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Department of Art & Design

Jp Avila – “Office Hours”

In our new series, “Office Hours,” faculty open their doors and give you a look into their creative spaces. Join these faculty for their own office hours at PLU. Come in, sit down, have a conversation, you might just learn something new!Associate Professor Jp AvilaOffice: Ingram 106 Email: jp.avila@plu.edu Courses

Textiles show Scandinavian history and culture in University Gallery exhibition

Textile artifacts from the Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) will be on display in the University Gallery exhibition entitled “Common Threads: An Overview of Scandinavian Textiles”
 February 3 – March 2, with an
 opening reception Wednesday, February 10, 5pm-7pm. The presentation of textile pieces will include a sampling of the SCC’s

Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ event fills empty stomachs

Pacific Lutheran University students and faculty have found the perfect recipe to fill empty bowls around Pierce County. The sixth annual Empty Bowls will be held from 4-6 p.m. November 18 outside Old Main Market in the Anderson University Center on the PLU campus. Each $10 ticket supports the hungry in

Exposure Awards Recognize Lutes

During spring 2015, Elly Vadseth’s digital photography class introduced her to a new kind of image manipulation. She spent her semester combining nature shots with studio images using a photo collage method – the end result – a web of pictures. Now, Vadseth and Taylor Hardman ’16, both Art and

Q&A: Student experiences art in the big city

Elly Vadseth ’16 – New York Academy of ArtOn any given day chances are you can find Elly Vadseth in the painting studio in Ingram Hall. As a senior this year, she’s looking towards grad school, and she has big dreams of studying art in the heart of a bustling

From Opportunity to Opry

By Matthew Salzano ’18PLU Marketing & CommunicationsDeanna Fallin ’09 wrote an email on April 8 to her former faculty adviser, Pacific Lutheran University Chair of Art and Design JP Avila, to share some exciting news. “It’s crazy to think that I was just some young college kid, sitting in your