Department of Art & Design

Art and the Holocaust: Understanding Aesthetic Experience as Empowerment

What role can the experience of art play in our understanding of the Holocaust? We attempt to answer this question Thursday, March 14 at 3:40pm in Lagerquist Concert Hall, as Assistant Professor Heather Mathews examines artworks as tools of empowerment. First we look at paintings and objects made post-war to address the issue of German guilt, and end with a…

University Gallery Celebrates Student Work in Student Exhibition

Take a walk through Ingram Hall on November 13 between 10 a.m. and noon, and you’ll see scurrying student artists framing prints, attaching hanging wires and putting the final touches on their creations. Artists will be arriving at the University Gallery to submit work to the Gallery’s annual Juried Student Exhibition, which opens November 19.  Pieces will be juried by Mare Blocker a visiting…

Six students of Simon Kogan exhibit work in the University Gallery

On Wednesday, October 15 the University Gallery opens “Students of Simon Kogan,” which includes works from artists Roger Cummings, Jennifer Lauder, Rose Nicholas, Sophie Stimson, Cathy Wiggins and Heather Grob. The work will be on display October 15 – November 12 with an opening reception on October 15 from 5pm-7pm. In a warehouse in downtown Olympia, the exhibiting artists meet each Thursday with a…

Resident Artist, Jessica Spring, Wins Major Award From Tacoma Arts Commission

By Taylor Lunka ’15
 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker Pacific Lutheran University resident artist Jessica Spring has been selected to receive an impressive AMOCAT award from the Tacoma Arts Commission. Every year, the commission honors those who contribute to the arts community in Tacoma. The AMOCAT art award categories include art patron; community outreach by an organization; and community outreach…

Senior Exhibition Opens April 23 in the University Gallery

ART IS THIS, the 2014 Senior Exhibition at Pacific Lutheran University, will begin with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in PLU’s University Gallery. It is featured as the last event in the 2014 SOAC Focus Series on Entrepreneurship. Visitors will see a wide variety of media from graduating artists in the Department…

Senior exhibition, Unfiltered, opens April 24 in the University Gallery

Unfiltered, the 2013 Senior Exhibition at Pacific Lutheran University will commence with an opening reception on April 24, 2013 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. The exhibit will display 23 graduating students’ finest pieces. “[Unfiltered] doesn’t describe the art directly, because no two people are making their work about the same thing,” Taylor Carlisle, senior artist, said. “Every one is there, raw,…

New exhibit exposes ecological change through art

The University Gallery’s upcoming exhibit provides audiences with a view of the natural world through the eyes of two Washington artists. The University Gallery presents the work of Cynthia Camlinand Elise Richman in “Each Form Overflows its Present.”  The new exhibition features the ever-changing natural world and is inspired by concerns of climate change. The exhibition will open on March 13 and run…

Mobile Hot Shop visited PLU in February – Gallery

The Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop came to PLU in late February. While their presence on campus lasted close to a week (it takes a few days to heat up and cool down the kilns), the highlight was the glass-making demonstrations on Wednesday, February 27 when artists crafted glasses and goblets right before our eyes. Click through the photos…

“A Sense of Place” exhibit opens in Seattle

Picturesque scenery awaits the art lover this Valentine’s Day. Painting Professor Michael Stasinos’ new Seattle exhibition, “A Sense of Place,” opens February 9th with an artist reception February 14 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at theWoodside/Braseth Gallery. Stasinos’ new works were created in his past year of painting and traveling during sabbatical. Travels took him through Amsterdam, Paris, Antwerp, New York City…

PLU Photography collaborates on Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund and Benefit

Artist entrepreneurs pair up to help the Philippine people as they meet the challenges of this crisis PLU Associate Professor of Photography Bea Geller and her students are working with on a collaborative invitational exhibition at the Belltown Pub in Seattle. On Thursday, March 20, the restaurant will be turned into an art gallery to garner help for victims of the…