The Artistic Side of Cardboard

Published: April 20, 2018

Members of College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Art Club, along with club advisor and Art instructor, Goran Fazil, will be embarking on a unique, structural project utilizing cardboard at the College’s annual Connections Project. The group is taking inspiration from the work of artist, Tom Hughes, who was featured in years past as part of CWI’s Visiting Artist Program. In Fazil’s words, a free material like cardboard always results in “something interesting”.

Preparation for this project started this week, as the Art Club began building the foundational pieces for the structure. On April 26 at 2:30 p.m., the team will assemble the main pieces together on the front lawn of the Nampa Campus Academic Building. Cardboard will be strategically added to the frame throughout the afternoon. Finishing touches will include spray paint and decorative drawings. The structure, intended to be temporary, will be dismantled the following week.

This collaborative project will provide an excellent opportunity for club members to utilize their creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to create something exceptional. Be sure to check out the building process in action at this year’s Connections Project, April 26, 2018, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Nampa Campus Academic Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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