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Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities
We have two exhibition receptions this week. Cassidy Clemetson presents her BFA senior exhibit on Tuesday. On Thursday, there is an artist talk and the opening reception of the MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jeremy Irvin and Aveline Layne. See you around the Department!
Hidden in Plain Sight: A Senior BFA exhibition by
Cassidy Clemetson
Tuesday, May 21 - 4 - 6PM Opening Reception
Gallery 231 in Randall Hall
Why do some people feel the need to harm others? In Cassidy Clemetson’s exhibition she explores different forms to represent abuse and the harmful emotions that are left behind. She uses her own past experiences as inspiration for her work.
“Thoughts, nightmares and flashbacks from abuse linger for years. After being abused it is hard to trust people again and let them near. There is no set package of healing that can be given.” Cassidy explains. “ I use my artwork to provide a way of showing others that they are not alone and that there are ways of healing.”
Ceramics and photography are a main part of Cassidy’s work. Faces are used in her ceramic work to “ portray the malicious intent of the abuser as well as the damaging emotions that are left in the abused.”
Hidden in Plain Sight is open from May 21-24, gallery hours are from 9am- 6pm.
Image : End the Pain, February 2019, Ceramic Installation, 22” x 21” x 12”
MFA Thesis Exhibit by Jeremy Irvin and Aveline Layne
Thursday, May 23
Artists' Talk at 4PM in Randall 117
Opening Reception at 5PM in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition featuring artwork by Department of Art + Design graduate students Jeremy Irvin and Aveline Layne.
Aveline Layne’s work pushes the boundaries between ceramics and sculpture. She encapsulates foraged, natural objects, including leaves, bark, flowers, and seed pods, in clay. She then embeds them in larger sculptural forms crafted from branches and man-made nylon fabric. Their ethereal and fossilized beauty encourages viewers to contemplate humanities’ subjugation and loss of nature. Layne works as a Gallery Assistant at Gallery One Visual Arts Center, and recently received the 2019 CWU College of Arts and Humanities Artistic Achievement Award.
Jeremy Irvin’s body of work merges Modernist aesthetics with jewelry’s traditions. He creates visual effects by adhering charcoal and fine silver leaf to carved acrylic glass lenses, which are then set into functional sterling frames. Irvin grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, and later moved to Washington State where he obtained an economics degree from Seattle Pacific University. At the same time that he was studying economics he took classes in jewelry and metals, and apprenticed with a Seattle art jeweler, which led to his pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree at CWU.
The exhibition will remain on display through June 7. The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
the Student Art Club @ Gallery One
Hallway Gallery: At Gallery One 408 N. Pearl Street, Ellensburg
CWU Student Art Club Exhibition May 3 – June 1, 2019
Each year the art club on campus highlights works by its members at Gallery One. Catch a glimpse of the range of work being created at our local university.
the Student Art Club [SAC]
The Student Art Club : The is no regular meeting this week. Go to the exhibit receptions on Tuesday and Thursday.
Waffle Tuesday. Come have a waffle on Tuesday in Randall Hall.
10AM - 1PM (breakfast or lunch!)
Randall Hall 
first floor
Open Figure Drawing Fridays (The very last one this quarter)
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Randall Hall
Room 219
Clay Club
Clay Club meets on a weekly basis every Friday at 5pm in room 124. The club goal is to have a time and place for those who are interested in clay to gather and participate in sales and other clay related events. Clay Club has demonstrations. No prior skills in clay required, also no upfront fees required. 
upcoming BFA senior exhibitions
Gallery 231
CWU Graphic Design Seniors Host Portfolio Exhibition
Twenty-four Central Washington University graphic design seniors will put their design portfolios on public display.
An opening reception for The 2019 Graphic Design BFA Show will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in Gallery 231 in Randall Hall at Central Washington University. The exhibit will remain on view through June 8.
The exhibition showcases the culmination of their best work from art and design courses that they took during their tenure at CWU for the past two to four years. The senior portfolios feature projects such as logo and identity design, branding systems, typography, publication and poster design, packaging design, illustration, as well as graphic interface and user experience design.
David Bieloh, Associate Professor of Graphic Design said , “This is an incredibly talented, focused, and driven group of graphic design students. Their final portfolios represent a culmination of many hours of dedication and hard work. I look forward to seeing what each of these students will do as they move forward as professional designers.”
The senior graphic design students included in this exhibit are Payton Agnew, Rio Allen, Sabrina Allen, Arleth Ascencion, Lia Butterfield, Shane Crowell, Tianbai Dun, Ryan Edwards, Uriel Espino, Brenda Garcia, Isabelle Grotting, Kaitlyn Kurisu, Olivia Lane, Emily-Jo Mancinelli, Shane Martin, Hailey McGraw, Joe Petrick, Ariana Rodarte, Amanda Smith, Lauren Spear, Monique Stallworth, Kendra Taylor, Alexa Tymecki, and Lisa Yamakawa.
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University
Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Blvd.
I hope to see you around the department!
Gregg Schlanger, Chair


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