Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington

In addition to the new piece in Penrose, the Sheehan Gallery will open its fall season with another installation by Hashimoto: "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence", a new work that combines elements from two previous pieces. Both tie into the gallery’s yearlong theme of “local connections,” since Hashimoto spent much of his youth in Walla Walla.

Though he now lives and maintains a studio in New York, Hashimoto came to Walla Walla after third grade, and his father, Irv Hashimoto, was associate professor of English at the college. The town has “always been home to me. I’m really flattered and excited to bring my work back to Walla Walla,” he said.

"Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" runs from Aug. 26 to Oct. 7 in the Sheehan Gallery, while Hashimoto will give an artist talk about his work on campus on Sept. 24. - Daniel Le Ray

Photos by Matthew Banderas