Department of Art & Design

National Print Exhibition, “Vantage Points,” kicks off 2015 Focus Series

See the world through artists’ eyes at the University Gallery’s ‘National Print Exhibition,’ opening Wednesday, February 4 in Pacific Lutheran University’s University Gallery. This bi-annual event features prints from across the United States and surveys the range of mark making and imagery of some of the finest printmakers in the country. The exhibition will be on view from February 4…

Art and Design students head to Bali

Art and Design students headed to Bali for J-term to explore art, culture, and spirituality with Department of Art & Design Chair Jp Avila. The study-away course takes students to villages and into workshops of traditional craftspeople where they’ll learn about the experiences and perspectives of families and communities who pass on their trades. Activities during the two weeks include…

PLU hosts Art from Parkland’s youth in a week-long exhibition

PLU’s University Gallery will be home to the art of promising, young artists from the Parkland neighborhood and surrounding Pierce County area Saturday, January 10 – Friday, January 16. The PY// Art from Parkland’s Youth third annual juried art exhibition showcases work of young artists age 11-18. This year the show includes artwork from 31 student artists from Cascade Christian,…

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…

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…

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…