Georgia Gwinnett College’s Art Committee is organizing a Spring Chalk Art Festival at the end of April for students to create artwork at their homes and send in pictures to be posted on the Art Club’s Instagram page to encourage self-expression and community participation.
“We’re hoping that the students are gaining an opportunity for self-expression and to participate in a community while we’re finishing up our socially distanced semester,” said Assistant Professor of Art Catherine Moore.
The Art Committee also hopes the festival will draw awareness to the Art Club’s social media and future events, helping GGC’s art community grow. The festival will highlight an opportunity to give students a creative outlet for their emotions amid the pandemic when students have less structure.
“This is really important, especially at a time when a lot of students have a little less direction than usual, be it in their classes or just navigating their lives,” Dr. Moore said. “Self-expression is a really important way to tap into your feelings and help you process the unusual situation that’s going on.”
To encourage student participation, the GGC Art Committee is providing a limited supply of chalk from March 30th-April 1st. Chalk can be picked up March 30th, from 9:30-2:00pm in A1240; March 31st from 11:00-2:30 in A1240; or April 1st from 12:00-4:00 in B2900.
“We’ll provide the materials for students to create art, and then they can create whatever they want wherever they want,” Dr. Moore said, “We’ll share it digitally so that everyone can see the results of the festival.”
Submitted artwork will be posted on the Art Club’s Instagram account, @ggcartclub, at a later date. The deadline for submitting artwork is April 16th.