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Moscow painting competition brings touch of nature amid quarantine

'Sunlit Marsh' by Denise Gilroy was the winning painting in this year's contest.
KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

The first place winner of the Palouse Plein Air painting competition was Denise Gilroy, an oil painter from the Sandpoint, Idaho, with her painting 'Sunlit Marsh'. She said she often uses her plein air...

Submissions open for Honoring Indigenous Womxn event

Questions about submissions or the event can be directed to
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor September 30, 2020

For the past three years, the Women*s Center and Native American Programs have held the Honoring Indigenous Womxn event as a way to celebrate native women and focus on indigenous voices. This year, they...

Exhibit makes beauty out of nuclear waste

Visitors view the orbs made from glass and a low level of uranium.
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor September 23, 2020

The Broken Poem of Fireflies exhibition is shown in two parts. The first is a video room with three films created by artist Etsuko Ichikawa. The second part is a room-sized table holding glowing glass...

Jordan Schnitzer Museum reopens with precautions

Jordan Schnitzer Museum reopens with precautions
MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2020

Editor's note: this story has been updated to include quotes from Jordan Schnitzer. Jordan Schnitzer, Portland businessman and philanthropist, said people in today's age are bombarded with a plethora...

Starburst exhibition brings color to 2020

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor September 2, 2020

Sometimes, Kevin Rhodes will pull inspiration for his art pieces from a doodle he's drawn in the past, but most of his pieces begin with a single line on a canvas, which he builds on by using bursts of...

Letter from the Editor: Support the arts

The Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra is one of the many organizations that had to cancel their events due to COVID-19
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor August 26, 2020

The whole purpose of the Mint section is to cover the arts and culture scene of the Palouse, and I feel like we’ve done a disservice by not mentioning one of the biggest problems affecting it right now:...

WSU museum to reward artists for Black Lives Matter exhibit

The application is open to both new and established artists. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old to apply.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 4, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been rewritten to correct inaccurate details about the grant. The application for a new grant to fund artists will go live on at the end of July, according to a press...

Palouse Plein Air Competition showcases Moscow’s landscapes

2013's first place winner was Andy Sewell's Garden Studebaker.
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor July 16, 2020

The Moscow Arts Commission is accepting submissions for the Palouse Plein Air Competition from now to Sept. 10. Plein Air is a genre of painting focused on outdoor landscapes, according to the contest...

Grazing Hill reflects on socially distant Fiber Festival

Alpacas out in the rain Sept. 28 at Grazing Hills Alpaca Ranch.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 16, 2020

Fleece artisans and local vendors brought handmade creations to Viola, Idaho, for the second annual Grazing Hills Fiber Festival this past weekend, hosted by the Grazing Hills Alpaca Ranch. Owner Katie...

ArtFest cancellation a loss for Pullman artists

A street musician duo takes part in the 2016 Pullman ArtWalk, which has been renamed ArtFest, by performing live music downtown.
ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter May 28, 2020

This year's annual ArtFest was canceled due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order. The event was scheduled to take place at Neill Public Library and give artists from various mediums and backgrounds...

‘We have two basic needs — to consume and to create’

One of the many pieces in Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art's collection.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter May 21, 2020

As Debby Stinson examined a tall painting in her home, she said she enjoyed watching the textures closely. The light reflected on the painting as she moved around it, and she could remember what it was...

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

Q, master of fine arts student, said her artwork is funny but sad. She wants viewers to contemplate where they came from and where they are now.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter March 25, 2020

Ashley Quast, known as “Q,” said her art is a balance between whimsy and failed expectation — and her Master of Fine Arts thesis presentation is an example of just that.  Q, who will graduate in...

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