Tuesday, January 21, 2014

HIGHER ED: Celebrate the arts, support creativity

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click to enlarge Works from the Pritchard Art Gallery's biennial invitational exhibition at the University of Idaho. - PRITCHARD ART GALLERY
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  • Works from the Pritchard Art Gallery's biennial invitational exhibition at the University of Idaho.

U of I

V-Day: As part of the V-Day campaign, a global movement to bring awareness to gender-based violence, a team at the Women’s Center is staging an annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” along with a bunch of other performances, readings and workshops. The first event is a teach-in that provides background on the play on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 12:30 pm. (The Argonaut)

Invitational exhibition: The Pritchard Art Gallery is hosting its biennial invitational exhibition starting on Friday, Jan. 24 and is offering the chance to own an original piece of artwork through a live auction. The exhibition will feature work from more than 60 regional and national artists in the form of paintings, photographs, jewelry and sculptures. (University of Idaho News)

WSU

KZUU set to return: The Associated Students of WSU Senate granted a $6,000 funding request to the student-run radio station, KZUU 90.7 FM to purchase a new computer, transmitter and remote control after a planned power on campus outage ruined the station’s data switchboard. (The Daily Evergreen)

Outsider art: Beginning on Thursday, there will be a free exhibit of works by artists with developmental disabilities at the Museum of Arts/WSU. The exhibit is a nationally traveling one and features some of the most important work from the past 20 years by artists involved with Creativity Explored, Creative Growth Arts Center and the National Institute for Art and Disabilities Art Center. There is a free, public reception in the museum gallery next Thursday. (WSU News)

#wsucr: In conjunction with WSU’s Common Reading Program, the Pullman campus is partnering with the Global Campus to start a dialogue on Twitter about this year’s book, Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz. The goal is to get students all over the world reading the book and discussing it with their peers. (The Daily Evergreen)

Whitworth

Online journal: Whitworth alum Matthew Kaemingk founded online journal, Christ & Cascadia, to explore Christianity in the Pacific Northwest. The journal has more than 15 contributors including Whitworth professors Julia Stonks and Dale Soden. (Whitworth University News)

SCC

Backcountry Film Festival: The Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Festival is hosting an event at the SCC Lair Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 31. This year’s films cover everything from a small community’s fight to save their ski area to reflections after a tragic avalanche. (SR)

Wildcard: New York University

Irish immigrant letters: An exhibit at the NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library displays letters from Irish immigrants in Bordeaux, France from 250 years ago. The letters were correspondence between parents, siblings spouses and business associates headed mostly to Ireland. Many of the letters come from students asking their parents for money. Sounds familiar. (Irish Central)


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