Art Department selling student creations

Caitlyn Oliver

 

Club Mud will be having an event in the downstairs lobby of the Center for Art and Theatre Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this week.

Formerly known as the Club Mud Exhibition & Sale, the student made sale allows students to sell their artistic creations, ranging from jewelry to paintings to ceramics, while gaining experience in creating and selling their designs.

“The original sale was started by Emeriti Ceramics Professor Jane Pleak in 1985. She used this sale as a learning activity for students to be educated about the marketing and selling of their artwork as well as an opportunity to meet the public and have them learn about 3D artwork,” Cinnamon Dowd, event coordinator, said.

Previously the sale was an annual event strictly for 3-dimensional artwork. This year the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art decided to make the event available to the entire department, now including students studying 2 and 3-dimensional art and graphic design students.

“Participation in sales are an educational opportunity for students to learn basics in marketing their work to the public. They learn to create thematic jewelry series that appeals to a broad audience of the community as well as fellow students,” Christina Lemon, jewelry and metal-smithing professor, said.

The money gained from the sales will go toward the Visiting Artist Program, student needs within the department and local causes such as the Statesboro Food Bank, the Humane Society and the American Red Cross.