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Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Tara Graves is Sheehan Gallery's newest assistant.

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

Tara Graves is many things: a former corporate worker who resigned after 10 years to go to art school, a photographer, an art studio owner. On Oct. 28, she also became the Sheehan Gallery assistant. Graves found her way to Whitman after resigning from her position as the Walla Walla Foundry’s photo...

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 26, 2018

The 2018 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition has arrived with big, bold strokes. With 14 artists displaying work in Sheehan Gallery and four in the Fouts exhibition space, the exhibition provides an opportunity for senior art majors to share their work with the community. This year’s pieces make great...

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 28, 2018

Sheehan Gallery now hosts a rare opportunity to experience art by all of the Whitman studio art department faculty in one space. This Whitman Studio Art Department Faculty Exhibition opened on January 22 and will remain up until April 6. The exhibition features works by professors working with...

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 ...

Sheehan Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options

Photo by Samarah Uribe

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 9, 2017

The Sheehan Gallery has undergone various renovations for safety reasons and also in order to open the possibilities for artists displaying their work in the space.

Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through an extensive artistic process that culminated in the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. The show op...

“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,...

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Ruth Fluno

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Bright, vivid paintings, featuring people, buildings, flowers and more now cover the walls of Whitman’s Sheehan Gallery. The new exhibitions are “Today Will Be Yesterday,” a Ruth Fluno retrospective, and “Walla Walla Modern,” which commemorates the painting trio of Fluno, Jeannette Jackson Murphy a...

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.

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types" exhibit, had him captivated. "I was fascinated by how much history each picture contained," said...

Sheehan Gallery Gets Graphic

Louise Karneus ('16) is pictured here reading in the central lounge of the exhibit.

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

September 10, 2015

The Sheehan Gallery, Whitman's on-campus art gallery in Olin Hall, has opened the 2015-2016 year with “Seeing Stories: Traversing the Graphic Narrative.” The show explores graphic narratives, novels and comics comprehensively. The Sheehan exhibit opened Sept. 1 and is located on the firs...

Seniors install final pieces

Shaw working on her final piece. Photo contributed by Maddison Coons.

Hannah Bartman

April 23, 2015

As another academic year comes to a close, seniors throughout all disciplines have worked hard to provide a capstone to their Whitman experience in the form of a thesis. All 14 senior art majors have a unique task in that they must create a whole series of work that will be open to the public in the...

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