Greed, gluttony, oil spills and destruction. If it concerns a hot social issue, Residential Areas Real Art (RARA) will likely have an entire collection of artwork to address it. The group was founded in 2009 by two Washington University students to showcase student artwork in hopes that it would grasp the attention of the greater St. Louis community.
It is not often that you get to see a plaster cast of a vagina hanging on a wall. However, at the recent art exhibition Work in Process, organized by the student group Residential Area Real Art (RARA), there were at least six.
Last Sunday, freshmen art students from Professor Mary Borgman’s Drawing II class displayed their work in “Mastercopy and Portrait Exhibition.” Organized by Residential Area Real Art (RARA), the event was the first of its kind to take place in the newly built College Hall on the South 40.
In collaboration with WUSLAM, Residential Area Real Art installed an exhibit in the DUC Visitor’s Lounge in response to the campus wide smoking ban, the oil spill and global pollution.
The Residential Area Real Art Committee is on a mission to add to campus flair. It aims to bring students’ artwork to the Danforth University Center and other areas on campus that are traversed by students not in the art school. Prompted by a noticeable absence of art on main campus, Kelsey Brod and Kelsey Eng, two freshman art school senators, decided to try to change that.
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