Photos by Zach Le
The HeARTbeat Art Show, hosted by The Board, showcased a wide variety of student artwork in Smothers Theatre parking lot. Students could hang out, listen to music, eat food and admire artwork made by their peers on Saturday night.
“There’s about 35 pieces here tonight and it’s a wide variety of artists,” said junior Board member Chelsea Erselius who, as co-chair of the Arts and Culture Committee, helped plan the event. “Some of them are Art majors and some of them are just people that love to draw or doodle.”
There were tables, tents and umbrellas set up for students to hang around and enjoy food from The Grilled Cheese Truck and Burnt to a Crisp food truck, a henna tattoo station, live music performed by freshman Skye Uldrich and junior Bryan Starck and artworks made by several students.
Junior Omarr Rambert shed some light on why he submitted his photos for the show. One of Rambert’s photos featured a banner with the words “We want Peace no Police.”
“The title of that piece is ‘1963’ crossed out and next to it it says ‘2015,’” Rambert said. “I took it when I was in New York over the summer, and it’s a work I really thought was powerful.”
From cloth-like fabrics decorated with paint to drawings with a ballpoint pen on blank paper, students submitted made using a wide variety of mediums.
“There was a promise of free flannels and they ran out, but that’s fine,” junior Joseph Ramli said. “It’s great food, great art and a great atmosphere. It’s a blast.”
Students came to the HeARTbeat Art Show for many reasons.
“I have a friend who is an Art major and told me about [the show],” freshman Pearce Quesenberry said. “I really like art, and I really envy it because I stink at it, but it’s really cool to see what the students made.”
The Board organized the HeARTbeat Art Show. At their next event, The Board will be playing “The Passion of the Christ” at Alumni Park at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
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