BIG ART Shines a Light on Student Artists

Emma Dahl

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BIG ART is an upcoming event that will feature art, music and more from last year’s issue of Whitman’s art and literature magazine blue moon. While the event will feature the art, poetry and music of Whitman students, it’s also a chance for the Walla Walla and Whitman communities to come together and soak in some art while enjoying the fine food that the Colville Street Patisserie has to offer.

The event will be held at the Patisserie on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performers include members of the Slam Poetry Club; student musicians, including first-year Sam Gelband and juniors Josh Melander and Ethan Maier; and several students who will be reading their original poems and pieces from last year’s blue moon volume.

Besides the performances, there will be new postcards of art from last year’s issue available for purchase, and a raffle will be held as well. Prizes include five pieces of student art and the poster sponsoring the event hanging in the Reid Campus Center. Raffle tickets will be on sale in Reid during lunch starting Monday, Nov. 5, through the day of the event.

blue moon’s editors-in-chief, seniors Bo Erickson and Chelsea Kern, described the nature of the event via email.

“It’s an opportunity for us to really bring art to the foreground and bring together this year’s artistic communities,” they said. “We also get to celebrate the success of last year’s magazine and everyone who contributed to it, while getting people excited about the next installment, which will be coming out in April.”

They added that submissions for blue moon volume 26 are due on Feb. 1. All Whitman students are encouraged to submit their original prose, poetry, art, movies, photography and music.

If you’re looking for an artsy way to spend your Thursday night, drop by the Patisserie for BIG ART, an evening of snacks, drinks, art and culture with roots in the Whitman community.

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