RICHLAND, Wash. – An exhibition at Washington State University Tri‑Cities will showcase art professionally created by WSU faculty and staff from across the state now through Feb. 28 at the WSU Tri‑Cities Art Center.

A grand opening for the exhibition is scheduled for 5 p.m.–7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the WSU Tri‑Cities Art Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature a range of styles of art, including interactive and electronic sculptures, ceramics, photography, painting, drawing and more. It will specifically feature works from 16 faculty and staff from the WSU Tri‑Cities, WSU Vancouver and WSU Pullman campuses.

At the grand opening on Jan. 31, attendees will have the opportunity to meet many of the artists featured, enjoy wine and light refreshments, as well as get an up‑close look at the works of art.

Remarks begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature:

  • Sena Clara Creston

    WSU Tri‑Cities clinical assistant professor of fine arts and digital technology and culture

  • Squeak Meisel

    WSU chair and associate professor and sculpture coordinator of fine arts

  • Kathleen McAteer

    WSU Tri‑Cities vice chancellor for academic affairs and clinical associate professor of biology

  • Matthew Jockers

    Dean of the WSU College of Arts and Sciences

  • Reza Safavi

    WSU associate professor, graduate coordinator and digital media coordinator of fine arts

The grand opening reception is free and open to the public. A complete list of artists and their works featured can be viewed on the WSU Tri‑Cities Art Center website.

“We have a variety of highly-skilled and wildly talented faculty and staff members whose work will be featured and prominently displayed for this WSU exhibition,” Creston said. “We invite our community members to come out and witness the excellent artwork of our accomplished faculty and staff.”

The WSU Tri‑Cities Art Center is open from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday.