So I’m riding around Bellevue with this very high-energy 27-year-old painter, and I’m starting to think, “Well, maybe I should take up painting.” That’s how infectious my companion is. She makes it sound like so much fun.
Jordan Swain ’00 offers me a warm diet soda from her emergency stash of supplies she keeps in the back of her car because she often doesn’t have time to stop and eat. We pull into Children’s Village, a safe haven in Renton for women and children who have been homeless, refugees, or victims of domestic violence. Swain and other artists donated their time and talent to brighten … » More …
He draws. He paints. He writes songs and—oh lord—he sings them! Hear him for yourself as you tour the world of Ray Troll '81 via an audio slide show produced especially for Washington State Magazine Online
Though she has never before released her artwork uncolored, Evon Zerbetz ’82 has generously shared a version of her piece, Flying With the Dragon, that you can color yourself. It comes from a set of linocuts she completed for her children’s book, Ten Rowdy Ravens. Download the image, and enjoy.
Click here for more information about Zerbetz and her work. You can also find Zerbetz’s artwork, and details about her museum shows, on her Website.
Ray Troll '81 has a species of ratfish named after him, Hydrolagus trolli. He calls Darwin "Chuckie D" and paints pictures of him driving around in an Evolvo. This is a man who has embraced his past and paints it wildly and beautifully. » More ...
Although it might be better known for wine and wheat, Walla Walla is
also home to one of the most prominent fine-art foundries. For a short
time this fall, 32 sculptures cast at the Walla Walla Foundry will
reside at 13 locations across the Pullman campus. » More ...
This photograph of a thin copper film surface by former Washington State University materials science student Megan Cordill won 16th place in Nikon’s 29th annual Small World Competition. The photograph is part of a touring exhibit.
The previous year, Cordill placed both first and third in the Cornell University Microscopy Image Competition. Cordill received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at WSU in 2002 and 2003, and is now working toward her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Works from the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection
A new exhibition from the collection of Virginia and Bagley Wright, curated by Chris Bruce, director of the Museum of Art at Washington State University, takes the definition of cool to new heights. Viewers “get into the groove” by moving through three conceptual spaces with a mix of hypnotic African and Oceanic masks, haunting minimalist paintings, and electric abstract acrylics.
Virginia and Bagley Wright, international art collectors who live in Seattle, lived in New York during the 1950s and bought works directly from artists such as Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg. The Wrights now have one of … » More …