Art on campus

Baby doll and model of human earProfessional Effects

Exhibit dates: October 31 – December 23
Location: Library Display Cases

The "life of the mind" is often mistakenly cast as an internal intellectual pursuit only. But scholars have always used physical tools, and are sometimes even drawn to their respective fields because of these tools. These objects can have special bearing on how we perceive the world around us, or can be purely utilitarian instruments for executing research. In other cases, they are simply the way we communicate (teaching) to others about our fields of study. More broadly stated, they are our professional effects.   

These unique items, characterizing a broad range of scholarly activity, will be on exhibit in the Library display cases from October 31 – December 23.

Pencil drawing of female child with arms upCommunity

Exhibit dates: September 1 – October 31
Location: Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

Community is the showcase of art and craft produced by the students, staff and faculty of WSU Vancouver, representing a broad and diverse range of creative work. The juried exhibit coincides with the campus’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, as well as the Library’s 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Community will be displayed in Dengerink Administration Building from September 1 – October 24.

Abstract paintingSea-Change by Ruth Lantz

Exhibit dates: September 6 – October 24
Location: Science and Engineering Building Gallery

Sea Change. A series of paintings by Ruth Lantz that distill the ambiguity of visual appearances. Commingling abstraction and representation, the approach to this body of work is through a series of filtration systems: perceptual, process driven, and painterly. These tensional forces are compiled to examine the continual translation, overlap, and fracture implicated by sight. This method produces a build-up of complexity and a breaking apart of information that aims to capture the moments between identification and uncertainty.


Entry to campus exhibits is free. WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3.00.