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Annual Arts Day Encourages Interdisciplinary Creativity

Byline: by Nichole Morris

Posted: January 16, 2012

This year, Arts Day was held on Wed, Oct. 5. Activities took place in Lenfest Commons and Lortz Hall as well as outdoors. The activities started around 10:00am and lasted the entire day.

During the fall, the College has one day when the campus is filled with many activities relating to the interdisciplinary arts, called Arts Day. This year, Arts Day was held on Wed, Oct. 5. Activities took place in Lenfest Commons and Lortz Hall as well as outdoors. The activities started around 10:00am and lasted the entire day. An email of the Arts Day schedule went out to the campus with a schedule of events.

Throughout Arts Day, students, faculty, staff and visitors had a chance to view exhibits, workshops and performances. Participants had the option of starting off Arts Day at Lortz Hall where student’s exhibits were displayed. Mary Hochendoner’s paintings were also on display in the Bogigian Gallery

Farm, food, and ethics

In Lenfest Commons, the lobby was set up with many activities. At the Farm, Food and Ethics table, participants could color animal pictures, make origami and eat vegan cookies. The Domestic Violence Awareness table featured puzzle painting for the theme, "Picking up the Pieces." The Office of Student Activities had a Color for Fun station, where participants colored pictures and designed tee shirts with markers and alcohol. Outside of Lenfest there were paintings that participants could contribute their artistic skills to for the Friends of the Department of Fine Arts and Dance. The weather cooperated with the outdoor activities. In front of the John Stewart Memorial Library, there was the Drawing Inside a Camera Obscura activity.

Raku pottery firing


Other activities on campus included postcard designing at Norland Hall and Raku pottery firing at Edgar Hall. At the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, there was an Art of Farming activity, where the Fulton Farm invited photographers to capture the scenery. Additionally in Jenson Dining Hall, pianist Michael Coles of Shippensburg University played as students and faculty dined.

Last Updated: January 16, 2012

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