Metro State’s arts and literary magazine was in the bright lights and big leagues at its annual spring reading at Open Book.
A group show at the Gordon Parks Gallery features works created by studio arts majors at Metropolitan State University.
Students, alumni and faculty can submit art for $1,000 award.
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen honored for ‘The Love Affair,’ a sculptural book of her grandparents’ letters.
“It’s something you assume your college has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jessica Maistrovich, Student Senate Treasurer, in explaining her drive to create a mascot for Metropolitan State University. “Mascots create a sense of community and belonging. Having one can add that sense of fun that sometimes we’re missing as a more adult college,” she said.
It all started with paper. “My father worked at a paper mill so he used to bring huge rolls of paper home and I used to draw growing up. So I’ve always had a strong love of paper,” said Amy Sands, Metro State’s new associate professor of Studio Arts.