There have been a series of attacks taking place all over the TJC campus. Art Attacks. An Art Attack is not something to be worried about.
It is promotional program where works of art are left by the TJC Art Club to encourage students to attend their weekly meetings.
The Art Attack program started over a year and a half ago with a piece in the Potter building. The first piece consisted of a combination of geometric and organic shapes that the club members adhered to a wall. That piece of art has long since been taken down but there have been Art Attacks deployed to several different locations around the campus.
Each piece of art is designed and built by members of the art club. Some are taken down quickly while others, such as the large black structures in the Genecov building’s central walkway, are more permanent.
The art club doesn’t inform anyone of where the next Art Attack will be located and they don’t ask permission to place their art. The Art Attacks are meant to be spontaneous and unexpected. The only real requirement for choosing a location is that the art doesn’t block the flow of traffic.
“You never know when we’re going to strike.” said professor Derrick White, the Art Club’s faculty sponsor.
The Art Club’s two fold goal of spicing up the TJC campus along with attracting students to their weekly meetings seem to be working.
The club has seen more students show up because of the Art Attacks White said. What’s more, students and teachers alike seem to appreciate the art pieces.
“They give the otherwise dull buildings a bit of flare.” said TJC Student Allyn Coates.
The Art Club meets on Wednesdays at noon in the art area located on the bottom floor of the Jenkins building.
For more information on the Art Attack program or the TJC Art Club in general you can contact Derrick White at email@example.com or at 903-510-2233.