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Whitman community mourns loss of art professor Rick Martinez

Rick passed away on Jan. 26, 2020. He taught in the art department at Whitman from 2012 to 2020. Photos contributed by Whitman Communications
February 20, 2020

Whitman College Associate Professor of Art Rick Martinez unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 26. Rick was hired in 2012 and promoted to an associate professor in 2016. He also served as the chair of the art...

Artist Profile: Lynn Woolson

Lynn Woolson
November 19, 2015

If you’ve ever seen an art piece at Whitman and wondered how it ever got assembled, chances are Lynn Woolson is behind it. Woolson is the force behind a lot of a lot of what keeps the art department...

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens
Printmaking students and community members took advantage of festivities to create holiday-themed designs on large and small prints.
October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including...

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes
May 1, 2014

The art department has changed the structure of its introductory studio art classes, ending the popular Introduction to Visual Arts Practices class and instead creating more specialized "Foundations" courses....

Senior art majors reveal thesis projects with metropolitan inspiration

April 19, 2012

For Whitman's visual art majors, a thesis is not made of paragraphs and footnotes, but of charcoal and pigment. The "Visual Art Majors Senior Thesis Exhibition" opens tomorrow, April 20 in Sheehan Gallery....

Art majors to seek inspiration in Empire State

October 27, 2011

An important part of Whitman's art major program is the thesis, or final project, that the senior art majors produce near the end of the school year. To gather inspiration for their respective projects,...

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