New Club Makes Statement

New Club Makes Statement

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In its first year as an official club, the printmaking club held its first fundraiser in the MSUB on Monday. The art for the prints were carved out of wooden blocks. Top left: Omar Gonzalez, president of the printmaking club was the brains of the operation.
In its first year as an official club, the printmaking club held its first fundraiser in the MSUB on Monday. The art for the prints were carved out of wooden blocks. Top left: Omar Gonzalez, president of the printmaking club was the brains of the operation.

The printmaking club marches to their own beat, said club president Omar Gonzalez, and that beat was heard all over campus on Monday morning.

“Art is a craft best served with music,” said Gonzalez. The hip shakin’, shoulder shruggin’, blues/rock jam session outside the MSUB drew the crowd in, but the show kept them captivated.

Gonzalez, who is a senior art major, used a traditional printing process with a machine called a relief, but that was just for the effect, he said. “We have more modern ways of doing this but this gives a better show,” he said.

He pressed the designs that were hand carved into wooden blocks, onto shirts then sold them to raise funds for the club.

In its first year as an official club, the printmaking club wanted to solidify their presence on campus, said club vice president Berlin Perez, as she helped Gonzalez roll up shirts to be sold.

Their goal for their fund raising is to travel and participate different activities like the jazz fest in Corpus Christi.

Though their goal was to raise money, the atmosphere produced more of an educational experience for the students who were too intrigued to stop and inspect the music.

“Not everyone knows what print making is all about, and that’s what we want to do for people,” Perez said.

The uniqueness of the club was what drew Perez in, she said.

“It was just different then painting or drawing,” she said.

The printmaking club is just one of many new and different clubs on campus, but they took the initiative to be up bright and early to bring beauty and happiness to TAMUK.

Dasheen Ellis
News Editor

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