Archive for Fall 2017

The Arts

Sep 25, 2017 No Comments by

CELEBRATING THE ARTS AT GONZAGA AND IN SPOKANE With this issue of Gonzaga Magazine, we introduce Gonzaga and the Arts, focusing on poetry, literature, theatre, dance and visual art. In the next issue, GMag will explore music and its impact on Gonzaga and the world around us. Don’t miss spotlights on Sherman Alexie, Tod Marshall, […]

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We are Creators

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A reflection by Rajah Bose Gonzaga Magazine’s “Resident Master of Fine Arts” People tell me all the time that they wish they were creative. That they wish they had abilities to make things. I ask if they used to draw when they were kids. Of course, but that was a long time ago and they’re not […]

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Arts & Innovation at Gonzaga and in Spokane

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Words by Dale Goodwin (’86) Over the past dozen years Spokane has become a magnet for the visual and performing arts, from music and theater to literature and visuals. The Lilac City boasts a growing number of galleries, exhibits, literary readings and concerts at a number of venues, and many art festivals and outdoor performances are free of charge. Spokane Arts, […]

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Dance with Silks

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  Words by Megan Carroll (’18) Photos by Edward Bell (’17) Loïe Fuller was a woman of many talents. Before her death in 1928, the pioneering American interdisciplinary artist created one-woman shows combining dance and revolutionary theatre lighting with silks. A stagecraft innovator, Fuller painted the silks with luminescent salts that created an effect similar to the glow-in-the-dark metallic […]

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Forty Years of Thread: Louise Kodis

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LOUISE KODIS role Gardener, chef, textile artist keys to inspiration Leaves, flights of insects and birds, the glory of changing seasons spokane fave “Gypsygarden”, which she has tended at her house for the past 30 years, Gonzaga’s Jundt Art Museum, and Saranac Art Projects   Words by Megan Carroll (’18) Photo by Zack Berlat (’11) Step one: […]

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WA129: Tod Marshall’s collection of poems from our state

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TOD MARSHALL role Professor of English, Wayfinder* keys to inspiration Wide reading – history and philosophy, poetry and novels, art criticism and religious theory – and visits to unwires, nondigitalized spaces (mountains, forests, streams) spokane fave Nance Van Winckel, Garric Simonsen, Mary Farrell.  So many great writers and artists in Spokane! Words by Rajah Bose […]

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In Search of Beauty: Spokane’s Ken Spiering

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KEN SPIERING (’72) role Perpetuator of Art keys to inspiration Nature and how other artists interpret nature spokane fave Jundt Art Museum Words by Kate Vanskike Photo by Zack Berlat (’11) The colorful metal fish near the Spokane Convention Center, the big red wagon in Riverfront Park, the cougars at the STA Plaza: These are the work of Ken […]

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Creativity, Innovation, Imagination: Brooke Matson

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BROOKE MATSON (’05, ’08) role Chief Creative Engineer, Obsessive Bookmaker keys to inspiration Mary Oliver’s poetry, wandering in nature, kayaking spokane fave Ruins, Pie & Whiskey at GetLit!, and the falls in the springtime Words by Jeff Bunch Photo by Zack Berlat (’11) It’s a fitting catchphrase of a rising Spokane arts nonprofit entity. They are also qualities […]

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