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Student research project culminates in “Dynamic Decades” exhibit, reveals College and community history

Updated: May 4, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 4, 2022)—A year-long research project conducted by Washington & Jefferson College students, faculty, and staff will be on display this week when the exhibit Dynamic Decades: W&J and the City of Washington in the Midst of Social Change opens May 5 on the first floor of Clark Family Library.

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Patrick Schmidt and Doug McGlumphy

Updated: March 11, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,

March 11-April 3, 2022 Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, March 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Patrick Schmidt and Doug McGlumphy, studio art faculty at Washington & Jefferson College, work in different media to convey diverse artistic visions. Schmidt’s work explores pattern as metaphor, exploring cultural, social, and personal identities, whereas McGlumphy transforms the authentic material culture…

Carolina Alamilla Exhibit

Updated: February 4, 2022 | Tagged: ,

Working through the weight of identity, Carolina Alamilla uses colors and a sense of playfulness to engage with the viewer. Alamilla steps away from the real and creates objects that lose their functionality but are a metaphor for hope, memory, and the environment. Using hand building and mold-making ceramic skills, Alamilla produces multiples that lead…

Melissa Haviland Exhibit

Updated: October 29, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Melissa Haviland uses domestic objects as a cultural lens to explore relationships: personal and economic. The home is a platform for interaction from conversation to negotiation. Examining the power of objects in our lives as totems and commodities, Haviland pushes the boundaries of printmaking, multiples, and play to reference the reiteration of objects and ideas…

Micaela de Vivero Exhibit

Updated: September 10, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

Using soft, malleable, porous materials, Micaela de Vivero creates large-scale sculptures and installations that consider political and social issues connected to feminist and post-colonial concerns. As a woman of color and first-generation immigrant to the United States of America, Vivero responds to these associations as well as the misunderstandings that unbalanced relationships between hegemonic and…

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Morgan Craig Exhibit

Updated: February 26, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Believing architectural structures act as both repositories and vehicles for memory, Morgan Craig creates large scale paintings depicting the built environment. Craig’s work is not merely documentation, but sociopolitical/socioeconomic commentary. The paintings refer to the slow disintegration of the future, and the abysmal fragmentation of the past. Morgan Craig lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Craig received a…

Athena LaTocha Exhibit

Updated: January 29, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, January 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Using rocks, bricks, and automobile tire shreds as mark-making tools, Athena LaTocha creates large-scale works on paper that explore the tenuous relationship between natural landscapes and landscapes marked by human intervention. LaTocha prefers to work on the floor, reflecting the relationship between human and landscape,…

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Jamie Rodriguez Exhibit

Updated: October 23, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Describing his work as being inspired by “the historical significance of the landscape,” Jamie Rodriguez creates installations that investigate the human condition using animals to illustrate narratives. Using diverse materials and building techniques, these manufactured chronicles draw attention to topics of displacement, identity, memory, location, migration, religion, dehumanization, and colonization through humor. About the Artist Jamie…

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Kenny Nguyen Exhibit

Updated: September 11, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Using deconstructed and reconstructed fabric and paint, Kenny Nguyen explores the concept of cultural identity, integration, and displacement. Born and raised in Vietnam and currently living in the United States, Nguyen sees the alteration of painted silk to a sculptural form as a visual second skin. These cut, torn, beaten, sanded, and layered forms represent the artist’s…

W&J College Arts Series: Goitse

Updated: March 19, 2019 | Tagged:

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