Exhibit encourages students to submit own artwork

Alexandra Smith

The Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union hosted a special event for students with a creative touch Sunday afternoon. Students could drop off any form of artwork — from metal, clay, fiber, wood, or mixed media — to be judged. Forty pieces will be chosen to be displayed in the Pioneer Room through March 18.

Ashley Antle, senior in interior design and integrated studio arts, was one of the student coordinators for the event. She has been working with events like this for two years, and said that in February they always do something related to art. Last year, they started doing this “drop-off system” and it worked well, so they did it again this year.

“We are looking for 3-D work and mixed media, something different from the other years,” Antle said.

Students crowded into the Pioneer Room to drop off their pieces they were most passionate about.

Myra Chin, junior in integrated studio arts, dropped off her metal artwork called “Loki’s Pendant.”

“Ever since I was a kid, I was interested in art and have always been good at drawing,” Chin said.

Eric Rolek, sophomore in integrated studio arts, had a wood piece that he had created in his introductory wood class. It was a box that could not be opened by just simply lifting the lid, but by moving the lid in a certain way to reveal the inside.

“I wanted something only I could figure out how to open,” Rolek said. His piece is named “Security Hole.”

Students with some spare time are encouraged to come into the Pioneer room in the Memorial Union to check out some of the winning pieces and admire the hard work and dedication these students have for their artwork.