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A Talk with Artist Paul Valadez

A Talk with Artist Paul Valadez

Emma Chung, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

"Selections from the Great Mexican-American Songbook" by Paul Valadez graced the walls of the Stevens Gallery from July 17 to September 16. The exhibit consisted of a series of collages printed on music sheets with layers of images and language that explore the presence of Mexican-American culture...

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,...

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 17, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to grapple with Trump’s election. The art department organized a space in Fouts Center for Visual Arts for ...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

Stop staring, protect yourself

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

October 27, 2016


Filed under OPINION

I have a friend who has an unhealthy penchant for stale metaphor. Just last week we were discussing the Ruth Fluno retrospective at Sheehan when he referred to the art as “a delicious feast.” Normally I’d treat this sort of remark as an empty flourish, but as I was in a slightly unusual sta...

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


Filed under A&E

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...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

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


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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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DaMa Opens “Woman in Art”

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under A&E

Juniors Lauren Benedict and Maia Watkins took part in an event to combat an all-too overlooked facet of feminism: the underrepresentation of women in the art world.

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Sheehan Gallery Presents New Pretentious Modern Art

Clara Wheeler, staff writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Humor

In order to increase the number of visitors that flow through Sheehan Art Gallery like nonexistent molasses, the Whitman art department is announcing some new installations of modern student art. The director, Arthur Galeria, hopes to rebrand the gallery in a way that will appeal more to the pompous...

Foundry Vineyard Central to Local Wine, Art Scene

Foundry Vineyard Central to Local Wine, Art Scene

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

For almost two decades Foundry Vineyards has brought art and wine together.

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