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Artists want campus involvement

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Art Students League put on Art Palooza Day outside the Campus Center. It was a fun filled day for many students on campus as they participated in the various activities that the club provided. Throughout the afternoon students could be seen painting pumpkins, tie dying white t-shirts, or even making their own hula-hoops. And if students weren’t feeling creative, they could even enjoy the afternoon sunshine listening to the live band “Nuclear Peanut,” who jammed out in the Campus Amphitheatre.

The Art Students League has been running for many years, but this is the first year that Claire Benjamin, the president of the club, has taken over. She stated that the main goal of the club is to become more established on campus and get more students to join. The club even created a questionnaire asking for student input. The Art Students League wants to know “what type of campus wide art project would you like to do?” and “what would you like from your Art Club?” The club even left a section for suggestions or comments.

Although the club did do some fundraising in order to buy art supplies (charging $1 to paint a pumpkin and 5 to 10 cents for snacks), they are most interested in getting the campus and community actively involved in art. Michelle Rice, the treasurer of the club, discussed that whether the club takes trips to different towns or travels to art galleries, the club wants to promote art and get their name out there.

If you are interested in joining the Art Students League be sure to contact Claire Benjamin, Michelle Rice, or Tom McGlynn who is the advisor of the club. Show your creativity and promote the arts in the Art Students League!