The Alpha Rho Tau art honorary will be hosting an art show on Friday evening, Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Junior Ashley Peuler, president of Alpha Rho Tau, calls this event her favorite of the semester.
“You finally get to see the hard work the students have been putting in,” she said. “There are times you’re cranking out a piece at two in the morning. It’s nice for others to finally see it.”
The show will be held at 4 W. Montgomery St. in Hillsdale. Snacks and beverages will be provided and the work on display will be available for purchase.
The Alpha Rho Tau art show began two years ago with the goal of sharing students’ artwork with the campus and community, and as a way to reward artists for their hard work.
There are 22 students in the honorary, and about half of them are expected to submit pieces. Peuler says there will be quite a few paintings, some photographs, drawings, mixed media, and even an embroidery piece. Profits from the sales will go directly to the artists.
“I have two photographs in the show,” Peuler said. “Maybe a drawing, if I can get it finished in time.”
Senior Madeline Barry, who has been a part of the art honorary since her freshman year, will be submitting two photographs for the show as well.
“I really like these shows because they usually take place off campus,” Barry said. “There are mediums you don’t usually see. The work is what students do out of classes, so it’s more their individual style and more fun projects.”
Sophomore Marcus Lotti says he is going to the show as a way to relax after a hectic week.
“I have no pieces in the show, but I am what I would call a good conversant with art,” he said. “Good art is meant to strike a conversation, and Hillsdale is a place where good art is made.”
The show is opened to anyone who wants to attend. Peuler said that typically students and faculty come, but if some donors are in town, they sometimes come as well.
“It’s a great community-building experience,” Peuler said.