by Diane VanDyke
The Eco+Logic Art Exhibit and Contest, featuring ecologically themed and recycled artwork, is on display now in the Parkhouse Hall atrium. Stop by and see the exhibit and vote for your favorite piece of artwork. The winning artists will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, as part of the College’s observation of Earth Day. Other activities at both Central and West campuses include informational displays on a variety of green topics, make your own bamboo, and live music.
Eco+Logic is a collaboration between student Katja Kracht of Phoenixville, who takes classes at the College’s West Campus in Pottstown, and Art Instructor Chloris Lowe, who teaches sculpture and woodworking at Central Campus in Blue Bell.
Katja decided to undertake the project as part of her assignment for Assistant Professor Tom Donlan’s SPC 125 Introduction to Public Relations online class. For the course, Donlan’s students must plan a public relations campaign to support some aspect of the College’s ongoing sustainability initiatives as part of its pledge to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
Communicating through email, Katja and Chloris coordinated plans for the exhibit. They decided to include as many artists as possible by inviting students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate.
Using her newly learned public relations skills, Katja then spread the information through the College’s Facebook page and The Montgazette. She contacted other art classes and posted flyers.
The participating artists and artwork are: Philip A. Smith, “A Forest Policy;” Georgina Riden, untitled; Alana Mauger, “Think Blue;” Sharon Schratz, “Crash;” and Maggie Hobson-Baker, “Rethink Design” and “Rethink Living.”
photos by Diane VanDyke