second event response
The speaking event that I attended was when art students at Metro were interviewed. This was groundbreaking for our school seeing as how this was one of the first attempts at creating a unified community between the different majors. This collection of interviews was not about glorifying our majors and showing up what our classifications are. It was about sharing the experience we are all living as students in the same environment. The title of the project was called, “Art Chat: Let’s be awesome instead of self deprecating” and it couldn’t be more perfect for what we are all going through. This project made an attempt at creating a community of various artists rather than boasting about our opposite focus’s. It was meant to connect us as people rather than critique our neighbor. Art school is so much about critique and feedback and when it comes to art, we aren’t talking about math, these aren’t pre-determined variables in a calculation that is right or wrong. Artists put their heart and souls into their work and they sit back and watch as people tear it apart and “give their opinion”. The thing is, all artists have their own negative opinion on their work. This “chat” was about relating to one another in a collective way that discusses this process we all go through as art students and to make an attempt to unite us as one student body to be awesome, and not self-deprecate.