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Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Tara Graves is Sheehan Gallery's newest assistant.

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

Tara Graves is many things: a former corporate worker who resigned after 10 years to go to art school, a photographer, an art studio owner. On Oct. 28, she also became the Sheehan Gallery assistant. Graves found her way to Whitman after resigning from her position as the Walla Walla Foundry’s photo...

Library makeover: New art revitalizes frequented space

Gina Osterloh’s “Dots Front Misfire” and Ebony Patterson’s “Untitled (Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers)” are juxtaposed on the third floor.

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

October 19, 2019

Since its construction in 1956, Penrose Library has served as a setting for intellectual, artistic and personal exploration in the Walla Walla community. Among windows, shelves and cubicles, art pieces of a variety of mediums illuminate the spaces and create an interactive visual experience for viewers....

Encountering Marcus and Narcissa

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

In response to the defacement of the Narcissa Whitman painting and the Marcus Whitman statue that stands just off campus, the Encounters syllabus committee added a new unit this year. The unit centers around the statue, as well as the Maxey Museum exhibit entitled “A Proper Monument?” The fac...

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...

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...

A Talk with Artist Paul Valadez

Paul Valadez. Photo by Natalie Mutter

Emma Chung, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017

"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 Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options

Photo by Samarah Uribe

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 9, 2017

The Sheehan Gallery has undergone various renovations for safety reasons and also in order to open the possibilities for artists displaying their work in the space.

Students Print With Studio Articolore

Students Print With Studio Articolore

Zuhra Amini, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

In a town full of tasting room gallery hybrids and coffee shop showcases, the printmaking gallery Studio Articolore sets itself apart. Entering into its second year, Studio Articolore has planted its roots wide and deep through community engagement within Walla Walla. For co-owner Ann-Marie Cunningham,...

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types" exhibit, had him captivated. "I was fascinated by how much history each picture contained," said...

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...

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