Featured Gallery Artist: Bruce Thompson

“I tend to focus on and reinforce the strengths of each individual student while promoting that there is no wrong way to make art.  I try keeping students motivated and excited while setting the bar for excellence just beyond reach.  We can always improve.”   

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Bruce Thompson is the Ceramics Instructional Technician and has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Evergreen, since June 2011. His piece In Response to a Mouth Guard, is currently on display in Evergreen Gallery’s faculty/staff exhibition, Statements & Questions. His work is about how one object/concept influences and shapes another. “In this case: As the mouth defines the shape of the mouth guard the mouth guard, in turn, defines the shape of the sculpture.”

Bruce believes the campus resources are top notch and excellent. “Frankly much better than many colleges with M.F.A. programs.” Bruce encourages everyone to explore the freedom that Evergreen offers.

Statements & Questions: Select Works of Faculty and Staff Of The Evergreen State College now showing until March 8th, 2017 in The Evergreen Gallery.

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The Evergreen Gallery presents a rare opportunity to see the creative output of those who serve as educators, mentors, and role models in the Evergreen community – and beyond. Statements & Questions partners the work of those who teach in programs and courses, and the support staff who often work one-on-one with students in the areas of visual and media arts. The exhibition includes works by highly experienced artists who have been part of the college and art world for decades, as well as the fresher eyes of those who started teaching here more recently. Thought-provoking, beautiful, and diverse, the exhibited artworks explore ideas using many mediums, including painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photography, multimedia and video.

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