Community Practice, a course in K-State's Department of Art, was offered for the first time in the spring semester of 2013. As part of the class, a group of four students explored the concepts of public space and personal memories, inspired by the story of the Bayer Memorial Geology Plaza on the south side of Thompson Hall.
The "Art of Memories" project is focused on the idea of sharing stories. By recreating
their experiences in the form of paper memory cards, participants became artists contributing to a public art piece and showcasing a set of stories that would have otherwise gone untold. These artists crafted their memory cards with a wide variety of content—everything from stick figures and written summaries, to elaborate sketches and colorful drawings.
The project launched on April 17, 2013 with a table in the Student Union. Students, faculty and guests were invited to share a memory as they passed by. The "Memory Memorial" was then held on April 28, in Bayer Memorial Geology Plaza, to celebrate and reflect on the memories of our artists.
For additional information and media, visit our website at http://www.artofmemories.org