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2016 FALL | Creativity as a Solo and Collaborative Pursuit: A Conversation With Cartoonist Eroyn Franklin

Join artist Eroyn Franklin as she presents a comic reading, discussion and video!

DETAILS | Wednesday, October 5th, 1:10pm – 2:30pm, MOA Gallery

ABOUT | Eroyn Franklin is a Seattle-based maker of comics including 2 graphic novels, Detained and Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory. She is one of the founders of Short Run, an annual small press festival and year-round resource that celebrates comics, zines, and art books with a focus on limited editions, self-published, and handmade books. Eroyn Franklin will be discussing creativity as a solo and collaborative pursuit. The presentation will consist of a comic reading, discussion, and video about Short Run.

THANKS | The Museum of Art would like to acknowledge and thank Associate Professor Kevin Haas and the Department of Fine Arts for organizing this event.

NOTES | Public event, everyone is welcome!

2016 FALL | What is Graphic Medicine: A Conversation With Cartoonist Mita Mahato

Hear Mita Mahato share her thoughts, and then join her in making some comics!

DETAILS | Thursday, Oct 6th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Museum of Art Gallery

ABOUT | Mita Mahato’s cut paper art and comics explore the transformative capacities of found and handmade paper using layered shapes, textures, and colors that together build multivalent images and stories. Her most recent cut paper comic “Sea” was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book” and will be the subject of continued work during her participation in the Arctic Circle Residency in 2017. Her comics and collaborative projects have been spotlighted by The Stranger, Seattle Review of Books, and AV Club. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for Short Run Seattle, and teaches art workshops for Seattle Aquarium’s Creativity Inspiring Conservation program, Henry Art Gallery’s ArtVenture program, and other community organizations. She lives in Seattle.

NOTES | Public event, everyone is welcome!

2016 COUGAR COMIX JAM | Hosted by Museum/WSU at Rico’s Pub

Thursday, September 22 from 5-10pm.

Northwest Alternative Comics artists Max Clotfelter and Tom Van Deusen with be coming to town on September 22nd to host an informal zine making workshop at Rico’s Pub from 5pm to 10pm. Max and Tom will be talking about their comics making process as well as leading participants through the creation of an actual underground zine that will be printed and released at the opening of the NW Alternative Comics Exhibition at the Museum of Art Gallery on October 6. Materials will be provided by the pub, all you’ll need to do is show up and “jam” on one of the pages of the zine. There will be group comic exercises for novices, but anyone who already likes drawing comics can show up and draw. All skill levels and ages are encouraged to participate, everyone is welcome!

Notes | Participants are encouraged to show up at 5pm. Materials will be provided. Admission is free. Minors seated until 7pm.

Fri, 9/23,10am-4pm, MOA Gallery | Watch Seattle cartoonists Tom Van Deusen and Max Clotfelter paint a 12×16 foot mural as curators prepare for the opening 9/26.
PETER BAGGE ARTIST LECTURE: Thurs, 11/3, 6pm, MOA Gallery | Join Peter Bagge, as he weaves the story of the NW alternative comics scene and his career as Weirdo magazine’s managing editor.

LOCATION | The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

Marian E. Smith Glass Collection Reception & Demonstration of Ancient Egyptian Glass Technique

JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION! | The Museum of Art/WSU hopes you will join us to celebrate the Marian E. Smith Glass Collection at a reception which will include a demonstration of the ancient Egyptian art of glass blowing, April 27, 2016. This event will begin at 4:00 pm and end at 5:30 pm and will be held on the main floor atrium of the CUE (Smith Center for Undergraduate Education). There is no admission fee.

This event is honoring student research of the Marian E. Smith Glass Collection, edited and organized by Dr. Hallie G. Meredith, a professor of the WSU Fine Arts department, in collaboration with the Museum of Art/WSU. The reception will be followed by an ancient Egyptian glass demonstration.  The Material Advantage Club and Dr. John McCloy, Assoc. Professor in the School of Mechanical & Materials Eng.; Joint appointee Pacific NW National Lab will be facilitating the demonstration.

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GLASS BLOWING DEMONSTRATION | To learn more about our demonstration of the ancient Egyptian glass core-formed technique, please view this 2 minute video.

LOCATION | Main floor atrium of The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), located south of the CUB and Martin Stadium, just behind the police station off Terrell Mall.

CONTACT | For more information please phone Dr. Hallie G. Meredith at 509-335-7043.

A special thanks to Marian E. Smith, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith and the Members of the Museum of Art for their continued support.


Monday, April 18, 12-1pm, Museum of Art / Washington State University

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this free one-hour presentation, Artist Trust Spokane Program Coordinator and artist Anne-Claire Mitchell gives you the scoop on how Artist Trust can help. You’ll learn how Artist Trust serves Washington State Artists of all disciplines and how you can use these programs and resources to advance your arts business. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Anne-Claire Mitchell Artist Trust

Anne-Claire Mitchell, Artist Trust, Spokane Program Coordinator

Anne-Claire coordinates professional development and assists with Artist Trust grant-making support programs in Spokane County. She was born and raised in Spokane. She has worked as a project coordinator in the renewable energy industry, generating project and funding opportunities in Eastern WA. She co-founded the Richmond Art Collective (RAC) in downtown Spokane and also manages operations at RAC’s primary exhibition space. Anne-Claire is an artist herself. Her practice is cross-disciplinary, intersecting 2-D work, digital media, and music, especially through collaboration. She’s involved with several Spokane-based arts organizations and programs including INK ArtsSpace, Girl’s Rock Lab, Spokane Women in Art & Media, the Downtown Spokane Murals Project, and the Laboratory Spokane Artist Residency.