The Beta Omega chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. hosted The Night of the Arts in the foyer of Tiger Xpress Tuesday evening.
Grambling State art senior T.J. Arvie’s work was displayed. Numerous people attended the event and observed the Ville Platte native’s colorful pieces.
Group support was offered by Phi Mu Alpha, whose members sang at the event.
The ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho emphasized that art is much more than just a decoration on the wall, or a collectible investment object.
The world needs beauty, color, and light.
Visual art can provide those things and more. Art inspires people, and allows them to share their appreciation of the subject.
This could be a landscape of a place they’ve been, or a painting of animals that they adore. Art allows us to see through the eyes of the artist or photographer, or see a place we’ve never been.
It can be educational.
A recording of history or it can simply capture the feeling of a moment in time.
Some artworks provide social commentary and bring about empathy in the viewers.
“(T.J.) put his personality into all of his paintings, said Cederrick Mixon, an art senior from Grambling.
“He researches what he does before he does it.”
Art enhances our experience, especially if it expresses emotion or ideas. Sometimes it is the amazing skill of the artist that enthralls the viewers.
Artworks enhance homes, businesses, and public spaces.
There is no such thing as too much good design.
“You could see how much he pays attention to detail. He works fast, but he pays attention to detail,” quoted Mixon.