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Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities
This week is packed with Art + Design events and opportunities. There is an information meeting on Tuesday for our study abroad in Greece, Waffle Wednesday continues, the College of Arts & Humanities Alumni Day is Thursday with our distinguished alumnus Pablo Guerrero meeting students in Randall Hall and Dr. Ellen Avitts presenting a talk in the Museum of Culture and Environment on Thursday. This is also the last week to view the exhibition in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party. It is on display through October 21. The department is now accepting through November 1, applications for entry into the BFA degree.

Alumnus Pablo Guerrero of Amigo Arts
CWU Department of Art + Design distinguished alumnus, Pablo Guerrero
11am - 12pm Randall 200
Pablo is the owner of Amigo Arts in Monroe, Washington. Amigo Arts designs and fabricates Custom Signs, Neon Signs, Retro Signs, and other built objects including their new media production services. Come hear Pablo talk about his path to success from a student here at Central to a thriving art + design business.
Randall Hall room 200
Thursday, October 18
11am - 12pm
College of Arts & Humanities Alumni Day: Thursday, October 18
1:00pm-2:30pm:    Panel Discussion in the SURC Ballroom
Join the College of Arts & Humanities as we celebrate Alumni Day! Speak with a panel of accomplished Alumni, and learn how their experiences as a student in the College of Arts & Humanities became the key to their success!
An honored alum will be present from each of our 8 departments to talk about where they are now and how they got there.
Study Abroad: Art & Architecture of Greece
There is an informational meeting
at 4 PM on Tuesday, October 16 in Randall Hall rm.117
ART 416
International Experience
in Art, Architecture and Design:
Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece
This is an informational meeting for a short-term study abroad opportunity studying art & architecture of Greece.
The program will involve 2 upper-division credits of course work in spring quarter 2019 and 2 credits of upper-division travel study from September 11 to 22, 2019. (Fall quarter 2019)
We will be visiting the major museums and archeological sites in Athens, Mycenae, Corinth, Epidaurus, Crete, Delphi and Ossios Loukas.
Any student who would like more information but cannot make the meeting is welcome to contact at Prof. Lewis at , or Dr. Avitts at .
Dr. Ellen Avitts at the Museum of Culture & Environment
Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm
at the Museum of Culture & Environment, Dean Hall Lobby
Lecture featuring Ellen Avitts, “(Re)Defining the Living Room, The Rhetoric and Reality of the Spaces in Which We Live”
In trendy home décor magazines and “staged homes,” images of living rooms reflect popular social and cultural ideals. But how do these images relate to our everyday use of the living room? Join the Museum of Culture & Environment (MCE) on Oct. 18 at 5:30 pm as we welcome Dr. Ellen Avitts, architectural historian and CWU Associate Prof. of Art + Design. Dr. Avitts will explore the hidden meaning of popular living room design in “(Re)Defining the Living Room, the Rhetoric and Reality of the Spaces in Which We Live.” Dr. Avitt’s research on staged homes—and how consumers use these living spaces once they move in—will help us see living rooms in a different light.
Dr. Avitts talk is related to the Museum's current exhibit “The Living Room”.
Study African Shona Stone Sculpture
ART 498: Special Topics: Shona Stone
A 2 credit, four-week lecture and studio course that will focus on a traditional Zimbabwe stone carving technique known as Shona Stone Sculpture.
Students will learn the fundamentals of Shona stone sculpture using the unique Zimbabwe serpentine stone.
This course will be taught by Alexander Chitungo a master stone sculptor from Zimbabwe. 
The class runs Monday and Wednesday
October 22 - November 19: 6:30 - 9 P.M.
Contact Gregg Schlanger for additional information.
The Student Art Club (SAC)
The Student Art Club
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4PM
Breeze-Thru (second floor Randall Hall)
The Student Art Club holds it weekly meetings on Thursdays at 4 PM in the Breeze-Thru. It is never too late to join. Studio and Graphic Design students are all welcome to become members of this growing student club.
This week we see the continuation of the highly recognized and award winning Waffle Wednesdays. Follow your nose on the first floor of Randall Hall. Sometime around 8:30am until there are no more.
Open Figure Drawing Fridays
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Randall Hall
Room 219
Waffle Wednesdays
morning time
Randall Hall
first floor
upcoming around the department
Kiara Castro: Hermosa Herencia
artist reception - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22
Provost Gallery
302 Barge Hall
The exhibition is currently open to the public 8 – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Kiara Castro is an American artist raised in Washington State in and around the Yakima Valley. Born from immigrant parents, a Mexican father and a Guatemalan mother, Castro creates work about her identity and experience as a first generation Latinx woman through the use and combination of photography, analog processes, mixed media, and sculpture. From a young age, Castro has been interested in the arts, though was never encouraged to pursue it. It wasn’t until she attended a higher education institution that she decided to pursue art as a career, even though she felt she lacked the experience.  
She received her BFA in Studio Art from Central Washington University in the summer of 2018 and has exhibited regionally around the Pacific Northwest. Now as an art teacher at Granger High School she hopes to encourage the next generation of artists by cultivating creativity and teaching career transferable skills.
Zombie Babies is back for a 4th year! Friday, October 26th , noon to 5pm. Lots of prizes to be award! Guest judges! Free pizza! Supplies and baby dolls are provided and you are welcome to bring your own. Are you the next grand champion zombie baby creator?!
Randall Hall Rm. 133
Now accepting applications for the BFA degree
download the application form at:
Employment Opportunities
for Art + Design majors
For complete job descriptions, go to this link and use the search function on the top of the page.
Equipment Monitor/ Office Assistant
Department of Art + Design
Support department equipment check out facility, monitor building after hours and assist with department functions.
Pay: 11.50 per hour
Student Art Gallery Attendant (Work Study Only)
Department of Art + Design
Gallery Attendants keep the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery safe and secure when it is open to the public. They are responsible for greeting visitors. Gallery Attendants install exhibit displays under the supervision of the Gallery Manager.
Pay: 11.50 per hour
Student Live Model
Department of Art + Design
Pose for drawing and painting classes. Must be able to hold a pose for up to 30 minutes. Instructor will give directions regarding poses required. The work is normally performed under supervision of the class instructor during class hours.
Pay: 11.50 per hour
Student Graphic Designer
Department of Communications
Work with editors of the Observer newspaper on graphic design and newspaper layout each week. Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is required.
Pay: 11.50 per hour
Observer Student Photographer
Department of Communications
Work with editors and graphic designer of the Observer newspaper on photography and placement each week. Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Photoshop is required.
Pay: 11.50 per hour
Student Social Media Coordinator
Auxiliary Enterprises Offices
Auiliary Enterprises Marketing is seeking an energetic Student Social Media Coordinator who will work collaboratively in a student marketing team to promote Auxiliary Enterprises services. Auxiliary Enterprises includes Dining Services, Catering, the Wildcat Shop, Wildcat Printing, the Early Childhood Learning Center, and Testing Services, among other units. Create social media content for Auxiliary Enterprises units and coordinate social media activity. Collaborate with student marketing team to produce innovative and creative content and build social media presence. Work with Marketing Manager to design successful social media marketing campaigns.
Pay: 12.50 per hour
Student UI/UX and Web Services Intern
Career Services
The Career Services - UI/UX and WebServices Intern would work with the career services team to support efforts to improve and modernize the department’s online and digital presence. This role would be focused primarily in providing web development and UI/UX planning assistance for a variety of department projects and initiatives. Assist in improvement process of departmental web pages, web services, and online platforms.
Pay: 12.00 per hour
All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party
in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
Photography Exhibit Exploring the Influence of the Black Panther Party
All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party
Continuing through October 21
The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery hosts All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, a photography exhibition organized by the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. The exhibit provides a historical perspective on the Black Panther Party movement, and explores how similar social injustices are being addressed today, through photographic works by eighteen contemporary black artists.
The exhibition was planned for 2018 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. As part of what eventually became an international social movement, the Seattle Chapter was one of the first chapters to form outside of California. Included in the exhibit are historical photographs by Gill Baker, Howard Cash, Lewis Watts, Robert Wade, and Dr. Deborah Willis documenting Black Panther Party leaders and protests. Also featured are graphics designed by Emory Douglas, who visually communicated the Party’s messages in posters, pamphlets, and the Black Panther newspaper. 
All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party will remain on display through October 21.
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University
Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Blvd.
I hope to see you around the department!
Gregg Schlanger, Chair
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University


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