Roadworks, an outreach program of Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts that has offered free music and theatrical events to communities throughout the region in summers past, will add an on-site art experience this year.
Students with WCU’s School of Art and Design will be traveling with an “art trailer” to demonstrate metal casting and giving away free aluminum art objects, in conjunction with Jackson County’s Green Energy Park. They also will hold sessions of painting on canvas in which participants use percussion tools such as drumsticks, mallets and brushes, and then take their creations home.
Another element of the visits will be a pop-up gallery to showcase the work of four student artists traveling with the project.
To request an art trailer visit for a community event during the period Monday, May 14, through Friday, June 8, go to arts.wcu.edu/roadworks for an application and guidelines.