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Fine Arts DepartmentSeattle University901 12th AvenuePO Box 222000Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: 206.296.5360Fax: 206.296.5433
Sharon TalleyAdministrative AssistantFine Arts Bldg #202(206) 296-5360 email@example.com
Em OlsonOperations ManagerFine Arts Bldg #201(206) 296-2340 firstname.lastname@example.org
Josef Venker, SJChairFine Arts Bldg #215(206) 296-5364 email@example.com
Lee Center Box Office: Lee Center for the Arts (12th Ave and E Marion St.)Open Wed-Sat 1:30-6pm (206) 296-2244
Chair, Assistant Professor of Visual ArtFine Arts
Fr. Josef Venker, SJ, MFA is a Jesuit priest, artist, and educator from St. Louis and a member of the Missouri Province Society of Jesus. For the past 19 years he has been a member of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University where he teaches courses in printmaking, calligraphy, ceramic sculpture, drawing, and painting and serves as Chair of the Department of Fine Arts.
In addition to his degrees in Philosophy, Ministry, and Spirituality, he holds a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the California College of Art, and a MFA in Painting from the University of Denver.
Fr. Venker is especially interested in Creation Centered Spirituality and the use of art as a form of mediation. Each summer he spends time at the Grünewald Guild, a venue for art and faith in Plain, Washington. At the Guild he regularly teaches the “Painting Sacred Earth” workshop using Aboriginal Australian painting techniques as a way to tell our own sacred stories.
From zero to fifty in five years, the number of majors in the photography program at Seattle University grows every year under the direction of Professor Claire Garoutte.
Theatre Professor Harmony Arnold designed the costumes for the original play “These Streets" about women musicians during the heyday of Seattle’s grunge scene.
Titus Andronicus, directed by Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi, received a 2012 Footlight Award, given by Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson. Joshi’s version of the play featured an all-female cast.
Visual Arts Professor Francisco Guerrero is featured in "Chamber Music," the newest exhibit at Seattle's Frye Art Museum. Guerrero is one of 36 artists commissioned to create new work in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce's poetry.
in the Hedreen Gallery
BFA Photo Exhibition
in the Vachon Gallery
Imagining the World: Photography Competition
In the Kinsey Gallery
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