Interdisciplinary panel reflects on creativity and community

The Office of Research hosted the panel, “Entangled, Showcasing the Arts and Humanities through Art, Music, and Writing,” on Wednesday, October 18 from 12-1pm in the Locker Gallery of the Department of Art on the Pullman campus.  Four panelists described their creative work.    

DJ Lee, Regents professor in the Department of English, shared her exploration of the natural world and her connections to paper-making as manifestations of her curiosity and wonder.  Jiemei Lin, assistant professor in the Department of Art, explained her work with children in China learning about and performing on musical instruments, and Io Palmer, professor also in the Department of Art, illuminated her imaginative efforts including her entrance into public art with her showcase at the Portland International Airport.  Finally, Jacqueline Wilson, assistant professor in the School of Music, noted her exploration of the history of music in Indigenous communities and played a short piece on her bassoon.  Ashley Boyd, associate professor in the Department of English and Office of Research Faculty Fellow, moderated the panel.   

Donna Campbell, a professor in English, said the panel “sparked a lot of thoughts about what creativity, wonder, and the use of other modes of expression I could do.” 

Taken together, the panelists’ work exemplifies the myriad ways that faculty in the Arts and Humanities both work with various communities and practice innovation in scholarship and production.  The panel reflects growing efforts at WSU to highlight the community-engaged and vibrant efforts of faculty moving beyond the traditional walls of academia.   

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