College of Fine Arts Newletter - Jan / Feb 2023


Transmissions: The XXIV Faculty Biennial

The Faculty Biennial is a venerable tradition on the WSU campus and the longest-running series of exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum. The Biennial represents the breadth of creative work and research being undertaken by the faculty of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI).

The Biennial’s theme, Transmissions, seeks to prompt reflections and start conversations about the altered creative landscape in which artists and educators, like the rest of us, find themselves in the wake of nearly three years of disruptions and changes. Making art in response to global paradigm shifts has set new challenges and opened new pathways for creative reflection.

Check out some of the work that will be showcased during this show below. Transmissions will be on display from January 26th to April 22nd.




Ulrich Spring Exhibits Opening Soon

THe Ulrich Museum of Art will open their spring art exhibitions starting on Jan. 26 and open until April 22. Make sure to stop to enjoy art from Japan and China in the exhibition Nature in the Floating World: Images of Nature in Japanese and Chinese Art, which is from the Ulrich Collection and The Boat People by Tuan Andrew Nguyen. There will be an opening celebration for these two shows and for Transmissions, mentioned above, on Jan. 26 from 5 - 8pm. Please come join your fellow artists and art enthusiasts for a evening of celebration and appreciation of these amazing pieces of art.

Read more about these exhibitions here
A landscape painting of mountains and clouds far in the distance. Primarily cool colors with a pop of orange within the clouds above the mountains.
A picture of a university ensemble amidst a rehearsal or performance. The is a conductor on the left side of the photo and most of the musicians are on the right side of the picture.

Concerto-Aria Honors Concert

Come enjoy the talent of some of our most remarkable soloists as they perform various excerpts of concertos and arias with the WSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Mark Laycock, behind them. This musical performance shows the best musicians that the School of Music has to offer. Make sure to put this one in your calendar, you won't want to miss it!

A snippit of a poster about the play Pippin. It shows an image of a brain, with the left side monochromatic and the right side colorful and lively. Credits: music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Rodger o. Hirson.

School of Performing Arts presents Pippin

A young person is struggling with mental health issues and contemplating suicide. After an overdose, they hallucinate a story with characters in their "real world" becoming characters in a dream. This young person becomes "Pippin," the heir to the Frankish throne. In the hallucination and the dream is the quest to find meaning in life. This performance is rated PG-13 for sexual content and drug use.

This performance has 4 showings from
Feb.23 - 26. Check out the links below
for more times and other plays being
shown this season.

More information about the current season and tickets here: