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2015/16 Gallery Exhibition
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SEEING STORIES: Traversing the Graphic Narrative

September 1 - December 11, 2015

Sheehan Gallery invites you to join us in a semester long investigation of graphic narrative styles. This interdisciplinary display designed by Sheehan Gallery staff and Whitman faculty curators covers a wide range of subjects from superhero comics (Professor Robert C. Sickels), to bande dessinée (Professor Sarah Hurlburt and student Leda Zakarison), to the works of contemporary authors/artists like Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, and Alison Bechdel. Schedule of Events below:


9.11.15: Joe Sacco Live Interview @ 5:30pm in Olin 130, Whitman College {book-signing/Reception in the Sheehan Gallery to follow}

Learn more about Joe Sacco at: www.fantagraphics.com/artists/joe-sacco

9.19.15: Craig Thompson Lecture @ 4:30pm in Maxey Auditorium
{book-signing and Sheehan Gallery viewing to follow}

Learn more about Craig Thompson at: www.craigthompsonbooks.com


10.16.15: JAZZ HANDS ~ Live Jazz Meets Live Drawing

Featured Arists:  JeanLouis Tripp, Leslie Cain, François Lapierre, Margaret Jamison, Asa Mease, Kynde Kiefel
Featured Musicians: Doug Scarborough, Rikki Pietilainen-Caffrey, Mike Simon

*Location: Chism Hall (Hall of Music) at 7:00pm, Whitman College


10.19.15: Magasin Général: Artistic Collaboration in French Comics {Roundtable Discussion}

Monday, October 19 at 4 pm in Olin 157, Whitman College campus*
*with reception and book signing to follow in the Sheehan Gallery. Copies of Magasin Général will be available for purchase.

To Learn More about Magasin Général, please visit: bd.casterman.com/catalogues_list.cfm?CategID=1671

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10.23.15: ALISON BECHDEL Lecture

Friday, October 23 @ 5:30pm in Maxey Auditorium, Whitman College campus

*with book signing to follow and special Sheehan Gallery viewing

For more information on Alison Bechdel, please visit: dykestowatchoutfor.com/


11.07.15: SAM ALDEN Artist Lecture

Saturday, November 7 @ 4:00pm in Olin Hall 130 on Whitman College campus

*with book signing and special Stevens Gallery viewing in Reid Campus Center to follow

For more information on Sam Alden, please visit: gingerlandcomics.com


11.14.15: JASON RODRIGUEZ Artist Lecture*

Saturday, November 14 @ 3:30pm in Olin Hall 130 on Whitman College campus with book signing and special Sheehan Gallery viewing to follow

For more information on Jason Rodriguez, please visit: www.jasonrodriguez.com

*Brought to you by the Robert and Mabel Groseclose Endowed Lecture Fund

12.02.15: Faculty Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, December 2 @ 7:00pm in Olin Hall 130 on Whitman College campus

*with Refreshments and special Sheehan Gallery viewing before and after the Roundtable

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January 19 – February 5, 2016

*This year’s show is located in Fouts Center for Visual Arts

Opening Celebration: Saturday, January 23, 2-4pm in Fouts CVA

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Scenes & Types:
Photography from the Collection of Adnan Charara

Co-Curated by Elyse Semerdjian and Elizabeth Miller

January 29 – April 14, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 pm in Olin 130
Film screening of Pascal Blanchard’s "Human Zoos (Zoos Humains)"
51 mins. In French with English Subtitles.

Opening Talk and Reception on Friday, February 5, 2-4:30 pm in Olin 130, followed by the Sheehan

for the full Schedule of Events, please click HERE

*Sponsored by Whitman College Global Studies Initiative and by a Gift from Meredith and Mark Giordano

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April 22 - May 22, 2016

Artist Talk by Rick Silva on Friday, April 22 @ 5:30pm in 130, followed by Opening Celebration in the Sheehan Gallery

Family & Friends Reception on Saturday, May 21, 1:00-3:00pm, Sheehan Gallery