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Ordination and Installation of Forrest Buckner as Dean of Spiritual Life ( 9/ 9 @  7 p.m.)  More...

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The Devil is in the Details Opening Reception and Lecture ( 9/ 15 @  5 p.m.)  More...

"The Devil is in the Details" Art Exhibition ( 9/ 15 @  9 a.m.)  More...

From Selma to Shelby County v. Holder: Voter Suppression in 21st Century America ( 9/ 17 @  7 p.m.)  More...

Speakers & Artists Lecture by Carl E. Olson ( 9/ 21 @  6 p.m.)  More...

Annual Lindaman Chair Lecture ( 9/ 24 @  7 p.m.)  More...

John Roskelley Mountaineering Lecture ( 9/ 25 @  7 p.m.)  More...

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Whitworth University presents fall art exhibit, “The Devil Is in the Details”
“wanna do right, but not right now” by Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor
“wanna do right, but not right now”
by Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor
Whitworth University’s fall art exhibit, “The Devil Is in the Details,” explores the idea of making as knowledge. The artwork in this exhibition unleashes the possibilities of material, process and content to absurd, evocative and delightful ends. The exhibiting artists are Benjamin DeMott, Claire Hedden, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Andy Messerschmidt and Joetta Maue.

The exhibit runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 30, 2015, in the Lied Center for the Visual Arts’ Bryan Oliver Gallery at Whitworth. An opening reception and artist talk will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Bryan Oliver Gallery. The reception is from 5-6 p.m.; the artist talk, from 6-7 p.m., will feature Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor and Andy Messerschmidt. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-3258.

“The Devil Is in the Details” is partnered with a series of hands-on artist workshops for Whitworth students. The exhibit and artist workshops are made possible by a grant from the Robert B. McMillen Foundation.

Artist Workshops (for currently enrolled Whitworth students only):
  • Benjamin DeMott: “Bad Habits”
    Sculpture/clay (no experience necessary)
    Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Location: Lied Center, Room 105
  • Joetta Maue: “Working from the Self and Stitch”
    Embroidery and stitching (no experience necessary)
    Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Location: Lied Center, Room 207
  • Claire Hedden: “Exploring Uncertainty: Making as Knowledge”
    Sculpture/clay (no experience necessary)
    Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sunday, Oct. 25, noon-5 p.m.
    Artist Lecture: Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-2 p.m.
Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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