Nine of Eastern Washington University’s talented artprofessors have gathered to display their creative work in theannual Faculty Art Exhibition.
Once a year EWU art professors who are also practicing studioartists are expected to display pieces that they have been workingon.
“Just like how other professors in different departmentsare required to do research outside of the classroom, we arerequired to produce and present artwork,” said Nancy Hathawaydirector of the EWU gallery.
The gallery is filled with pieces ranging from sculpture topaintings.
“I was doing a time based piece, I am a mom so when I gohome, I must clean. I decided to clean in circles or spots; Iphotographed the cleaned spots, and then manipulated them on thecomputer. I then printed them on bed sheets. People arereally interested when they hear its on bed sheets,” saidHathaway.
Another artist and professor featured in the exhibit is ElisaNappa. She worked on her project for two months with the helpof a research grant awarded to her by EWU.
“My work was also displayed at the University of Montana,the grant also helped drive and display the piece,” saidNappa.
Each piece of artwork provokes a different feeling, and theartwork featured in the EWU Gallery is no different.
“I feel like with all art, people bring their ownfeelings, their own stories and experiences, and through that theyform their own interpretations of the artwork. I want peopleto get a good feeling when they see my art,” said Nappa.
The EWU Gallery of Art is located in the Art Building. TheFaculty Art Exhibition will run until Feb. 9 and is open toeveryone.