Arts in Brief: BFA Print Sale returns

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The Queen’s community can support student artists when the annual BFA print sale kicks off this week at the ARC.

Running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., student artists will sell original, hand-pulled prints of their work from Nov. 12 to 14.

Event organizer and fine arts lecturer Alejandro Arauz has run the sale and assisted artists for the past six years.

Arauz told The Journal the event’s an opportunity for students to learn how to publicly share their art and build experience selling their work. To help, students are required to evaluate their work’s worth by assigning price points.

Arauz wants his students to keep multiple copies in mind when producing their work. Unlike other mediums, prints are meant to be reproduced, and for Arauz this has an impact on their meaning.

While a great learning opportunity for fine arts students, the event is also a chance to collect original work by fellow Queen’s students, who receive 100 per cent of the proceeds. 

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