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2019 | Poetry Comix Presentation, Mita Mahato

SPECIAL EVENT | Poetry Comix Presentation, Mita Mahato, RE-KINDLE

Date: Thursday, February 14
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Reception to follow.
Location: WSU-Pullman Campus, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

RE-KINDLE asks what it means to reawaken love. Featuring a selection of works from WSU’s Lynn R. Hansen Comics Archive and pieces by Seattle-based artist and poet Mita Mahato owned by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the exhibit looks at love, loss, and reconnection with one another and with the plants and animals who are our kin.

Mita Mahato is a cut paper, comics, and collage artist whose work explores loss by engaging the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. A selection of her poetry comics, collectively titled In Between, was published by Pleiades Press in 2017. Her book Sea was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book,” and her comics art has been exhibited in galleries across the country. In 2017, she served as the first Artist-in-Residence at the School of Medicine at UC Riverside. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle as well as the steering committee for Graphic Medicine, and is a teaching artist with the Henry Art Gallery.

Mita Mahato’s visit is co-sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, and the Common Reading Program.

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 hours of our six galleries are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

Special Event: A Conversation with Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt

Special Event: A Conversation with Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt
Date:
April 12, 2018
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Borth and Creighton Galleries | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a conversation with well-known artists Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt on April 12, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to become familiar with artists Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt. Marie will moderate a conversation with Jeffry about his work in the Borth Gallery (03). Jeffry will likewise moderate a conversation with Marie about her work in the Creighton Gallery (04). Enjoy this alternative method of engagement reflecting a dialog between two artists who know each other’s work both personally and professionally.

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 hours of our six galleries are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

TRADITION & CHANGE: CONTEXTUALIZING THE ART OF RICK BARTOW

The Museum of Art/WSU will host an exhibition walk-through with Michael Holloman, Associate Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies, Washington State University on February 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Museum Gallery.

Drawing from his experiences as a liaison between regional tribes and cultural institutions, Michael Holloman will lead a discussion in defining traditional Native arts and then guide us through the emergence of indigenous artists within the contemporary art field. Professor Holloman will place the work of Rick Bartow in a contemporary context through highlighting a key works within the exhibition.

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 Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

CHRIS WATTS | 2016 Fine Arts Faculty Focus Exhibition

The Museum of Art/WSU announces a retrospective journey in a Fine Arts Faculty Focus Exhibition by artist Chris Watts, Aug. 22– Sept. 17. An opening reception will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Museum of Art gallery with a talk given by the artist at 7 p.m.  Admission to the museum is free.

The Museum of Art has a long-standing tradition of presenting work by department of Fine Arts faculty members. Since 2004, these exhibits have alternated large group shows with a biennial exhibit showcasing a recently retired faculty member. This year the museum presents a retrospective exhibit of Chris Watts’ work, who retired in 2015, after 27 years of teaching drawing and painting at WSU.

ABOUT | Citing influences as diverse as Bronze Age monuments, spirals and mazes, Pythagoras, counting processes, scientific structures, bell ringing, Theosophy, and the geometric tradition in art; Chris Watts’  work represents a long-term inquiry into systems of order, patterning, and to a certain degree, spiritual or esoteric ideas. His investigation of the underlying structures of the world around us—expressed through drawings, paintings and constructions—connects Watts to a long lineage of peoples who have organized worldviews through pattern and abstract form.

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.

SPECIAL THANKS | This exhibit is funded by the Members of the Museum of Art and the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Arts Endowment.