By: Kate Luce and Tori Wilson
The Look! Scholarship Art Sale will be looking a little different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual community sale will turn into a private art show titled, Look! Behind the Mask.
Students who were in the Senior Capstone class will once again work the show. They will design posters, flyers, hang work and display their art.
Like always, the exhibit will be hung in the gallery in the Education and Arts building. However, IU South Bend is limiting the show’s opening to just students, staff and faculty of IU South Bend.
Outside community members are not permitted at the time. The show will be filmed and put online, so everyone can experience the show.
Look! Behind the Mask will have a variety of art: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and design. The show is also open to INMS students as well so there’s a possibility for video and projected media as well
Last year, the student sale kicked off in October of 2019. The sale has been a long-time staple for the Fine Arts Department for many years, reeling in the community to come out and support student artists. In previous years, the show has gone to the University Park Mall.
Students receive a large percentage of the proceeds when someone purchases their work. The rest goes toward a scholarship for student volunteers of the show. In the past, students selected for the scholarship received $500 – $1,000.
While students, staff and faculty can submit their work for the show. Susan Moore, chair of the fine arts department, said that IU South Bend alumni can submit their work to the show. An announcement will be made via email when art can be dropped off at the gallery.
As the event finalizes, The Preface will provide updates as soon as they come out.