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Program Presentation: Industrial Design

Design, Art Talk, Art Show

Professor Arunas Oslapas will introduce the work of Industrial Design students that innovates with textile materials and ideas for users. Some students will share their own experiences of developing their concepts and skills.


• Wed 10/18/17 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Skype Interview: Anne Wilson

Art Talk

Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings, performances, and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, and private and social rituals. Her artwork embraces conceptual strategies and handwork using everyday materials -- table linen, bed sheets, human hair, lace, thread, glass, and wire. She is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Part of the Coded Threads exhibition.


• Mon 10/23/17 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Talks: Sustainable Textiles and Technology

Art Talk, Textiles

Evrnu, Seattle textile recycling startup, transforms textile waste into pristine new fiber. Evrnu has invented the only regenerative fiber made from post-consumer textile waste. Stacy Flynn, textile and apparel industry veteran, will talk about Evrnu fiber technology and sustainable textiles.


• Thu 11/2/17 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

WWU TESOL info session

Talks/Lectures, Education

Since 1992, Western Washington University’s TESOL program has prepared future educators to teach English - the language of world communication - in our increasingly globalized world. We strive to provide the interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on experience you need in order to be successful teaching English to speakers of other languages. Join us in Miller Hall 114 on Western's campus to learn about how you can get involved in TESOL.


• Thu 11/2/17 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dr. Amanda R. Murphy: Conductive Textiles in Biotechnology

Art Talk

Dr. Murphy, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, will talk about silk-based biomaterials. Part of the Coded Threads exhibition.


• Wed 11/8/17 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Artist Talk: Sheila Klein

Art Talk

Sheila Klein is a sculptor and public artist living and working in Bow, Washington. Her practice straddles the worlds of architecture, sculpture, installation, and traditional women's crafts. She is particularly noted for her monumental projects dressing public buildings with hand crocheted and knitted steel. Through her travels in the East, she has been developing various lace patterns in her soft architecture. Part of the Coded Threads exhibition.


• Wed 11/15/17 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Contemporary Shibori Workshop by Seiko Purdue

Art Talk

Seiko A. Purdue is Associate Professor in the Art & Art History Department and the organizer of the Coded Threads exhibition and symposia. She will give a workshop on Heat Transfer technique (Sublimation), using polyester fabric, disperse dyes, and a heat press machine. The colors and textures are transferred to fabric simultaneously; both two-dimensional applications and three dimensional shibori (tie-dyeing) pieces can be explored. Please contact Seiko Purdue to reserve your spot at Seiko.Purdue@wwu edu.


• Wed 11/29/17 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

WWU Children's Literature Conference

Children, Education

The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference is celebrating its 15th Anniversary! This event has become an annual tradition for many, where teachers and librarians, readers and writers gather to celebrate and learn about children’s literature. This year's conference features Sophie Blackall, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Pam Munoz Ryan and Kevin Henkes.


• Sat 2/24/18 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM