Aug. 2: Donor-commissioned art to be given to WSU Spokane

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

Ben Joyce

SPOKANE, Wash. – An artwork commissioned by donors will be presented to Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane at a reception 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2

Artist Ben Joyce’s vibrant and evocative approach to art will be exemplified in the piece to be erected at the Spokane Academic Center lobby, 600 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, where the ceremony will take place. The event is open to the public.


Ben Joyce in studio
Ben Joyce in his studio creating abstract topophilia artworks

Joyce’s art, called abstract topophilia, or love of place, reflects the bond between people and place.

WSU Health Sciences Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown said Joyce’s passion for making large, colorful landscapes with an aerial perspective fits perfectly with the university’s desire to help people connect to their place in the world.

“As an institution of higher education, we help people figure out what their place in the world will be,” said Brown. “I hope Ben’s art will remind all of us of the importance of place.”


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