Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2007

Whitworth to Present “Sticks and Stones” Art Exhibit Jan. 7-Feb. 1

Whitworth will present an art exhibit, "Sticks and Stones," Jan. 7-Feb. 1, featuring the works of Meagan Stirling, '02, and Jonathan Chamberlain, both art lecturers at the university. "Sticks and Stones" is a collaborative installation that explores the creation and destruction of language and the effect context has in the particular interpretation of a word. The participation and investigation of language, monitoring preference, and documentation are communicated through this time-based exhibit.

The Koehler Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (the gallery will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.). An opening reception will take place Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. in the Koehler Gallery. The artists will present a lecture at 7 p.m., at the conclusion of the reception. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3258 or visit www.whitworth.edu/art.

Meagan Stirling holds a master of arts and a master of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a B.A. in fine arts from Whitworth. Stirling's research interests revolve around the study of day-to-day connections, rhythm and pattern. In her artwork she is interested in the incorporation of local environments as an active mode of community and participation in the discourse of art. The space and objects of real time become important as she integrates traditional art-making strategies with the elements of film and installation. Stirling exhibits her work locally and nationally.

Jonathan Chamberlain holds a master of arts and a master of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed his undergraduate work at The Pennsylvania State University. Chamberlain resides in Chicago, where he produces mixed-media, two-dimensional, video, literary and musical works. He is an avid collector and collaborator interested in poetics, noise, film history and street art. Chamberlain has served on the executive board of the Southern Graphics Council and has participated in several notable group shows and solo performances.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Meagan Stirling, Koehler 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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