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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

100 Concrete Books: CLOUD Examines Our Relationship to Knowledge

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter November 9, 2017

Associate Professor of Art, Michelle Acuff and I sit on a wooden bench outside the Allen Reading Room (known to regulars as the “Quiet Room” – Acuff calls it a “temple”). They hold in their hands...

Wheatfields - Photo by Samarah Uribe

New Sculptures on Campus

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter September 10, 2017

This year, the Fouts Center for Visual Arts is playing host to three striking sculptures by Jim Dine, contributing to the diverse display of art already present throughout campus. The sculptures...

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor September 8, 2016
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.
Lynn Woolson

Artist Profile: Lynn Woolson

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer November 19, 2015

If you’ve ever seen an art piece at Whitman and wondered how it ever got assembled, chances are Lynn Woolson is behind it. Woolson is the force behind a lot of a lot of what keeps the art department...

Walla Walla Hosts Art by Ai Weiwei

Walla Walla Hosts Art by Ai Weiwei

Bil McCafferty, A&E Writer September 17, 2015

From now until August 2016, Whitman College will be the proud host of "Refraction," a sculpture by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Located just outside the Fouts Center for Visual Arts, "Refraction"...

Mease not Mooses: Cholulys

Mease not Mooses: Choluly’s

Luke Hampton September 11, 2014

Cartoon by Asa Mease

Woven Metal

Woven Metal

Marra Clay February 16, 2014
Whitman has gone through a whirlwind of weather changes. In the last few weeks, I have seen snow deep enough to bury everyone's Birkenstocks, enough sunshine to melt it all away, drizzling rain, and even a rolling, fleet of fog.
Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery

Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery

James Kennedy October 17, 2013

On Oct. 14, Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery opened its latest exhibit, a reflection on the works of the local artist J. Frank Munns, who passed away last January. The exhibition process varies...

New Dual Sheehan Exhibit Features Artists Io Palmer and Cory W. Peeke

Emma Dahl February 14, 2013

The Sheehan Art Gallery in Olin Hall will replace the Student Art Salon with two new exhibits this month, one entitled "Parted Leisure/Labored Ways: The Work of Io Palmer" and the other "Image Attached:...

Credit: cade beck

Alumnus Mark Anderson fosters innovative art installations at Walla Walla Foundry

Clara Bartlett September 29, 2011
Whitman alum Mark Anderson discusses his creative journey from Whitman to the Walla Walla Foundry, where he continues to bring forth innovative new combinations of recycling and modern art.
Various artists working out of the Walla Walla Foundry use wax models as intermediates for their sculptures.  The floating bust is Kanye West. Credit: Kendra Klag

Foundry enriches Walla Walla’s artistic identity

Kate Robinette March 10, 2011

The Walla Walla Foundry, established in 1980 by Mark Anderson '78, casts and fabricates contemporary fine arts. Offering digital operations, casting, fabrication and design services, the foundry employs...

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