AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART
The Kaplan & Levi Collection

April 7 - May 17, 2014

Australian Aboriginal Art

Robert Kaplan and Margaret Levi are considered one of the top collectors (and the first in the USA) of Australian Aboriginal Art in the world.

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Guest Speaker: Bill McKibben

"The Most Important Number in the World"
May 17, 2014

Bill McKibben

3pm, Performing Arts Center Mainstage
Information and tickets



ART AND ECOLOGY SERIES

"Melted 4" Cynthia Camlin

Cynthia Camlin, "Melted 4", Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 60" x 53", 2008

Courses:
Art & Ecology, Honors 356, Art 397, and Art History 397L

Faculty: Cynthia Camlin and Barbara Miller
About the course: This interdisciplinary seminar in Art History and Studio is linked with Honors 356 and combines scholarship and studio practice.  Students examine the possibilities of ecologically motivated artistic practice. Students in the combined course attend biweekly meetings that feature lectures by visiting artists, scholars and curators including Whatcom Museum curator Barbara Matilsky, author and activist Nancy Lord, and distinguished visiting artists David Maisel and John Grade. Students participate in group and individual research and studio art projects that address critical environmental issues. These projects will culminate in presentations at the Whatcom Museum and in Western Gallery. Students also assist with an installation in Western Gallery by distinguished visiting artist John Grade.

Western Reads

Author, Nancy Lord
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JOHN GRADE Exhibit
as part of the Art and Ecology Series

February 25 - March 17, 2014

John Grade Exhibit

Watch the installation:



On Wednesday, March 12:
To demonstrate the impermanence of art, this sculpture was ceremoniously dis-assembled and moved outdoors to naturally fade back into the landscape.



More information from the Western Gallery
johngrade.com



MICRO COLOSSUS Exhibit

Feb. 25 - March 10, 2014
In the Fine Arts Building hallway

Micro Colossus Exhibit

Students in Garth Amundson's ART371 Photography II class embraced scientific technology by using the Scanning Electron Microscope to explore the miniature world on a colossal scale.

The project poses questions about abstraction, figuration and the surreal landscape, bridging the world of fine-art photography with that of scientific technology.

Article in Western Today
Event poster



BLACK MAPS: DAVID MAISEL Exhibit

January 7 - February 14

John Grade Exhibit

davidmaisel.com
Presented by Western Gallery
as part of WESTERN READS by NANCY LORD



JOHN GRADE Lecture

January 29, 2014
As part of the ART AND ECOLOGY SERIES
John Grade Exhibit

Exhibit and Workshop: February 24 - March 17, 2014
http://westerngallery.wwu.edu/john-grade.shtml
http://johngrade.com



IN DUE TIME

January 28, 2014
In Due Time
A photography sale and portrait opportunity
in conjunction with Pickford Film Center's one night screening of
In No Great Hurry
A documentary on the late Saul Leiter,
a famous street photographer from the 1940's and 50's.

16"x20" prints of student work will be sold for $25.
Students will also take professional portraits of attendees:

$10 for 1-2 people, $5 for each additional person.

The sale and portraits will be available during the reception starting at 5pm and will continue after the film. Tickets are available for the film online at www.pickfordfilmcenter.org; the screening is expected to sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. However, if you would just like to have a portrait taken or attend the sale, no ticket is required.






In conjunction with the Whatcom Museum's exhibition "Vanishing Ice" the Department of Art is presenting a series of lectures and exhibits that focus on environmental issues such as sustainability and climate change. The Art and Ecology speaker series is part of an unprecedented campus-wide collaboration with the Huxley College of the Environment, Western Reads, and the Whatcom Museum.


Vanishing Ice at the Whatcom Museum
November 3, 2013 – March 2, 2014
Features work by Cynthia Camlin
and workshop by Seiko Purdue
http://www.whatcommuseum.org/vanishing-ice


Download a printable summary of events here!