The Fine Arts Keystone integrates graduating seniors from the film, theatre, music, and visual arts programs to provide particular skill sets they will need as artists upon graduation from Augsburg. Because the Keystone examines vocation in this course, the Fine Arts students have utilized the concept of vocation by creating an art project working with and giving back to the community.
For six weeks the students have done research on the East Riverside neighborhood and created artwork that reflects their research. Initially students created flyers advertising a “neighborhood block meeting” and placed them in the four block radius between 6th Street and Riverside and 20th Avenue to Cedar. A meeting was held, students conducted interviews, attended an annual meeting, and created artwork based on their findings. The students have also worked with Neighborhood on Wheels, an organization that uses bicycles equipped with computers, generators, and sound and compiled their artwork into a digital piece that will be projected on Tuesday night. The piece covers the history of the neighborhood, attributes of the neighborhood and uses artwork to illustrate the findings. It is hoped that the piece will be used in the future for informational meetings on campus or by the neighborhood organizations to open up the dialogue between the college campus and the neighborhood.
Fine Arts Keystone presentation — “Crossing the Street”
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m.
Outside Foss Center main entrance
In the event of rain, the project will be presented on November 11, 2008.
Article submitted by Susan Boecher, outside artwork by Jonny Knoll, main article artwork by Femi Solaja