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Jan.25-Feb. 26: Art looks at high-tech and kids
January 20, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Detail-of-art-by-Joe-Batt-at-WSU-Tri-Cities-webRICHLAND, Wash. – An exhibit showing the impact of technology on daily life through sculptures of children using various devices will run Monday, Jan. 25, through Feb. 26 in the Consolidated Information Center Art Center, Room 102, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Grant to fund interactive, sculptural ‘art machine’
January 27, 2015

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities communications intern

Creston-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Sena Clara Creston has received a grant from the state nonprofit Artist Trust to construct an “art machine” entitled “The Umbrella Ship.”

Artist, WSU professor honored with top Oregon fellowship
December 17, 2013

Bawa-A-2013-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Avantika Bawa, assistant professor of fine art at Washington State University Vancouver, is the 2014 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s Joan Shipley Award. Bawa was selected for outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work.

Yellow Knot: CUB art installation adds vibrant twist
July 18, 2013

Yellow Knot



PULLMAN, Wash. – The CUB’s dynamic as a hub of energy and diversity tying together the Washington State University Pullman campus is embodied in “Yellow Knot,” an art work that will be installed Monday, July 22, in the CUB west end atrium.


Installation will begin about 8:30 a.m., when the work is brought in through the ground level east doors, and is expected to continue through the morning, at least.


Designed and crafted in 2011 by Pacific Northwest sculptor Paul Vexler, the Douglas fir and painted plywood sculpture is 17 feet of captivating … » More …

Cell phone walking tour showcases outdoor art
July 14, 2011

Bryan Clock Tower and the sculpture “Palouse Columns” by Robert Maki. (Photo
by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)

PULLMAN, Wash. – From the whimsical to the sensible, the WSU Campus ArtTour has something for everyone. Perhaps it’s a new way to entertain out-of-town guests or bored kids during summer vacation. Or a focus for your fair-weather lunchtime stroll around campus.
The Campus ArtTour is a self-guided phone tour of more than 50 pieces of outdoor art on the WSU Pullman campus. All you need is a brochure, a … » More …

Moscow artist to display sculpture of classmates
May 3, 2007

The Washington State University Museum of Art will exhibit Marilyn Lysohir: High School Portraits, 1968, Good Girls, Sharon Pennsylvania, May 22 – July 21. There will be a public reception for the artist at 6 p.m. May 22 in the museum featuring Linda DiFiore, an operatic performance by University of North Texas regents professor and high school classmate of the artist.Moscow, Idaho, artist Marilyn Lysohir graduated from Sharon Senior High School in Sharon, Pa., in 1968 along with 163 other young women. Between the spring of 2003 and May 2007, Lysohir created 163 nearly life-size busts of her female classmates, using their senior yearbook photographs.Museum … » More …

Art critics display opinion on giant blue heart
April 12, 2005

Early morning art critics displayed their opinion Tuesday by draping a huge tarp with the words “Return to Sender” over the the giant blue heart sculpture located near Grimes and Stadium Way. The painted bronze casting by artist Jim Dine, titled Technicolar Heart, was part of a large fall outdoor art exhibit that included 11 works by Dine, as well as others by eight different artists. At the end of the exhibit, Technicolor Heart and several other works were purchased by the Washington State Arts Commission. WSAC purchases art works through a program that receives 1/2 of 1 percent of all tax dollars used to construct public buildings.Boone … » More …

Nobody’s Makin’ Hay
March 16, 2005

Makin’ Hay, the bigger-than-life art installation located on Terra View drive, northeast of the Pullman campus, was dismantled on Tuesday, March 15. The artwork, created by Tom Otterness, Wichita, Kan., included several sculptures made of hay and fabricated steel. Helping dismantle the art work are: Boone Helm (white long-sleeve shirt), Fine Arts Museum Art Prepator; Jason Lascu (grey T-shirt and baseball hat), a Fine Arts graduate student; and Curtis Gurnett (in bottom photo), a Walla Walla foundry worker. (Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)

Siler to donate sculpture to WSU
October 26, 2004

A promised gift from the collection of professor Pat Siler to WSU is on display in the Smith CUE atrium. The large black-and-white glazed geometric sculpture by artist Jun Kaneko will be donated officially to the university sometime next year. Kaneko is among a handful of famous sculpture artists in the U.S. and resides in Omaha, Neb. “He is collected all over the world,” said WSU Museum of Art director Chris Bruce. “It is a special opportunity to have the work of an artist of that stature here.”

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 …