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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...

Homemade and From the Heart

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

The eigth annual Winter Craft fair took place this past Monday, December 4 in Reid Ballroom. As attendees sipped hot cider, they were able to appreciate and purchase art, handmade items and baked goods crafted by Whitties and community members alike. Sophomore Emma Saas attended the fair in hopes...

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including many Whitman students and faculty, arranged and set up many activities for visitors, such as...

Printmaking Students Question, Learn From Poster Removal

Printmaking Students Question, Learn From Poster Removal

Lane Barton

October 30, 2014

Political posters typically have a short lifespan around the Whitman campus, due to a combination of vague policies on where materials can be posted and the rapid removal of posters with political messages. The rapid removal of political posters was particularly visible at the end of September and...

Walla Walla Celebrates with Colorful Community Events

Walla Walla Celebrates with Colorful Community Events

Isabel Mills

October 31, 2013

This Halloween season, Walla Walla is filled with events, including a festival, a fundraiser and a family tradition. One of the events is the very first Day of the Dead Festival, which was held at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. It featured a Latino concert,...

Happy Halloween!

Karah Kemmerly

October 31, 2013

This week, The Pioneer went to the first annual Día de los Muertos community festival to check out the student artwork. We also chatted with alumnus Stanley Wilson '66 about his 2004 thriller novel set in Walla Walla's supposedly haunted cemetery.

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Print: Mare Blocker

Binta Loos-Diallo

May 9, 2012

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Sam Alden takes comic art to next level, draws picture of success

Sam Alden takes comic art to next level, draws picture of success

Clara Bartlett

February 23, 2012

A graphic designer and comic illustrator with many diverse projects under his belt, Whitman senior and KWCW Art Director Sam Alden took a moment to chat with The Pioneer  about his recent endeavors, artistic process and future plans. What subjects are the most fun for you to draw? Do you hate drawing...

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