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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Fine Arts

Art organization sponsors successful event

The Blaffer Student Association hosted the “UH Red Block Bash” in the fine arts courtyard Thursday.

The bash included various stations such as face painting, sidewalk art, sun printing and a photo booth.

Red streamers were draped from the second floor of the Fine Arts Building, adding décor to the scenery.

A drawing competition was also held where two winners were selected. One participant won two Blaffer Museum catalogs and the other won one catalog and a T-shirt.

“We did a lot of publicity — posters, SVN coverage. In
the Cougar, we had a big banner and we made announcements on Facebook to get students to come out,” President of BSA Marcada Claybon said.

“It’s a good way for students to meet, spread more word about Blaffer, eat and have fun.”

Students in attendance enjoyed free drinks, Papa Johns pizza, prizes and musical entertainment. Cougar Cards were also given out at the event.

“I’m here to support the Blaffer Student Association, hear some great music and get some grub,” art sophomore Jessica Hardman said. She says she heard about the event in class and from flyers around campus.

Hardman was most excited about the various artists who performed at the event including Jamie Woody, Men of Moores and the UH Dance Ensemble.

“I would rate the event a four out of five — (there was) great music so I really enjoyed it,” Hardman said.

A raffle took place at the end of the event where students who had completed every activity would fill out a form and enter their tickets, to be drawn at the end for prizes.

Senior Shelby Rodriguez was in charge of the prizes, ensuring students a good time.

“We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Den, museum catalogs from the Blaffer Art Museum, a free Blaffer Membership, T-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags,” Rodriguez said.

Overall, the BSA was pleased with the attendance and success of the event. Students were able to enjoy a pleasant break away from the constant routine of classes and get some fresh air.

“The turnout (was) pretty good as far as I know,” Rodriguez said.

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