The second-annual undergraduate-led CelebrateART festival showcased Rice University student art in a multiplicity of forms, from paintings to one acts, acoustic musicians to craft couture designers. With the aim to restore the balance between letters, science and art, as per the Rice motto, the festival provided a two day period of time for students to express their artistic creativity and delight in the talents of their peers. The festival kicked off at noon on Jan. 25 with a drum circle in the central quadrangle, performance art in Ray courtyard and art galleries in the Rice Memorial Center. Between the kick-off and the finale film-screening on Jan. 26, highlights of the festival included the BALTRA thrift shop, a capella performances, RTV5's video telephone interactive booth, the art gallery reception featuring music by the Jon Hua Quintet, a craft couture show and a full-house comedy show by Kinda Sketchy. Whether visitors came to peruse the art galleries in a Leebron-inspired festival T-shirt, free paint in the Saint Arnold Brewing Company-sponsored beer garden, buy handmade necklaces at the art market, or free sketch outdoors while listening to singer-songwriters croon over their guitars and pianos, they were able to indulge in the arts, regardless of their major or background.
If an image doesn't load, try refreshing the page.
More from The Rice Thresher
A new paid and audition-only student pep band will replace the Marching Owl Band at men’s and women’s basketball games and some volleyball matches, according to Rick Mello, Rice’s deputy athletics director. Mello said Rice athletics hopes to have a band of 30 students in place for the first basketball game in November.
Rice University experienced a series of thefts this past week. Six laptops and two iPads were stolen from a Duncan College suite and Duncan Hall respectively, according to the Rice University Police Department in a campus-wide email sent out last Wednesday morning.
As prices for various goods and services continue to rise nationally, student-run businesses and Rice departments such as Housing & Dining and Facilities Engineering & Planning are among those on campus implementing changes to handle this inflationary spike, while also working to keep prices reasonable for students.