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“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 to April 7, the exhibition features ceramics that Sawada, a well-known painter and collector of ceramics,...

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 22, 2016

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however, are those that feature in the museum's rotating special exhibits–and with the opening of "Sewn Into...

Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History

Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History

Isabel Mills

September 26, 2013

If you met him on the street, 82-year-old Gerry Matthews would seem like any other retired, happily married Wheaton Terrier owner. In reality, he is a rather unique artist. Matthews moved to Walla Walla with his wife Pat Stanley years ago, leaving both of their acting careers in New York behind. A clas...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

February 21, 2013

Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the "Christian General" because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander ...

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