WSU Fine Arts ceramics technician and instructor Kassie Smith uses ceramic sculpture “as a vehicle for communication, as it fosters an approachable and accessible language…to open a gateway of empathy and desire to understand by those who don’t share the same experience.” Join us for and opening reception on Thursday, August 29, in Fine Arts Gallery 3.
Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, February 7, at 4:30pm. Reception to follow.
Exhibit: February 7 – March 1, 2019
Nanibah “Nani” Chacon is a Dine (Navajo) and Chicana artist who is known for her female figurative works which utilize bold colors and an illustrative format to incorporate contemporary Native, Chicana and American culture. She uses female characters to explore ideas of feminism, sexuality, softness, power, culture, traditionalism and modernism.
Nani was the recipient of the Reggie Gammon award in 2011. In 2012, she returned to the realm of public arts, creating a large scale 100-foot mural which integrated radio transmission for the International ISEA … » More …
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15 from 4:30-5:30pm at WSU Fine Arts Gallery 2
Exhibition opens November 15, 2018 and runs through January 10, 2019
Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts presents a juried exhibition exploring ideas about the body. While authority over the human body has long been determined by gender and class, in today’s highly globalized and pluralistic contemporary art world, artists view the body as a malleable site of meaning and power, not as an archetype but as a performative instrument, a vessel to be filled and surface upon which the artist or viewer may project her own fears, desires and dreams. Featuring … » More …