Campus Art Walk to showcase artwork from KU students and faculty
- Sep. 28, 2012
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KU Campus Art Walk gives students something new to spice up a typical Friday afternoon.
Students are invited to stroll along the mapped out path while enjoying free food and drinks. Twelve different locations will feature creative works by KU students, local and international artists.
KU Art Walk gives student artists a chance to showcase their own work. Rachel Forrest, a junior from Edmond, Okla., has a three by six foot wood cut hanging in Watson Library.
“It’s helpful to keep in mind venues on campus that are willing to show artwork. Don’t be afraid to ask,” Forrest said. “Anywhere with an empty wall might be willing to show a piece of art.”
The kick-off event will be at Dyche Hall’s front lawn with a discussion led by Professor Ted Johnson at 1:30 p.m. Once students have completed the Art Walk, they will reach the culminating event by 5 p.m. at the Union. “Cover the Jayhawk” encourages students to add their own piece of string in part of the ceremonial “yarn wrapping.” KU’s African Drum Ensemble will be performing during the wrapping, and there will be a photo booth inside.
After the final event on campus, students are encouraged to wander downtown to Final Fridays. Maps, informations and gallery previews will be available at the culminating event on campus.
Hannah Barling is a sophomore from Arkansas majoring in journalism. Read more from Hannah Barling.