This week’s featured artwork is “Hope” by Edgar Diaz, a senior business major. Diaz produced this drawing in John Blosser’s Drawing 101 class this past fall semester. It was the first drawing course he had ever taken. Diaz’s inspiration for the piece came from an elderly homeless woman at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, an organization he has connected with through his work with “DanceSport … on the plaza,” a ballroom dancing studio in Mishawaka. According to Diaz, “When asked what she wanted for Christmas, [she] asked for love, happiness and peace. I decided to give her the gift of hope as well. It can be seen reflected in the eyes of the homeless children that the piece centers on.”

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