Club Spotlight: Art Club

By Kristen Gensinger

For many, art is a great stress release, as well as a creative outlet. Scranton’s Art Club gives students a chance to express themselves through art while in a fun, social setting.

Shandon Black, Art Club president, sums up the club’s mission, “Our club was formed to provide a platform of support for growing artists and to create an environment for all artists and students to vent, relax and express themselves while keeping their minds exercised.”

Students come together to use their abilities to create something beautiful. Pictured here is a collaborative mural, made by officers of the club and participants of the Commuter Student Association (CSA) Carnival, on campus. The officers created the outline and participants filled it in with color.

No artistic experience is needed to join Art Club. It is open to any students interested in art, and members enjoy the break the club gives to their academic lives.

“It allows students to release from schoolwork, relax, meet new people, learn new skills and challenge the mind in critical/creative thinking,” Black said.

Club meetings vary depending on events. For more information, visit Art Club’s Royal Sync page.


Artist Spotlight: Here and There, Now and Then

Helen Evanchik is a native of New York and received her art training at the Cooper Union. Evanchik has been a part of a range of regional and national exhibitions.

Take one step into the Hope Horn Gallery on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall and you can see the en plein air technique that Evanchik is most known for- the French term (literally meaning “outdoors”) means the artist works outside in nature to create her paintings. Evanchik often paints landscape scenes of Long Island or Pennsylvania, stop by and see if you can recognize any of the locations.

“Her technique and style are apparent and I think she knew how to accurately and beautifully capture the many different scenes,” says Nicole Borrelli, ’18, who had to attend the gallery for her art history class.

Haven’t visited the Hope Horn Gallery yet? Don’t worry, the exhibit will be there until Nov. 17.