The Printmaker Janet Marcavage is excited to be back working with students in Kittredge Hall after teaching remotely from her garage for the past year. The distinguished professor and chair of art and art history is currently working on a series of prints featuring striped planes floating in negative space. “I’m interested in creating abstract forms that feel as though they are open, momentary, and subject to change,” Marcavage said. Her latest piece, “Reassemble,” considers how we are rebuilding our lives following a long period of social distancing and loss. We recently caught up with her to chat about the inspiration behind her art.
HACKS & CHOPS Occupational therapy professor Jenny Pitonyak represented the School of Occupational Therapy at a recent Recovery Beyond event, Rise Up Celebration. Recovery Beyond is a nonprofit organization that works with other community-based recovery programs to help participants establish new, enduring healthy behaviors and routines through outdoor activities and builds communities of positive support for people with mental health needs and a history of substance abuse. Pitonyak has mentored numerous groups of Logger OTs in experiential learning in context (ELiC) experiences with Recovery Beyond, including two second-year students who were instrumental in planning the Rise Up Celebration event.
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LIGHT IT UP LogJam!, our annual celebration of the first week of classes and official kickoff of the new academic year, was last week. ASUPS extended the event from a single afternoon to a series of remembrances, commemorations, and special events each day during the week, including lighting Jones Hall to prompt reflection and discussion as we begin the year. On Monday, Jones Hall was lit in purple, representing strength—“a characteristic that every member of our Puget Sound community has shown as we have faced the challenges of the past year and half together,” reads the ASUPS email explaining the week’s events. “On this day, we take a moment to remember the good and the bad moments that occurred as we pay tribute to the strength that will carry us forward.” Read the ASUPS email about each day’s focus and events.