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This Week Around the Department of Art

You still have a chance to see Norman Lundin's amazing exhibition of paintings in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, it runs through March 12th. There are lots of art events this week, a senior exhibition, the Red Sand Project continues and Art Professor Emeritus, Cynthia Krieble presents an artist talk at Gallery One.

In Gallery 231

FEBRUARY 21: CADENCE Kristofer Berg’s BFA Senior Exhibition Opening Reception 5 - 7PM. The exhibit runs through Feb. 24th.

Kris is a utilitarian ceramicist with the goal of incorporating art into people’s daily lives. He holds great value in handmade objects, as they have filled his household since he was young. He received things like knitted sweaters and wooden toy swords from his grandparents that were made with care and love. Through cups he is sharing the appreciation of useful objects that bring happiness to people’s lives in ways words cannot describe.

Norman Lundin
February 16—March 12

Norman Lundin paints realistic interiors and landscapes in subdued tones, with an emphasis on light and shadow. The quiet settings are absent, but suggestive of human presence. Lundin is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Washington, and Co-Director of the Prographica/KDR Gallery in Seattle.


Beyond the Department of ART

FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 24 - 4PM CWU ART Professor Emeritus, Cynthia Krieble is presenting an artist talk at Gallery One.

Cindy's exhibition, Landscapes from the East and West is a retrospective of her paintings spanning more than 40 years. The exhibit ends Saturday. 

The landscape paintings in this exhibit span over four decades. In the earlier years they were painted on location as a kind of sideline to the primary focus of Cynthia Krieble’s work. Since the mid-1980’s landmarks in her life, such as a granite-faced mountain in Northeastern Vermont, the sagebrush steppe of Central Washington , or a Taoist sacred mountain in China, have become her main inspiration. They offer her an endless range of possibilities for visual exploration. Whether painting in the studio or out in the field, her desire is to capture and preserve the beauty of these places.

For Sophmores only: Paint Night

Professor of Art Rachel Kirk will teach painting techniques and you will get to paint your own piece and take it home!  PLEASE RSVP to Warren Murray at  to reserve your seat (space is limited). 
I hope to see you at Paint Night!


Movie Night: Tuesday, Feb. 21st - 6:30PM
Randall 117
Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery,
“A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly 40 years by forging and selling paintings of early 20th-century masters.”

Waffle Wednesday
Every Wednesday morning in Randall Hall. Get your waffles and more.

Open Figure Drawing Session:
Friday evening - 6:00PM
Randall 219
Draw, Paint or whatever medium you use.
Sponsored by the Student Art Club. Free to attend. Donations appreciated.


On Friday there is a Red Sand Project distribution event in front of Black Hall at 12:00PM.

A couple of seats opened up, so sign up today for two weeks in Mexico this summer. Visit Mexico City and Oaxaca with a trip out to Puebla from June 14 to June 30. Excursions to artist cooperatives, learning about culinary history from a Mexican scholar and the nuns in a Puebla convent, using tools to map urban history, and visiting a number of historic sites in both locations to learn about the use of art and history in state formation. And of course spend time in places like Cholula, Monte Alban and Teotihuacan. The price for everything (minus tuition and a passport) is just under $2,500. Interested? Get in touch with Professor Jason Dormady.  ART & HISTORY credit.


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