Chase Grover, Department of Art graduate student and teaching assistant, passed away Tuesday, January 19th, with family by his side, after a lifelong battle with congenital heart disease.
He was an amazing artist, colleague and teacher. Chase was just finishing up his MFA thesis work. His ceramic work has been exhibited around the country. Most recently, he was invited to exhibit his artwork at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Invitational, “Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change” at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.Chase’s own words express the CWU Community’s sentiments on our loss of this great man. “Many things that are so simple are often taken for granted, as if they will always be there. We forget, or choose to ignore, how fragile every thing and every one is, often failing to appreciate the things and people that we are so dependent on.”
For those students who may need assistance with grief, counseling services are available at the Counseling Clinic. Appointments may be made by calling 963-1881.
“Ultimately, I want the viewer to consider the instability within all objects and apply this concept to the elements of their everyday lives, to be aware of the tenuous connections that hold everything together."
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