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Alumnus artist Erik ReeL explores abstraction and mixed media in lecture

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

Strong colors and lines stand out on “Technicolor Tobey,” an art piece donated to Whitman by artist Erik ReeL. On March 11, the Portland-based Whitman alum who graduated in 1973 lectured over Zoom...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist October 22, 2017

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re...

Can you Separate a Creator from their Works? No.

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 19, 2017

History is full of tales of artists behaving poorly. Composer Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite. Novelist Charles Dickens trashed his wife and secretly shacked up with a teen actress. Painter Michelangelo...

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

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...

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Emma Dahl May 1, 2014

In this humble reporter's music-going business, I've often stumbled upon friends and acquaintances with a preference for either male or female vocalists. Where does that preference come from? Do male...

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blue moon celebrates release with The Tallest Man on Earth

Kate Robinette April 21, 2011

Whitman's annual literary arts magazine, blue moon, teams up with KWCW for its release party on Friday, April 22, bringing in folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth to play for the event. blue moon,...

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