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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition opens April 14
March 20, 2006

The WSU Museum of Art in collaboration with the Fine Arts department will exhibit the 2006 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 14 – May 7. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.Graduate students will present works from a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. The exhibit will feature works with a wide range of subject matter, content and style.This years group of master’s candidates includes, Daiken Asakawa, ceramics/sculpture; Ron Davis, drawing; Jason Gatewood, sculpture; Zach Mazur, photography; Rafael Ortega, sculpture; Shane Prine, drawing; Daniela Rumpf, ceramics; Jennifer Scott, photography; and Josephine Topholm, printmaking.”The students … » More …

Lichtenstein prints pop into art museum
September 16, 2005

An opportunity to view more than 70 prints by one of the 20th century’s most recognized and influential artists will be hosted by the Museum of Art Sept. 24-Dec. 16.“Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation” is a selection of works from Jordan Schnitzer’s immense collection of prints in Portland, Ore.Lichtenstein is widely known for his comic book images and Benday dot patterns, which many consider the most enduring of pop art imagery. Lichtenstein explored every print-making medium, however, producing more than 300 print editions (with multiple runs of each).Included in the exhibit will be the first … » More …

Museum employee hosts one jewel of an exhibit
September 2, 2005

Original jewelry — the thesis exhibit of Anna-Maria Shannon, master of arts student and Museum of Art assistant director — will be on display at the CUB Gallery Sept. 13-30.The works are inspired by religious jewelry from faiths such as Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Wicca.“My research is based on the significance of the symbolic nature of the original works,” Shannon said. “The exhibit is the physical manifestation of my research for the last 2 1/2 years. I’ve taken the spiritual elements of the original works and created a line of jewelry called ‘The Divine Line.’”The gallery, located at the east end of the CUB on … » More …

Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit set for Aug. 19
August 3, 2005

PULLMAN — The Museum of Art will present the annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit Aug. 19 – Sept. 17, with a public opening reception at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. The exhibit is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of both emeriti and current Fine Arts department faculty members, said Anna-Maria Shannon, the museum’s assistant director.  Each year, the exhibit includes a wide variety of works from the artists who provide inspiration to WSU students daily, allowing them to observe their mentors put skill and theory into practice, she said. Keith Wells, museum curator, said this year’s Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit will feature a diverse blend of works utilizing … » More …

Photo selected to hang in Smithsonian museum
June 30, 2005

Dewitt (Duke) Beattie, a WSU engineering technical supervisor with the College of Science, recently had one of his photos selected to be displayed in a Smithsonian museum and was named a finalist in a national photography contest.Beattie has pursued photography as a hobby for more than 40 years, and has occasionally sold some of his photos.Beattie’s award winning photo captured a glimpse of an abandoned farmhouse near Bald Butte south of Pullman. As part of the recognition, his photo will be published in the July issue of Smithsonian magazine, and it is now hanging in a Smithsonian Institution museum in Washington, D.C. It was also seen in the June 29 issue of Moscow Daily News, online at » More …

Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition begins April 8
March 21, 2005

The Washington State University Museum of Art, in collaboration with the fine arts department, will present The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 8-May 8. The exhibit will feature an opening reception beginning at 7 p.m. on April 8.MFA student candidates will present works from a variety of media including drawing, mixed-media, painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibit will feature works covering a wide range of subject matter, content, and styles.This year’s group of MFA candidates includes Roxann Burger, drawing; Roark T. Congdon, sculpture; Scott Hagel, painting; Tia-Maria Holler, mixed-media; Jason Lascu, sculpture; Nathan Lunstrum, photography; and Danella Thompson, sculpture.”The MFA students have spent … » More …

Northwest glass works shine at new exhibit
February 18, 2005

As part of a series focusing on the works of Pacific Northwest artists, the Washington State University Museum of Art will present the exhibit “Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace” from Feb. 22-April 3. An opening reception and lecture by the artists will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in the museum’s gallery and Fine Arts Center auditorium. Kirkpatrick and Mace are best known for large-scale still life arrangements of realistic glass fruit and vegetables, as well as wood and glass figurative sculptures. The pair began collaborating in 1979 after meeting at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Wash. There, they studied under Dale Chihuly, … » More …

Campus architecture, hidden art topic of lecture
February 10, 2005

Washington State University Art á la Carte, a brown-bag noontime lunch series, will present “Public Art and Private Encounters” with H. Clare Wiser, docent of the Museum of Art/WSU and professor emeritus of mathematics at WSU.Wiser’s visual presentation will describe and illustrate both the obvious and hidden campus art and the architectural details of the Pullman campus. This is a walking tour without the walking and a “bet you didn’t notice” challenge.The final spring Art á la Carte program will be Feb. 24 with Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick as they discuss “On Art, Glass, and more…” They are renowned for their innovative work, from … » More …

Art museum honors Siler and his career
October 15, 2004

The Museum of Art/ Washington State University will present the works of nationally renowned artist and WSU professor Patrick Siler between Oct. 25 and Dec. 19.“Not only has Pat influenced countless WSU students as a teacher, but he is one of a handful of Palouse artists who have made a significant impact on the art of the Northwest,” said Chris Bruce, museum director. “He is our great pop expressionist — edgy, funny, innovative and incredibly prolific.” The exhibition will consist of 24 gesso and acrylic paintings and also will include woodcut-framed paintings (wood frames with images carved into them). Half of these paintings will be … » More …

Sculpture displayed across Pullman campus
August 20, 2004

Artist Jim Dine with one of his artworks at WSU’s Museum of Art.Sculpture created by internationally renowned artist Jim Dine and a variety of other artists at the Walla Walla Foundry will be shown by the WSU Museum of Art from Aug. 20 to Oct. 17.Curated by Chris Bruce, museum director, and Keith Wells, museum curator, the indoor and outdoor exhibitions will comprise the most ambitious display of artworks in the museum’s 30-year history. A selection of works by Dine will be in the museum gallery, while 11 works by him and eight other artists, all of whom work with the Walla Walla Foundry, will … » More …