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Rachel Timmins

January 15—February 15, 2015
Opening Events, Thursday, January 15:
Artist Talk 4:00 p.m., Reception 5:00-7:00 p.m.

There will be a workshop during the first week of the quarter to collaborate on creating a great big inflatable sculpture as part of Rachel's show.

Rachel Timmins earned her MFA in Studio Art (Metals Concentration) in December 2012 and her BFA in Metal/Jewelry Design with a Minor in Sculpture from Buffalo State College in 2009. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally in venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Snyderman-Works Gallery, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Design Museum London and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Rachel’s work can be seen in many publications such as Unexpected Pleasures published by Rizzoli Publications, Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective published by Lark Books and Jewel Book: International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art published by Stitchting Kunst Boek. She can be found lecturing on her work and other related topics as well as giving workshops across the United States at various institutions and universities.


AMANDA BURY: The Subtleties of Soda -

C. Farrell Fine Arts and Research Scholarship Exhibition –
Amanda Bury will be receiving her B.A. in Anthropology in addition to a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics in Spring of 2015. Amanda was awarded the C. Farrell Fine Arts and Research Scholarship in Spring of 2014. The Scholarship provided funding to build a new wood-burning soda kiln, adding to the CWU ceramics department’s facilities and allowing her to utilize this newly available aesthetic to create a body of work. The work will be exhibited in The Subtleties of Soda, on the second floor of Randall Hall in Gallery 231. Opening reception will be held on January 15th at 6pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will run through January 29th. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Thursday.


Opening reception: Wednesday, January 14 at 5:30 pm in the Dean Hall lobby. In Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America

In Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America, anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and photographer-ethnographer Jeff Schonberg document the daily lives of homeless drug users, drawing upon more than a decade of fieldwork they conducted among a community of heroin injectors and crack smokers who survive on the streets of San Francisco’s former industrial neighborhoods. Numerous black and white photographs are interwoven with edited transcriptions of tape recorded conversations, fieldwork notes, and critical analysis to explore the intimate experience of homelessness and addiction. Revealing the social survival mechanisms and perspectives of this marginalized “community of addicted bodies,” the exhibition also sheds light on the often unintended consequences of public policies that can exacerbate the suffering faced by street-based drug users in America.

The CWU Museum of Culture and Environment is open Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Mark Auslander, Museum Director, at  or 509-963-3209.



Professor David Bieloh has been selected as one of the top 100 artists, designers and photographers of 2014 by Creative Quarterly, The Journal  of Art & Design.

The publication wanted to bring special attention to those artists, designers and photographers who appeared in their four issues in 2014. To start they selected a panel of judges from featured artists, designers and photographers from the past year. The judges were Oksana Salamatina, Salamatina Gallery, New York; Yann Legendre, illustrator, France; Vanessa Eckstein, Blok Design, Canada; Bruce Peterson, photographer, Massachusetts. The judges selected the top 25 pieces in each of our four categories for special recognition.

Winners will appear in the special 100 Best Annual of Creative Quarterly.



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