Painting… with coffee? The Visual Arts Club keeps things creative

Have you ever seen a piece of art and wished you were artistic enough to create something that good?

Well, with the Visual Arts Club you can make that happen. The club meets every Monday at 6 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Simons Center. They host art workshops where you can let your creativity run wild. Don’t worry, they provide the supplies for the specific project that they are doing that week and you do not have to be artistic at all to join in on the fun. A few weeks ago they had a “coffee art workshop” where members were encouraged to paint with coffee and the results were incredible. They will also be having a Halloween workshop in the near future. On September 29th, they held a Coloring Book Corruptions workshop where guests were able to give their favorite childhood characters a twist in a coloring book.

The club hosts other fun activities as well, such as pizza and movie nights or First Friday Art Walks. The First Friday Art Walks take place on the first Friday of every month and the club visits different art galleries along Queen and Meeting Street while enjoying refreshments. It is a really good way to meet local artists and to know a community outside of the college.

Photo courtesy of the Visual Arts Club

Photo courtesy of the Visual Arts Club.

Heather Thornton, President, Kelly MacDonald, Vice-President, Grace Musser, Treasurer, and Jake West, Secretary, discussed the upcoming Young Contemporaries Annual Art show with CYN at the time they were just about to choose a juror for the art show. They questioned who could possible beat last year’s juror, Bill Dunlap. They explained that everyone is allowed to submit at least one item in each of the three categories.

The art show (date to be announced) is especially important this year due to the fact that it is the Halsey Institute’s 30th birthday and it would be William Halsey’s 100th birthday.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to stop by a meeting to see for themselves what this club is all about. You can find more information on the Visual Arts Club by visiting their Facebook page or their website here.


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