Third Annual Diversity Art Show Coming
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Art can be used in many different ways to convey a particular message. Art can convey an emotion or an idea, or it can soothe someone in stressful times. At California State University, Chico, art is being used as a means to express diversity.
The third annual Diversity Art Show will take place in Kendall Hall March 3-30. It is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Josh Whittinghill in the Educational Opportunity Program.
The idea for the Diversity Art Show began with Whittinghill, after he worked closely with an art show for EOP. Whittinghill said he thought it would be a good way for people to express themselves.
The show is open to anyone, on or off campus, who would like to join. The Diversity Art Show's theme is "What is your definition of diversity?"
Diversity means different things to different people, and that will be showcased in the art show. For example, one artist chose to enter pieces dealing with recycling because he found that some people were opposed to it and held negative connotations of the practice.
Other artists have chosen to define diversity in images of sexual orientation, cultural differences, and music. Some students have even chosen to enter pictures taken while studying abroad.
"The best part is seeing it all come together and seeing all of the support from people embracing it, moving forward with it, and being inspired to promote diversity in their daily lives," Whittinghill said.
Diversity is not a subject that you can categorize easily. Art is used to communicate individual messages dealing with diversity.
Submissions to the art show must be made no later than February 25. Contact the Office of Diversity at 530-898-4764 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Whittinghill at 530-898-4605 or email@example.com for more details.
There will be a reception on March 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kendall Hall near the spiral staircase for those interested in meeting some of the artists.
To view pictures and more information for the Diversity Art Show click HERE.