I don't know what y'all are doing out there in your version of art school land, but I just came upon another reason why we're doing it right.
Last week, I went to an appreciation dinner for a number of our students who run organizations, clubs, the Student Alliance (yeah, we take it Star Wars down here), etc...
And I learned that, in addition to being artists and scholars, our students have been up to the following things:
-making mosaics for local hospitals
-painting murals for a local retirement home
-tutoring inner city children
-planning and constructing a garden for that same retirement home
-raising money for Haiti
And that's just the stuff I can remember off the top of my head.
So, next time anyone wants to start perpetuating stereotypes of art students as being dyed-hair, mohawked, black-clad, no bathing, disenfranchised weirdos and anti-socials...
...you'd better add community-builders and philanthropists to the list.
Nicely done, artists. Way to be part of the solution. Keep going, and many thanks.