You have probably given some thought lately to the question of what this country means to you, and how American citizens should treat one another (and others who are not American citizens.)  Inspired by these questions and this time in our history, my painting students and I (Sanda Iliescu) have decided to formulate an artistic answer by completing a collaborative public art project.  It begins April 16, and it involves the painting of an American flag by as many people in our community as are willing to participate.

We invite you to participate.  No painting experience is necessary.  If you have never painted before, we will show you how. We will have all the brushes, paint, and other supplies ready. Your participation will only take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

The project will unfold over a 10-day period.  My students and I will be in the Naug Lounge, Campbell Hall, between noon and 1 p.m. and between 5 and 6 p.m. every day from April 16-25, including weekends.  Please stop by and lend a hand.

We also want to know your thoughts on the flag, so when you are done painting, please fill out our brief questionnaire: What the American flag means to me today. 

Our completed flag and your completed questionnaires will be on display in the Elmaleh Gallery on April 26-May 2 along with the students’ own flag-inspired artworks.

How to Get Involved:

Where: the Naug Lounge, first floor of Campbell Hall

Whennoon to 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., every day April 16 – 25, including weekends

Who: Students in my “Painting and Public Art” Class and YOU!