Beginning Oct. 27, the Newman art club, Surge, hosted its first ever “Art Week,” which provides an opportunity for students to get more involved in the visual arts on campus. The week has been filled with different events for students to create and enjoy different styles of art. The idea for Art Week came from Surge Vice President Austin Solis. Surge President Kati Bush worked in collaboration with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to get the events started.
This special week has included a sidewalk chalk contest, pumpkin painting, and non-representational paintings created with balloons. It will continue tonight, Oct. 30, with a showing of the movie “The Monuments Men,” an educational and entertaining picture showing the silent war on art during World War II.
The week will end Friday Oct. 31 during Final Friday in the Steckline Gallery. Members of Surge have created artistic birdhouses that will be featured in the Hallway Gallery just outside the Steckline Gallery. The birdhouses are available to purchase through a silent auction. The funds raised will go toward a trip for art club members to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.