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February 2018 Newsletter

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Featured Stories

Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Monday is a limited-edition journal produced by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Each issue is thematically driven, highlighting artists’ writings alongside other diverse perspectives on a particular topic. Volume 1 focuses on materiality and transformation, and it debuts on February 21. Read more.

A Book with No Pages, the exhibition of work by C. Davida Ingram, has been extended through Tuesday, March 13. Read more.

Other News

Big congratulations to Professor Emerita Patti Warashina for being selected as a 2018 USA Fellow in mid-January.

Congratulations are also due to Affiliate Professor and Seattle Art Museum curator Dr. Chiyo Ishikawa for being awarded a Chevalier L’Ordre Des Arts Des Lettres by France.

Clay & Politics is open at Pottery Northwest through February 23. It includes three professors — Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, Patti Warashina — and two alums: George Rodriguez (MFA 2009) and Kathleen Skeels (BFA 1978).

IVA Lecturer Dan Paz is showing Monument a Surface at Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon through March 3.

Erin Murphy (BDes 2013) was featured in a January article titled "A Designer with a (Mars) Mission" from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Eirik Johnson (BFA 1997) and Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) are two of the artists selected for the current Henry Art Gallery exhibition titled The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection. Students from UW Communications Leadership created a short video about Johnson.

Alaska Airlines unveiled new uniforms  in January designed by Luly Yang (BFA Design 1990); see event photos on Facebook.

The Schack Art Center in Everett has an exhbition titled Looking Back: Honoring 25 Years of Artist of the Year through February 24. Among our included alums are Gale Johansen (BFA 1981), James Madison (BA 2000), and Lisa Spreacker (BFA 1991).

Sound Transit's University of Washington Station received a 2018 AIA Award for interior architecture; it incorporates public artwork by Leo Saul Berk (MFA 1999).

Read January alumni news and the start of our February alumni news.


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