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WSU alumna creates art in various mediums inspired by her time in Pullman and the greater Palouse area. Pictured above is Leaf Lady.

Story behind Leaf Lady, Thunderhead

LANNAN RUIZ, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

WSU alumna Rebecca Thorgaard paints the Palouse to express her emotions, giving more than just an image. Her painting’s such as "Thunderhead" and "Leaf Lady" express feelings and energy beyond the physical...

This year, the competition is specifically looking for submissions relating to Trevor Noah’s book “Born a Crime.

Submissions for art competition close Jan. 29

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 25, 2021

The annual Art for Social Change Competition is currently looking for submissions from WSU faculty members, students and others involved in the education community.  The competition is put on by...

Logan Bledsoe and Darien McLaughlin spent about a month working on the newest mural at Pups and Cups Cafe.

WSU grad teams up with Pups & Cups

LANNA RUIZ, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

One communications and finance major had no idea that one day she would be commissioned by Pups & Cups Cafe to paint one of her largest projects. Recent WSU graduate Logan Bledsoe was asked to paint...

Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chair, wrote in an email that the commission will present a Pullman Window Walk to City Council.

Arts Commission cancels ArtFest for second year

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief January 14, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission voted in a meeting Tuesday to cancel this year’s ArtFest due to COVID-19 concerns. Commissioners are unsure if COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted or changed by May, when...

The panel plans to encourage artists to think about themselves and how to take action in social issues.

Fine Arts college hosts panel to discuss artists’ duty

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

It was Black singer-songwriter Nina Simone who said in a 1965 interview while speaking about the political nature of her songs: “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” That...

'Sunlit Marsh' by Denise Gilroy was the winning painting in this year's contest.

Moscow painting competition brings touch of nature amid quarantine

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...

Questions about submissions or the event can be directed to

Submissions open for Honoring Indigenous Womxn event

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...

Visitors view the orbs made from glass and a low level of uranium.

Exhibit makes beauty out of nuclear waste

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...

The Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra is one of the many organizations that had to cancel their events due to COVID-19

Letter from the Editor: Support the arts

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:...

The application is open to both new and established artists. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old to apply.

WSU museum to reward artists for Black Lives Matter exhibit

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...

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