Art Speaks returns for November

Art Speaks is an art exhibit on campus that was created by students for other students to showcase their work. The November edition will be held on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Nott Hall.

Sponsored by the Honors College, Art Speaks is an informal assembly of artwork that will feature UA student artists Henry Busby, Lindsay Jones Lindsey and Trey Stafford.

Colby Leopard, a junior majoring in public relations, initially came up with the idea of Art Speaks. It was his vision to develop

an event that would break the mold of the stereotypical art exhibit.

Olivia West, a junior majoring in art and a featured artist in September’s edition of Art Speaks, stepped in after the first exhibit to help Fisher with the shows.

“[I wanted to help] solidify certain aspects of the shows and help him achieve his vision,” West said.

Art Speaks is an event that covers all spectrums of art, including paintings, photographs, sculpture and even organic clothing.

The exhibit aims to provide a laid back atmosphere and will have live music, free food and time to communicate with artists. West said each artist brings a fun, different vibe to the exhibit.

Busby, a senior majoring in telecommunication and film, will be displaying his photography and paintings at Thursday’s exhibit.

“Though I have never participated in the event, I am looking forward to it and how other people will react to my stuff and seeing what aspects of certain pieces people identify with,” Busby said.

Lindsey will be showing sculptures, paintings and drawings. She got involved with Art Speaks after West contacted her to be a featured artist.

“I haven’t had a chance to display any of my art outside of an art class,” she said. “I’m excited to have a chance for my friends and family to come see my art.”

Lindsey said the show is a great way for students to come and see what other students are doing, as well as to enjoy free food and live music.

“[Art Speaks] is a certain kind of event you don’t see often on campus,” West

said.

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