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Celebrating seniors at the Sheehan Gallery

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Entering the Sheehan Gallery, it is difficult to find just one piece of work to focus your attention on, as the graduating seniors' art calls to you with color, sound and unfamiliar form. Walking...

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Chávez entrances audience with turntable performance

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 14, 2022

After a three-year sabbatical, artist Maria Chávez returned to the world of public performance by sharing her musical work with the Whitman community on April 6. Chávez has left a profound impact...

Photo by Michael Lans.

“Its own kind of little world”: Maria Chávez brings multidisciplinary art to the Sheehan Gallery

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter February 17, 2022

Beginning Feb. 1, 2022, and extending until Apr. 8, 2022, Sheehan Gallery is welcoming the "Paperworks, 2008-2022 (paper, sound, motion)" exhibit by Peruvian abstract turntablist and sound artist Maria...

Photo by Michael Lans.

“Still Life” exhibition in Sheehan Gallery displays senior art thesis work

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

  Whitman's senior art majors have worked tirelessly to create a physical exhibition of their thesis projects at the Sheehan Gallery. The finished exhibition, titled “Still Life,” opened...

Alumnus artist Erik ReeL explores abstraction and mixed media in lecture

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

Strong colors and lines stand out on “Technicolor Tobey,” an art piece donated to Whitman by artist Erik ReeL. On March 11, the Portland-based Whitman alum who graduated in 1973 lectured over Zoom...

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.

“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme...

Tara Graves is Sheehan Gallerys newest assistant.

Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

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...

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...

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...

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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 Samarah Uribe

Sheehan Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options

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...

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