As part of their lawn fair event, KSC Pride is holding an art gallery to showcase student art.
The event will take place on November 21 on the Fiske Quad, and the gallery will be on display there.
“There will be food, giveaways, lawn games, activities like tie-dye, button making and chalk art, and our campus-wide scavenger hunt! Stage music will also be provided by WKNH,” KSC Pride Public Relations Officer Vitheavy Barton said.
The club decided to include an art gallery in their event in order to showcase the many facets of artistic talent that the Keene State campus has to offer, according to President of KSC Pride Gretchen Moore.
“The idea behind the gallery was that it would help to, not only, entice people into coming to the event, but also get people more excited about the amazing art and design department that we have at KSC,” Moore said.
In addition to putting student work on display, KSC Pride also wants to create a sense of community on campus by bringing people together at the event.
According to Barton, having art on display is a great way to do so.
“Art is a wonderful form of self-expression… and it can really bring people together. KSC Pride wants to foster a sense of community, so we thought having an art gallery could help attract members old and new through an art showcase,” Barton said.
Being on-campus provides a myriad of opportunities, including attending in-person events put together by Keene State’s many clubs and organizations. After months of everything being on lockdown, these events are important to boosting morale and helping students’ mental health, according to Moore.
“Having events like this on campus is extremely important for student morale and mental health, especially now. Everyone is so stressed with what’s happening in the country right now so it’s important that we show everyone that having a good time is still possible,” Barton said.
“In a time where getting together to have fun is difficult… events like our lawn fair are crucial to students’ mental health. As a student myself, I always looked forward to various campus events. It breaks up the monotony of socially distant student life, and brings a little joy to everyone in a safe way,” Moore said.
The club is still looking for submissions for the art gallery. All types of art are welcome for submission. Anyone interested can email a photo or description of their submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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