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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Exam Jam: The Mowgli’s

Happy Wednesday to all. If you haven’t made your way over to the Reilly Room to check out the art exhibit at Art Now, do that as soon as you finish reading this post, yeah? Besides a beautifully executed art show happening this week, there are other fun things happening on campus.

What a nice poster. Come see it at Art Now!

What a nice poster. Come see it at Art Now!

This Sunday is Exam Jam. Yippie! Exam Jam is a concert put on by Coffeehouse to serve as a celebration of the end of the year/a study break. This Exam Jam is going to be rockin’ because The Mowgli’s are coming! The Mowgli’s are an American alternative rock band from California, and they are so incredibly joyous that you must come check it out. They are best known for their song “San Francisco,” and they will certainly play that on Sunday.

The concert is Sunday April 27 at 3 p.m. on the Schwitzer lawn. What is better than sunshine and happy music? Not much, I’ll tell you that. See you there!

Have a great rest of the week and thanks for reading :)

“San Francisco”

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Art Now

Happy Monday all. Art Now is this week, and I have been frantically preparing for it the past week or so. You should definitely come.

I’ve blogged about Art Now in the past, but for those of you that don’t know, Art Now is a showcase of student artwork that occurs once per semester. Art + Design majors and minors show their work, as do PCA students. 10013711_10152076620002986_5463688682285137372_n

This semester’s show is tomorrow, Tuesday April 22 from 5-7 p.m., and Wednesday April 23 from 9 a.m.-5p.m. I have a display in the show, and I will be there the whole time tomorrow, and part of the day on Wednesday, so you should definitely stop by. There will be a lot of interactive pieces that need audience participation, so there will be a lot to enjoy. SEE YOU THERE!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

 

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Stream of Consciousness

Happy Friday to all! I’m sitting outside, soaking in the sunshine, and there is a lot for me to observe. All signs point to a stream of consciousness post.

A golf cart just drove past me. A tour group is quickly approaching me. There is an alarmingly large amount of people…and children. So just kidding, that is in fact not a tour group at all. “That makes it into ham,” a young boy sitting on someone’s shoulders just said. I feel like I have sunbeams radiating from my face and fingertips today. Now I see a tour group. The tourguide is walking backwards. So good. Great job.

There are balloon arches in front of the library. How many balloons does one need to float up into the sky? That would be a fun thing to do. Maybe. Unless you floated too high and couldn’t come down. That’s not what I would want. Art Now is next week on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Reilly Room. You should come. I’ll be slaving away this weekend getting all of my stuff ready. I don’t think I have much else to say. My shoes smell really bad. Okay, bye.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

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Art Now: A Review

Happy Friday to all! As you can see from my last post, Art Now was this week. Although the two weeks leading up to the show were incredibly stressful, it went incredibly well and I could not be happier.

My display.

My display.

The show featured work from all art + design majors and minors, as well as work from some PCA classes. Everyone’s display looked super professional, and everyone looked like real life artists. Thirty-five works were sold, which is awesome because that is way more than what has been sold in previous years.

Another highlight from the show was that all of the art students made t-shirts with our professor’s face on it and surprised him by wearing them to the show on Wednesday. We also wore matching plaid over the shirts to honor him. It was weird and exciting and we all loved every minute of it. We had a silent dance party as well, which is when everyone participating wears headphones and dances, so essentially you all look crazy, but it is incredibly fun.

Matchy matchy.

Matchy matchy.

One of the most fulfilling parts about the show, however, was Wednesday night. I was studying in Starbucks and a stranger came up to me and told me how much he liked my work! I was incredibly excited because: 1. I love approaching strangers, so naturally one approaching me was great, and 2. Being told that my work resonated with someone is so fulfilling.

Art Now was an incredible success and just further validated my love for art. If you missed the show, don’t fret. There is a show at the end of each semester, so watch out for the show in the spring.

Have a great weekend, good luck studying, and thanks for reading :)

Art Now

Happy Monday everyone! If you are feeling the stress of finals, stay calm and take solace in the fact that everyone is going through an equally stressful time. You are not alone. In addition to thinking positive thoughts, you should release some energy through viewing wondrous works of art at Art Now.

Art Now is the art + design program’s art show held each semester, showcasing student art work. Art Now will be tomorrow in the Reilly Room from 5-7p.m. and Wednesday from 9a.m.-5p.m. Art majors and minors, as well as some PCA students, have work in the show. Everyone showing pieces is incredibly talented, and a wide variety of work will be there: paintings, drawings, textiles, jewelry, and graphic design, plus more. I also have it on good authority there will be a dance square and a silent dance party on Wednesday. use dis

Seriously, the show is awesome and you can just wander through as you please, so it is definitely worth checking out. Also, all of the art students have been at the art annex till like 4a.m. every night getting stuff ready for the show, so if nobody comes, we will all cry.

Have a great week, stay calm, view art, and thanks for reading :)

Recent Excitement

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve tried writing this post about three times with various different topics and can’t decide on one, so I’m just going to spill out all of my thoughts and ideas regarding things I’m excited about.

Graph Rabbit: As I mentioned Monday, Graph Rabbit was set to perform here this week, and they had a show last night. I took pictures during the show, and afterward the lead singer introduced himself to me, inquired about my photos, and asked that I send them to the band. I also discussed art history with him briefly, told him about my blog, and helped the band carry their equipment out to their van after the show. So yeah, I’m like best friends with rock stars.

Half Price Books: This afternoon my friend Matt and I went to Half Price Books. I had only vaguely heard of this store before, but let me tell you, it was glorious. It is a huge store full of really cheap books, magazines, CDs, and movies. Plus it’s just really cozy and cool. I bought a Kooks CD and Tina Fey’s book for a total of $4. What more could you ask for?!

First Fridays: Every first Friday of the month, various art galleries in the area are open and feature local artists. This evening, me and several of my classmates have work featured in some of these shows, so we are going out to dinner and going to the galleries, and I’m really excited about it. I’ll either make a video or blog post recounting the evening sometime next week.

High School Friends: This morning as I was walking to class, I saw one of my friends from high school who was here for an interview for the art program. It was such an unexpected surprise to see her and I loved it, especially since she’s applying to the art program. art_now

Art Now: Next Tuesday from 5-7p.m. and Wednesday from 9a.m.-5p.m., the annual student art show, Art Now, will be in the Reilly Room. It is really awesome and all of us art students have been working our butts off to get ready for the show. We may or may not have been in the studio till 3 a.m. or later every night this week.

Losing My Mind: All of my final projects and papers are due next week, and Art Now is next week, so I’ve had minimal sleep and am slowly going insane. So that’s fun.

Have a great weekend, come to Art Now, and thanks for reading :)

Finals

Happy Thursday everyone! I do apologize for my lack of creativity in these blog posts lately. Just like everyone else on campus, I have been incredibly busy with finals shtuff. Wrapping up loose ends for the end of the year/studying for finals has been consuming my life, but it will all be over soon enough!

Since I am an art + design major, a lot of my work for finals was due last week at Art Now. Although I had a lot due then, the fun didn’t stop there! I have to write a manifesto for my art history class, which is proving to be incredibly challenging, as well as make a visual for it. I also have to create an artist website, complete with a bio, artist statement, and resume for another one of my art classes. So much art, so little time.

The final for my FYS was simple enough. We just had to answer some short essay questions. The only test final I have is for my urban ecology class, and let me tell you, I cannot wait for that to be over. I am not a sciencey person in the slightest, so I am anxiously awaiting the day that science can be out of my life forever.

The awkward, "finals are over!!" celebration dance.

My journalism class’ final was a paper, which I turned in last week, so I just need to finish up my art and urban ecology stuff and I will be free!

Have a great end to the week, thanks for reading, and keep rockin’ those finals :)

Art Now

Happy Thursday all! Art Now was this Tuesday and Wednesday, and it was a success! If you are unaware, Art Now is the art show put on by Butler’s art students at the end of each semester. The show takes place in the Reilly Room and lasts two days. Being an Art + Design major, I had all of my work from this semester in the show.

I displayed my body of work, which was a relational art piece about how people interact and forge friendships. I also displayed a piece I made out of a busted up George Forman Grill, as well as a collage of sexual innuendos. Art is fun.

"Innuendo? InYOURendo"

I absolutely loved all of the displays, and seeing all of my fellow classmate’s work was great. My favorite aspect of the show was the dance floor. There was a taped off section of the floor that you had to dance through whenever you crossed it, and on Wednesday, one of my professors and two of my classmates and I had a silent dance party. This consists of each participant listening to music on their iPod and dancing together as if the music is playing throughout the room. We looked like fools because there was only music playing in our ears, but it was great.

I also really enjoyed an interactive piece made by my friend and classmate, Britt. She made a mermaid tail and encouraged people to get inside the tail, take a picture, and post it with the hashtag #ArtNowMermaid. I most certainly took a picture, as did many other people. It was great fun!

P.S. If you missed the show, or if you just really love art, swing by the Art Annex past AV and check out Art at the Annex, featuring work from two senior majors. It will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow!

Me, being a mermaid.

Good luck on finals, and have a great end of the week :)

Art Now

Happy Friday everyone! Hopefully everyone is finding ways to be productive and stay calm whilst preparing for finals! (Did you read my post about stress managing tips?)

This past Tuesday and Wednesday was the annual Art Now event in the Reilly Room. Art Now is the art showcase that displays the work from the art classes throughout the semester. Since I am an Art + Design major, I featured my work from my drawing class in the show.

My display.

The show was absolutely fabulous! I was so excited to see the work from artists other than the lovely work I see during class. There were a lot of interactive pieces, which was super fun. One of my favorite interactive pieces was a chalk board in which people wrote things that they want to do before they graduate. It was really exciting to watch the viewers interacting with the artwork. My favorite thing on the board was a student’s desire to join a twerk team. To whomever wrote that: I will gladly join you!!

My favorite piece in the show was a portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio done by Shelia Tomasbi. I just can’t get over how smooth his face is and how the smolder in Leo’s eyes has been captured to perfection. This picture is truly glorious!

Leonardo DiCaprio by Shelia Tomasbi

If you didn’t get a chance to make it to Art Now this week, do not fret! There will be another one next semester! Have a lovely and productive weekend, good luck on finals, and thanks for reading :)

A student's creative display.

 

 

 

Life-size portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. First Fridays start today! I am showing two pieces at the Harrison Center this evening, so if anyone is interested in viewing some artwork, be sure to check out the various galleries opened tonight!