Art Walk Spring 2014: An Artistic Display in All Corners



This week, the art department and the Student Art League hosted the third annual Art Walk at the Rockville Campus, featuring projects and performances of various artistic distributions. Multiple artworks and activities were set up around campus, which allowed students to either observe artworks from various art classes, or participate in creating art of their own.


From stations allowing displaying totem poles of 3D art, to a display of drawings of eyes, to other face paintings, tattoos, and campus sidewalks filled with chalk drawings, the art department made sure to make this a hands-on experience for both the artists and the viewers.


One station featured (temporary) tattoos and body paintings performed by color theory and 2D design students using complementary and split-complementary color theories. It was one of the busiest stations set up in front of the Campus Center, the artists had their hands full.


“At this station, we teach students about complementary and analogous colors, and color theory,” said Jean, a Fine Arts major participating as a tattoo artist for the day. “We then tattoo volunteers with anything they want,” including various tattoos they either found in magazines or come up with themselves.


Many other stations featured the artists input, including the station titled “Home”, which is a large ball-like display in front of the bookstore entrance of the Campus Center, covered with photographs of where the art students have traveled before. Another must see is the station “Airing the Dirty Laundry (Talking Behind my Back)”. This display is a collection of t-shirts made by AR101 students, who simply write mixed messages on t-shirts, and hung them on a tree behind the Art and Music building. This is one of the many creative displays that are so simple, yet have so much to say.