Spring 2021 | Pacific Magazine

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Why Art Matter, Especially In Troubled Times | What softens these hard edges? What provides inspiration, hope and common ground? We celebrate how creative expression can flourish in even unlikely places, from digital screens to grassy amphitheaters, to a bombed-out building in the former Yugoslavia. 

Virtually Here | Pacific University artistic expression and performances continue even at a distance. From the NHOH Ho‘omau to concerts, find performances to enjoy from home.

Spring 2021 | Vol. 54 No. 1
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Heidi Nielsen

There’s no telling where an art degree will take you. Just ask Heidi Nielsen ’96.

Hands on piano

We may find comfort and a restored sense of wonder in any of these forms of artistic expression.

Samantha Trulock's "Cycle"

Samantha Trulock ’14, known professionally as Sam Tru, has attracted attention for Cycle, her 2020 debut. The album made it to the second round of selection for the 2020 Grammys in the categories for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year, for “Let Me Down Easy.”