Exhibits & Galleries

Past Art Exhibits at Western Libraries

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Rising Tide in Cascadia
This exhibit shows  framed and matted pairs of photographs of local landmarks. The first photo in each pair shows landmark in its current state: second photo shows what landmark will look like if we fail to take action against climate change. It recently was displayed at the Mindport Museum.
Display by: Warren Sheay and Mindport Museum
Display Date: 4/05/2017
Self portraits created by students in Art 301
Display by: Students of Art 301
Display Date: 4/20/2011
My Honors program senior project, tentatively titled "Smile", is a 14-page graphic narrative about sexual oppression, ranging from small to big, offhand comments to discrimination, catcalls to sexual assault. All story content was collected from the Western community from an anonymous... more
Display by: Julia White
Display Date: 6/07/2016
Solar Angel
An example of a marriage of the spiritual and the technological spheres which is exactly what is needed if we are to defeat climate change.
Display by: Warren Sheay
Display Date: 4/13/2019
I spent a couple of weeks in the slums of Kolkata India during a bicycle ride around the world. I wandered the streets, taking photos of the people, places and practices that create the unique ebb and flow of life in that city. I wrote a book about my trip and propose including excerpts from the... more
Display by: Darby Roach
Display Date: 4/05/2017
This exhibit will host a collection of work from the students of Jan Lor. For over 20 years, Lor has been teaching a multi-media art course for developmentally challenged adults.
Display by: Students of Jan Lor
Display Date: 6/06/2014
Making countless mistakes over the years has improved my vision in capturing timeless moments. I gave it my all, trying to perfect picture quality of a city in my amazement of skyline/cityscape photography from city to city. As a boy from South Seattle (Skyway), where it is known for its bad... more
Display by: Andrew La
Display Date: 12/25/2016
This Campus School exhibit displays a number of historic photos taken between 1929-1967 that show children and their teachers involved in various activities.  Also included is information about the Campus School’s directors and teachers and its educational philosophy.  Used for training classroom... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 5/09/2013
The Anatomy of Gray   Artist Statement:   “In this body of work, I explore the correlations between the human figure and the Pacific Northwest landscape.  My intentions are to explore my own ‘sense of place’ and the associations between the body and the forces of nature.  In this way, I navigate... more
Display by: Melissa Hand
Display Date: 6/17/2015
The Giving Tree Consisting of three panels, this work was inspired by the different challenges that I work to overcome in my life. Although the panels break up the painting, the tree and branches continue on over the gaps. The symbolism of the tree is also an important factor. Trees seem to have... more
Display by: Emma Nestvold
Display Date: 1/16/2013