Last Tuesday the Wriston Art Collective sponsored a collaborative art event called “Leave Your Mark” in the Wriston amphitheatre. The project basically consisted of a big canvas and a bunch of paint. Students of all disciplines were encouraged to add a little to the painting between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.According to Cora Schroeder, treasurer of WAC, the goal of the project was to “get the student body involved in a collaborative piece, encourage students to take risks with art, and have a good time. A project like this also allows WAC to have more of a presence on campus.”
By all accounts, the project was very successful. Says Schroeder, “although the weather may have hindered attendance, I am please with the results. There were at least 25 students, not part of our organization, that helped paint the piece. Jason Youngblood kept coming back to draw more on the final layer. Apparently he couldn’t get enough.”
The finished piece will be displayed in the Mudd Gallery as part of the next exhibit. The entire exhibit, in fact, will be juried by WAC. After that, WAC hopes to be able to hang the piece in Riverview Lounge.
Future WAC projects include collaborating with SOUP to decorate snowpeople all over campus, hosting a student art sale, and perhaps even creating an even larger mural in the spring.
The Wriston Art Collective meets every Tuesday at noon in the Wriston 2-D studio. An art or art history major is not required for attendance; all are welcome.