CWUArt NewsArt Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/art/newsen-us"All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party" Exhibit Opens at Sarah Spurgeon Gallery September 27https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2431Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:37:58<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/All%20power-Ouida%20Bryson_FLAGBABY1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 298px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host <em>All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party</em>, 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 18 contemporary black artists.</p><p>The exhibit opens Thursday, September 27, with a talk by Michelle Dunn Marsh at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall 117. Dunn Marsh is the curator of the exhibit and the executive director of the Photographic Center Northwest. Her lecture will be directly followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p>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 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.</p><p>In addition to providing a historical perspective, the exhibit includes contemporary photo-based works by black artists who continue to be informed or influenced by the Black Panther Party. Carrie Mae Weems’ fourteen-minute video People of a Darker Hue will be played continuously in the gallery. The film invites viewers to reflect upon law enforcement practices that affect people and communities of color.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/All%20power-Lewis%20Watts%2BGraffitti.jpg" style="width: 475px; height: 361px;"></p><p>The complete list of eighteen emerging and internationally known black artists, women and men spanning from twenty-two to seventy years of age, includes Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Gill Baker, Endia Beal, Sadie Barnette, Bruce Bennett, Jasmine Brown, Ouidakathryn Bryson, Howard Cash, Emory Douglas, Kris Graves, Ayana V. Jackson, Christopher Paul Jordan, Kambui Olujimi, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, Hank Willis Thomas, and Robert Wade.</p><p>Five of the artists—Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Jasmine Brown, Ouidakathryn Bryson, Christopher Paul Jordan, and Robert Wade—live and work in Washington State.</p><p><em>All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party </em>will remain on display through October 21. The exhibition is curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh and organized by the Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle. The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art.</p><p>Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially marked spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p><p>Image Credits:<br>Ouidakathryn Bryson, <em>Flag Baby</em>, 2016, Pigment print, 26 in. x 35 in.<br>Lewis Watts, <em>Graffiti, West Oakland, </em>1993/2018, Pigment print, 20 in. x 26 in.<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br>All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party Opens September 27https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2429Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:27:36<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party</i>, 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.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The opening events will take place on Thursday, September 27, beginning with a talk by Michelle Dunn Marsh at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. Dunn Marsh is the curator of the exhibit and the executive director of the Photographic Center Northwest. Her lecture will be directly followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The exhibition was planned for 2018 to coincide with the 50<sup>th</sup> 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. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">In addition to providing a historical perspective, the exhibit includes contemporary photo-based works by black artists who continue to be informed or influenced by the Black Panther Party. Carrie Mae Weems’ fourteen-minute video <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">People of a Darker Hue</i> will be played continuously in the gallery. The film invites viewers to reflect upon law enforcement practices that affect people and communities of color. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The complete list of eighteen emerging and internationally known black artists, women and men spanning from twenty-two to seventy years of age, includes:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:.5in;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:.5in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Gill Baker, Endia Beal,&nbsp;Sadie Barnette,&nbsp;Bruce Bennett, Jasmine Brown, Ouidakathryn Bryson, Howard Cash,&nbsp;Emory Douglas, Kris Graves, Ayana V. Jackson,&nbsp;Christopher Paul Jordan, Kambui Olujimi, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mae Weems,&nbsp;Dr. Deborah Willis,&nbsp;Hank Willis Thomas, and Robert Wade.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Five of the artists—Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Jasmine Brown, Ouidakathryn Bryson, Christopher Paul Jordan, and Robert Wade—live and work in Washington State. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;;color:#333333">All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party</span></i><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family: &quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> </span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">will remain on display through October 21. The exhibition is curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh and organized by the Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle. The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: <span class="MsoHyperlink"><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art">http://www.cwu.edu/art</a></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact:</span></b><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></p><p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; 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font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Ode to Childhood Exhibit Explores Poignant Themes of Identityhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2427Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:56:02<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/austin%20harris%20IMG_2623.jpg" style="width: 475px; height: 344px;"></p><p>Explore themes of adolescence and identity in a poignant new exhibit by recent Central Washington University graduate Austin Harris. <em>An Ode to Childhood</em>, hosted by the CWU Office of the Provost, is currently open to the public 8:00–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.</p><p>There will be a reception for the artist on July 11 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in Barge Hall room 302.</p><p>Harris is an Ellensburg-based artist, and completed his BFA in Studio Art in the Department of Art + Design at CWU in the spring of 2018. He works primarily in oil paints, and approaches his work through a figurative lens. Harris’s work attempts to engage viewers in the recollection of childhood memories, specifically memories laced with feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty.</p><p>“Often times, the male is viewed and thought to feel both powerful and invulnerable, “Harris said, “while in reality our own sense of falsehood and molded identity masks our insecurities.”</p><p>Harris most recently hosted <em>Do These Shoes Look Okay?</em>, a special exhibit at Ellensburg’s Gallery One Visual Arts Center. He also received the 2017 CWU Distinguished Artist Award as well as the 2018 Dean’s Award for studio art. Harris will attend the New York Academy of Art in the fall to begin studies for his Master of Fine Arts. To view more of his work, visit www.austinharrisart.com or @austin_harris_art on Instagram.</p><p>The CWU Office of the Provost is proud to offer quarterly art receptions featuring work by students and alumni. For information about these exhibits, please contact Carol Faltus at faltusc@cwu.edu. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and in residence hall lots</p><p><br>Media Contact: Carol Faltus, Executive Assistant to the Provost, 509-963-1401, faltusc@cwu.edu</p></br>Seattle-Based Artist Presents an Exploration of Gender Identity and Art May 24https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2426Mon, 21 May 2018 08:12:55<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Jono_Vaughan_FB.jpg" style="width: 475px; height: 267px;"></p><p>Explore the relationship between hair and gender identity with Seattle-based artist Jono Vaughan at Central Washington University on May 24. Vaughan will share visuals of her work and previous exhibits, including provocative pieces from her Project 42.</p><p>The presentation will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre, and is free and open to the general public.</p><p>Vaughan creates her works through a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, video and performance. Vaughan’s Project 42 is a poignant multidisciplinary work commemorating 42 trans lives lost to violence. For this installation, Vaughan created textiles for each individual based on a Google Earth image of the location where they were murdered. The project featured collaborations with a variety of choreographers and other artists, and was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum in 2018.&nbsp;</p><p>This event is sponsored by the CWU Department of Art + Design, student organization Equality through Queers and Allies, and the Women’s, Gender &amp; Sexuality Studies program. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially marked spaces and residence hall lots. For event accommodation, please email ds@cwu.edu.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Marcus DeSieno, marcus.desieno@cwu.edu</p></br>MFA Thesis Exhibit by Drew Liedtke and Jacqueline Trujillo Opens May 22https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2424Wed, 09 May 2018 09:34:16<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">FLUID<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">SOLID</b> <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Exhibit<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"> </i>by Drew Liedtke and Jacqueline Trujillo opens May 22</b></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="mso-no-proof: yes">May 9, 2018</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:8.0pt; font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:11.5pt; font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">ELLENSBURG, Wash.</span></b><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> — </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition featuring artwork by Department of Art + Design graduate students Drew Liedtke and Jacqueline Trujillo. The exhibit title, FLUID<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">SOLID, </b>refers to<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"> </b>the materials and concepts that they employ in their artwork.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>Flowing paint is used in Trujillo’s work to capture the fluid nature of memories, and Liedtke creates solid bricks that are melted at high temperatures, and then cooled to capture their altered forms.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The opening events will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning with an artists’ talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be directly followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Drew Liedtke makes bricks that reference architectural forms. If the bricks experience enough heat energy in the kiln they strengthen, weaken, crack, melt, and blend in accordance with their respective elemental compositions. When cooled, their reactions are captured as a mysterious gesture: a triumph, a collapse, an embrace. <span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">After growing up in Southwest Wyoming,&nbsp;Liedtke earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramic art from Utah State University in 2012. Liedtke was awarded the 2018 College of Arts and Humanities Outstanding Graduate Student Artistic Achievement Award.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Jacqueline Trujillo’s paintings and layered drawings are about memories and familiarity: “When I recall a memory, there are aspects of the mental image that are defined, while others remain vague. I use landscapes because a familiar location triggers the memories therein. Despite distortions, what is still recognizable is color and basic shape.” Trujillo is a Utah native who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts at Southern Utah University. She is also a Community School of the Arts Instructor at Gallery One Visual Arts Center. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333">The exhibition</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> will remain on display through June 8. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and 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 28 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: </span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">http://www.cwu.edu/art</span></a></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></p><p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; 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mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit opens April 26https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2421Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:58:54<p>2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit opens April 26</p><p>The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host the Department of Art + Design’s 2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition. The opening events will take place on Thursday, April 26, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The awards ceremony, where students are recognized for excellence in their artwork, will begin at 6:00 p.m.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>This annual exhibition is a showcase for outstanding undergraduate student artwork created during the past academic year. It is open to CWU students who have attended studio art or graphic design classes in the Department of Art + Design.</p><p>This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign most of the awards, are Amanda Salov and Matt Trinneer.&nbsp; The jurors will give a public talk on Friday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, Room 117. Amanda Salov is a long-term resident at Pottery Northwest in Seattle and a visiting ceramics instructor at the University of Washington. Matt Trinneer is a CWU Alumni and the Senior Visual Designer at Point B management consulting in Seattle.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Student awards for the 2018 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition have been generously donated by the following individuals and organizations: Provost Katherine Frank, the CWU Student Union Advisory Board, Jane Orleman, Professor Emeritus Glen L. Bach, the College of Arts and Humanities, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, PUNCH Gallery, Shane L. Johnson Illustration, Assistant Professor Rachel H. Kirk, the Department of Art + Design, and the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.</p><p>The exhibition will remain on display through May 13. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu.</p></br></br>CWU BFA Student Explores Male Identity and Insecurity in "Untitled"https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2420Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:02:50<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Austin_Harris.jpg" style="width: 475px; height: 336px;"></p><p>What lies behind the masks of power and invulnerability? Local artist Austin Harris explores these questions in his BFA exhibition, <em>Untitled</em>.</p><p>An opening reception for <em>Untitled</em> will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 16 in Gallery 231 located in Randall Hall at Central Washington University. The exhibit will run through April 20.<br><br>According to Harris, <em>Untitled</em> explores men’s false sense of identity and insecurities “that arise from both our upbringing and surrounding members of society.”</p><p>Harris is a local Ellensburg artist who attended both Morgan Middle School and Ellensburg High School and is showing works created for his bachelor of fine arts at CWU.</p><p>Harris is primarily an oil painter with a focus on figurative works. Approaching his work with the use of representation and abstraction, Harris attempts to engage the viewer in the recollection of childhood memories, specifically the memories that have aided the development of the current individual’s uncertainties and feelings of self-doubt. Harris works in a large scale to bring both the work and concept closer to the viewer.</p><p>“Often times, the male is viewed and thought to feel both powerful and invulnerable, while in reality our own sense of falsehood and molded identity masks our insecurities,” Harris stated.<br><br>Harris will move to New York City after graduation to attend the New York Academy of Art to pursue his master of fine arts degree.<br><br>To view more of his work, visit AUSTINHARRISART.COM, or his Instagram account. AUSTIN_HARRIS_ART<br><br>Image attached: “Untitled”, oil and spray paint on canvas, 44” x 66”</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Evocative MFA Thesis Exhibit Features Ceramic and Photo/Multimedia Workshttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2419Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:49:06<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/sarah%20spurgeon.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 131px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition featuring artwork by Department of Art + Design graduate students John Giesin and Brock Jensen. The ceramic artwork created by Giesin is titled Terra Soma. Jensen’s work, which includes large-scale photographic prints, video, and installation, is called Inter : Domesticity.</p><p>The exhibit opens on March 29. Both artists will discuss their work beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Randall 117, followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The theme of the reception is the “Oyster Ball,” a historical reference to a masquerade event and social that took place in Ellensburg in 1889.</p><p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Giesin_Image.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;">According to ceramist Giesin, clay shares many tactile similarities with the human body. Giesin responds to this connection by focusing on the flesh-like, visceral quality of clay, producing alterations that mimic the body, such as folds of skin, protruding joints, and bones. These vessels become intimate objects that can be held and touched. While Giesin’s work suggests the human figure, it relies on the subconscious action of the viewer’s mind, which allows them to perceive vessels as non-existent bodies.</p><p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Jensen_pig_image.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Living as a vagabond for six years through the Rocky Mountains, central Cascades, and southern Mexico, Jensen experienced the simplicities of life outside public bureaucracy and rigid social standards. The nomadic lifestyle continues to be a major influence for him as he creates and depicts ritualistic performances that explore his capacity for enduring pain, suffering, isolation, and physical exertion. Utilizing a wide range of techniques, he addresses man’s feral nature, while depicting issues of individual and community identity, and our relationship with the natural environment.</p><p>The exhibition will remain on display through April 15. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Image Captions:</em>&nbsp; John Giesin, Terra Soma exhibition image, 2018<br>Brock Jensen, Pig, Video still image, 2017<br>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br>BFA Graphic Design Internship Informationhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2418Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:24:01<p>Attention all BFA Graphic Design majors who are planning on doing internships this coming Summer 2018. The Spring term is almost here and it is time to start planning your Summer internships. Do not delay with this process, and do what you can to get internships set up as soon as possible prior to the Summer quarter. <strong>All paperwork is due submitted to Professor Bieloh in the Department of Art by June 1, 2018 </strong>(the last day of the Spring quarter). Please download the Cooperative Education Learning Agreement Form here:</p><p><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/forms/c-d#careerServicesv">http://www.cwu.edu/forms/c-d#careerServicesv</a></p><p>Click on the link above, scroll down to <strong>Career Services</strong>, and click on the link to download the "<strong>Learning Agreement and Internship Release Form - Word</strong>".</p><p>There are several steps to the Internship process. Please follow the steps carefully:</p><p>1. First, please <strong>PRINT the form</strong>, and fill out the section under <strong>STUDENT INFORMATION</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p>2. Once you have acquired an internship, please complete the <strong>PLACEMENT INFORMATION</strong> section. This section contains the hours per week you will work, number of weeks to work, and your total hours. Internships are full-time. So, if you are doing a 10-credit internship you will work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks (400 hours). If you are doing a 12-credit internship you will work 40 hours per week for 12 weeks (420 hours).&nbsp;</p><p>3. Complete the EMERGENCY CONTACT information section.</p><p>4. Complete the ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN section.</p><p>The Internship class is ART 490, and will be either 10 or 12 credits. Please list Professor David Bieloh as Faculty Instructor, email bielohd@cwu.edu. The Department phone number is&nbsp;509-963-2665.</p><p>List an Internship Description. Please write clearly and professionally.</p><p>5. Once you reach the section titled <strong>LEARNING OBJECTIVES &amp; ACTIVITIES</strong> you MUST meet with Professor Bieloh to determine a list of objectives and activities to satisfy this requirement. Once this section has been completed, all that is left is to acquire all of the necessary signatures. Your Learning Agreement form must be signed by you and your employer/supervisor PRIOR to turning the form in to Professor Bieloh. If you fail to sign, or do not get the employer signature it could delay processing of your Internship course.</p><p>6. In addition to the Learning Agreement Form, each student must complete the required Sexual Harrassment Training. This is online and can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/career/cooperative-education-and-internships">http://www.cwu.edu/career/cooperative-education-and-internships&nbsp;</a></p><p>Simply scroll down to <strong>REQUIRED SEXUAL HARRASSMENT TRAINING</strong> and click on the link.</p><p>7. Please sign the STUDENT LIABILITY INSURANCE FORM located on this same page. This will require you to sign and purchase. </p><p>Double-check all sections of the Learning Agreement Form before submitting it to Professor Bieloh. Also make sure you have completed the Sexual Harrassment Training and Insurance form. These must be done before the Internship can be finalized.</p><p>If there are any questions, please contact David Bieloh at bielohd@cwu.edu.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>MFA Thesis Exhibit by John Giesin and Brock Jensen Opens March 29https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2417Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:38:05<p>March 15, 2018</p><p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition featuring artwork by Department of Art + Design graduate students John Giesin and Brock Jensen. The body of ceramic artwork created by Giesin for the exhibit is titled Terra Soma. Jensen’s thesis work, which includes large-scale photographic prints, video, and installation, is called Inter : Domesticity.<br><br>The opening events will take place on Thursday, March 29, beginning with an artists’ talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be directly followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The theme of the reception is the “Oyster Ball,” a historical reference to a masquerade event and social that took place in Ellensburg in 1889.</p><p>Clay shares many tactile similarities with the human body. John Giesin responds to this connection by focusing on the flesh-like, visceral quality of clay, producing alterations that mimic the body; such as folds of skin, protruding joints, and bones. These vessels become intimate objects that can be held and touched. While Giesin’s work suggests the human figure, it relies on the subconscious action of the viewer’s mind, which allows them to perceive vessels as non-existent bodies.</p><p>Living as a vagabond for six years through the Rocky Mountains, Central Cascades, and Southern Mexico, Brock Jensen experienced the simplicities of life outside public bureaucracy and rigid social standards. The nomadic lifestyle continues to be a major influence for him as he creates and depicts ritualistic performances that explore his capacity for enduring pain, suffering, isolation, and physical exertion. Utilizing a wide range of techniques, he addresses man’s feral nature, while depicting issues of individual and community identity, and our relationship with the natural environment.</p><p>The exhibition will remain on display through April 15. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p></br></br>