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. 

Contacts:

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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