By Meghan Hayman
Outside of The Bowman Penelec Megahan Art Galleries students learned about the exciting possibilites of joining clubs and organizations, but inside 13 artists were on a deadline to create works of art.
Each artist was given ample amount of floor and wall space to set up their equipment. This year’s theme focused on loss, but there were no other main restrictions for students. Working from the theme, the participants were able to imagine and create projects that suited their interests and that skills as artists. As a result there was a room full of completely unique projects.
It was professor Steve Prince’s first time participating in the 8 Hour Projects. “Creating in the context of other artists coupled with the constant flow of students, faculty and community folk, was invigorating” said Prince. “I endeavored to create a work that expressed the stated theme of “Loss”, and one that challenged the viewers to ponder their agency in perpetuating damaging systems that cause us to not work harmoniously in society. Symbolically, my work “Acts of Mann” represents a perpetual battle for racial equality that is being waged in society, where there are no winners when we do not deal with the root of our problems.”