Art on campus

Dramatic and tense painting of house behind treesHeterotopia

Artist: Michael Endo
Exhibit dates: February 17 – March 31
Location: Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

Michael Endo earned an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, in 2009 and a BA from Portland State University, Oregon, in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally and has been selected for group and solo exhibitions. In 2011 Endo was the recipient of a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant and was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum's Betty Bowen Award. Michael is currently the curator at Bullseye Projects.

Locked in a loop of familiarity and ambiguity, my gestural paintings, glasswork and sculptures exist in a moment of tension between the unnamable source and fiction. They suggest an original reference but are independent of it. By blurring the lines between the absolutes of reality and fiction, I strive to enter a liminal state where everything is imbued with an ecstatic transformative energy; a place where the silent hum of the subconscious is unmistakable.

Neatly hung heart drawings with various coloring techniquesArtwork from the CDP

Artists: Preschool and kindergarten classes
Exhibit dates: March 2 – May 15; March 6 – May 15
Location: Library; Multimedia Classroom Building

Now on display are new artworks from the Child Development Program (CDP) preschool and kindergarten classes (here on campus). Art from the CDP preschool is currently installed in the Library, and in the Multimedia Classroom Building (basement level) is art from the CDP kindergarten class. Children in the program work with with many techniques, tools, and materials, where there is not a set of right and wrong ways to do a project, but where the process is as important as the result. Some of the pieces were inspired by studying famous fine art paintings; others are examples of children exploring in a spontaneous and free manner. All of the art reflects children’s thoughts, feelings, and expressions.

The Child Development Program at WSU Vancouver offers two full-day programs for families with preschool and kindergarten age children-- The Preschool Program (for children 3 to 5 years of age) and the Kindergarten Program (for children 5-6 years of age). Both programs provide many opportunities for children to do expressive art throughout their day.

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.