CCCC To Host “Art Outlaws” Event

By Payton Tholstrup

Cloud County Community College is inviting Art Educators and High School students from the area to the Cloud County Community College High School Art Day. This year’s theme, “Art Outlaws” will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2024. Art Day started 34 years ago.

Participating schools will hang their work in the gymnasium from 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. and then meet in Cook Theatre for a review of the day’s schedule. Each student will be able to participate in two different workshops or the Sidewalk Art Competition outside if the weather is nice. The Sidewalk Competition will require 3-5 team members.

There is no limit to the number of students that can attend, but it’s important to let the college know ahead of time so they can plan accordingly and make sure they have enough volunteers.

Amy Kern, Chair of Humanities and Fine Arts at Cloud, explained that students need to bring a hammer and nails or thumbtacks to hang their art. “Thumbtacks work well for matted artwork or nails if they have hanging functionality.”

Kern also said there is no guarantee that students will get the exact workshops they would like, but all the workshops she has planned will have students thinking about the quality of their art and the future of art. There will be workshops such as AI, Animation, T-Shirt Branding Design, and Marker Rendering. “This year, the twist is that the students from Cloud will be teaching the workshops that I have identified their expertise in.”

The community is welcome to view the artwork from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Cook Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Below is a schedule of the day’s events.

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