Past Events

Past Events


Spring 2022


Queer Art Walk Exhibit (in collaboration with Spokane Arts Fund)

Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

Location: Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center, 125 S. Stevens Street, Spokane WA 99204
Date: First Friday June 3
Time: 4-7pm

For more information on the GUUAC's collaboration with Queer Art Walk, please visit the Spokane Arts Website. 

  • Art Fusion
  • Senior Art Exhibit 2022
  • 3D Design
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Omar Gonzalez & Marco Sanchez
  • Disrupting Historical Painting Narratives
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Pavel Acevedo & Kill Joy
  • Printfest 2022 - Regional Student Invitational
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Benjamin Munoz & Lars Roeder
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Sheila Evans
  • MMIW: No More Stolen Sisters
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Roin Morigeau
  • Home: Imagining the Irrevocable
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series - June T. Sanders
  • Spokane River Sound Action
  • Kreielsheimer Lecture Series - Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney

  • Fall 2021

  • Digital Art Foundations - Body Sculptures
  • New Faculty Show
  • Narrative and Figuration - Shoebox Gallery
  • Mary Farrell. Meditation on Place: Prints & Drawings from the last 25 years.

  • Art Fusion

    Shoebox Gallery

    Read more about the newest visual arts class, Art Fusion.  

    Location: Jundt Art Center, Shoebox Gallery, JU 109
    Date: April 28 - May 6

    Shoebox Gallery Art Fusion Class 

    Senior Art Exhibit 2022

    Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

    Featuring work from Art Seniors:

    Megan Rusby

    Opheila Duncan

    Shannon Law

    Brianna Bruce

    Brang Dee

    Images of student work from the Senior Show 2022

    3D Design (VART 230)

    Shoebox Gallery

    Shoebox  Design 

    Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Omar Gonzalez & Marcos Sanchez

    Jundt Art Center Auditorium

    Lecture Description:  Omar Gonzales and Marco Sanchez are printmaking artists members of the Siete Printers. These artists will be showing an artist lecture and a print demonstration at Jundt 101 right after the presentation. The Siete Printers are a collective of seven printmakers established in the U.S doing collaborative print-based projects around the United States. As part of the annual Spokane Print Fest, the Siete printers are Kreielsheimer visiting artists. Check out: www.spokaneprintfest.com to see the rest of the programing.


    Disrupting Historical Painting Narratives (VART324)

    This exhibition showcases paintings made in the first half of Spring Semester 2022. Students were tasked with selecting a famous historical painting and painting a nearly exact copy. They could change 15% of the original subject matter, and they could use modern materials as well as a ground of their choosing. The second part of the assignment entailed painting a personal reaction to the original painting thereby bringing the historical work of art into the present moment.  

    Shoebox Gallery Image


    Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Pavel Acevedo & Kill Joy

    Lecture Description:  Pavel Acevedo and Kill Joy are printmaking artists members of the Siete Printers. These artists will be showing an artist lecture and a print demonstration at Jundt 101 right after the presentation. The Siete Printers are a collective of seven printmakers established in the U.S doing collaborative print-based projects around the United States. As part of the annual Spokane Print Fest, the Siete printers are Kreielsheimer visiting artists. Check out: www.spokaneprintfest.com to see the rest of the programing.

     


    PRINTFEST 2022 - Regional Student Invitational

    Printfest detail


    Kreielsheimer Lecture Series: Benjamin Munoz & Lars Roeder

    Benjamin Munoz and Lars Roeder are printmaking artists members of the Siete Printers. These artists will be showing an artist lecture and a print demonstration at Jundt 101 right after the presentation. The Siete Printers are a collective of seven printmakers established in the U.S doing collaborative print-based projects around the United States. As part of the annual Spokane Print Fest, the Siete printers are Kreielsheimer visiting artists. Check out: www.spokaneprintfest.com to see the rest of the programing.

     


    Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist Lecture Series: "New Ways in an Old Tradition: Subject Matter as Ethical Practice" -Sheila Evans

    This lecture will be formatted as a conversation with Lenora Lopez Schindler asking questions to lead the conversation further. Topics will include Sheila’s recent work with enamel, and her chosen subject matter, local flora and fauna. Animal welfare and the environment are two of Sheila’s greatest passions. “I believe that all lives have value, and deserve our kindness and respect. Because of Sheila’s long career as a professional artist we will talk about her experience as an art student at Gonzaga University, her work as a graphic designer and her move to being a studio arts using multiple materials.

     

    Fisher Queen, Enamel on steel with copper

    Fisher Queen, enamel on steel with copper, 18 x 22.5 x 1


    MMIW Art Show: No More Stolen Sisters

    Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

    In an effort to raise awareness, to the current and ongoing issue of thousands of currently open, unsolved cases of MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Persons) throughout the US and Canada (107 of which are in Washington State and 17 of which are from Spokane and the surrounding area), a united collective of local Native American speakers and artists, gathered by guest curator Jeff Ferguson, will share their works of traditional and contemporary arts and research at the Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center, aka the “GUUAC”, in downtown Spokane located on the third floor of 125 S. Stevens.

    Participating speakers include: Donell Barlow Ottawa Tribe/Otter Clan, Margo Hill - Spokane, Paulette Jordan - Coeur d'Alene, Idella King - Northern Arapaho and Patsy Whitefoot Yakama/Dine'

    Participating artists inculde: LeAnne Campbell - Coeur d'Alene, Nahaan FastfromEnglish - Tlingit, Jeff Ferguson - Spokane, Ric Gendron - Colville, Helen Goodteacher - Nez Perce, Cheryl Grunlose - Colville, Dave Madera - Spokane, Roin Morigeau - Flathead Salish, Annette Peone - Coeur d'Alene, Tanisha Rattler - Northern Arapaho, Shane Ridley Stevens - Te-Moak, Charlene Teters - Spokane, Jessiray Wheeler - Colville, and Ione YellowJohn - Shoshone Bannock.

    Artist and Speaker Information. 

    In the News: 

    KXLY

    Spokesman Review

    MMIW: No More Missing Sisters Event Image


    Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist Lecture Series: "New Ways in an Old Tradition: Art of Revealing and Healing" - Roin Morigeau

    Jundt Art Center Auditorium

    Lecture Description: Roin will be describing a new body of work produced for a solo exhibition in January 2022, at EWU Art Gallery. My studio practice is rooted in investigating the dichotomy between matriarchal and patriarchal space. Using pen, ink, gouche, and sculptural techniques I often produce floating abstract entities and imaged spacescapes that explore themes of buoyancy, arrival, connection, and attachment. Although trained in various mediums, from wood, metal, glass, and vinyl as a set fabricator, a spinal injury forced me to shift to lighter materials. These new works are made in ceremony to serve as a place of respite and retreat for both viewer and artist to find comfort in an otherwise uncomfortable world.

     

    Roin Flyer


    "Home: Imagining the Irrevocable" - Guest Curated by Olivia Evans and Tracy Poindexter-Canton

    Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

    “Home: Imagining the Irrevocable”, an exhibit featuring the works of local black artists in eastern WA. Guest curators: Olivia Evans and Tracy Poindexter-Canton

    This exhibit will engage artists of various disciplines (visual, music, literary, etc.) in a creative and collaborative exploration around the concept of “home.” The exhibit theme draws inspiration from the James Baldwin quote, “Perhaps home is not a place, but simply an irrevocable condition (Giovanni’s Room,1956).” Through this theme, the exhibit seeks to examine how “home” has, and continues to be defined by Black Americans amidst the historical and contemporary challenges of displacement, marginalization and otherness.

     Home


    Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist Lecture Series: "New Ways in an Old Tradition: Shared Identities in Portraiture" - June T. Sanders

    Jundt Art Center Auditorium

    Lecture Description: June T Sanders will be describing her most recent body of work ‘Easy World,’ as well as her overall artistic practice & portraiture ethos. June T Sanders’ photographic work is an invitation to the limits of visibility: Through careful and collaborative moments combined with unreliable equipment - she constructs a landscape of bodies both shielded and confrontational. Her portraits are instances of endearment and discretion. Of Trans-Poetics. A moment and an identity hinted towards but not fully captured.

    About the Speaker: June T Sanders is a trans artist, curator, and educator living in rural Eastern WA. She is an Assistant Professor with the Digital Technology & Culture Department at Washington State University, and a recent recipient of the 2020 Blue Sky Curatorial Prize and the New Hampshire Institute of Art Teti Research Fellowship. She has also taught at Lightwork & the New York State Summer School of the Arts. Her work has been shown at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver), Amos Eno Gallery (Brooklyn), Tropical Contemporary (Portland), The Bob Mizer Foundation, The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, and Lawrence University — and has appeared in Vice, Paper Journal, Leste Magazine, Humble Arts Foundation, Strange Fire Collective, and Physique Pictorial. Her images reflect a world yet to be.

    Kreielsheimer Spring Lecture Series - June T. Sanders


    Spokane River Sound Action

    Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

    Dates: January 7-23

    Description: Spokane River Sound Action records and listens to the river from above and below. From above, we hear the spray of water and air, and the flow which brings a sense of collective care, movement, and presence. From below, the underwater microphone (hydrophone) hears things which are surprisingly melodic, suggesting a kind of personality. These recordings will be presented in immersive, quadrophonic sounds and video projections at the GUUAC by the Spokane Laboratory Art + Residency artists, Mill Canyon Sound Actions (Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney, Jeremy Sherrer) and joined by very special guests in a live streamed performance on Jan 11th.

    Spokane River Sound Action at the GUUAC 


    Kreielsheimer Lecture Series - Music at the Border of Sound (Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney)

    Jundt Auditorium

    Kreielsheimer New Lecture Title Flyer

    Lecture Description: Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney are musicians who have released 5 albums as a duo, as well as co-creating and performing compositions for orchestras, voices, electronics, video, and non-traditional instrumentations. They describe their work as music on the border of sound, working with sensory substitution “through a poetic lens of sound and image.” Kang and Kenney will share their collaborative and solo works and discuss their process in the Summer Residency at Laboratory, Spokane. Their lecture will also include a presentation on the January 2022 exhibition at Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center, as part of Mill Canyon Sound Actions collective.

    About the Artists: Eyvind Kang is a Faculty Professor, Co-Director of Composition and Experimental Sound Practices, Performer-Composer, and Experimental Pop at the California Institute of Art. As a violist he has been featured by a wide range of independent musicians including Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, the Sun City Girls, and Secret Chiefs. His ongoing, genre defying collaboration with composer and singer Jessika Kenney has been described as "serious, refined music" (The New York Times), taking the form of sound actions and installations, choral and orchestral works, and minimalist vocal and string arrangement, with two releases on Ideologic Organ (2011, 2013) curated by Stephen O'Malley.

    Jessika Kenney is an award-winning vocalist, composer, sound artist, producer, writer and teacher, working for the last 25 years in realms of the subtle melody, with attention to ways of listening, perceiving, and translating experience. Kenney's music can be heard on Ideologic Organ, Black Truffle, Weyrd Son, SIGE, and other labels. She has performed her own compositions and those of many colleagues, as well as music of Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, Sarah Davachi, Hossein Omoumi, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, Marina Rosenfeld, Jarrad Powell, Trimpin, Tadao Sawai, and many others, informed by the atmospheres and techniques absorbed through the practices and deep study of Javanese sindhenan and Persian radifs. Kenney's ongoing collaborations with Eyvind Kang have been described as "serious, refined music" by the New York Times. Her involvements in noise, metal, electronic music and minimalism arise out of her Spokane punk origins and her insights into trans-disciplinary ways of knowing music and performance. Her 2015 gamelan-based LP "ATRIA" was released by the avant-metal SIGE label, alongside a large-scale, site-specific and interactive sound, calligraphic score, sculpture, and video installation called "Anchor Zero", filling five rooms for a month at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.


    Digital Art Foundations - Body Sculptures

    Shoebox Gallery, Jundt Art Center

     Shoebox Gallery Poster New End Date

    The shoebox gallery displayed work from students taking Digital Art Foundations (VART112) with Posie Kalin. This installation was based on a class project titled 'Body Sculptures' inspired by artists Valie Export's photography series "Body Configurations" and Carey Young's photographic series "Body Techniques". Students explored their body as sculpture interacting with their selected environment through photography. 


    New Faculty Show

    Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

     New Faculty Show Flyer for the Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

    The New Faculty Show featured work of new professors and staff joining the Art Departments from Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, and Spokane Falls Community College.

    The exhibition displayed a variety of media from sculpture, installation, painting, and works on paper.

    Featuring the work of Christopher Wagner, Posie Kalin, Lena Lopez Schindler, Ashley Vaughn, Cozette Phillips, Benjamin Necochea, and Reinaldo Gil Zambrano. We welcome these new faculty members into their new roles in Spokane!


    Narrative and Figuration

    Shoebox Gallery, Jundt Art Center

    Once again the Shoebox Gallery is open for Fall 2021. This is a great opportunity to see what the students have been working on this semester!  In early November, the gallery displayed work from students taking Narrative and Figuration (VART323) with Lena Lopez-Schindler.

    Variety of work from Narrative and Figuration Exhibition in the Shoebox Gallery Nov 2021


    Mary Farrell. Meditation on Place: Prints & Drawings from the last 25 years.

    Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

     Mary Farrell. Meditation on Place Flyer. Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

    The Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center exhibited a retrospective of Professor Emerita Mary Farrell’s work between September 3rd and October 22nd, 2021. Meditation on Place: Prints & Drawings From the Last 25 Years highlights the breadth, expertise and influence of Professor Farrell’s work, from large scale installation to intimate moments. Farrell’s work finds meaning in the larger world through both human and plant forms, with geography and topography as an inspiration for her drawing.

    Read the Gonzaga Bulletin Article Highlighting Mary's Work.