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What is art?

CU Denver Live! invites students to 'express themselves'

9/4/2013
CU Denver Live! invites students to 'express themselves' with balloon poping
​DENVER - Defining art has been debated by many for many, many years with the dialogue likely to continue forever. In search of the elusive answer, the CU Denver student arts committee, CU Denver Live! hosted an event designed to encourage students to 'express themselves.’
 
Students were invited to "What is Art" to create a public art piece. "It's time for the students of CU Denver to tell us what YOU think art means," said Lizzy Hearne, CU Denver Live! chair.
 
Last week, students got the chance at the Tivoli to help CU Denver Live! create the first student-made art project to be hung and displayed on campus.
 
Rajiv Thapa, a junior studying criminal justice said, “It’s great to see new events on campus that have never been done before.”
 
Students could make a splash by throwing darts at paint-filled balloons on a gigantic canvas for a fun, creative release.
 
Freshman fine arts major Shadawn Shuler got into the spirit. “I think this event is really awesome and the canvas is going to look amazing in the end!” he said.
 
“It makes me feel creative, and now I want to go paint something,” said LaQuishia Carolina, freshman pre-nursing major.
 
"Once all the balloons are popped and the paint is dried," Hearne said, "we'll be hanging the piece somewhere on campus for everyone to see just how artsy we are."
 
‘What is art’ was advertised on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/390545477713110/. The next CU Denver Live! event is Lynxapalooza, Saturday, Sept. 14 starting at noon.
 
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