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Stories in Ink

Stories in Ink

Emma Cooper and Megan Hearst

December 3, 2015

According to the Pew Research Center, over 36% of Americans aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo. At Whitman, getting a tattoo has become a right of passage for many. Students tell why they chose to participate in the trend and share with The Pioneer how their body art is more than skin deep.  Sarah Herron Sophomore Sarah...

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...

“Go On” dance recital invites collaboration between guest artist, instructors, students

Megan Hearst

November 12, 2015

After months of hard work, the dance department’s annual recital, this year titled "Go On," has come to fruition. The process, which began with auditions in September, culminates in the performance at Harper Joy Theatre, on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. Dance professors Renee Archibald and Pe...

Game Night at Sweet Basil

Emma Cooper, Columnist

September 24, 2015

If you're looking for more than just pizza at Sweet Basil, Wednesday nights are the time for you. Sweet Basil hosts the Walla Walla Go Club (WWGC) game night each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A few Whitman students, especially members of the Japanese club, have frequented Go Club. Go is an...

Sheehan Gallery Gets Graphic

Louise Karneus ('16) is pictured here reading in the central lounge of the exhibit.

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

September 10, 2015

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...

How Whitman Gets its Art: The Art Advisory Committee

Sarah Cornett

May 18, 2015

When students on campus returned from Summer Break this year, they were greeted by Frog Feet. Walking down the steps of Reid Campus Center, a red and yellow glass sculpture resembling amphibian appendages stood in a landing as they descended to the Post Office or the Bookstore. While this glass...

Musicians, artists, poets collaborate for Spring Concert

Daniel Kim

May 7, 2015

On Saturday, May 9 at the Chism Recital Hall, the Whitman College Department of Music will present the Whitman Orchestra Spring Concert under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paul Luongo.  The Spring Concert will be divided into two sections. The first section will exhibit the winner ...

Seniors install final pieces

Shaw working on her final piece. Photo contributed by Maddison Coons.

Hannah Bartman

April 23, 2015

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 showcases visiting artists’ interdisciplinary artworks

Sheehan Gallery showcases visiting artists' interdisciplinary artworks

Geoffrey Leach

February 26, 2015

On Feb. 23 the next art exhibition will arrive at the Sheehan Gallery. While artist lectures have taken place all year as part of The Hand and The Machine series, this will be the first time that the visiting artist's work will be showcased at the Sheehan Gallery. "With regards to The Hand and ...

George W. Bush lectures at Whitman Art Department

Kyle Seasly

February 12, 2015

Nothing quite says 'Spring' like former presidents giving commencement addresses on their post-presidential passions. Few have forgotten President Jimmy Carter's April 1994 speech at Columbia University regarding Habitat for Humanity, or Ulysses S. Grant's lecture titled "I Won the War Drunk" at...

Winter Art Salon exhibits new media and technology

Hannah Bartman

January 29, 2015

The eighth annual Student Winter Art Salon opened at the Sheehan Gallery last Saturday, Jan. 24 and will remain open until Feb. 13. The art pieces featured are all completed in studio art classes at Whitman and the pieces displayed were chosen by three studio art faculty members. This year's salon holds...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly

November 13, 2014

Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat like a cookie cooling-rack. To those not trained in the arts of Photoshop and the latest technology...

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