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EWU Mariachi club provides diversity and culture to students

EWU Mariachi club provides diversity and culture to students

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Freshman Rubyceli Alonso discovered EWU on a field trip with her high school. While she was intrigued by the school’s social work program, it was the mariachi music that made her decision. Alonso plays the violin and has been playing mariachi for seven years. Even though she graduated, the music...

EPIC adventures to Spokane for students

EPIC adventures to Spokane for students

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU’s EPIC Adventures is reaching out to students on the Spokane campus by extending its services and planning more Spokane-centered events. EPIC and EWU’s Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership team partnered to create an afternoon of rock climbing, paddle boarding and kayaking for Spokan...

Terrain art show supports local Spokane artists

Terrain art show supports local Spokane artists

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Terrain is an organization that creates opportunities for the young artists, musicians and innovators of Spokane to showcase their talent. Terrain’s self-titled event, taking place on Oct. 4, will present new ideas and energy from artists across a wide range of styles and media. Terrain’s oper...

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence wants to make a difference in the lives of children with hearing impairments by providing them with early intervention auditory language therapy. The nonprofit organization’s annual Hoedown for HOPE will take place at the Spokane Convention Center on Oc...

Hump Day concert series returns

Hump Day concert series returns

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Hump Day Concert Series is Eagle Entertainment’s answer to the mid-week blues, featuring live music, free food and frequent EWU visitor Izzy, the camel. The series spans three weeks, beginning at the Campus Mall on Wednesday Sept. 26  between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The first concert will ...

Spokane walks out of darkness

Spokane walks out of darkness

By Shandra Haggerty, Contributor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Silence fell over Riverfront Park on a cool Saturday morning save for the clicking of thousands of beaded necklaces. Red, for the loss of a spouse. Gold, for the loss of a sibling. White, for the loss of a child. Each one rattling in chorus as they were raised into the sky honoring loved ones lost to...

EWU art exhibit uses technology to tell stories

EWU art exhibit uses technology to tell stories

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The "Path to Tolerance,” an art exhibit by former EWU professor Robert Lloyd, is on display at the EWU downtown student gallery until Oct. 26. The exhibit challenges the viewer to look beyond their own experiences and view life from a different perspective. Lloyd’s artist statement describes...

Neighbor Fest nurtures student communities

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU’s annual Neighbor Fest event brought in 200 groups from across the EWU, Cheney and Spokane communities to display the resources, clubs and opportunities available to students this year. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Over 38 nonprofits and 32 businesses from Cheney and Spokane ta...

EWU grad-student brings jazz to community

EWU grad-student brings jazz to community

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Since moving to Spokane in 2009, EWU grad student and founder of the organization Imagine Jazz, Rachel Bade-McMurphy, has been working to promote the local-jazz scene. Now she is bringing musician Logan Richardson to town for music workshops at Spokane Falls Community College and EWU, finishing with...

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

By Richard Clark IV, Multimedia Director

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Sounds of Spokane

A three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Jeff Coffin and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Bing Crosby Theater Saturday Sept. 29. The Spokane Jazz Orchestra is a traditional big band that has annual shows in the Inland Northwest. Founded in 1975, the Spokane Jazz Orchestr...

Artists wanted for First Friday posters in Spokane

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District is looking for original artists to submit work for First Friday to be printed on posters, postcards, event maps and other promotional materials by Oct. 5. Selected art will be featured in a monthly press release and other media opportunities. Artists wi...

Gallery of Art to display Whitworth professor’s works

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The EWU Gallery of Art opens an exhibition of works by Whitworth art professor Katie Creyts on Sept. 27. Creyts visualizes narratives using a wide range of materials, currently graphite on paper and etched glass. Creyts describes the exhibition in a statement as “a collection of fable-like scenes. Objects, ...

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