Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

August 30, 2007

Faculty Works Featured in Whitworth Art Exhibit, "In House," Sept. 17-Oct. 25

Members of the Whitworth University art faculty practice what they teach. Their works are featured in juried and invitational exhibits nationally and internationally, and are housed in corporate and private collections. Faculty members serve as visiting artists and artists-in-residence in the U.S. and abroad, and are active leaders in the Spokane arts community. They receive grants, win awards, and inspire their Whitworth students to pursue professional art careers.

Works by Whitworth's art faculty will be displayed in the university's 2007-08 opening exhibit, "In House." The exhibit will run Sept. 17-Oct. 25 in the Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building at Whitworth. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building lobby. A Q&A session with the art faculty will take place at 7 p.m. in the Koehler Gallery, also located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information, please call (509) 777-3258.

"In House" will feature works by associate professors of art Gordon Wilson and Scott Kolbo; professors emeriti Barbara Filo, Pauline Haas and Walter "Spike" Grosvenor; visiting artist Chris Baskin; and lecturers and adjunct instructors including Lance Sinnema, Erin Wenz, Carl Stejer, Stephen Rue, Bradd Skubinna and Meagan Stirling.

The exhibited works will showcase media including handmade books, sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and graphic design.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Meagan Stirling, Whitworth gallery director and art lecturer, Whitworth University (509) 777-4564 or mstirling@whitworth.edu.

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

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