A hallway in the Norick Art Center will be painted with student-designed murals.
Shakurah Maynard, studio art sophomore and Art Club president, is organizing the project.
Maynard said Holly Moye, director of the school of visual arts, frequently complained about the blank walls. Moye reached out to Maynard to paint the walls.
Maynard became president of Art Club this semester and opened up mural ideas to members. Five to six artists’ murals will be painted by about 10 painters after being approved by Moye.
“We have to get our designs officially approved from Holly, and, after that, we can start right away,” Maynard said. “Because it’s gonna be here for, not forever, but until they get sick of it, so it has to look legit.”
The hallway being painted is on the west side of the building and leads to restrooms and an exit.
Possible designs include a dragon, miniature people and poop emojis on the bathroom doors. Maynard said she wants to paint the doors black so they won’t distract from the murals.
“I was thinking about doing a pattern on the floor, like not a real mural like a painting, but maybe stripes or something, and then put a clear lacquer on the floor,” she said. “But I’ve also never painted on a floor, so I have no idea how that’ll work out.”
Maynard said Art Club students will be able to start painting once the designs are approved, but she is unaware of how soon that will happen.
Katelyn Jassoy, music junior, said she likes the idea of painting the walls.
“I think it’s a good idea to bring art into the building and have a creative outlet for students,” Jassoy said.