Mobile art exhibit aims to attract local community

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    The students of seminar and art professions transformed an Ace Hardware box truck into a mobile art gallery called Disturb.

    On Friday afternoon, the students parked the art-filled truck among seven food trucks at Clearfork Food Park off University Drive.

    Junior studio art major Annie Daugherty said this was the first time students have displayed artwork in a moving gallery.

    The class chose Clearfork Food Park because of its location on the Trinity River that attracts people from both the TCU and Fort Worth communities, Daugherty said. The food and drinks are also a plus, she said.

    People could step inside the back of the truck to look at some of the artwork the students created this semester.

    Junior studio art major Zach Jablonowski said the class decided to name the mobile exhibit Disturb after the thoughts and images that are brought to mind when looking at the art.

    Each piece displayed had a personal and emotional meaning, he said.

    Daugherty said her paintings were about pregnancy and babies because she was adopted at a young age.

    “I think a lot about who I am and what she must have been feeling when she was trying to decide to keep me or not,” Daugherty said. “I think about it while I paint.”

    Viewers could also experience the art through sound.

    Junior art history major Lauren Michiels said she recorded her initial reactions she felt when she looked at the art.