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8 to Create Spring Art Show 2022

8 to Create Mission Statement:

8 to CREATE is a Registered Student Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

8 to CREATE is an art event in which 8 artists have 8 hours to create 8 artworks.

The event is open to the public to observe, engage, and participate in the creative process. All artwork is temporary; no artwork is sold.

The primary goal of 8 to CREATE is to provide an opportunity for students to gain professional art and design experience and to engage in the Champaign-Urbana community.

Students are involved in all aspects of planning the event in order to gain practical experience. Members contribute their creative skills into real-life applications as well as learn from each other. Members also have the opportunity to network with professionals and organizations in the Champaign-Urbana community.

About 8 to CREATE:

8 to CREATE is an interdisciplinary student-run organization established in 2014 by Patrick Earl Hammie, Associate Professor.

The organization produces an annual public live art event that hosts a mix of eight nationally and locally recognized artists who each create a unique artwork for eight hours.

In 2019, they gained non-profit status and curated their first alumni exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum.

Their goals are to provide opportunities for students across campus to gain professional art and design experience, make the typically private creative process accessible and open to the University and regional community, and to break down institutional and social hierarchies by bringing together artists from a variety of experiences and affiliations into one creative space.

2022 8 to CREATE Artists:

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