Bad Art makes happy students

Creativity was abundant as about 60 students gathered in The Hub Tuesday night for Resident Life Association’s “Bad Art” event.  During this event, RLA provided students with canvases and a large variety of painting supplies including paint, markers, string, feathers, buttons, glue and more.

Those attending fueled their creativity with pizza and soda while they painted. Attendees could also enter their names into a raffle for the door prizes which were drawn at the end of the night. Prizes included day-to-day necessities such as toilet paper, Tide laundry pods and a heated blanket, and others kept with the creative theme in the form of coloring books .   

The RA heading the event, Lani Stewart, 20, junior of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, said her love of art and art events inspired her.

“Sometimes we have this ideal about art, that it’s supposed to be the greatest thing you ever produce,” Stewart said. “So I wanted to make this event one that people could come to and make whatever their heart wants to make. It’s up to your imagination, you’re supposed to let your inner critic go and make the best bad art that you can.”

Kaylee Garvin, 19, sophomore of Crawford, said this event was a good opportunity to students to express themselves without the stress of having to produce quality art.

Dylan Marsh, Teya Sidders, Jenifer Campos, Juan Alberto and Randee Thayer were the lucky students who took home the night’s door prizes.

Next week there will be another event in The Hub as students roll up their sleeves and “get inked” with RLA, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Students who like surprises can get one in the form of a temporary tattoo. Participants stick their arm through a black hole as an artist on the other side will choose what tattoo they will get.

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