From Ambivalence to Conviction: Why I Teach Figure Drawing and Painting

Guest blog by Elise Richman, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound  Painting has a checkered past and I’m not referring to the modernist grid (pardon the bad painter humor).  Consider how aligned it has been with the rich and powerful and the ubiquitous paintings of passive female nudes on display at [...]

A Word From Our Faculty Advisor

Guest blog by Alison Tracy Hale, Faculty Advisor to Wetlands Magazine, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of English, at The University of Puget Sound Down the road from Tacoma is an exquisite place, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. If you haven’t made it there yet, or experienced its glorious combination of marsh and sky, I highly recommend [...]