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Reading, Q&A, and book signing with multi-media artist and poet Sam Roxas-Chua

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022  |  5:00 P.M.
IN PERSON – JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OR WATCH ON YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM

Sam Roxas-Chua 姚 (Yao) is a transracial/transcultural adopted person. He is the author of Saying Your Name Three Times UnderwaterEcholalia in ScriptFawn Language, and the podcast Dear Someone Somewhere, an audio-journal project. His open-form calligraphy, artworks, and writing have appeared in various journals and galleries. Sam is a poet in the periphery, a multimedia artist, field recordist, and an amateur radio operator. He’s read for PEN International, city government events, and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Portland Chinatown Museum. Poet Tyehimba Jess describes Sam’s poems as “surreal yet rooted in palpable color and history … it transcends oceans, blends geographies, and bleeds a multitongued heritage for us to better find ourselves.”

About | The WSU Visiting Writers Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines.

Common Reading credit available.

Don’t miss the exhibits on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art during Sam Roxas-Chua’s visit.

2022 | Wednesday, November 16: Keiko Hara Reception & Book Release

Join us Wednesday, November 16 for an evening at the museum with Walla Walla-based artist Keiko Hara. Hara’s work is the subject of a mini-survey exhibition, Keiko Hara: Four Decades of Paintings and Prints, chronicling her unwavering commitment to painting and her unique form of Japanese woodblock printmaking over a 40-year period. This event also celebrates Hara’s first full-scale museum publication by the same name, offered by the WSU Press and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

Books will be available for purchase and the artist will be present to sign books, mingle, and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served in the Pavilion Gallery.

2022 | Friday, October 7: Opening Reception

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Reception
Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver and
Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor
Location: Pavilion Gallery

Join us Friday, October 7 to celebrate the exhibitions Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver and Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor. Artist Juventino Aranda and Lipi Turner-Rahman, guest curator of Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor, will be available to speak one-on-one with visitors. The reception immediately follows a “Guided Conversation with Lipi Turner-Rahman,” and additional special guests from the Guided Conversation will also be available to mingle during the reception. Join us for an evening of engaged discussion and reflection about these two concurrent exhibitions.

2022 | Friday, October 7: Guided Conversation with Guest Curator Lipi Turner-Rahman

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Guided Conversation
Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor
Location: Pavilion Gallery and Livestreamed

Stream the program live on YouTube
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.
Moderated by:
Lipi Turner-Rahman, Director of Development, WSU Libraries
Special Guests: Yakima Valley community members
from multiple generations; Daisy Zavala Magaña; and Juventino Aranda

Join guest curator Lipi Turner-Rahman as she guides a conversation about this exhibition, which chronicles the daily lives of agricultural workers—as well as an era of rising labor movements and social awareness—in the Yakima Valley in the 1960s and 70s. Special guests include Laura Solis, who was born and raised in the Yakima Valley community; Daisy Zavala Magaña from the Seattle Times; and Juventino Aranda, whose exhibition Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver runs concurrently with Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photography of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor.

This event will be immediately followed by an opening reception for Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor and Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Thursday, July 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a walking meditation class with Nitvia Jones at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

See below for upcoming classes and Nitvia Jones’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Nitivia Jones is an international student advisor at WSU. She got into yoga and mindfulness while in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia and has taken the practice with her to Guatemala and Turkey. Now she is a part of the mindfulness community here in Pullman.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Photo Credit: @NicLehoux

Indie Folk: Sounds from the Northwest: Bigger Boat Concert

Friday, April 22, 2022, 4:005:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Pavilion Gallery

Join the museum for a free performance by Bigger Boat in the Pavilion Gallery on Friday, April 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Bigger Boat is an a cappella group from Moscow, ID that sings sea shanties and maritime songs.

Live performances at the museum this month are an offshoot of the exhibition Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest, which features a playlist by Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records. According to Isaacson, “the music genre Northwest Indie Folk could mean a lot of different things to different people. Our region is home to many cultures that have adapted their traditional folk music to the modern world: The term ‘Indie Folk’ would apply to them all.”

An additional Indie Folk concert will be performed outside the museum on Friday, April 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., featuring Dragging an Ox Through Water, Whiting Tennis, and Pullman’s own Raza NorthWest.

In collaboration with the WSU Student Entertainment Board.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and closed Sunday and Monday.

Indie Folk: Sounds from the Northwest Concert

Friday, April 29, 2022, 4:007:00 p.m.
Terrell Mall immediately outside the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Join the museum for a free outdoor concert on Friday, April 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., featuring Portland musician Brian Mumford of Dragging an Ox Through Water, from our Indie Folk playlist. Pullman’s own Raza NorthWest, featuring WSU faculty Darryl Singleton and Alan Malfavon, will open the concert playing son jarocho, a style of Mexican folk music that reinforces the Mexican-American influences heard on the Indie Folk playlist.

Live performances at the museum this month are an offshoot of the exhibition Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest, with a playlist by Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records. According to Isaacson, “the music genre Northwest Indie Folk could mean a lot of different things to different people. Our region is home to many cultures that have adapted their traditional folk music to the modern world: The term ‘Indie Folk’ would apply to them all.”

A smaller Indie Folk concert will take place Friday, April 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. featuring Bigger Boat, an a cappella group from Moscow, ID that sings sea shanties and maritime songs.

Concerts are produced in collaboration with the WSU Student Entertainment Board.

About the Musicians

Dragging an Ox Through Water | Brian Mumford of Dragging an Ox Through Water uses homemade light sensitive electronics that respond to a candle’s random flicker to determine a lot of the sounds in his songs. He’s played in art punk band Sun Foot with local artists Chris Johanson and Ron Burns as well as other DIY bands such as Jackie O Motherfucker and the Deep-Fried Boogie Band. (Featured image above courtesy of beastiary.)

Raza NorthWest | This duo came together originally to play son jarocho, a style of folk music indigenous to the Veracruz region of Mexico. Some elements, including its principal instrument, the guitar-like jarana, have Spanish roots. Other aspects trace back through Cuba to Africa, such as the marimbol, a traditional bass instrument in the genre. Raza NorthWest performances take audiences on a journey featuring son jarocho, samba, pop and reggae; all are music with indigenous and folk roots that speak to common human experience. Darryl Singleton and Alan Malfavon are both new to the Palouse and WSU’s faculty.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and closed Sunday and Monday.

Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar Reflection Night

We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to join in a discussion about Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation in observance of International Women’s Day 2022. Participants will reflect on the ways in which Alison Saar’s work has influenced coursework, creative practice, and individual perspectives. Please email Kristin Becker, Education Coordinator, if you would like to RSVP to speak to the group for five minutes about your experience with Mirror, Mirror: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu. All are welcome to attend, listen and join the discussion informally without RSVP.

American artist Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures—she is also a master of the art of printmaking. In both forms, she employs a personal vocabulary informed by history, race, and mythology. Her influences range from ancient Europe, Africa, and American folk art. Saar’s works narrate stories of the African American experience, moving effortlessly from the personal to the political. In many of her works, she charts the tragic history of slavery in America, but her figures symbolize defiance and strength. Other recurring images are informed by jazz, romance, and desire. Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation—featuring nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist—is on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through March 12, 2022.

This program is being offered in collaboration with the Women*s Center WSU, the International Center WSU, Undocumented Initiatives WSU, the Graduate and Professional Student Association, and other campus partners who are working to raise awareness of International Women’s Day 2022.

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please visit https://museum.wsu.edu/about.

 

International Women’s Week Tour

Join us on Wednesday, March 9 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. for a special tour of Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, led by Education Coordinator Kristin Becker. In observance of International Women’s Day 2022, we will explore this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, through the sculptures and prints of artist Alison Saar. This tour is free and open to the public.

American artist Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures—she is also a master of the art of printmaking. In both forms, she employs a personal vocabulary informed by history, race, and mythology. Her influences range from ancient Europe, Africa, and American folk art. Saar’s works narrate stories of the African American experience, moving effortlessly from the personal to the political. In many of her works, she charts the tragic history of slavery in America, but her figures symbolize defiance and strength. Other recurring images are informed by jazz, romance, and desire. Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation—featuring nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist—is on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through March 12, 2022.

This tour is being offered in collaboration with the Women*s Center WSU, the International Center WSU, Undocumented Initiatives WSU, the Graduate and Professional Student Association, and other campus partners who are working to raise awareness of International Women’s Day 2022.

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please visit https://museum.wsu.edu/about.

International Women’s Week Tour

Join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. for a special tour of Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, led by Education Coordinator Kristin Becker. In observance of International Women’s Day 2022, we will explore this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, through the sculptures and prints of artist Alison Saar. This tour is free and open to the public.

American artist Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures—she is also a master of the art of printmaking. In both forms, she employs a personal vocabulary informed by history, race, and mythology. Her influences range from ancient Europe, Africa, and American folk art. Saar’s works narrate stories of the African American experience, moving effortlessly from the personal to the political. In many of her works, she charts the tragic history of slavery in America, but her figures symbolize defiance and strength. Other recurring images are informed by jazz, romance, and desire. Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation—featuring nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist—is on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through March 12, 2022.

This tour is being offered in collaboration with the Women*s Center WSU, the International Center WSU, Undocumented Initiatives WSU, the Graduate and Professional Student Association, and other campus partners who are working to raise awareness of International Women’s Day 2022.

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please visit https://museum.wsu.edu/about.