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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 24, 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 orbs made with a low level of uranium. The films are described as "meditations on simple gestures...

Jordan Schnitzer Museum reopens with precautions

Jordan Schnitzer Museum reopens with precautions

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 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 of data and information. “There are a few places where we can really have a respite from tha...

Starburst exhibition brings color to 2020

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 3, 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 color. “I just get an idea and I see in my mind’s eye a line or a shape or a general scheme ...

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 27, 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: COVID-19 and the shutdown. Most of the events Mint usually covers obviously won’t be happening this ...

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 release from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Students must submit their work by Sept. 30.  ...

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 17, 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 website. Arts Program Manager Megan Cherry said the competition has been going on for 10 years and w...

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 17, 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 DeWinkle said it was the first large event for Grazing Hill this year.  “It was kind of l...

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...

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