The Morrison Art Studio is creating a virtual mural where UNC community members can share their artwork for this year's Arts Everywhere Day, an annual celebration of campus art.
Participants can upload their contributions, like a meaningful selfie or a photo of a piece of artwork, to a digital collage.
On Arts Everywhere Day, which takes place on April 9, the final mural will be revealed to the public and shared through social media sites and on the Arts Everywhere website.
Morrison Art Studio’s student coordinator, Madison Logan, came up with the idea for a digital mural because COVID-19 made an in-person celebration for Arts Everywhere impossible this year.
“I wanted to be able to do a project where people still could make art together and create while respecting social distancing and all the new measures we need to be aware of nowadays,” Logan said.
The theme of Arts Everywhere Day this year is reflections, so the mural is intended to be a reflection of the community's experiences over the past year.
“If you could say something that was important or that happened to you in a picture or in a canvas or in an art piece, what would it be?” Logan said. “That is the mural.”
Senior Morgan Pestyk, the digital marketing assistant for Arts Everywhere, said the project aims to bring together the arts community on campus.
“We don’t get a chance to show off our art all the time, we don’t get a chance this year to get on campus and see everybody for Arts Everywhere Day, so we might as well put it somewhere that’s pretty accessible,” Pestyk said. “It’s really nice to have that out there and have a place where you can put your art safely.”