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Jessica Maia Rasmussen, a senior at Evergreen, left the ART/ WORK program in the Spring to work as a exhibition intern at documenta14 in Kassel, Germany. Documenta is an arts exhibition started as a post-war revitalization project in 1955, that has historically focused on conceptual art. For documenta14, the exhibition takes the form of a “bi-locational” event that took place in Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece, in hopes that it will draw the attention of the art world towards the refugee crisis and the questions that emerge from it. Jessica Maia Rasmussen is now working on finishing her academic statement to formally graduate before pursuing more training in classical painting in Chicago. I applied to the exhibition documenta14 because I was interested in studying an exhibition that was politically engaged. In my senior program Art/Work I was studying art theory, philosophy, and studio arts which supported my interest and purs...

 
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Arts Walk

 
October 9, 2017



By Mason Soto This weekend Olympia’s downtown streets will come alive with culture and creativity at the Arts Walk festival. A staple of downtown community life, Arts Walk offers a quick snippet of the vast array Olympia’s artists, condensed into two nights. Since 2000, this twice annual event has brought hundreds of artists across the area together in booths and performances that span from Fourth Avenue and Capitol Way outwards to Sylvester Park and even City Hall. Individual artists are sponsored by downtown businesses to host and sell their work outside the storefronts, and the businesses and eateries themselves often have extended hours to accommodate shoppers during the festival. Some art is produced by the employees of a business, like at Obsidian and Primeval Ink Tattoo, giving Olympians a chance to see their servers as something more, while other booths might hold folks from far and wide who you would not see here any other ...

 
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Tari Gunstone works professionally as a portrait and event photographer while studying Environmental Photojournalism and Botany at Evergreen. She also writes and photographs for the Cooper Point Journal. You can find her work at www.tarigunstone.com The poet Mary Oliver wrote that, “to pay attention is our endless work.” That has become my personal mantra for both my photography work and my general lifestyle. This collection of photographs, Field Guide, reflects my interest in applying that observation to the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, I had the opportunity to spend a year living on a Monastic farm in the San Juan Islands. In between farm duties, I explored the vast landscape of wilderness that the remote seven-mile long island I was on offered. With the help of the quaint, volunteer-run library, I equipped myself with enough books to become a fledgling naturalist. I photographed and wrote of my observations of the n...

 
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By Sylvie Chace CASV Presents: Self-Defense and Physical Self-Confidence Thursday 4/20. Campus Recreation Center room 116. 4pm. Free. Evergreen’s Coalition Against Sexual Violence presents this event as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The group’s facebook page for the event states: “As part of our programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month CASV is bringing in our friend Wombat to facilitate this self defense workshop. While violence is never the fault of the survivor and no one should have to prepare to defend our bodies, these exercises of building physical confidence in supportive and intentional spaces can be incredibly empowering! Come join us!” A trained advocate will be present at this event and all identities and bodies are welcome to join. The self-defense techniques learned will involve elements of tumbling, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Ora Cogan, Johanna Warren, Generifus, Anna Gordon Sunday 4/23. Obsidi...

 
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   Interview by Jasmine Kozak-Gilroy Megan Bailey is an Evergreen State College student who utilizes house paint in their eerie still lifes that play with perspective. We sat down with them to talk about what they’re currently working on. You can see some of their work in person at Allsorts Gallery during Spring Arts Walk. MB: Since Spring Break, so for the past three weeks I have been painting every day and I have painted about 13 new pieces and a couple works in progress and I’ve been painting between two and eight hours a day, it’s Arts Walk and then a private house show. I’ve made a website, a business facebook page and instagram page, I’ve also sent out business cards to get made and done a lot of the business side of things. Designing flyers and then handing them out to galleries downtown and around campus. & these paintings are pretty big, they’re all lifesize. I’ve also been doing some really tiny paintings of strawber...

 
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By Ruby Love Rachel Carlson is a senior at Evergreen, focusing her studies in photography, and graduating this quarter (congratulations, Rachel!) We talked with Rachel about how she got her start in photography, the evolution of her Basque Country series, and what her plans are for after graduation. This issue features her black and white medium format photographs - selections from a series taken in 2015 in the Basque Country. For fall quarter of 2015, Carlson traveled to Europe “to do some museum studies, some art history stuff, and some photography in the Basque Country.” Partially tracing the path of her grandfather, who served in the Basque government and “was exiled to America twice through Cuba,” Carlson says that spending fall quarter in the Basque Country was a “self-discovery, and trying to learn more about my roots and my family.” Choosing to shoot on medium format film was part of Carlson’s work to connect herself to the...

 
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By Ruby Love Evergreen’s Student Art Gallery opened its newest show, Making Gold, on March 6, featuring the work of local artists of color including current and former Evergreen students! The exhibit features the work of more than twenty different artists, working in mediums ranging from written installations to photography to woodworking. Making Gold, which takes its name from a Rupi Kaur quote, centers the artistic work of people of color in the Olympia/greater Puget Sound area. Each piece is paired with a short statement from the artist which illuminates the intention behind their work and the ways it intersects with issues like identity, history, and violence. Entering the space, you’re immediately aware of a large installation piece by Oomung Varma - a white cube, suspended by thick brown twine, hovering over a white exhibit pillar. The piece, titled If we leave our body, How far can we go?/What will we find? features a small...

 
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By Sylvie Chace Friday, March 17 Making Gold: Grand Celebration Student Art Gallery. 6 p.m. Students of Color have showcased their art in the Student Art Gallery for the Making Gold exhibition that began March 6 and continued on until the 13th. This event is a celebration of the exhibit, people can come mingle with the artists and hear spoken word poetry as well as comedy performances by local POC artists and performers. The performers include, poet Scarlett Pedersen, and comedians Summer Azim and Khadija Hassan. The event will be hosted by MC Keah Thomas. Food will be provided and the event is free. Thursday, March 23 Another Perfect Crime, Shower Scum, First Boyfriend Le Voyeur. 10 p.m. 21+ Seattle band Another Perfect Crime comes to town to promote their latest album ‘The Flood.’ The facebook page for the event states “With deep roots in the PNW indie music scene, Another Perfect Crime was born at Portland’s Ladies Rock C...

 
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By Ruby Love Kenny Neal is a Junior at Evergreen, currently studying painting and drawing in the program Art/Work. His four-part series of abstract paintings, titled “The Probable Fall of the Earth into the Sun,” was inspired by the Fauvism movement and graces this issue’s front and back covers! Originally from Florida, Neal transferred to Evergreen in fall quarter of this year. He enrolled in Community Resilience: Science and Society. “I got to learn about Olympia oysters and about the Capitol Lake issue and what’s happening. It was pretty fun; I was way more interested in it than I thought I would be... But I missed art, I missed making something with my hands.” Switching to Art/Work for winter quarter, Neal joined the program’s Drawing/Painting seminar. Neal says he doesn’t consider himself someone who works in a particular medium—“I jump around”—and Art/Work is the first class that has required him to paint. Having worked with...

 
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By Ruby Love Max and Porter are two Greener buds who like to make art together. They made a front and back cover just for us! Yay! See what they have to say for themselves. How did you meet, and when did you start making art together? We met in fall quarter of last year (2015) when we drew a Cthulhu on our class diagram. From then we spent the majority of time drawing in class and bothering people in our vicinity with antics and glorious camaraderie. Working collaboratively can be a challenge - how do you decide who does what, whose ideas get chosen, etc? We work pretty organically, so whoever is better at the task at hand takes the lead, then we throw ideas back and forth until we have a cohesive concept. It’s not infrequent that we pass a work back and forth and make changes and additions according to our respective sensibilities. Why create together? What does collaborative work lend to your artwork that wouldn’t be accompli...