Art students collaborate on miniature golf course

Students challenged with using line, color, mass and other kinetic elements to present risks and rewards in a miniature golf course as part of a three-dimensional design honors project shared the fruits of their labor – the Wacky Western Miniature Golf course – on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center in early May.

Students Angel Butler, Jessica Grant, Katana Lemelin, Elizabeth Mosher and Cole Johnson created the golf course as a work of art itself almost completely from found and second-hand materials. They incorporated challenges such as requiring a golfer to send a ball through a Slinky. In addition, the students placed works of art within the course.

“The art students applied their talents and created something that could be enjoyed by children and adults,” said Richard Tichich, professor in the School of Art and Design. “A father was calmly teaching his son how to hit the ball. At the same time, four older students were competing as if it were the Masters tournament.”

The course will open again Saturday, Sept 21, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park’s Youth Arts Festival in Dillsboro. The annual festival features art, music, green energy and community fun.