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Creating Art with an Audience

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Ever been to an event where you think “Wow! That was so interesting and different! Who would think to do something like that?” That was the case with the Art Demo at Seminole Campus on October 26th. It featured SPC faculty and members of The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) sharing their art while stationed throughout the boardwalk that runs through SPC Seminole’s Nature Preserve.

The artists engaged passersby, discussing their skill, and creating it right then and there in front of their spectators. The green surroundings were the perfect setting and an inspiring subject for the numerous drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Students, staff, and community members alike were drawn to this new interactive experience.

The demo ties in with the TESA art show that has been on display in the Seminole Campus hallways since September. Both events were planned mainly by Humanities Chair, Prof. Basil Moutsatsos and Prof. Brandy Stark. The latter is also a member of TESA and she is quite vocal about her love of art and her intentions for bringing art into the college. Prof. Stark said “It is one of my personal goals to bring artists and students together.” She particularly enjoyed the experience of making her wire sculptures in the nature walk because they tie into what she calls, “the cultural interconnectedness and environmental awareness that is seen in [my] works today.”

For those of you who were not able to come and participate, the following video conveys the experience of the Art Demo…

TESA Art Demo on the SPC Seminole Campus Nature Walk – Video by Eric Hulsizer

A special thanks to Eric Hulsizer for creating this wonderful video.

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