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Flying With the Dragon: Color an Evon Zerbetz '82 original

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.

Flying with the Dragon. Evon Zerbetz

Summer 2004

A Winner: Small-World Photomicrography

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.

Spring 2004

3 Degrees of Cool

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 …

Winter 2005

Adorning the world

The opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition was the first time the visiting Marquesans had seen these representations of their culture.

In conjunction with the opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City of Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands, (May 10, 2005 – January 15, 2006) Carol Ivory, who was the advisor and consultant for the show, lectured on Marquesan art, her research specialty, at the Barr Graduate Center. Attending the lecture were 15 Marquesans, a remarkable fact in that the Marquesas Islands are marvelously remote. To reach the Marquesas, one must first reach the already remote Tahiti, and … » More …

Winter 2005

Ann Christenson's Time Piece

Bringing disparate images together into a unified whole seems to come naturally to ceramic artist Ann Christenson, professor of fine arts at Washington State University. It’s particularly evident in one of her most recent projects-a sundial.

Christenson was one of several artists invited by the University of California, Berkeley, to submit a design for the sundial, as part of the renovation of a courtyard within the Clark Kerr Campus at the university. The limitations imposed upon the design-that part of the area containing the sundial could be flat and that sundial parts be theft proof-led Christenson to choose an analemmatic sundial of tile and bronze … » More …

Winter 2005

Pop Art in Pullman

This fall, Washington State University’s Museum of Art is showing more than 70 works by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Entitled Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97, the exhibit offers a comprehensive record of the artist’s evolution. Lichtenstein explored commercial and comic book images and painted them in immense scale, utilizing bright colors, simple lines, and the dot patterns associated with newsprint reproduction. Although his work was controversial in the 1960s, it changed the way America looked at and thought about art.

The exhibit, from the private collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer of Portland, Oregon, continues in Pullman through December 16 before moving to the Henry Art Gallery … » More …