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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: 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.

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.

CANCELLED: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wednesday, June 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

PLEASE NOTE: Todays’s class is cancelled because of a family emergency. Please join us Saturday, June 25 from 10-11am for Marcia Gossard’s class.

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 a full schedule of 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
Sat, June 25, 10:00-11:00am:
Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard
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.

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.

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.

2022 | Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecture Featuring: Alison Saar

Click the following link to register in advance: Alison Saar Webinar Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Join artist Alison Saar on Thursday, February 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. online for a virtual lecture. The Jo Hockenhull Lecture series, organized by the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), the Fine Arts Department, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, has named Alison Saar as the Visiting Lecturer for 2022. Saar will discuss the connections between art and social justice as she provides an overview of her work in sculpture and printmaking. This event is free 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.

The Hockenhull lecture series was launched in 1996 by the Women’s Studies Department in collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts to honor Jo Hockenhull, a WSU emeritus professor of Fine Arts who served as director of women’s studies for more than a decade. At WSU, Hockenhull focused on building programs and initiatives supporting diversity, the liberal arts, free speech, and critical thinking. Past lecturers have been visual artists, poets, and performance artists who have emphasized the important connections between art, social justice, and political practice. Past recipients have included Arshia Fatima Haq, Marie Watt, Alma Lopez, Faith Ringgold, Octavia Butler, and the Guerilla Girls, to name a few.

For more information, contact Nishant Shahani at 509-335-5286 or nshahani3@wsu.edu.

2022 | Indie Folk Reception and Gallery Talk With Guest Curator Melissa Feldman

Join guest curator Melissa Feldman in the museum galleries on Thursday, January 20, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for a reception and gallery talk about the exhibition Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest. The gallery talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition features the work of 17 artists—both established and emerging—from throughout the Northwest region in an exploration of its unique artistic ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU and guest curated by Melissa E. Feldman. Indie Folk will travel to the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR and the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment, the Mildred S. Bissinger Endowment, Patrick and Elizabeth Siler, Nancy Spitzer, and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

About the Curator | Along with her ongoing work as an independent curator and writer, Melissa Feldman held positions for the last several years as Distinguished Visiting Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, and Director of the Neddy Artist Awards. Recent curatorial projects include Uses of History (2019) at studio e, Seattle; Push Play, an Independent Curators International touring exhibition (2013-17): A Cool Breeze: L.A. and Vancouver Art in the 1960s and Beyond at Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver B.C. (2017); Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space (2015-16), at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and UK tour; Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre (2012) at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Feldman has been a frequent contributor to Art in America and Frieze among other international publications and has taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Goldsmith’s College, London.

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.