Students can enjoy art, food and film Saturday at the Fall Student Party, hosted by the Wexner Center for the Arts.
The event will offer admission to the Wexner Center’s galleries, a film screening, live performances, free pizza and Jeni’s ice cream, Alex Adcock, a Wexner Center marketing and community outreach intern and president of the Wexner Center’s Student Engagement Group, said.
This year, the Wexner Center will be screening “Thelma and Louise,” a 1991 road film directed by Ridley Scott. The film was selected by the Student Engagement Group, which is primarily responsible for hosting the event.
Adcock, a third-year in arts management, said the film was chosen by the Student Engagement Group due to its “all women” theme.
The exhibit, “HERE,” will feature artwork from female artists Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin who are all Ohio natives.
“We thought it would be good to show a film that has some sort of connection,” Adcock said.
This is the second year the Student Engagement Group has planned the Fall Student Party. Adcock said the event’s goal is to be completely student-oriented. In addition to watching the film and touring the galleries, students can enjoy live performances from campus student groups.
“It really is that one night where the whole building is overrun with university students,” Adcock said. “It’s fun to see a lot of students from campus and other universities.”
Kellie Morgan-Lutzko, community outreach and marketing manager at the Wexner Center, said the party will provide students who are unfamiliar with the center the opportunity to explore what it has to offer.
“We’re trying to let students know what we do, where we are and how they can access us,” Morgan-Lutzko said.
Morgan-Lutzko said the party is a “dynamic event” that usually attracts more than 1,000 students. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy an upbeat environment and connect with other students while also learning about art and culture.
The Fall Student Party will take place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wexner Center for the Arts and is free to all students.
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