Since 2012, Gonzaga University's renowned Jundt Art Museum has hosted its "Close In" exhibition series, using the sweet summer months while the campus population is low to highlight regional artists' work. This year, the series showcases the astounding sculptures of Marilyn Lysohir of Moscow, Idaho, including her two-ton, 24-foot-long ceramic battleship piece titled The Dark Side of Dazzle. Lysohir, a celebrated contemporary artist with many accolades, exhibits alongside Spokane's Shani Marchant. Deaf since birth, Marchant began painting at an early age. This medium is a significant means of expression for the artist, and her featured works explore the divide between the hearing and the deaf.
"Close In: Marilyn Lysohir and Shani Marchant: Between Two Worlds" • May 30-Sept. 12; opening reception May 29, 6-8 pm • Free • Jundt Art Museum • 200 E. Desmet • gonzaga.edu/jundt