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Whitman community mourns loss of art professor Rick Martinez

Rick passed away on Jan. 26, 2020. He taught in the art department at Whitman from 2012 to 2020. Photos contributed by Whitman Communications
February 20, 2020

Whitman College Associate Professor of Art Rick Martinez unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 26. Rick was hired in 2012 and promoted to an associate professor in 2016. He also served as the chair of the art...

Winter Orchestra Concert connects visual arts and music

The Winter Orchestra Concert occurred on Feb. 14. Photo by Thomas Lemoine
February 20, 2020

Junior Grace Gutierrez, a first violinist in the Whitman orchestra, had never experienced anything like it in her three years playing at Whitman: as the orchestra played under dimmed lights, a screen behind...

Mariam Eqbal Opens New Avenues to Animation

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...

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman
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...

From Noise to Art: Tatsuya Nakatani Sculpts Sound

Photo by Taj Howe
October 7, 2017

In the crash of cymbals and ringing of singing bowls, a seemingly random series of noise is shaped into a sculpture of sound. Tatsuya Nakatani, master percussionist and sound artist, demonstrated this...

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