October Events

October Events


October 5: Etsuko Ichikawa – Fly on the Wall Podcast Interview

Squeak Meisel interviews Tokyo-born, Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa about her life and work. Ichikawa’s immersive installation, Broken Poems of Fireflies, is currently on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.


Podcast streaming on Monday, October 5th

Listen here



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October 15: Ohm Phanphiroj

Ohm Phanphiroj is a filmmaker/photographer whose creative works have been screened, published and exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia for more than 20 years. Ohm’s works deal with social injustice, identity, gender, love, beauty, and desire. Ohm is currently a visiting professor of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho.

October 15th 4:10pm via Zoom

Register Here


October 26: Brett Hinton

November 2: James Sturm

Los Angeles-based Sound Designer (West World, Altered Carbon & V/H/S) Brett Hinton will talk about the art of creating, recording, manipulating, generating, and utilizing sound, and its application the Fine Arts as well as the Film & Television industry. Monday, Oct 26th 10:40-12:00.

Award-winning American cartoonist James Sturm is cofounder of The Center for Cartoon Studies and Seattle’s alt newsweekly The Stranger. On Monday, Nov 2nd, at 10:40-12:00
James will discuss his comic book about Democracy, along with a short comic about “Applied Cartooning,” and a comic about mental health.

These talks are part of the Speaker Series of the FA 498 Contemporary Issues Seminar class at WSU Fine Arts Vancouver. This series is curated and organized by Professor Avantika Bawa and the students of the class. The talks are free and open to larger community of WSU.

For more information, contact Avantika Bawa at a.bawa@wsu.edu


Fine Arts News


Azzah Sultan, MFA ‘20 exhibited her solo show, Anak Dara, this September at Trotter & Sholer in New York City. Sultan’s work was featured in White Hot Magazine, Up Magazine, Art She Says, and The Daily Evergreen.









“Despite changes caused by the pandemic, the department of fine arts has put immense effort into ensuring art classes can be successful and are determined to provide the best academic experience for students through fall semester and beyond.”

Check out the article here

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Betty Feves: The Earth Itself

Livestreamed Art History Talk with Namita Gupta Wiggers

Wednesday, October 28 | 5:00-6:00pm

Educator and curator Namita Gupta Wiggers will discuss an important pivot in arts education in the 1930s and 40s exemplified by the ceramics of artist and WSU alumna Betty Feves. This talk accompanies the exhibition Betty Feves: The Earth Itself at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU. Questions are encouraged after the talk. Zoom link will be shared shortly on the JSMA website.


Opportunities at WSU


Common Reading Events around Trevor Noah’s Born a CrimeIncluding a screening of the documentary film Bias (Oct 5) and a live reading from poet Ross Gay (Oct 15) – see more events here.


Disability and Intersectionality Fall 2020 Speaker Series from the WSU Access Center. Speakers will address the intersection of disability and race, sexuality, sexual orientation, religion, and socio-economic status. Offered via Zoom – more info here.


Pullman Food Pantry Go Bags are a way to provide food for those in need while respecting social distancing guidelines to keep all members of our community safe. Students can fill out this form to request food or call the Office of the Dean of Students at (509) 335-5757. More info


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