The members of Artistry hosted their first student-run exhibition this Friday in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University (NU) to raise awareness about the publication and the artists it features.
Artistry is a club that publishes two publications a semester – one dedicated to art-related events around Boston and the other showcasing art created by the NU community. They feature the works of students, faculty and alumni and review art in and around Boston.
“We wanted to host this event to showcase the talent of Northeastern artists and raise awareness about our club,” said club president Michelle Chan.
Chan collaborated with Artistry to plan and execute the exhibit, which featured 19 artists displaying over 30 pieces.
Attendees of the event were able to browse the art featured while snacking on complementary cheese, cracks, cookies and other snacks placed around the venue. The crowd included a mix of first-time exhibition goers, Artistry members, and the artists featured in the event.
“These are all really cool pieces,” said attendee NU student Dominic Yamarone. “The impact of some of them are just amazing.”
Yamarone and a friend learned about the event through the club’s Facebook page. It was his first time attending an event like that at NU.
Another attendee, NU student Ryan Tan, thought that the exhibition could be a way for Artistry to promote artists while also promoting their club.
“They could host future events to promote artists more,” said Tan. “I know a lot of artists who would love this kind of opportunity.”
Hannah Groudas, a graduate student at NU, had a sculptural work displayed which she titled on-the-spot “Untitled #1,” a piece featuring a raised sculptural pattern on canvas. She said the club contacted her about displaying her art for this new event.
“It was cool they reached out to me,” said Groudas. “It’s nice to know my stuff is out there.”
Groudas also agreed that the event could be the beginning of a more widespread awareness of the arts at NU.
“Because the College of Art, Media and Design is so small and there’s a limited amount of student artists, this should make people more aware of the art that’s being made by content creators here,” said Groudas.
The club offered copies of their literary magazine to attendees as well as an e-mail listing to receive updates from the club in the future.