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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

2022 | Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Reception

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition‘s Opening Reception. This exhibit provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents. The world-class Fine Arts faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more assured and articulate in their convictions.

The museum confidently presents this year’s graduate thesis work certain that faculty, students, staff and visitors to WSU will find it a fun and stimulating experience. This annual showcase represents the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates.

The reception is preceded by MFA Thesis Talks from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

MFA Thesis Artist Talks

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for short talks by the six graduate candidates featured in the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Each artist will speak briefly to introduce the body of work they are presenting in the exhibition. The talks will be followed by an opening reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

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.

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.