Exploring the labor movement in Portland

An exhibit at The Oregon Historical Society museum co-curated by Laurie Mercier, the Johnson Distinguished Professor of History at WSU Vancouver, delves into three decades of campaigns and actions by a coalition committed to restoring workers’ rights and empowering employees. Founded in 1991, Portland Jobs with Justice became a vibrant

Curating community and conversation

WSU senior Sidney Murphy, curator of a special six-week exhibit at WSU’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, sees art as a path to a more honest, open, and liberating future. Standing in front of the four panels of Myriads, Only by Dark by Julie Mehretu, Murphy says of the Ethiopian-American artist, “Mehretu focuses a lot on topology, […]

Undergraduate curates exhibit for Black History Month

Anthropology senior Sidney Murphy thinks it’s important that people of all ethnicities connect with art and that art can help us celebrate culture. Murphy, who is also earning a minor in exhibition studies, selected works of four prominent black artists from the collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation for a special six-week “Social […]

‘Venn Pirouettes’ exhibition blends art and science

WSU alumnus Michael Schultheis finds dynamic synergies between the languages of mathematics and art. He employs analytical formula within his luminous paintings and sculptures. His works bend mathematical precision into imperfect visions, creating room for metaphors and storytelling. Raised on a rural family farm near the Snake River in southeast Washington, Schultheis was awarded a bachelor’s […]

Fine Arts gallery showcases faculty work

When looking for art on campus, you might think only of the crimson cube of the recently opened Schnitzer art museum. But did you know there are several galleries in the Fine Arts building where WSU students and professors often exhibit their work? Recently, David Janssen Jr., an art instructor with a specialty in 2D […]

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Emotionally powerful exhibit focuses on child loss

The emotionally powerful, poignant “Empty Photo Project,” created by WSU Tri-Cities student Susana Butterworth, that details the tragic and emotional experience of what it is like to lose a child, will be on display from Jan. 12-Feb. 8 in the WSU Tri-Cities Art Gallery. The exhibition, which Butterworth began in a fine arts course at […]

Addressing social justice through art

PULLMAN, Wash. – A graduation cap, winding stairs, prison bars, open books, a happy family, a dangling key — these and many other meaningful images play across a vibrant mural created by social-justice minded WSU students to convey a transformative message. The 4-by-8-foot painting titled “CHANGE” outlines various life-course options and urges viewers to actively […]