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November 4, 2008

Art Club working on mural, preparing for fundraisers


Art Club MuralIn what has been a major project, students in Cowley College’s Art Club are nearing completion of the mural on the Madison Street Underpass in Arkansas City.

The mural consists of stylized arrangements of colors and shapes representing grasses and rivers in the changing seasons. The 960-foot mural has about 40 feet remaining to be painted before completion.

“It has been a big project and a good bonding project for everybody involved,” said Art Club co-sponsor Mark Flickinger.

The project was initially inspired by the Art Club’s trip to Queen’s, New York. Once done with the mural, members of the Art Club will begin a new project at Cowley’s Track/Soccer Complex.

Looking to raise money for its trip to New York in March, the Art Club will be conducting a Chili Feed Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. Chili Bowls hand made by Cowley students will be for sale in a variety of sizes, with prices ranging from $6 to $15.

The Art Club plans another fundraiser on Dec. 5 as a reception and art sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wright Room. A variety of art media will be available to purchase, including paintings, photographs, pottery, sculptures, prints and drawings.

The work of several Cowley art students is currently on display in the Wright Room through the end of the year as the Art Club continues to grow.

“Mark and I recruited very heavily last year and encouraged people on scholarship to be a part of the Art Club,” co-sponsor Mike Fell said.

The Art Club meets every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Drawing Room.

Already this semester, members of the Art Club have visited art museums in Oklahoma City, Manhattan, and Wichita. The group has another trip approaching, as they will be heading to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City on Nov. 21.