Local Community Programs

TAM Features Puget Sound Student Research as Digital Content in Abby Williams Hill Exhibition. The research essays of Puget Sound students (Kyla Dierking ’17, Sarah Johnson ’19, Maggie Langford ’17, Sequoia Leech-Kritchman ‘18, Hannah Lehman ’17, Ellica Spjut ’17, Mary Thompson ‘17, Henry Wurtz ‘18) are featured as digital content in the exhibition, Promoting the West: Abby Williams Hill and the Railroads at the Tacoma Art Museum (June 3 – October 15, 2017). This work is based on the research papers students completed in Professor Linda Williams’ course, Museums and Curating in the 21st Century: History, Theory, and Practice (Arth 380).

Two of the students, Hannah Lehman and Kyla Dierking, also presented talks on Abby Williams Hill as part of the Lunch and Learn series on June 7, 2017.

Art students can participate in scientific and engineering workshops, for example: integrating bioluminescence with microcontrollers.

Janet Marcavage's Advanced Printmaking students engage with the Tacoma Community at a printmaking event at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Art 350: Intermediate Painting students engage in an overnight landscape painting retreat at Smoke Farm each fall.

Stan! And His World exhibition at Collins Library was curated by students Liana Hardcastle, Brendan Balaam, Tosia Klincewicz, Maggie O’Rourke.

Printmaking Professor Janet Marcavage participates with her printmaking students annually in Tacoma's Wayzgoose! Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza, as well as in public events with the Tacoma Art Museum.

Professors Linda Williams and John Lear (Department of History) curated an exhibition of Mexican artists, Arturo Garcia Bustos and Rina Lazo, entitled, Sixty Years of Political Printmaking in Mexico, in Kittredge Gallery in February 2009. In addition to participating in a learning opportunity through the study of the work of these artists in the Kittredge Gallery, students were also able to attend a public lecture of the artists as well as a demonstration of their printmaking techniques (facilitated by Professor Janet Marcavage).