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Making a Home in Stevens Gallery

Making a Home in Stevens Gallery

Michelle Foster, Managing Editor

January 31, 2019

The idea of home means different things to everyone. For many students, Whitman may become a second home, and for many, it’s impossible to forget where they came from. In a recent exhibition in the Stevens Gallery, Shelby Cutter ‘19 and Izzy Dunn ‘19 displayed photographs they had taken of places that a...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 26, 2018

The 2018 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition has arrived with big, bold strokes. With 14 artists displaying work in Sheehan Gallery and four in the Fouts exhibition space, the exhibition provides an opportunity for senior art majors to share their work with the community. This year’s pieces make great...

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018

This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018

Whitman alumni have gone on to succeed in many of their ambitions and projects, and Hannah Bartman ‘16 is no exception. She is one of the many artists involved in the new art studio cooperative that opened on Sunday, April 8. The cooperative, known as The Barn, serves a dual purpose: it offers studio...

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project Reaches Across Oceans

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project Reaches Across Oceans

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

While August 9, 2020, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, may seem far in the future, Whitman College is already preparing its own contribution to the dialogue on the legacy of Nagasaki, in the form of the Hanford-Nagasaki project. An examination of the connection between the ...

Mariam Eqbal Opens New Avenues to Animation

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

February 8, 2018

Those who attended Mariam Eqbal’s talk on Thursday, Feb. 1 experienced different kind of animation than the traditional, mainstream animation of Pixar or DreamWorks. Eqbal, an experimental animator who also teaches at the University of Richmond, came to Whitman to give a lecture on animation, as well...

Students Assist Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights

Students Assist Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018

On Thursday, January 25, Planned Parenthood celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court Case “Roe v. Wade” with a fundraiser at El Corazon Winery. Though the event was not specifically geared towards Whitman College students, members of the Planned Parenthood Generation Action club were...

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 28, 2018

Sheehan Gallery now hosts a rare opportunity to experience art by all of the Whitman studio art department faculty in one space. This Whitman Studio Art Department Faculty Exhibition opened on January 22 and will remain up until April 6. The exhibition features works by professors working with...

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 25, 2018

Art pieces of all forms now make their temporary home in the gallery space and hallways of Fouts Center for Visual Arts. The eleventh Annual Winter Student Art Salon opened there on January 16 and will continue through February 7. The salon features work by both art majors and non-art majors, who submit...

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017

Whitman was granted an extraordinary opportunity to hear artist Kiki Smith speak in Maxey Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Smith is a prominent contemporary artist in printmaking and sculpture. Through a partnership between the Walla Walla Foundry and the Whitman Art Department, funded by the Robert...

Homemade and From the Heart

Homemade and From the Heart

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

The eigth annual Winter Craft fair took place this past Monday, December 4 in Reid Ballroom. As attendees sipped hot cider, they were able to appreciate and purchase art, handmade items and baked goods crafted by Whitties and community members alike. Sophomore Emma Saas attended the fair in hopes...

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