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David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts


A Free Outreach Program

Offering experiential arts opportunities throughout the summer to our community.

The David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University presents WCU Roadworks. This free program began with performances from students in the School of Stage and Screen in 2016. And in 2017, students from the School of Music were featured. In summer 2018, students from the School of Art and Design will be roving around the community in an “Art Trailer.”

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The Roadworks Art Trailer will be available for outdoor event opportunities and is managed by four WCU students, two graduate students, and two undergraduates.

The Art Trailer will feature an aluminum pour demonstration, showcasing some of the advanced skills and ideas being implemented by the School of Art and Design. Highlighting the School’s strong connection with the Jackson County Green Energy Park, this opportunity brings metal pouring to individuals that may have never experienced this spectacle before.

As the host of the event, Roadworks will gift a 4” x 4” piece of aluminum art to commemorate the experience.




The second element of the Art Trailer is a drum painting pop-up tent accompanied with music. Participants will use percussion tools, such as drumsticks, mallets, and brushes, to paint onto a piece of canvas serving as their “drumhead.” At the end of the event, guests are able to take their paintings home.

Finally, in another tent from the Art Trailer, Roadworks will offer a small pop-up gallery space to showcase the work of the 4 student artists involved with this project.

The program runs from May 14 - June 8, 2018. If you are interested in learning more about Roadworks or would like to request the Art Trailer for your event, please click here or below to connect via our contact form.




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