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A group of Champlain students enrolled in an art course at Champlain's study abroad campus in Dublin, Ireland have been working this semester to put on an event geared towards raising awareness of the street art scene in Dublin.
On the April 7, the event, held at the Bernard Shaw (a pub located within a mile of Champlain's Dublin campus), brought more than a thousand people to experience the "Artists at Work: An Urban Expo" During the three-hour event, guests watched four artists work on canvas and four artists work on the back wall to create a piece of "street art" from start to finish. Along with food and beverages, the Dublin City Buskers (street performers and musicians) provided entertainment.
Champlain College students who worked on the project include: Eric Schlossman, Kylie McKeever, Josh Levin, Ian Crane, Pearce Stevens, Callie Browning, Joshua Kenyon, Courtney Fuller, Amanda Hollywood, Olivia Werenski, Cynthia Anderson and Sarah Wilkinson.
"I think this went phenomenal. Especially since we hit their max capacity... I think we exceeded every expectation that was set for us, so I think that we did a pretty stellar job," said International Business major Callie Browning.
The class has been planning the event since the begionning of the semester and involved students from a variety of majors and areas of study, including Marketing, International Business, Finance, Management & Innovation, Graphic Design, Filmmaking, Communications, and Professional Writing.
"This class really helped everything click into place for me. It's one thing to learn concepts in a classroom setting, but to actually apply it all to a real event has been such an amazing experience," said Marketing major, Amanda Hollywood. The event also helped to raise money for the Dublin City Buskers.
"I thought that the event went very well. In the beginning, I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but we had over a thousand people here, everybody's smiling, everybody's having a good time, the artists are getting exposure, so I think this is better than anybody could have asked for. I'm really happy that we were able to provide a positive street art event for the Dublin community," said Marketing Major Olivia Werenski.
To learn more about this event, feel free to email ArtistsAtWorkDublin@gmail.com or visit http://bit.ly/AnUrbanExpo.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.