Exhibit to showcase students’ artwork

ArtOrg, the student run organization that promotes its members’ work and encourages them to enter local, national and international exhibitions, is hosting its first show this weekend, the organization’s president said.

Simone Riford, a junior painting major and president of ArtOrg, said the goal of the ArtOrg exhibit this weekend is to support member’s work as well as the organization itself.

“We want to promote artist involvement on campus and get people interested in the art community,” Riford said.

Mario Galicia, a senior studio art major and ArtOrg member, said he thinks the exhibit will bring people together, show off the talent of artists on campus and get the name of the organization out in the public. Galicia will also be photographing the event.

What: ArtOrg art show
When: March 27 to April 10
Where: First floor of Moudy Building North

Megan McBurnett, a junior studio art major who has a sculpture in the show, said ArtOrg presents a great opportunity for art students on campus.

“It’s really important, if you love something, to get as involved and committed to it as you can,” McBurnett said.

ArtOrg has about 20 steady members, and at each meeting the group goes through recent exhibition opportunities and discusses potential member involvement in them, Riford said.

Putting the exhibit together has not been easy, she said. But she said she feels accomplished.

“It’s been a great experience for everyone to go through the process of putting on a real art show,” she said.

The exhibition will feature ceramic works, sculpture, painting and photography, all by ArtOrg members. McBurnett described the collection as eclectic and inspiring.

ArtOrg is also in the process of putting together a yearly publication of student art, Riford said.