Sept. 17, 2015
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Twenty outdoor fall banners have been installed on the campus of Slippery Rock University, highlighting the creativity of students and complementing the textures of the natural environment.
"The purpose is to make campus more beautiful and celebrate the arts in the fall season," said Rachel Mortimer, a fine arts major from Foxburg, who created "Dream Catcher" for the display.
Students designed the fiber banners in "Advanced Fiber Art Class" taught by Barbara Westman, assistant professor of art. The hand-painted and individually stiched banners display a variety of themes, including Slovak art and Native-American symbolism.
With a hoop and weave pattern, Mortimer said her banner represents the Native-American tradition of good dreams chasing away bad drams.
SRU facilities staff installed the banners, stringing them atop lampposts positioned between North Hall and Bailey Library. They'll be in place for two months.
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