CWUArt NewsArt Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/art/newsen-usDACA Lounge Exhibition Opens February 15http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2412Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:15:18<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"> <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:1; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:0 0 0 0 0 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073786111 1 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Apple Symbols"; panose-1:2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-2147483485 134249451 25428020 0 507 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">Exhibit that Invites the public to Dream with “DREAMers”</span></i></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"> opens February 15</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host an installation by visiting artist Horatio Law. The opening events will take place on Thursday, February 15, beginning with a lecture by Law at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be 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:Cambria">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">The</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333"> exhibit, titled <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">DACA Lounge</i></span><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;color:#333333">—</span></i><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333">A Dream Sanctuary</span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;color:#333333">,</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family: Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;;color:#333333"> is inspired by the plight and courage of DACA students, who dare to 'dream' despite their difficult and uncharted circumstances. The DACA Lounge invites gallery visitors to dream in solidarity, encouraging quietude and calmness. Inside the darkened gallery, the exhibit features glowing, cloud-like, and inflatable lounging platforms of various sizes for both groups and individuals. Motion sensors control ambient sounds and LED lights, creating a space conducive to thoughtful contemplation, imagination, and meditation.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">Horatio Hung-Yan Law is a Portland-based installation and public artist. Born in Hong Kong to Chinese parents, he moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. <span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span>With his multi-cultural background, Law explores subjects such as the immigrant’s experience, trans-cultural adoptions, and reinterpretations of cultural icons. </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:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;;color:#333333">DACA Lounge</span></i><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;color:#333333">—</span></i><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333">A Dream Sanctuary</span></i><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"> </span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">will remain on display through March 14. 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 on February 19 for the President</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica; mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica">’</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">s Day holiday. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: </span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">http://www.cwu.edu/art</span></a></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;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:Cambria">Media Contact:</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></p></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;color:#333333"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;color:#333333"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family: Cambria;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-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></span style="mso-spacerun:yes"></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:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;;color:#333333"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica;mso-bidi-font-family: Helvetica;color:#333333"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Apple Symbols&quot;; color:#333333"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica; mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;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-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">MFA Student Pushes Boundaries of Conventional Jewelry in New Exhibithttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2411Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:57:01<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Brooch_Images.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 404px; margin: 5px; float: right;">Jeremy Irvin, Master of Fine Arts candidate, is holding a solo exhibition, <em>Plastic Jewelry</em>, as his mid-thesis project.&nbsp; The exhibition opens Monday, January 29, with a reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and is open from 12:00-3:00 p.m. daily until Friday, February 2. The exhibition and reception are located in Gallery 231, on the second floor of Randall Hall, CWU on Dean Nicholson Boulevard.</p><p>Irvin grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, and moved to Washington at age 17, where he attended Seattle Pacific University. During his first year at SPU, he took a Jewelry and Metals course as his art elective and fell in love. Over the next three and a half years, he took Jewelry and Metals classes every quarter, apprenticed for a Seattle art jeweler, worked repairing silver antiques, and rented studio space at Pratt, all while obtaining a degree in economics.</p><p><em>Plastic Jewelry</em> is the result of blending Irvin’s fine art jewelry background with the optical qualities obtained by working with plastic, primarily acrylic glass. It is a series of work, composed primarily of plastic and sterling silver, which blends the fabrication methods of fine art jewelry with the unique aesthetic offered by combining acrylic glass with gold and silver leaf. Irvin says that his goal with this work is “to push the boundaries of conventional jewelry aesthetics while still remaining tethered to the discipline's tradition.” The body of work is non-representational, relying on jewelry’s use as ornamentation as its primary role.&nbsp; While many people might have an idea of cheap costume objects in mind when they think of plastic jewelry, the title is a reminder that materials do not have to be used in ways to reinforce the assumptions.</p><p>For more information, or&nbsp; to schedule an interview, contact Jeremy Irvin at irvinje@cwu.edu.</p><p>IMAGE:<br>“Concentric Brooch No. 2”<br>2017<br>Sterling silver, acrylic glass, gold leaf, silver leaf, charcoal, chalk, rubber, topaz, stainless steel, epoxy resin<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br>PUNCH Projects: The Woods Opens January 11, 2018http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2409Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:32:27<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073711037 9 0 511 0;} @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:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073786111 1 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoHeader, li.MsoHeader, div.MsoHeader {mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-link:"Header Char"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; tab-stops:center 3.25in right 6.5in; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoFooter, li.MsoFooter, div.MsoFooter {mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-link:"Footer Char"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; tab-stops:center 3.25in right 6.5in; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} span.HeaderChar {mso-style-name:"Header Char"; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-locked:yes; mso-style-link:Header; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;} span.FooterChar {mso-style-name:"Footer Char"; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-locked:yes; mso-style-link:Footer; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style> <span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">The Woods</i>, a mixed-media installation by CWU alumni and PUNCH Projects members Renee Adams, Howard Barlow, Justin Colt Beckman, and Justin Gibbens. </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family: Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin">Included in the installation is artwork by past PUNCH Gallery artists Bill Finger, Carolyn Hopkins, Dylan Neuwirth, and Eugene Parnell.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">The opening events will take place on Thursday, January 11, beginning with a lecture by PUNCH Projects at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be 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:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;color:black;mso-themecolor:text1">For many, solace is found in nature. Lush and verdant forests offer a place of retreat and reflection. By contrast, <i><span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">the woods</span></i> represent a wilderness experience of another sort: a wild and shadowy place where both the boogieman and the big, bad wolf reside. This exhibition explores the curious territory between reality and the supernatural, between the primal and the paranormal. It is in<i> <span style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">the woods</span> </i>where our deepest fears and unmitigated imagination collide.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:black;mso-themecolor:text1">From its 10-year history as a gallery in Seattle, to its current initiative as a rural arts collective, PUNCH has worked to promote visual dialogue between urban and rural art communities. In their ongoing effort to promote artwork that is thoughtful, fresh and contemporary coupled with their desire to further bridge urban rural connections, PUNCH Projects seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes by spurring creative </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;color:black;mso-themecolor:text1">awareness, cross-cultural engagement, and economic vitality. To learn more about PUNCH Projects, visit their website at: </span><a href="http://www.punchprojects.org" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">http://www.punchprojects.org</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica; mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica">​</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&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:Cambria">The Woods </span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria">will remain on display through February 4. 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 on January 15 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Admission is free.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;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:Cambria">Media Contact:</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu<span class="MsoHyperlink">, </span></span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria">http://www.cwu.edu/art</span></a></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:Cambria">&nbsp;</span></b></p></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family: Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;color:black;mso-themecolor:text1"></span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"></span style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:black;mso-themecolor:text1"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;color:black;mso-themecolor:text1"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;mso-fareast-font-family:Helvetica; mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"></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:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria;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-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria"></span class="MsoHyperlink"></span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Cambria"></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:Cambria">Student Exhibit, Mementos of Nature, at Gallery 231 November 20http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2408Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:20:37<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/hering001.jpeg" style="width: 350px; height: 495px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Senior art student Crystal Hering will present a multimedia art exhibit, <em>Mementos of Nature</em>, at Central Washington University’s Gallery 231 November 20 to December 6. The opening reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20; the exhibition is free to the public.</p><p>The gallery will hold a mix of painting, sculptural work, and drawings; all tied to the themes of collecting small relics found in the outdoors.</p><p>“I enjoy embracing the potential of these sometimes unassuming objects, through enlarging them and allow the viewer to see the new ornate worlds within them," Hering explained. “Collection and replication of nature is a human way of responding to the world. Many people collect small mementos of nature—pressed flowers, a preserved bug collection, shells from the beach, or simply a small acorn or rock that fits nicely into the palm of your hand.”</p><p>By creating art, Hering feels she can react to the world around her and create her own reality.</p><p>Hering is from originally from Portland, Oregon, but has found a wonderful connection to the art community in Ellensburg. She will be graduating from CWU this fall with a bachelor of fine arts in studio art, and a minor in museum studies. She is also a student in the Douglas Honors College. She has exhibited individual works at Gallery One, the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, and the John Clymer Museum in Ellensburg. This is her first solo exhibition.</p><p><em>Mementos of Nature</em> will remain on display through December 6, 2017 in Gallery 231, located on the second floor of Randall Hall. Randall can be found off of Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.</p><p><em>Image: “Stag Beetle” oil painting by Crystal Hering, 2017</em></p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br>CWU's College Art Day Opens Studios to High School Studentshttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2407Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:46:57<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/college-art-day-poster2017.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 309px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">More than 150 local junior and senior high school students are registered to explore the exciting world of art at Central Washington University's Sixth Annual Day of Art held November 3.</p><p>This event allows students who are interested in pursuing a career in art to participate in hands-on studio classes in the Art + Design Department. The students will have the opportunity to select from the eight different studio areas offered at CWU: painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry-making/metalsmithing, drawing, graphic design, wood design and sculpture.</p><p>"This is a great way for interested students and their parents to learn about our program and what we offer," said Gregg Schlanger, chair of CWU's Art + Design Department. "We'll provide materials and lunch. There is absolutely no cost to students, teachers, or parents [students provide their own transportation to CWU]."</p><p>There will be a morning and afternoon session and the department will be providing a pizza lunch at noon. An exhibit reception and awards ceremony for <em>Look at Me: A High School Student Exhibition</em> will be held at 4:00 p.m.</p><p>Students are invited to bring a portfolio for faculty to review. The portfolio review is intended to give the student input on their artwork and advice on how to better build a portfolio for applications for scholarships etc. Digital portfolios are encouraged, with up to ten examples of student work or photographs for 3D work.</p><p>"A portfolio is a critical part of an artist's career," Schlanger said. "This review allows the students to receive feedback from experienced faculty so they may apply a better portfolio to scholarships, college admission, and even jobs."</p><p>For more information about College Art Day, please go to www.cwu.edu/art/college-art-day-2017</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>INTERSTATE Exhibit Opens Thursday, November 2http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2405Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:29:11<p>INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82 Opens November 2</p><p>October 27, 2017</p><p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82, a national juried exhibition organized by the CWU Department of Art. Proceeds from the artist entry fees are used to support undergraduate art student scholarships.</p><p>The juror for the exhibition, who selected the artwork and the award winners, is Emily Zimmerman. Zimmerman has been the Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington since January of 2017. The opening events will take place on Thursday, November 2, beginning with a lecture by Zimmerman at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. Her lecture will be followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p>Thirty-three artists were selected for the exhibition. The first-place award winner is Bartosz Beda for his oil painting titled Bad Boys Have a Nice Haircut III. Beda is a Polish artist currently living in Moscow, Idaho, whose work has been exhibited internationally. Cicelia Ross-Gotta, from Seattle, won second place for her handwoven textile and soft sculpture works. Cozette Phillips, a sculptor and art professor at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, received third place. Honorable mentions were given to Amanda Knowles, Michelle Lassaline, Molly Magai, and Lou Watson.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibition will remain on view through December 3 (the gallery will be closed November 10, and November 22 through 26 for holidays). 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></br>New Provost's Gallery Features Student's Distinctive Talenthttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2404Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:27:01<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/Christine%20Dunlap_0001-a.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Provocative street scenes, surreal 19th-century damsels, and realistic renditions of natural objects line the walls of the new Provost Gallery in Barge Hall 302. CWU Art + Design student, Christine Dunlap has mounted the first exhibition, <em>A Brief Moment</em>, which will be on display through December 1. Dunlap was the recipient of the first Provost Purchase Award at last spring's student art exhibition. There will be an artist's reception at 5:00 p.m. on October 25.</p><p>The annual Provost's Award was created last year and awarded during the annual Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition. Provost Katherine Frank selected Dunlap's piece, and it is now part of the university collection. Each year, a new student piece will be selected and added to the collection. The idea for the gallery arose from a collaboration between Provost Katherine Frank and Art + Design Chair Gregg Schlanger, and they organized the exhibit.</p><p>"The inspiration for the gallery is quite simple: I love being surrounded by art, and I love being able to celebrate student talent," Frank enthused. " I had the pleasure of meeting Christine when the piece was delivered to my office.&nbsp; Not only is Christine an incredibly talented artist, she is a thoughtful, insightful, and creative person.</p><p>Frank anticipates that each fall quarter, if work is available, the office will feature an exhibit by the winner of the Provost's Award. Frank has long been involved in supporting the arts. In her previous position as Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University East, she expanded and renovated the major art gallery on the campus, renovated major art studios and opened a downtown gallery, studio, and classroom space.</p><p>"We plan to feature the work of other student artists during winter and spring/summer quarters, and hope that members of the Art Club will help curate the exhibits," she continued. "This gallery is intended to celebrate creativity, talent, and learning and to give our students the opportunity to promote their work. I am grateful for Gregg's support in this endeavor, and of course remain impressed by our art and design faculty who nurture student talent and learning on a daily basis at CWU."</p><p><em>A Brief Moment</em> showcases 16 pieces of Dunlap's work, an intriguing collection of both oil paintings and pen-and-ink drawings. A junior at CWU, Dunlap's work can be whimsical or subtly surreal. Her oil paintings have delicate otherworldly elements, such the modest bodice of a Victorian woman that at closer glance reveals it to be a birdcage.</p><p>"I like to work with themes of time in Victorian settings," Dunlap explained. "I like to find the story, the deeper meaning of the work."</p><p>Her pen-and-ink drawings—elegant feathers, birds, or kittens napping on pumpkins—are inspired by the natural world, which she attributes to her biology-student husband's influence. "One day I'd like to work with him to illustrate a book featuring animals and other things in nature."</p><p>A mom of two and a full time student, Dunlap enjoys the encouragement of her family to pursue her art career—"It's busy, but my kids are really excited about it. My son thinks I'm famous now!"</p><p>The event is free and open to the public. 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><em>Photo: Christine Dunlap</em></p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>Zombie Babies 3!http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2403Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:55:10<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/zombie%20babies%203%20poster.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 349px;"></p><p>The 3rd Annual <strong>Zombie Babies</strong> event is set for <strong>Friday, October 27 from noon to 5:00 PM in Randall Hall, Room 133</strong>. Please come join your fellow art and design students, as well as faculty and graduate students in what is clearly the creepiest and most entertaining art and design event of the fall. We provide the baby dolls, old doll parts, art supplies, and other implements. You get to convert the doll of your choice into a baby zombie. Prizes will be awarded (sponsored by the CWU Wildcat Shop) in a variety of unique categories, and we will have pizza, soda, and cookies for everyone. Free food + the chance to turn old, used dolls into zombies—it doesn't get much better than that! Plus it is a chance to get to know other students and faculty in the Department of Art + Design.</p><p><span style="font-size: 13.008px;">All art and design students and alumni are welcome. Bring a friend or family member along too if you'd like. We should have plenty of dolls to go around! You can even bring your own doll. Judging begins at 5:00 PM that Friday afternoon, and all dolls will be put on display in the Department of Art + Design office area.</span></p><p>Let's make this the biggest Zombie Baby event yet!&nbsp;We would love to see you all there.</p></span style="font-size: 13.008px;">Application for the BFA in Graphic Design and Studio Arthttp://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2400Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:31:24<p>If you are interested in applying for the BFA degree in either Graphic Design or Studio Art, please complete the BFA Application Form and return it to Gwen Bruce in the Art Department main office no later than November 1st. You may pick up a hard-copy of the Application Form in the Art Department main office.</p><p><a href="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/New%20BFA%20App%20Form%20Studio%20Art%20and%20GD%202017.pdf">You may also download a PDF of the new Application Form here</a></p><p>The form is also available for download in Student Resources, Undergraduate, Advising Forms.</p><p>To be eligible to apply for the BFA you must have the following:</p><p>1) Junior class standing (90 or more credits)<br>2) An Art GPA of 3.0 or better<br>3) Have taken at least 5 art classes</p><p><em>• Graphic Design students must have completed or be currently enrolled in<br>ART 172 and ART 274.</em></p><p><strong>DEADLINE</strong>: BFA Application Forms must be completed and returned to the Art Department main office no later than November 1st.</p><p>Students will be notified by email regarding their acceptance into the Major.</p><p>No portfolio submission required for either Graphic Design or Studio.</p></br></br></br>Gallery One Features Mapping Plutonium by CWU Art and Design Chair http://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2396Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:57:43<p><img alt="" src="/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/images/mapping%20plutonium%20installation%20detail.jpeg" style="width: 475px; height: 316px;"></p><p>The Hanford Site, also known as the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, is the most radioactive contaminated place in the United States. It is the largest environmental cleanup project in the world.</p><p>Drawing on those dark realities, Gregg Schlanger, Central Washington University's Art and Design chair, focused on issues relating to the United States development of nuclear weapons in his sobering installation, Mapping Plutonium: The Hanford Site. The exhibit opens on October 6 in the Main Gallery at Gallery One in Ellensburg. An opening reception begins at 5:00 p.m.</p><p>According to Schlanger, Mapping Plutonium is about the secrecy; the environmental disasters; the toll of human health; the deceptions of the corporations and government; the nuclear waste; and the denial.</p><p>"This exhibit contains art and artifacts," Schlanger noted. "It is part fact and fiction."</p><p>The Hanford Site was built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. The 586-square mile site is located in central Washington along the Columbia River. The B Reactor is 65 miles from Ellensburg. Hanford once had nine operational nuclear reactors and five plutonium processing complexes. Hanford produced most of the plutonium that was used in the production of the 60,000 nuclear weapons the United States manufactured.</p><p>"I am concerned with the truth and the myth, with secrets and public knowledge," Schlanger stated.</p><p>Known for his thought-provoking works on nature and the environment, Schlanger came to Central after 19 years as a professor and interim chair of the art department at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.</p><p>“I am very interested in exploring through my projects the potential of creating a better ‘sense of place,’ leading to a respect for that place and the environment,” he said. “I believe this can happen through community involvement and the educational aspects that occur, which deal with the various concepts of my work.”</p><p>The exhibit is part of the Ellensburg First Friday Artwalk and is sponsored by David Fiske of Edward Jones and Fitterer’s Furniture.</p><p>Photo: Mapping Plutonium installation detail<br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>