Sarah Farahat Selected for TriMet Memorial
February 04, 2018
Alumna Sarah Farahat ('08 Intermedia) has been selected by a TriMet advisory committee from a large pool of applicants "to create a semi-permanent memorial to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly 2017 knife attack aboard a MAX train." The memorial will be at the Hollywood MAX station in Northeast Portland. The Oregonian reports that, 'The concept includes an excerpt from 'Mural,' a poem by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, against images of sprouting sunflowers."
“I have a very committed team of artists, educators and activists that will come together in the next few months to not only create a beautiful memorial, but also to cultivate further understanding across differences to celebrate our city’s richly diverse cultural heritage, and to demonstrate the fierce love that Portlanders are learning to show for each other in these difficult times,” Farahat said in a statement.
An educator, Farahat went on from PNCA to receive her master’s degree at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She writes, "My practice explores the location of the body within sociopolitical landscapes. Learning about and participating in grass-roots struggles for liberation and self-determination inform the work."
Visit Farahat's website.
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We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.