This Week Around the Department of Art

TUESDAY – JANUARY 17TH – DREW LIEDTKE: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Mid-Thesis Exhibition - “IN HUMANITY” – Gallery 231- opening reception 5PM
Drew Liedtke is mounting his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Mid-Thesis. The exhibit runs through January 24th. The Gallery hours are 9am – 4pm daily. “IN HUMANITY” addresses the relationship between humans and inanimate objects through the creation of ceramic sculptures. Liedtke states,” the non-human human world often displays characteristics we associate as human or implies that it could be alive.” He asserts that all matter in the universe, with discretion, is composed of the same elements, and with that distinction urges, “if we can find commonality with the human and non-human worlds, then reacting empathetically in our personal lives may not be as difficult as we perceive.

THURSDAY – JANUARY 19TH – CWU ART Professors Keith Lewis and Ellen Avitts: “Keep it in Context: Getting Personal with Art.”
Part of the Celebrating the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series presentation – SURC 137 A/B – 4PM
Keith and Ellen will discuss the significant role of travel, both in understanding art and in shaping a balanced, nuanced view of the world and one’s place in it. They will further discuss the benefits of short-term study abroad for undergraduate students and reflect on the challenges of designing and conducting such programs at CWU. Refreshments provided.

Randall Hall Room 219. Draw, Paint or whatever medium you use. Every Friday through Winter quarter. Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24
Sponsored by the Student Art Club. Free to attend. Donations appreciated.


STUDENT ART CLUB – 6:30PM – Beginning this Thursday, January 19th, SAC will hold its weekly meetings on Thursday each week. In the Breezeway.

The Red Sand Project is underway. It’s awesome and you should participate. Find out how you can get involved at the next Student Art Club meeting.

Gallery One seeks an intern for spring and possibly summer quarter 2017 to assist with exhibition installation, art unpacking/packing, juried call management, and other light administrative duties. This position is 6-12 hours per week, unpaid. Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of intent which can be dropped off at the gallery or emailed to: This position will remain open until filled. Questions about this position can be emailed to the address above or call 509-925-2670 during gallery hours.

Manastash Call for Submissions: January 4th - February 13th Free • Open to CWU Students. The English Department is seeking talented writers, poets, photographers and artists to fill the pages of Manastash—CWU’s student-produced literary journal. This entirely student-produced journal is one of Central’s gems.
You can send in submissions online at until Monday, Feb. 13. Manastash accepts any kind of writing or art. For more information, contact Xavier Cavazos at


CWU Art Major Cheryl Ann Eadie received the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for the 2016/17 academic year.

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