The Niagara News is the community newspaper of Niagara College located in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is created and produced by the students of the Niagara College Journalism program.
By ALEX HENDRY Staff Writer Are you eager to showcase your artistic passion project? Niagara College’s student artists will promote and display their created art projects in a gala open to the entire community. Niagara’s Got Art is the first student art show on campus with submissions open to students regardless of academic program. In The Core on Niagara College’s Welland campus, the fundraiser is set for April 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public, free of charge. All forms of art are acceptable for submission giving potential painters, sketch artists, photographers and sculptors equal opportunity. Organized by the Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC), Niagara’s Got Art will showcase artistic creativity with hopes of raising funds and supplies for the student food bank, available to all Niagara College students. As an art show gala, formal wear is expected with complimentary wine and cheese. Visitors may vote by ballot to determine the gala’s finest display with the work’s creator winning a $300 evening at Niagara Falls. NCSAC has high hopes for Niagara’s Got Art, as its celebration of student accomplishments will also showcase the college. “Bringing residents [of Niagara] out to the school, maybe parents with a child in school can come out and take away Niagara College is a good school,” said Nick Appelman, director of campaigns for Welland campus. Promotion will be extensive as NCSAC hopes to encourage student participation while avoiding event neutrality at previous campus events. “People walk in unsure of what’s going on and just think ‘free food’. We want to intrigue minds of visitors,” said Appelman. “Every student should participate. If you have something to bring, bring it out,” said Appelman. The submission deadline for art projects to be displayed is April 6 at the NCSAC offices at both campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. “It’ll be a great time for people to express themselves and have people witness different types of artistry,” said Jordan Lout, a Police Foundations student. “It’s good that [NCSAC] is considering expression and art in their work.” “Everybody [on NCSAC] is onboard and supportive and it’ll be a collective effort to get this launched,” said Appelman.