WSU Museum of Art Plans Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Museum of Art will open the annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Oct. 29 at its facility in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU campus in Pullman. The exhibition continues through Dec. 16.

Kevin Haas, assistant professor of Fine Arts at WSU, will present a public lecture in conjunction with the exhibition at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Immediately following the lecture, an opening reception will be held until 9:30 p.m. in the museum, featuring music by the Border Highlanders Pipes and Drums.

Participants in this year’s exhibition include current faculty members Emily Blair, Marc Boone, Ann Christenson, Tim Doebler, Kevin Haas, Tamara Helm, Fran Ho, Pam Lee, Paul Lee, Phuong Nguyen, Casey Shiprek, Patrick Siler and Chris Watts. Ryan Belnap, David Drake, Ron Medina, David Overstreet and Harrison Higgs from WSU Vancouver, new to the Fine Arts department, will be featured in the exhibition for the first time.

Also on display in this year’s exhibition will be works by emeritus faculty members Ross Coates, Sandy Deutchman, Jo Hockenhull, Keith Monaghan and Robert Helm.

The WSU Museum of Art is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (or the end of halftime, whichever is later) on Saturday, Nov. 3, for the Dad’s Weekend football game against UCLA. The Museum will be closed Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, and Nov. 17-18 and Nov. 22-25 for the Thanksgiving break. The museum will be open by appointment only Nov. 19-21. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the museum office at 509/335-1910.

Since 1974, the museum and the Department of Fine Arts have worked together to present the exhibition that provides an opportunity for museum visitors to enjoy work in a variety of media by current and retired faculty members from the WSU department.

All Museum of Art events are free and open to the public. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Parking permits for weekday visitors may be purchased from the Cougar Depot at Davis Way (Hwy. 270) and State Street, or at WSU Parking Services on Wilson Road, directly uphill from the Fine Arts Center. On weekday evenings, parking is available in the Fine Arts parking structure, off Stadium Way at Grimes Way, for an hourly fee. Weekend parking is free.

Funding for museum exhibitions and programs for this fiscal year is provided by WSU, the Friends of the Museum of Art, and private donors. Support has also been provided by Bank of America, OPSIS Architects, Pullman Transit, the National Endowment for the Arts, the US West Foundation, the Washington Mutual Foundation and the Washington State Arts Commission. Additional support for educational programs has been provided by Pullman Community Foundation/Foundation Northwest, Pullman Kiwanis Club, Pullman Parks and Recreation, For Art’s Sake, Sims Glass and the Windshield Doctor.