Art and Design Department Holds Productive Art-Making Marathon

By whitlocd | November 9, 2011

Nearly 40 students and faculty from the Art and Design Department participated in Arcadia’s first Art Making Marathon on Friday, Nov. 4. They worked from noon until midnight in a variety of art mediums, breaking for a potluck dinner.

Abbey Ryan painted in Spruance painting studio, while students worked in their studios. Carol Loeffler, Maryann Worrell and shop tech (and alum) Angela Brachelli made work in Murphy 114 while watching episodes of the Bravo TV series Work of Art. There were upwards of 10 students working in Murphy 114 at any given time (including working on the tools in the woodshop). Assistant Professor Karen Misher, who teaches metals and jewelry, conducted a workshop on how to make a ring to a small group of eager students. Jill Allen had a large crowd of ceramics students working away for hours and Dave Copestakes had numerous Graphic Design students diligently working in the Mac Lab. There also were students working in the photography lab and several in printmaking studio.

The poster for the upcoming Arcadia MADE sale were designed in the Mac Lab and screen printed in printmaking during the marathon. At around midnight there were still several students working hard and faculty were widening down after a long and productive marathon.

“We hope to host more marathon events in the future and welcome non-art majors, faculty and staff to come see what is going on in the Department of Art and Design,” says Loeffler.