From weekly meetings to field trips, art club is grabbing the student body’s interest quickly. Art Club meets every Wednesday evening at 9pm on the top floor of the art building. The club is led by Ida Short, a senior; Dona Park, a sophomore; Ardys Woodward; a sophomore; David Jantz, a sophomore; and Maddie Gerig, a sophomore.

“So far this year we have held weekly meetings that revolve around a craft activity,” Short said.

The club traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich. to see ArtPrize, a national art competition showcasing contemporary artists. Short said that the art has a popular voting system where viewers voted on their favorite works.

The purpose of art club is to make art accessible to everyone.

“This is why we have weekly meetings that are informal and welcome to everyone,” Short said.

The club includes different aspects of student life and you do not have to be an artist to join the club. The focus is on connecting people through art. In the past, art club has held events raising support for the soccer games such as spray painting hair and painting faces.

Art club will also be hosting two major events this semester, as well as another during May term. The Student Art Show, which will be on exhibit in the basement of the library, is going to be held at the end of this month. The May Term show will be juried in the Hershberger Gallery.

“These two showings are really cool experiences and great ways to practice exhibiting work, which is awesome,” Short said.

Art club will also be hosting a student art sale on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale is open to the community and will feature community members as well as students.

If anyone is interested in selling items, they should contact Short by email,, no later than Dec. 2.