Art Department Keeps Fires Going

Monday, October 27, 2008

The University of West Georgia will host a celebratory week of art, pumpkin carving, costumes and children’s programs from through Thursday, Oct. 30.

The University of West Georgia will host a celebratory week of art, pumpkin carving, costumes and children’s programs from through Thursday, Oct. 30.Art Incend, Carve on the Quad and Safe Treat are collaborative efforts between several departments at UWG.  All events are free and the community is invited to enjoy a week of iron pours, sculpture, pumpkins and treats.

Activities will be held on the Quad, the area between the Humanities, Pafford and Boyd Buildings, and in the Art Annex. “Carve on the Quad” tee shirts will be on sale at the UWG Bookstore and in the Humanities Building, Room 321.

The week begins on Friday, Oct. 24, with a Department of Art student and community artist event that will begin sculpture and 3-D Composition projects that require round-the-clock lighting and firing of the wood kiln for iron pours.

The wood kiln will be kept lit throughout the week by rotating shifts with finished projects on display Oct. 30.

Other Oct. 30 activities include an all day bring-your-own-pumpkin carving from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Quad. Guests are asked to bring their own tools.

Lighting of the pumpkins begin at 6 p.m. as well as Art Incend closing events, awards and costume contests. Children, ages 3 to 11, can enjoy Safe Treat, a program sponsored by UWG Residence Life where UWG student organizations will set up fun activity stations and give away candy and prizes to young children.

The community is invited to visit the campus to see the finished sculptures. For more information, call 678-839-5330.