Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 13, 2005

Whitworth Art Majors to Display Works in Exhibit, "Running with Scissors"

The Whitworth senior art exhibit, "Running with Scissors," will be on display April 26-May 14 in the Koehler Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, and in the Hixson Union Building Multi-Purpose Room at Whitworth College. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3258. An opening reception will be held in the Fine Arts Building on Tuesday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m.

"'Running with Scissors' suggests something dangerous and rule-breaking," says senior Katie Ghering. "Artists rarely obey rules, stay away from danger or do what is expected of them. We've all taken the chance of being labeled 'crazy, starving artists' because we have a passion for what we do. We have something to say to the world through our art, and sometimes that means we must 'run with scissors.'"

Students whose work will be featured in the exhibit are Aubri Azzarito, Denise Burningham, Nicole Best, Gregg Claussen, Katie Ghering, Hannah Hackbarth, Lucas Huey, Tanya Johnson, Anne Langley, Caitlin Michaelis, Marco Tulluck, Crystal Walker, Shelly Williams and a student who prefers to be known as "Student X." The students' work includes mixed media, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, printmaking, stained glass, watercolor, graphic design and sculpture.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,400 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Dee Anna Christiansen, academic program assistant, art department, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3258 or dchristiansen@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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