporal approaches to process. Kelsey Baker and Chadchom Cheskhun use a variety of mediums to revisit, interrogate, and expand upon works by Andy Warhol from the permanent collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. This project is both an artistic interpretation of Warhol’s vernacular photography and an … » More …

NEW WORK by Jeffry Mitchell

NEW WORK by Jeffry Mitchell

 

Please join us for an artist talk on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30pm

WSU Fine Arts Auditorium 5062 | Reception to follow with a special performance by Albert Miller

 

We are pleased and excited to welcome Jeffry Mitchell as our first artist-in-residence at the WSU Department of Fine Arts. Please join us on October 24 for an artist talk and reception!

Using a variety of materials and methods, including ceramics, printmaking, and drawing, Mitchell transforms kitsch subject matter into … » More …

Jeffry Mitchell Exhibition Lecture & Reception

Join us in WSU Fine Arts Gallery 2 for an exhibition organized by our 2019 artist-in-residence, Jeffry Mitchell.

Mitchell lives and works in Seattle and has been an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, Zentrum für Keramik, a guest lecturer and critic at Harvard University and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, the Neddy Artist Fellowship Award and the Contemporary Northwest Art Award.

Exhibition on view: October 24 – January 17 Fine Arts Gallery 2. Gallery Hours: M-F 8am-5pm.

Artist Lecture October 24, 4:30-5-30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium

Reception October 24, 5:30-6-30pm, … » More …

TRIBUTTE Reception

TRIBUTTE

A pop-up group exhibition of provisional art works created at Kamiak Butte and the Palouse 

 

For this show, MFA graduate students enrolled in FA 555 Critical Practices go to Kamiak Butte with minimal materials. Artists are asked to respond to the environment in an intuitive manner for approximately three hours, working mostly in groups. In the following days, artists edit and organize their ideas for installation. The result is a quirky and quick tribute to the Butte and surrounding landscape. Additionally, for this show artists will be presenting a collaborative zine: Hidden Gems of the Palouse for Contemporary Artists, Volume 1. Taken together, these … » More …

Palouse Performance Showcase

Join us in the Fine Arts building at Washington State University for the second annual Palouse Performance Showcase! Experience the body transformed through selected programming that will encompass video performance, live solo performance, parades, live music and interactive installations. This is a dynamic and participatory event with daily performances. Watch our website and Instagram for daily schedules during the week of October 7-11!

 

Schedule of Events:

 

Monday, October 7

Puppet Parade | 10am

Siri Stensberg | 10am-12pm

Richie Masias | 12-3pm

 

Tuesday, October 8 

Albert Miller | 1pm

 

Wednesday, October 9

Busted Reeds | 12pm

Errant … » More …