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Earth Week Art Show appreciates “our place”

Student artwork from 2015 show.

Student artwork from 2015 show.

By Laura Koenig | Echo

Taylor’s science and art departments will collaborate for the second annual Earth Week Art Show on Wednesday. This show will display paintings, sculptures, poetry, short stories and videos: anything that revolves around this year’s theme of “our place,” highlighting our local surroundings and stewardship.

The idea was to involve the art and English departments in sustainability efforts by creating an exhibition where spectators may interact with artists and enjoy live musicians.

The show was a success last year, which pleasantly surprised second-year graduate assistant of sustainability Elise Krueger.

“It was really fun to meet the artists and to hear their stories and to hear their passion for their pieces,” Krueger said.

The sustainability assistants, with the possible help of a faculty member, will choose three exceptional pieces. The three chosen artists will have the chance to present their work to the audience during the show. The other artists are encouraged to stand by their pieces so they can interact with the people in attendance.

Taylor students are not the only artists participating. Local community members are also submitting work, including pieces of poetry from a recent poetry contest.

“It’s cool to have both the community and Taylor’s community together for an event,” Krueger said.

As students and the community members walk through the show, they are encouraged to think about their roles and places on earth and appreciate the art.

“We’re hoping people enjoy it and have fun but also take a moment and just reflect on the great work the artists have done and some of the themes we’re hoping to promote,” Krueger said.

The show will be from 7-9 p.m. in the Euler Atrium. Food, music and refreshments will be provided.

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