MFA students earn top honors

MFA students earn top honors Amy Andrews remembers it was a Saturday when the phone rang. Her daughter was practicing piano and her husband was hiking the trails of a nearby nature park. When she answered the phone, Lee Gutkind, editor of the journal Creative…

Global health: Why does it matter?

Global health: Why does it matter? If public health was a fashion show, global health would be the new black. It’s hot. But what is global health, exactly? And why does it matter? Mark Twain once complained that everybody talks about the weather but nobody…

New York artist’s exhibit inspires reflection

New York artist’s exhibit inspires reflection Over the past 30 years, New York City artist Constance Evans admits her work has evolved, changing from large colorful field paintings on canvas to smaller, representational works on paper. The works of art at either end of my…

A rose is [not] a rose

A rose is [not] a rose Between the rows of tall, pale pink roses, he came at me like Darth Vader in a billowing cloud of vapors, his identity cloaked beneath a black face mask, hood and plastic clothes. But the material coming out of…

Conference unites art and religion

Conference unites art and religion Artists, musicians and scholars will gather on campus for PLU’s second “ Art, Religion and Peace Conference ” Feb. 12 and 13.Last held in the spring of 2005, the conference explores ways in which the visual and musical arts of…