Photos: Black Student Alliance Hosts “Painting with a Purpose”

The president of Black Student Alliance, Jada Stewart, Chicago senior and the Vice President Lauryn Givens, Macomb senior, hold up two of the canvases to choose from for "Painting with a Purpose." The event was hosted in the Kellogg Center Stack on Friday night (Photo by Patrick Smoker).

On Friday night, Black Student Alliance hosted Painting with a Purpose in honor of Black History Month. Students were handed out cups of paint and given three different canvas patterns to choose from. The canvas pattern choices were Motown Love, which featured the outlines of two people singing in front of the Detroit skyline; Reaching for Greatness, which featured the outline of a group of individuals reaching upwards; and an outline of Africa.

Zakia Johnson, Chicago first-year, holds up her Motown Love canvas after she finished painting (Photo by Patrick Smoker).
Alyssa Andrews, Detroit junior, shows her painting of Africa (Photo by Patrick Smoker).
Anthony Neal, Chicago junior, holds up his finished painting of the Reaching for Greatness canvas (Photo by Patrick Smoker).
Giovanni Mendoza, San Francisco senior, presents his painting of a sunset and the ocean behind Africa (Photo by Patrick Smoker).
Ashlyn Wetzel, Stevensville senior, presents her finished Motown painting that she worked on (Photo by Patrick Smoker).
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Patrick Smoker is a senior from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is majoring in Geological Sciences with a minor in GIS. In addition to being a photographer for the Pleiad, He also plays tennis for the men’s tennis team.

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