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Art in the Library

Kaylin Wells

Art in the Library presents: Kaylin Wells

Wells's work will be on display through mid-May at the WSU Animal Health Library's twice-yearly "Art in the Library" exhibit.

A free, public welcome reception is planned
4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31,
at the library in Wegner Hall 170.

"Art in the Library" features animal-themed artwork, typically from artists with a connection to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, visit

The "Art in the Library" selection committee is soliciting nominations for future exhibits. Those interested in displaying their art can contact Claire Miller at

Art in the Library Past Exhibits

Claire Tousley Fall 2013
Claire Tousley is a member of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2015.  Beginning in 1999 with a cheap film camera, she advanced her passion for photography by taking hundreds of pictures every time the opportunity permitted, adding to her experience over the years. She loves Western scenery, cattle, and horses, and these subjects find their way into most of her pictures.

Diana Roberts Spring 2013
Diana Roberts, an agronomist with WSU Extension working out of Spokane, chauffeurs her dog and cat to visit hospice patients - and then paints watercolors which depict the human‐animal bond that develops between them. Diana also paints custom portraits and landscapes where she hikes, bikes, and skis.

Katrina Hartman (CVM '13) Fall 2012 Katrina Hartman's photos reflect her love of photography and going "off trail." Each picture has a story, whether an escape from a hard test week, a drive home, a quick break from driving the combine on the family farm in rural Montana.. 

Holly Irish (CVM '12)  Spring 2012

Holly Irish's photograph display depicted the bond between people and animals, and all of the different ways it can be expressed. She set out to capture these relationships with her camera lens.  Holly received her DVM from WSU in in May 2012

Debby Alpern    Fall 2011

Debby Alperin of Viola, ID, area photographer,  displayed her magnificent photographs showcasing the beauty of the Palouse landscape from Fall 2011-January 2012. Her photographs  featured horses, barns, old trucks, wheat fields, and more. .  Debby is a Research Associate in the CVM and has lived on the Palouse for 30 years.

Heather Brurud (CVM '11) Spring 2010

Heather displayed her stunning photos of raptors and wildlife.  Her photo, "Sunning," won best in show in 2007 and "Two of a Kind" was picked for people's choice the following year in the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center's annual photo contest.

Norma Duppler Fall 2009

Norma, mother of Lynn Duppler (CVM '11) displayed her oil paintings of wildlife and animals in the Dakotas.  Norma, who passed away in January, 2006, began painting when she was 12-years-old.

Gudrun Gunther (CVM '09)

Gunther, whose work was previously featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Sept 15, 2006), displayed her magnificent oil paintings of animals.  She is now a practicing veterinarian in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.  Her "Shepherd in Snow" painting is a part of the Animal Health Library's permanent art collection.  

Last Edited: Jan 09, 2014 3:30 PM   

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