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2022 | Hostile Terrain 94 Workshop

toe tags being filled out

Hostile Terrain 94 Workshop
Friday, December 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for our first workshop about Hostile Terrain 94, an upcoming participatory exhibition from the Undocumented Migration Project. Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU (JSMA), and the Office of the Provost, Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is an interactive exhibition comprised of approximately 3,800 handwritten toe tags representing migrants who died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert in Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. The physical act of writing out the names and information for the dead invites participants to reflect, witness and stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives in search of a better one.

In advance of the installation of this project at the Schnitzer Museum in January-March 2023, the toe tags will be filled out by members of our local community. We are seeking university and community-based groups—student and faculty organizations, service groups, classes, etc.—who would like to participate in this intentional activity during Winter 2023. Our first workshop on December 9 is an opportunity for interested parties to experience the participatory nature of the project by filling out tags, observing the site of installation, and reflecting on emotions related to and implications of the exhibition.

Additional workshops and activities for January, February, and March 2023 will be announced later this month. Visit WSU’s Hostile Terrain 94 website for updates on these opportunities. Our community’s engagement with Hostile Terrain 94 will culminate March 2, 2023, when HT94 founder and anthropologist Jason De León visits the WSU Pullman campus for a series of programs and events.

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.

2022 | 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.

2022 | Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi
Wednesday, July 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a mindful movement and improvisational dance class with Elise Kapsi at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Elise’s class will use mindful movement and improvisation to create interpretive, expressive, and energizing work for all. The class will incorporate various dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop, allowing dancers to experience the flow of movement without inhibition. Open to all levels and experiences, no prior experience necessary. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

This dance session 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.

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.

Please come dressed appropriately for class. Dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Elise Kapsi (she/her) is a Spin and Soul Fusion instructor for University Recreation. Her background also consists of training in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop, yoga, and contemporary, and previous teaching engagements with the Mid-Columbia Ballet, Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music, and WSU’s Kinesiology department. Born and raised in Tri-Cities, Washington, she is in her third year at WSU, pursuing a double major in Innovation and Change Management and Management Information Systems though the Honors College. Elise believes exercise is an important aspect of mental health and she looks forward to sharing her passion with her students.

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.

2022 | Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Saturday, July 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a therapeutic yoga and dance class with Kristine Zakarison 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.

Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga and dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for upcoming classes and Kristine Zakarison’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Kristine Zakarison (C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, M.Div.) is a third-generation daughter of the Palouse, and as such has worn many “hats” in the community. The connecting threads are respect for this land, being of service to the community, and a desire to help others feel better. She has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga. As a yoga therapist, she works with clients to develop personal therapeutic plans to address health concerns including stress and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, injury and chronic illness, chronic pain, long CoVid-19, nervous system disorders, end-of-life care, and grief. She also teaches specialized yoga therapy groups to address specific concerns shared by the group members.

Kristine’s classes at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with therapeutic flowing movement based in yoga and dance. Each class will incorporate stress reducing meditation at the end. Those participating are invited to bring a yoga mat or to do the class using a folding chair (getting on the floor is not a requirement).

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
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.

2022 | 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

2022 | Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Wednesday, June 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a guided meditation class with Trymaine Gaither at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Trymaine will lead a guided meditation at the museum, founded in mindfulness practices that have been proven to reduce stress and decrease suffering. 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 Trymaine Gaither’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Trymaine Gaither is currently the Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence at Washington State University. He trains faculty and staff in mindfulness-based anti-racism, self-awareness, contemplative pedagogy, and racial healing practices. Through his work with the university, Trymaine has facilitated mindfulness retreats, implicit bias training, and mindfulness-based anti-racism training. Trymaine is also a Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) Teacher and completed his training through the Center for Mindfulness at Brown University. Trymaine attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a major in Business Management. He spends his spare time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife Sophia and his sons Noah and Brycen.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
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.

2022 | Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard
Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for an energizing yoga class with Marcia Gossard 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.

Marcia’s class at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with energizing standing yoga poses. Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for upcoming classes and Marcia Gossard’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Marcia Gossard, a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), began teaching at the Moscow Yoga Center in 2001. She has studied Iyengar yoga with Jeri Hudak since 1997, and has also studied with Ingela Abbott, Judith Lasater, Lynne Minton, George Purvis, John Schumacher, Janice Vien, and Rodney Yee.  She served as vice president of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Northwest (IYANW) board. A native of the Palouse, in 2004 she earned her doctorate from WSU in Environmental Sociology and is currently the Director of Communications and Marketing for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and hiking with her husband and son.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Wed, June 29, 12:00-1:00pm: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
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.