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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

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor

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 department, impacting the lives of many students and faculty throughout his time at Whitman. Rick wa...

Artist Profile: Lynn Woolson

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

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 running as the Safety and Technical Assistant, and after four years of hard work, Woolson is progre...

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

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 many Whitman students and faculty, arranged and set up many activities for visitors, such as...

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Sarah Cornett

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. The changes, which will be implemented for the 2014-2015 academic year, provide for five new...

Senior art majors reveal thesis projects with metropolitan inspiration

Clara Bartlett

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. This opening is the culmination of months of creativity and long hours spent working in Fouts...

Art majors to seek inspiration in Empire State

Alex Hagen

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, the senior art majors make an annual pilgrimage to New York City. From Nov. 16-20, the students...

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