Art exhibitions

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The Washington State University Vancouver galleries host rotating exhibits that feature the work of regional artists, student artwork and cultural exhibits. The exhibits are facilitated by the Diversity Art Council and the campus gallery director. The council supports the campus diversity mission to enhance learning about respect for diversity and quality.

Art is an integral part of lifelong learning, specifically art that provokes interest in diverse cultures and artistic forms. The council’s aim is to make art accessible to the public in a way that creates connections and collaborations to advance cultural learning. The exhibits are chosen to create supportive interaction among diverse populations and foster respect among viewers with varying personal values and ideas.

Current exhibits

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Relatively Flat

Exhibit dates: through April 15
Location: Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

“Relatively Flat” is a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Master of Fine Arts students from WSU Pullman and Portland State University. It aims to foster cross-border exchanges, while engaging with pedagogy, and with traditional and contemporary art practices.

The exhibition brings together diverse works that create a visual and sensual resonance, employing paper, fabric and other flat surfaces in both expected and surprising ways. Collectively this show reexamines “flatness”as a concept and as a two-dimensional surface, by embracing and sometimes challenging it.

Artists exhibited in the show include:

From WSU: Anna Davis, Jon Harty, Zach Kolden, Jamin Kuhn, Hi Jung Lee, Kevin Leiter, Jade Lowder, Dawn Norman, Noelle Pflanz, Kathleen Ryan, Mazdak Shadkam and Daniel Tate

From PSU: Jea Alford , Bryan Dalton, Perry Doane, Kaila Farrell-Smith, Chris Freeman, Katie Holden, Mark Martinez, Pam Minty, Wesley Petersen, Manny Reyes, Issac Weiss and Kathryn Yancey

“Relatively Flat” was curated by the fine arts department of WSU Vancouver and PSU.

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Ink on Paper

Exhibit dates: through March 3
Location: Library

With a centuries-long history of development, the practice of transferring ink to paper has served as a crucial link in creating an informed, literate and reflective society. The cultural shift to networked communication, with all its advantages, has not altered the original appeal of works on paper. “Ink on Paper” is a print-based display that includes undergraduate student work and provides a wide range of examples of the beauty that is, ink on paper.

Past exhibits

  • Light and Pigment by Tom Relth
  • Parts Unknown by Judith Baumann