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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...

100 Concrete Books: CLOUD Examines Our Relationship to Knowledge

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

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 two halves of a concrete book. It broke earlier that day. The book’s smooth stained exterior...

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 were brought to Whitman with the help of Mark Anderson, Whitman graduate and owner of the Walla Walla ...

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

Photo by Natalie Mutter

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.

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 running as the Safety and Technical Assistant, and after four years of hard work, Woolson is progre...

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" is a spectacle. Around 30 feet long and 12 feet wide, it’s definitely hard to miss; if...

Mease not Mooses: Choluly’s

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. However, there are always going to be larger monuments on campus...

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 by artist, but this display is distinctly different from most others. While most exhibits revolve around a c...

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: The Collages of Cory Peeke." Io Palmer hails from Hydra, a car-free Greek island off the coast...

Alumnus Mark Anderson fosters innovative art installations at Walla Walla Foundry

Credit: cade beck

Clara Bartlett

September 29, 2011

Two miles west of the Whitman bubble lies the Walla Walla Foundry. Functioning as an outdoor sculpture garden, gallery and wood shop as well as art and photography studio, the Foundry continues to prosper after 31 years of business: thanks to Whitman alumnus Mark Anderson '78. Meeting The Pioneer a...

Foundry enriches Walla Walla’s artistic identity

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

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 50 specialized workers, roughly equivalent to 104,000 man-hours per year, who help bring artists'...

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