painting

With a pencil or brush or horse

His canvases are mostly covered with cowboys and horses now, along with their accompaniments—saddles and chaps, barns and fences, cows, canyons, rivers, red rocks, ropes—all things he’s loved from an early age. Don Weller (’60 Fine Arts) worked for decades as an illustrator and graphic designer before making a second career of painting images of […]

Exploring ‘internet addiction’ with paintings

Among fine arts faculty member Joe Hedges‘s latest artworks are oil paintings of beautiful landscapes with a twist. They incorporate flat screen televisions, smart phones, or other objects to become what he calls “Hypercombines”—paintings that are connected to the internet. “I started thinking about this buzz phrase that was going around a few years ago, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Categories: Exhibit, Faculty, Fine Arts

Artist sculpts future with past

Senior fine arts major Victoria De Leon meanders through campus from Stevens Hall to Southside Café. She builds her own soup in the dining hall and proceeds to a table in the back near the windows. From her backpack, she removes a black sketchbook that is falling apart at the spine. She sifts through the […]