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Art Walk takes over downtown Huntsville

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Published: Monday, November 19, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 05:11

Art Walk

Megan Laurie | The Houstonian

One of the art works at the Art Walk was a performance by two men with bongos.

 

The Student Art Association took over windows in downtown Huntsville and Avenue L Coffee for the Art Walk of 2012.

Any student could submit art for the event, and all 48 pieces that were submitted were beautiful.

The art walk had a reception in the Avenue L Coffee shop on Nov. 16. This drew large crowds of interested people and artists who had submitted work for the show.

Krystal Murray, sophomore art major, did a light box piece over Henrietta Lacks.

“We did a class project over Henrietta Lacks and we had to do a piece about something that popped out to us, and so mine is about the fact that Henrietta is more [than] a research experiment. She is not a person to scientist[s] or society and no one really knows about her,” Murray said. “The light box is supposed to resemble an x-ray screening and so you’re kind of like looking into a person that is an experiment.”

Every type of art medium was represented there; shrunken heads, videos, light boxes and even a live performance involving two students and bongo drums.

“When I first saw it [bubble wrap painting] I was really amazed at the use of everyday material,” Tennyson Guthrie, senior mass communication major said. “They used bubble wrap to make that three dimensional pop out of it. I like that they made the pop out.”

SAA is an organization for art loving students that meets every Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the sculpture room.

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