Dozens of University and West Philadelphia students, eager to let their creative juices flow, flocked to Locust Walk Friday for Art Day -- one of the University's 250th anniversary events. During the afternoon, students drew faces and scribbled their favorite grafitti on murals that were set up on tables. Using the theme of a "Vision of Philadelphia," sixth-graders from the Hamilton Middle School also joined in the University's celebratory event. "I wish we had more time here," said sixth grade teacher Diane Conyers. "The kids really enjoyed themselves. I hope we can do this again." According to Co-coordinator Jennifer Rosen, Art Day served to help liven up the University's campus and to show that art is an integral part of life that is not just limited to the artistically minded. "I'm very excited at this turnout," Rosen said. "It's even better than I expected." Some students said on Friday that although the concept of the day was original, they were not interested in participating because they weren't artistically inclined. However, several said they enjoyed the event and hoped that organizers could plan future days using the same theme. "I just wanted to play and have a great time," College freshman Erica Friedland said. "If I could do this for an hour every day I would be a lot less stressed." "It is a great way to spend the afternoon -- just drawing and not studying," said College sophomore Amy Halin. Art Day Co-coordinator Sheila Ghosh said that she is hoping another Art Day can be planned for the spring.Comments powered by Disqus
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