Schnitzer Museum announces indie folk exhibit

A reception is set for Jan. 20 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, which reopened this week for the spring semester with an exhibition titled "Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest.”

click to enlarge "Hushpuppy" by Marita Dingus
"Hushpuppy" by Marita Dingus
The reception is from 4-6 p.m., with a tour by guest curator Melissa Feldman from 4:30-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free.

The exhibition features handmade works that often blur the line between functionality and aesthetics, according to a news release from the museum, including artisanal woven baskets, tooled-wood objects and makeshift, improvisational works that often employ salvaged materials.

Work from 17 artists from throughout the region, including Marita Dingus, Blair Saxon-Hill, Sky Hopinka and Cappy Thompson, is on display, accompanied by a playlist of indie folk music selected by Portland’s Mississippi Records, a record label and shop.

Funding for the exhibition is from the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment, the Mildred S. Bissinger Endowment, Nancy Spitzer and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

The museum is located in the Crimson Cube, on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB, on the WSU Pullman campus. Hours are from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturdays.

More information is available by calling (509) 335-1910.

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