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Seniors cope with finishing final requirements virtually

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

May 13, 2020

As the Class of 2020 reconciles with their last few weeks at Whitman, they are also finishing their final assessments under completely unexpected circumstances. Social distancing and online distance-learning have tinged their concluding experience with a sense of loss. Senior studio art major Ellen Ingwerson desc...

Student Entrepreneurs Blend Art and Business to Create New Apparel Line

Jesus Chaparro '13.  Photos by Devika Doowa.

Mallory Martin

February 14, 2013

He's an art and economics double major and the executive secretary for Phi Delta Theta, but somehow he still found time to start his own business. Sophomore Jesus Chaparro reminds us just how creative and driven Whitties can be with his new Whitman-based business: Cryptid Apparel. Officially started last October, Cryptid was inspired by a love of art...

Senior art majors reveal thesis projects with metropolitan inspiration

Clara Bartlett

April 19, 2012

For Whitman's visual art majors, a thesis is not made of paragraphs and footnotes, but of charcoal and pigment. The "Visual Art Majors Senior Thesis Exhibition" opens tomorrow, April 20 in Sheehan Gallery. This opening is the culmination of months of creativity and long hours spent working in Fouts...

Where did David go?

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Mallory Martin

October 6, 2011

For returning students passing the Fouts Center for Visual Arts, the front brick wall may seem unusually bare. The marble miniature of Michelangelo's "David" that once hung from the building by a lurid orange chain has disappeared. Titled "Juxtapose," the piece by Assistant Professor of Art Michelle Acuff origin...

Fouts joins Sheehan to accommodate record number of studio art thesis participants

Installation by Jea Alford.  Photo Credit: Julia Bowman

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

April 21, 2011

Friday, April 22 marks the beginning of the studio art major thesis exhibition at Sheehan Art Galley and Fouts Center for Visual Arts, an event that allows Whitman College seniors to fulfill the "written" portion of their thesis. "Instead of writing a formal dissertation, the students work over the...

Art building availability

Shannon Flood 11' works on her tea pot tops for advanced independent study ceramics. Credit: Kendra Klag

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

March 3, 2011

Studio art at Whitman is both a hobby and an academic discipline, a fact that makes use of the art building and its studios a controversial issue, as some students feel they should have access to said facilities even if they are not art majors or enrolled in art classes. The art building currently...

Winter student art salon provides opportunity for non-majors


November 17, 2009

The annual Winter Student Art Salon, which will run from Dec. 4 through 18 in the Sheehan Gallery, takes on new importance this year with the recent opening of the Fouts Center for the Visual Arts and a redoubled effort on the part of the gallery to engage the local community. The salon puts on display...

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