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Finding the artist: An absurd, incredible journey
Winter 2014

We trace the history of Harold Balazs ’51, one of the most prolific public artists in the Northwest. Settling in Washington, he has made our corner of the universe a nicer place to be.


Categories: Alumni, Fine Arts
Tags: Artists, Public art


Seeing and Knowing
Winter 2014

There is still much to see and to know for all of us, as the stories in this issue take new looks at art, maps, and the natural world.


Categories: Fine Arts, Washington State Magazine
Tags: Observation, Artists, Climate change


Cori Dantini ’93—Art and whimsy
Summer 2014

Cori Dantini ’93 has captivated fans all over the world with her whimsical art.


Categories: Alumni, Fine Arts
Tags: Artists


Spaces between
Summer 2013

Taking the road less traveled can lead to serendipitous finds such as the whimsy of Emil Gehrke's windmill creations.


Categories: Washington state history, Visual arts
Tags: Small towns, Artists


Patrick Siler ’61—On the wall
Fall 2012

Former WSU art professor Patrick Siler '61 has painted a fantastical mural that covers a wall in downtown Pullman. It's his way of creating visual fireworks in the town he taught in for 32 years.


Categories: Fine Arts, Alumni
Tags: Artists, Pullman life, Public art, Mural


Letters in the Summer 2011 issue
Summer 2011
Moral capitalKudos to Jennifer Sherman for her good article summarizing her research and book about real-life experiences in Golden Valley. It describes the price of economic disaster in a rural atmosphere in a revealing and provocative w...
Categories: Alumni, Washington State Magazine, History
Tags: Buildings, Artists


An art history
Spring 2011
Worth D. Griffin stepped off the train in Pullman in the fall of 1924 to find Washington State College’s art department barely four years old and with just one other full-time faculty member. Prior to that, the only art instruction offe...
Categories: WSU faculty, WSU history, Fine Arts
Tags: Native Americans, Painting, Artists


World of Mateo
Summer 2010
The work of Matthew LeikerWSU Museum of Art, May 18–July 2 The World of Mateo is filled with images of an American subculture known by no particular name but seemingly related to road culture, California style, album jacket graphics of the 5...
Categories: Fine Arts, Visual arts
Tags: Pop Art, Surfer culture, Artists


Kary Lamb Lee—Telling stories
Fall 2009
Husky purple isn’t normally in Kary Lamb Lee’s palette. The Pullman-based illustrator was born in Pullman, and her family’s ties to Washington State University go back 80 years.Still, she was happy to pull out the purple to create the souve...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Artists


Art Still at Large
Summer 2009
An episode of the Antiques Road Show television program last winter stirred some memories across the Palouse and brought to mind one of the most influential alumni to graduate from Washington State’s fine arts program. A woman from California b...
Categories: Fine Arts
Tags: Artists, Clyfford Still


Robert Helm, 65 - Acclaimed Northwest artist, teacher
Spring 2009
Robert Helm, an acclaimed Northwest artist known for surreal imagery and exquisite craftsmanship, died October 21, 2008. He was 65. Helm was born in Wallace, Idaho, and attended North Central High School in Spokane, where he met Tamara Kimpel. They...
Categories: Visual arts, Fine Arts
Tags: Artists, In memoriam


Ray Troll: A story of fish, fossils, and funky art
Spring 2007
Ray Troll '81 has a species of ratfish named after him, Hydrolagus trolli. He calls Darwin "Chuckie D" and paints pictures of him driving around in an Evolvo. This is a man who has embraced his past and paints it wildly and beautifully.
Categories: Alumni, Music, Visual arts, Fine Arts
Tags: Evolution, Artists


Gaylen Hansen: Three decades of paintings
Spring 2007


Categories: Visual arts, WSU history
Tags: Artists


An equation for beauty
Winter 2006
The painter spends his days on the third floor of an ancient biscuit plant in a seedy section of industrial Ballard. The building, just a block from the Ballard Bridge, houses a collection of artists, mostly ceramicists whose main-floor kiln warms...
Categories: Fine Arts, Visual arts
Tags: Painting, Artists


Growing as an Artist
Spring 2006
Isaac Powell, a graduate student in the Department of Fine Arts, recently won national attention for his work when a piece took grand prize in a juried competition for young artists with disabilities. The competition winners are now part of a trav...
Categories: Fine Arts, Awards and honors
Tags: Museums, Artists


The Clothesline Project
Spring 2006
Haunting and colorful, the Clothesline Project usually stops students in their tracks as they head across the Glenn Terrell Mall to class. It's a display of several hundred t-shirts made by people connected to Washington State University with mess...
Categories: Campus life, Visual arts, Fine Arts
Tags: Pullman life, Artists


Growing as an Artist
Spring 2006
windows along the north wall look out over Martin Stadium. They offer quite a view, especially on game days, says Powell. On one wall hang two of his latest pieces, paintings on birch plywood, a medium he says gives him more of a feeling of perman...
Categories: Visual arts, Fine Arts
Tags: Artists


Between humor and menace: The art of Gaylen Hansen
Spring 2003
Gaylen Hansen paints his alter ego as he confronts giant grasshoppers and a buffalo lurking behind the bed.
Categories: Visual arts, Humanities
Tags: Artists, Painting