Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 18, 2008

Whitworth Students to Commemorate Fine-Arts Building in Junior Exhibit, "Art Zombies," April 1-18

Whitworth students will display their works in the annual junior art exhibit, "Art Zombies,"
April 1-18 in the Koehler Gallery at Whitworth University. Located in the fine-arts building, the Koehler Gallery is open 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, April 1, from 5-7 p.m. in the Koehler Gallery. For more information, please call (509) 777-3258.
"Art Zombies" is an eclectic and whimsical exhibit commemorating the influence and character of the Whitworth Fine Arts Building, a World War II surplus building that the art department moved into in 1966; the building will be torn down soon after Whitworth's new visual-arts facility opens for classes in September 2008. The new two-story, 20,000-square-foot building will house six studios and two gallery spaces, and will be nearly 2,000 square feet larger than the current fine-arts building.

"'Art Zombies' is a requiem for the aura of the fine-arts building and the students who inhabit it," says student-artist Elizabeth Johnson.

The exhibit will feature paintings, prints, sculpture, graphic design, photography and mixed media by the following Whitworth students: Kristina Adams, Hannah Bockemuehl, Aden Coleman, Anna Collins-Wakeman, Mandee Edwards, Elizabeth Johnson, Camas Lamson, Charles Monte, Xuan Nguyen, Bryan Putnam, Thomas Robinson and Bradley Wakefield.

To view a photo gallery of the visual-arts building construction progress, visit www.whitworth.edu/visualartsbuilding.

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. 


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

Meagan Stirling, lecturer and art gallery director, 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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