Part One: Public Art
So an article came out in The Michigan Daily a few weeks back, just before Thanksgiving. It was on proposed cuts to Public Art Funding in the Ann Arbor area. What caught my eye, though, is that Mark is featured in the article! If you'd like to check it out, here's the link: http://www.michigandaily.com/news/university-professor-urges-city-council-protect-public-art
And if you're interested in the result of the city council's vote on this matter, you can click here: http://www.michigandaily.com/news/city-council-votes-against-half-percentage-decrease-public-art-funding
(Looks like Mark made an impression!)
You know, if I hadn't taken this class, I probably wouldn't have given the article more than a passing glance. But after experiencing this class, and beginning to understand what it will mean to have some of my work on display for anyone and everyone to enjoy, I feel like it is important for everyone to be able to see art and experience it. Art really does make the world seem more beautiful, and if it can brighten someone's day, or make them just feel something, I feel like it makes a difference for the better.
Part Two: Today's the Day...
Today's the day this all comes to an end. The mural will be complete and all our hard work will be finished for the semester. Mark said it's going to be pretty crazy in the studio today what with people coming to take video of us and ask questions, and more importantly, us actually getting the third and final panel done. It'll be sad, but I'm trying to mentally gear up for this. But in the words of Dr. Seuss who always says it best, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."