CWUArt NewsArt Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/art/newsen-usArchaeologic Exhibit Opens Thursday, February 20https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2477Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:58:44<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition by visiting artist Elizabeth Crisman. The opening events will take place on Thursday, February 20, beginning with an artist&rsquo;s talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The talk will be immediately followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Crisman&rsquo;s <i>Archaeologic </i>series is comprised primarily of photographs and objects made from slip cast stoneware that reference human evolution. Her interest in archeology and human history led her to </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">volunteer at a Neolithic excavation, Kfar HaHoresh, in Israel during August 2010. Physical manifestations of Crisman&rsquo;s excavation experience are brought to life in various works, each one probing differing archaic vocabularies and modes of thought. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Crisman is the Director of the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. She received her Master of Fine Arts in photography and digital imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Elizabeth Crisman: Archaeologic</span></span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> will remain on display through March 15. Sarah Spurgeon</span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> 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. Please visit our website at: www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">February 11 Lecture by Alaskan Artist Alison Bremnerhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2475Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:08:36<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The CWU Department of Art + Design will feature a lecture by visiting artist Alison Bremner on Tuesday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 210 in the SURC Theatre. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Alison Bremner is a multidisciplinary Tlingit artist who explores indigenous identity through humor. </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Painting, woodcarving, regalia, and digital collage are a few of the mediums she employs. In addition to her contemporary art practice, Bremner is committed to revitalizing the Tlingit language and creating works for traditional and ceremonial use. <span style="color:black">Born and raised in Southeast Alaska, she is considered the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Bremner&rsquo;s work is held in numerous public collections including the Burke Museum and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington; the Portland Art Museum in Oregon; Château Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer in France; and the British Museum in London.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Alison Bremner&rsquo;s lecture is part of a series of programs engaging interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and hosted by the CWU Department of Art + Design. Admission to the talk is free. Please visit our website at: </span></span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp; <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, 509-963-2665, </span></span><a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="line-height:115%"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Photography Exhibit by Natalie Krick opens 1/16https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2473Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:30:59<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition of recent photographs by visiting artist Natalie Krick. The opening events will take place on Thursday, January 16, beginning with an artist&rsquo;s talk at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The talk will be immediately followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#212121">The exhibit includes photographs from two recent series of work by Natalie Krick, <i>Natural Deceptions</i> and <i>Blonde Blow Out</i>. The photographs are inspired by Krick&rsquo;s conflicting attraction and aversion to images of women in popular culture. She photographs herself, her mother, and her sister in poses and settings that mimic the glamour of magazines. The resulting images reveal beauty as artificial, flawed, threatening, seductive, and garish. They also uncover the role that photography plays in constructing illusions of female beauty and sexuality. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Natalie Krick currently lives and works in Seattle. She earned her MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. She recently exhibited at SOIL Gallery in Seattle; Webber Represents in London; Aperture Gallery in New York; and Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago. Krick received the Aperture Portfolio Prize in 2017 and was awarded an individual photographer&rsquo;s fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation in 2015. Her first monograph titled <i>Natural Deceptions</i> was published by Skylark Editions in 2017.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Natalie Krick: Recent Works</span></span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> will remain on display through February 9. 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 January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:#212121"></p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt; margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Writing in the Streets, 11/21 Lecture by Adair Rounthwaitehttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2472Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:35:39<p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The CWU Department of Art + Design will feature a lecture by Dr. Adair Rounthwaite on Thursday, November 21, at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, Room 117. Dr. Rounthwaite is a specialist in contemporary art and Assistant Professor in Art History at the University of Washington. The topic of her lecture is &ldquo;Writing in the Streets: Language and Experimental Art in 1970s Yugoslavia.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Since the advent of Conceptualism, an art movement from the 1960s, artists in many different parts of the world have used language as an important part of their visual art practices. This lecture analyzes works by Mladen Stilinović and Vlado Martek, two young artists based in Zagreb, in Communist Yugoslavia, in the late 1970s. For Martek and Stilinović words and performances of reading and writing were central to art-making. In their practices, language was connected to questions about the relationship between aesthetics and politics, in a politically conservative decade following the failure of mass political protests in Yugoslavia. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Dr. Rounthwaite&rsquo;s lecture is part of a series of programs engaging interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and hosted by the CWU Department of Art + Design. Admission to the talk is free. Please visit our website at: </span></span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, 509-963-2665, </span><a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">. </span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82 Opens November 7https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2468Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:01:55<p class="CxSpFirst" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host <i>INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82</i>, a national juried exhibition organized by the CWU Department of Art+ Design. Proceeds earned from the artist&rsquo;s entry fees are used to support undergraduate student scholarships.</span></span></p> <p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The juror for the exhibit, who selected artwork by fifty-seven artists, is Grace Kook-Anderson. Kook-Anderson is the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. The opening events will take place on Thursday, November 7, beginning with a lecture by Kook-Anderson 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.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The first-place award winner is Eric Zeigler for his large print of a drone composite image titled <i>Cinder Hills, AZ, NASA Test Site</i>. &nbsp;Zeigler is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Susan Murrell, an Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, won second place for her mixed media watercolor painting <i>Four Cracked Spheres</i>. Dee Hood, a Professor Emerita living in Ruskin, Florida, received third place for her video piece <i>Transient</i>. Honorable mentions were given to Lindsay Garcia (Williamsburg, VA), Paho Mann (Dallas, TX), and Weiting Wei (Powell, OH).</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The exhibition will remain on view through December 8 (the gallery will be closed November 11, and November 27 through December 1 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: </span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">http://www.cwu.edu/art</span></a></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><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, </span><a href="mailto:heather.johnson@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></a></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> </p class="CxSpFirst" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p class="CxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom:.0001pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></a href="mailto:heather.johnson@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">October 24 Lecture by Indigenous Artist Sonny Assuhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2466Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:55:11<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The CWU Department of Art + Design will feature a lecture by visiting artist Sonny Assu on Thursday, October 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the SURC Theater (Room 210). Sonny Assu is a Ligwilda&rsquo;xw of the Kwakwaka&rsquo;wakw Nations artist who resides in his ancestral home in Campbell River, British Columbia. &nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Sonny Assu was raised in North Delta, British Columbia, over 150 miles away from his ancestral home. Having been raised as your everyday average suburbanite, it wasn&rsquo;t until he was eight years old that he discovered his heritage. Later in life, this discovery would be the conceptual focus that helped launch his unique art practice.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Assu&rsquo;s artistic practice is diverse: spanning painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and printmaking. His work combines Western and pop culture references with Kwakwaka&rsquo;wakw imagery as a means of exploring his family history and his experiences of being an indigenous person in the colonial state of Canada.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Assu received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University in 2002 and was the recipient of their distinguished alumni award in 2006. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 2017 and was one of the Laureates for the Hnatyshyn Foundation&rsquo;s 2017 REVEAL-Indigenous Art Awards. His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Seattle Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, among others. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Assu recently completed an artist residency at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, United Kingdom. His current exhibition <i>Sonny Assu&mdash;A Radical Mixing</i> is on view through October 26 at the Canada Gallery, Canada House Trafalgar Square, in London. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Sonny Assu&rsquo;s lecture is part of a series of programs engaging interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and hosted by the CWU Department of Art + Design. Admission to the talk is free. Please visit our website at: </span></span><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/art" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Image Credit: Sonny Assu, <i>The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #39</i>, 2016, Archival pigment print, 26 in. x 31 in., Courtesy of the artist.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, 509-963-2665, </span><a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">. </span></span></span></span></p> </span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="background:white"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></a href="mailto:heatherh@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The Poster Show Opens Thursday, October 3https://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2460Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:42:38<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host <i>The Poster Show,</i> an invitational exhibition curated by David Bieloh, Associate Professor of Graphic Design. The exhibit features posters created by fifteen innovative commercial graphic designers and design educators, whose work is nationally and internationally-known. Their various styles provide a broad overview of graphic design as applied to poster art.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The list of participating designers includes: Jessi Arrington, Ben Dolezal, Fred Drennan, Robert Grame, Rick Griffith, Irwan Harnoko, Daniel Jasper, Shane Kendrick, Dick Mitchell, Fred Murrell, Kim Neiman, Rex Peteet, Virgil Scott, Ad Vogele, and Agnieszka Ziemiszewska.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Gallery visitors can expect to see posters that are commercial, experimental, and political, and that range from subtle and subdued to bright and bold. More traditional letterpress and hand-printed silk screen posters will be displayed alongside digital poster designs.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="text-autospace:none"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The opening events will take place on Thursday, October 3, beginning with a designer&rsquo;s talk by Rex Peteet at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. Rex Peteet is Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Studio | Peteet Design, a design consultancy in Austin, Texas, with expertise in brand strategy and identity development. His talk will be immediately followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">The Poster Show</span></span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> will remain on display through October 27. 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></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">: www.cwu.edu/art</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">Media Contact:</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"> Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</span></span></span></span></span></p> </span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="text-autospace:none"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 10pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif">CWU Graphic Design Seniors Host Portfolio Exhibitionhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2458Thu, 23 May 2019 11:44:19<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/BFA_2019_design_poster.jpg" style="width: 388px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Twenty-four Central Washington University graphic design seniors will put their design portfolios on public display during the 2019 Graphic Design BFA Show, which begins on May 28.</p><p>The exhibition, which will remain on view through June 8, kicks off with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Gallery 231 in Randall Hall on the CWU campus.</p><p>The exhibition showcases students’ best work from art and design courses taken 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.</p><p>“This is an incredibly talented, focused, and driven group of graphic design students,” noted David Bieloh, Associate Professor of Graphic Design. “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.”</p><p>The senior graphic design students included in this exhibit include 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.</p><p>Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information or special accommodation, contact the CWU Department of Art + Design, 509-963-2665.</p><p>Randall Hall, 44444 E. Dean Nicholson Blvd. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at the opening. Parking is free after 4:30 PM in the CWU parking lots, and on weekends, except in specially marked spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p>Media Contact: Gregg Schlanger, schlanger@cwu.edu 509-963-2670.</p></p style="text-align: center;">Hidden in Plain Sight: A Senior BFA exhibition by Cassidy Clemetsonhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2457Fri, 17 May 2019 11:17:01<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/Cassidy%20Clemetson%20-%20End%20the%20pain.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;"></p><p>Why do some people feel the need to harm others?&nbsp; 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.</p><p>The opening of Hidden in Plain Sight will be on Tuesday,&nbsp; May 21 from 4pm to 6pm. The reception will be held at Gallery 231 in Randall Hall on the campus of Central Washington University. The exhibition will run through Friday, May 24.</p><p>“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.”</p><p>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.”</p><p>More of her work can be found on her website crescentartwork1.wixsite.com/cassidy-clemetson, and on her Instagram cassidy-crescentartwork.</p><p>Hidden in Plain Sight is open from May 21-24, gallery hours are from 9am- 6pm. Randall Hall is located at 44444 E Dean Nicholson Blvd, in Ellensburg. Parking is free in University lots after 4:30 pm.</p><p>Media Contact: Cassidy Clemetson, (360) 431-5779, Instagram cassidy-crescentartwork, clemetsonc@cwu.edu</p><p>Image: End the Pain, February 2019, Ceramic Installation, 22” x 21” x 12”.</p></p style="text-align: center;">Student Artist Tara Pillai converts an Ideal Travel Trailer into a mobile art installationhttps://www.cwu.edu/art/node/2456Tue, 14 May 2019 13:28:44<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/art/sites/cts.cwu.edu.art/files/Pillai%20trailer%20gallery.JPEG" style="width: 600px; height: 287px; margin: 2px;"></p><p>Tara Pillai’s senior BFA art exhibition will be one giant outside installation. A 22-feet camping trailer will be turned into an interactive space that one can enter to view the exhibit.</p><p>“I have always been fascinated with the skies we live under. It all started when I was young and I was introduced to the concept of space. It all made me wonder how something so big and beautiful is out there all the time but one can’t really see it until darkness falls with the naked eye,” Pillai said. This is the first time any Central art student has done anything like this on this scale in the Fine Arts Program.</p><p>For the exhibit, “Our World”, Tara took an old travel trailer, gutted it’s interior and built it back up from the floors to ceiling entirely with her art. With paintings so big they won’t fit in the art building and over 50 ceramic tiles all crafted by hand, this exhibition can be viewed on the north side of Randall Hall at Central Washington University’s campus. This will be a one-day only event on Tuesday, May 14.</p><p>Tara Pillai says about her artwork, “I wanted to create something that is bigger than my imagination. That is why I chose to have my senior show in an old camping trailer. A trailer that is used to escape and see the world, instead I bring the world that I see inside. The whole idea of my exhibit is to immerse the viewer into my world, a world that I picture a happy place that I go to when I feel the real world is taking a toll on me.”</p><p>A reception for “Our World” will be held Tuesday, May 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in an old camp trailer parked on the northside of Randall Hall along Dean Nicholshon Blvd at Central Washington University. The exhibit will be open one day only from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 14.</p><p>Randall Hall is located at 44444 E Dean Nicholson Blvd, in Ellensburg. Parking is free in university lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially marked spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p>Media Contact: Tara Pillai at Pillait@cwu.edu or Gregg Schlanger, Department Chair, Art + Design, 509-963-2665, schlanger@cwu.edu</p><p>Image: exterior, Ideal travel trailer, gallery conversion</p></p style="text-align: center;">