Advocacy group encourages education and awareness
THE SANTA CLARA
April 10, 2014
Creativity is everywhere on Santa Clara’s campus, yet many do not seem to know much about it.
The Fine Arts Support Team will be hosting a three-day arts scavenger hunt in an attempt to draw more awareness to the arts, especially student art.
Sophomore Piper Thomasson, one of the student leaders of the team, voiced her concern about the lack of the student body’s art appreciation on campus.
“I wish more people saw (student work) because so much time goes into making it,” said Thomasson. “So even if people don’t get involved in the arts after this, at least they can support other people who are doing things.”
While student art itself often flies under the radar on campus, the Fine Arts Support Team may be even less known.
The club is very small, with a core group of about eight members. However, the club is always looking to expand and bring in new people, whether it be to club meetings, or by liking their Facebook page to get more information about upcoming arts events on campus.
The club, although small, has a big mission. FAST hopes events like these will draw attention to some of the less-publicized artwork on campus.
Thomasson believes that the scavenger hunt will be a good way to accomplish that goal and create a fun activity in which students can participate with their friends.
“We figured the scavenger hunt would be a good low-key, not high-stress event to get people exposed to the arts here on campus,” said Thomasson
The scavenger hunt, which will take place Monday through Wednesday of Week 3, will send students all across the campus in search of different artwork on display.
Throughout Week 2, students in teams of four or fewer can sign up for the event in Benson Memorial Center between 2 and 6 p.m. Then, on Sunday night, the teams will receive a series of clues guiding them to different locations.
During the first three days of Week 3, students will take pictures of the various answers they find and submit them to FAST by next Thursday morning. Afterward, FAST will hold a concluding party where the winners will be announced and various prizes will be awarded.
“Just give it a try,” said Thomasson. “Even if you send us one picture, we’ll be happy that you learned some thing that you didn’t know before.”
So if you find some time, some friends, a camera and an interest in learning more about student art on campus, be sure to sign up for FAST’s scavenger hunt.
Contact Dan Hanower at email@example.com or call (408) 554-4852.