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Internationally Renowned Public Artist Paul McCarthy Visits Campus

Photo by Anna Dawson

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

February 18, 2016

On Tuesday, February 16 Paul McCarthy gave a lecture in Maxey Hall.

“Styx” artist Deborah Butterfield visits Whitman

Credit: Allie Felt

Emily Lin-Jones

October 6, 2011

Whitman students and local sculpture enthusiasts had the opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to meet world-renowned sculptor Deborah Butterfield, creator of the beloved Whitman campus fixture "Styx." Butterfield delivered an hour-long lecture at Maxey Hall about her artistic career and vision. Butt...

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'...

Sculptures on Campus

Pirouette.  Photo Credit: Isabel Hong

Nate Lessler

September 30, 2010

Because students have become so accustomed to the 20+ sculptures on Whitman Campus, it's easy to take the artwork for granted. Yet, these sculptures are some of the very features that make Whitman College unique. Few colleges have as large of a range of sculptures on campus. "As public art, [Whitm...

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