The Daily Evergreen

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 29, 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 a space to showcase their work for the community. Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chairperson,...

‘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 22, 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 like to watch the artist create it.  Viewing art in this way can be “visceral,” she said. Stinson...

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 26, 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 May with a Master of Fine Arts from WSU, has been studying here for two years. Since comple...

Renowned poet shares life experience, poetry

Jericho Brown, poet and associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University, reads from his poetry during a Visiting Writer event on Thursday evening at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 2, 2020

WSU hosted the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta as part of the Visiting Writers’ Series.  Jericho Brown is a black man who grew up in the American South. The audience laughed throughout his talk, but his poet...

Cowboy poetry is alive on the Palouse

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Cowboys existed long before Spotify or Barnes and Noble existed, but stories are even older. Back in the Old West, cowboys would tell stories and share music around the campfire, but that tradition didn’t die with the Old West. And in the Palouse, we have the Palouse Country Cowboy Poets keepi...

London Fashion Week review

Throughout the week the audience was left impressed and left eagerly to begin shopping for their new fall wardrobe.

OLGA BEREZYUK, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2020

London Fashion Week came and went, and left us with our jaws on the floor. From Feb. 14 to Feb. 18, established designers such as Burberry and Victoria Beckham shined their light and emerging new talents put their foot in the door. Following shortly after New York Fashion Week, London had big shoe...

Swing into spring with Moscow dancing group

Two people enjoy an evening swing dancing together in Moscow during an event last spring.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Every Wednesday night at the Moscow Moose Lodge, dancers gather for a few hours of swinging, stomping, moving and grooving to country music.  Palouse Country Swing Night started there about three years ago, manager Kevin Repp said. Before the Moose Lodge, they danced at CJ’s Nightclub and be...

SATIRE: Black History Month is a struggle

I used to play bingo with a black guy and we got along fine. I don’t get how anyone could call me racist.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2020

As an old white man (obviously) I’ve lived through more Black History Months than most people have. I can say, as the old white man that I clearly am, that I’ve usually opted out of the occasion because I don’t know a lot of black history. My daughter challenged me to do it though, and so, f...

Fibrous art display will leave Moscow soon

Artist Melody Eckroth poses with her woven bowls at the “Cozy” exhibit in Moscow’s Third Street Gallery. Woven bowls are just one of the fiber forms on display.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

The city of Moscow and The Yarn Underground, LLC teamed up to host “Cozy,” a fiber art exhibit at the Third Street Gallery in downtown Moscow. “I think people are excited to see the city and a private business working together,” Shelley Stone, owner of The Yarn Underground, said. “Cozy...

‘The Fratchelor’ is back

“The Fratchelor: Take Two” director Hannah Palmer talks about her plans for selecting contestants Monday, Jan. 20 in the Cable 8 supply room.

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

Fans of Cable 8’s fall 2017 production “The Fratchelor” will be excited to know the WSU-based reality show is getting a second season starting Feb. 10. The show will feature Phi Sigma Kappa member Eduardo Rojas as the Fratchelor and Theta Xi member Mark Findlay as the host. A parody of ABC...

“Norman F**king Rockwell” achieved brilliance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen editor-in-chief

January 23, 2020

“God damn, man child." So begins Lana Del Rey's seventh full-length studio album. She did it. She finally made a perfect album. "Norman F**king Rockwell!" opens with heavy piano that's oddly reminiscent of Elton John and Carole King, both of whom Lana's cited as heavy influences on her music. ...

Sound installation Ambiente432 returns to WSU art museum

Sound installation Ambiente432 returns to WSU art museum

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

This week, an experimental motion-activated sound exhibit opened to the public again. In 2016, the museum commissioned a German-born artist who has received a MacArthur “Genius” award, an honorary doctorate in musical arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a Guggenheim Memorial Fe...

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