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Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through an extensive artistic process that culminated in the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. The show op...

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23 to April 7, the exhibition features ceramics that Sawada, a well-known painter and collector of ceramics,...

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
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Bright, vivid paintings, featuring people, buildings, flowers and more now cover the walls of Whitman’s Sheehan Gallery. The new exhibitions are “Today Will Be Yesterday,” a Ruth Fluno retrospective, and “Walla Walla Modern,” which commemorates the painting trio of Fluno, Jeannette Jackson Murphy a...

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor
September 8, 2016
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Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.

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Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types" exhibit, had him captivated. "I was fascinated by how much history each picture contained," said...

Sheehan Gallery Gets Graphic

Sheehan Gallery Gets Graphic

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
September 10, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

The Sheehan Gallery, Whitman's on-campus art gallery in Olin Hall, has opened the 2015-2016 year with “Seeing Stories: Traversing the Graphic Narrative.” The show explores graphic narratives, novels and comics comprehensively. The Sheehan exhibit opened Sept. 1 and is located on the firs...

Seniors install final pieces

Seniors install final pieces

Hannah Bartman
April 23, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

As another academic year comes to a close, seniors throughout all disciplines have worked hard to provide a capstone to their Whitman experience in the form of a thesis. All 14 senior art majors have a unique task in that they must create a whole series of work that will be open to the public in the...

Sheehan Gallery presents POST-RURAL

Sheehan Gallery presents POST-RURAL

James Kennedy
September 18, 2014
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[portfolio_slideshow] Whitman students may notice a dissonance between the urban, intellectual culture of the campus and its rural, distant surroundings. Professors, local artists and even artists from around the country have all gathered to address this dissonance in the Sheehan Gallery's new "POST-RURAL"...

Sheehan Gallery Prepares to Open Mokuhanga Exhibit

James Kennedy
February 13, 2014
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Creating art can take a lot of time and effort, but putting together a collection of art can take even longer. "Abstract American Mokuhanga," which opens in the Donald Sheehan Gallery next Wednesday, Feb. 19, has been years in the making. "This exhibition has probably been in the making for about...

Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery

Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery

James Kennedy
October 17, 2013
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

On Oct. 14, Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery opened its latest exhibit, a reflection on the works of the local artist J. Frank Munns, who passed away last January. The exhibition process varies by artist, but this display is distinctly different from most others. While most exhibits revolve around a c...

New Sheehan Gallery art exhibition explores environmental spaces, consequences

Emma Dahl
October 18, 2012
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A new exhibition entitled "EGRESS: The Paintings of Mary Iverson" will open this weekend in Whitman's Sheehan Gallery and will run from Oct. 19 to Dec. 7. Iverson's paintings feature scenic natural landscapes that have been cluttered and ruined with ships and containers and crisscrossed with sharp perspective...

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