Industry professional lectures on being a working artist

Department of Art and Design opens free workshop to the public The doors of the classroom are swinging wide open. On Monday, February 22, from 6-8pm, Pamela Belyea, the co-founder of Gage Academy of Art, will be teaching the tools of the trade and how…

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…

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…

Q&A: Student experiences art in the big city

Elly Vadseth ’16 – New York Academy of Art On 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…

From Opportunity to Opry

Deanna 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 office,…

“What We Art” shows emerging artists’ work

Pacific Lutheran University’s soon-to-be Art and Design graduates will be featuring artwork in the upcoming senior exhibition, “What We Art,” opening April 22 in the University Gallery. Art admirers can join the artists and faculty for an opening reception April 22, from 5 to 7…

Flowers, Butter, & Tea

Gallery exhibition at PLU explores both form and function Artist Reception Meet Deborah Schwartzkopf  and join us for a reception on March 18 at 5pm in the University Gallery.  Light refreshments will be provided. Flowers, Butter and Tea an exhibition by Seattle ceramics artist Deborah…