“The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in… To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” -Chuck Palahniuk, American novelist and journalist
Meah Hill, sophomore psychology major and event coordinator of MOSAIC, is looking forward to being part of the MOSAIC art showcase.
According to the Union University website, MOSAIC’s purpose is “to provide a community for all students, especially racial/ethnic minority students, which equips them with resources, support and meaningful opportunities to strengthen leadership and intercultural competency through Great Commandment thinking and action.”
“It’s not just an art show, and it’s not just for minorities,” Hill said. “The whole purpose of the showcase is to allow students of all kinds to showcase their talent. It’s our hope for the showcase to be an artistic celebration of diversity for God.”
Hill stressed the importance of each student embracing their unique perspectives. Each student comes from a different background with a different culture and an entirely new story. This showcase gives students the chance to share their stories by means of art.
Hill encourages all students to attend the showcase. It is an opportunity to learn from not only the art but from fellow classmates. Students will have the chance to learn about other cultures from the students who walk among them on campus daily. Walking around campus, students tend to perceive others at face value, Hill said.
The best thing about this event is the chance to dig deeper into the lives of each other and learn about it all. The showcase serves as an opportunity for students not only to be entertained but to immerse themselves into a place where art and culture thrives.
Students who attend the art showcase can expect nothing less than a diverse and unique experience. The evening will be filled with visual arts such as paintings and photography, dance performances, poetry readings, band performances and even culinary experiments that will allow students in attendance to get an actual taste of a different culture.
The showcase will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening in the Bowld Student Commons.