“Notions of Home, Notions of Faraway Places”:June 5 - July 31, 2013 | Wilson Library, Western Washington University
Curated by A/HI 490, Exhibition: Theory and Practice students Erin Arnold, Hayley Boyd, Amanda Brebner, Yahir Cantero, Catherine Carlson, Kaija Eastman, Jake Fetterman, Emily Garvin, Holly Garwood, Deborah Kenote, John Lovejoy, Nicole Masurat, Alexandra Page, Caitlin Scott, Anna Skutley, Kimberly Williams, and Professor Julia Sapin.
The Art Department at Western Washington University is pleased to invite you to experience “Notions of Home, Notions of Faraway Places,” an exhibition curated by students in Professor Julia Sapin’s Exhibition: Theory and Practices course. The exhibition, which will be held from June 5 to July 31, can be viewed in Wilson Library on the Western Washington University campus. It will showcase two-dimensional works in three separate galleries. Featuring artists working mostly in the Northwest but who hail from a variety of cultures and places, the exhibition hopes to create a space for students and other members of the Western and Bellingham communities to de-stress at the close of the quarter and reflect on what home means to them. Students working on the exhibition found “home” in these works represented as an emotional base, a locale, or a nostalgic experience. The notion of “faraway” evoked reverie about untraveled places, adventure, and future possibilities. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the new lighting installed in the gallery space while exploring these works from WWU’s Western Gallery, including objects from both the Safeco Insurance and Leese Collections. “Notions of Home, Notions of Faraway Places” will be open for viewing on Wednesday, June 5, and will continue through the month of July.
The location of the galleries, in Wilson Library, close to the Skybridge, are indicated on the WWU Library website.
2013 Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival: April 24-28, 2013
Now celebrating its tenth year, the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) will take place from April 25-28 in downtown Bellingham and on the campus of Western Washington University. The festival features a compelling roster of international, national, and regional artists presenting and performing a wide variety of electronic music, visual art, and installation art. Electroacoustic composition, electropop, sound art, electrojazz, experimental hip-hop, noise, electronic dance, and ambient music are presented both in separate showcases and side by side.
BEAF 2013 artists include avant jazz icon Wayne Horvitz (SEA), major club circuit producer MiMOSA (LA), ambient guru Rafael Anton Irisarri (SEA), acclaimed sound artist Chris Kucbick (OAK); and the NYC piano-percussion duo of Denise Fillion/Chris Graham, who will perform Stockhausen's 1960 masterpiece Kontakte alongside new works by Northwest composers.
Festival passes and tickets to individual WWU shows will be available at the WWU Box Office online and in person after 4/17. Tickets for other shows will be available from the venue websites and/or at the door. Festival passes are $25; show prices are shown below. The festival pass provides a $5 discount to the Wild Buffalo show and free access to all other shows. For more information, please visit beaf.org
Art Department Speaker Series
Mandy Greer: Tues. April 30, 4-5pm, Old Main Theater OM100 | FREE
Workshop: Tues. April 30, 11am-2pm, Fine Arts Building room 26
In “The Body and Landscape of our Inner Worlds,” Greer will explore themes through the development of her multi-disciplinary approach. Informed by mythology, fairy tales, literature and the experiences of motherhood, Greer is a multi-disciplinary artist from Seattle. Her art spans a variety of forms as she employs site-integrated eco-installations, public participation, and acting using fiber, wearable art and theatrical media. Greer received a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Ceramics from the University of Georgia. She continued her education at the University of Washington, where she received a master’s degree in Ceramics. She has had several solo exhibitions throughout the Northwest, collaborated on multi-disciplinary and performance work, and has been recognized with several awards including the “Seattle Magazine” Spotlight Artist Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
Greer will also host a crochet workshop from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 30 in the Fine Arts Building’s room 226. The workshop will be based on Greer’s recent project, which focuses on exploring transformations of landscapes and the human body. mandygreer.wordpress.com
Yuken Teruya: Thurs. May 2, 4-5pm, SL (Smate) Building room 120 | FREE
In “Art Watering the Seeds of Social Change,” Teruya invites viewers to read the works through their own frames of reference rather than criticize consumer society. Born in Okinawa, Japan, New York-based Yuken Teruya provides a refreshing modern take on traditional craft techniques. His work employs every day objects such as toilet paper rolls and shopping bags, usually considered symbols of consumerism or ecological imbalance, to create worlds of unexpected beauty.
After receiving his BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Teruya moved to the United States and continued his education at the School of Visual Arts in New York where he was awarded a MFA. Teruya’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions around the world, including shows at the Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; Murata & Friends Gallery, Berlin; Basel, Switzerland; and The Ueno Royal Art Museum, Tokyo. yukenteruyastudio.com
2013 Scho!ars Week: May 13-17
Scholars Week, May 13-17, 2013 is an annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative activities at WWU, was created by a unanimous resolution of the Faculty Senate in November 1999. What was originally envisioned as "Scholars Day" quickly became Scholars Week in order to accommodate a diverse series of events highlighting the scholarship and creativity of Western undergraduate students.
Generously supported by Western's President, Provost, The Western Foundation and many of the Colleges, Scholars Week has grown from the inaugural celebration in May 2000 that involved 100 students in 11 events to the very successful Scholars Week 2007 which involved more than 250 undergraduate students participating in over 50 different sessions from virtually every academic area of the university. Scholars Week 2005 marked the first "University Scholars Poster Session and Reception" which had participants from 13 departments and programs. The "University Scholars Poster Session and Reception" has grown and become more popular in the last few years.
From art to engineering technology, students and faculty are working closely together at WWU to explore the boundaries of knowledge. Scholars Week has become a highlight of the academic year, celebrating the contributions of undergraduate students to enriching the intellectual environment of Western, and society in general. For more information, please visit wwu.edu/scholars
2013 Senior Exhibition: May 28 - June 8
RECEPTION: Wed. May 29 4:30-6:30 pm
The Western Washington University Department of Art will present its 2013 Senior Student Art Show in the Western Gallery from May 28 through June 8; the exhibition is free and open to the public.
Honoring the work of graduating Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Fine Art Studio Art students, the juried exhibition showcases an exciting variety of work in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fibers, and mixed media.
In addition to the exhibition, community members are invited to attend an opening reception from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 29 in the Western Gallery.
Exhibition hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, except Wednesdays when the gallery is open until 8:00 pm, and 12:00 pm - 4 pm on Saturdays. For more event details please visit westerngallery.wwu.edu