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High School students compete in Hastings Colleges’ ‘Mural Day’

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - High school students were out at Hastings College Wednesday showing off their artistic abilities during ‘Mural Day.’

The sixth annual event brought out more than 200 art students from 37 high schools across Nebraska. A small group from each school competed against other teams to see who could create the best painting in a set time and a surprise theme. The theme was announced after arrival, which was ‘2075: Future Perspectives.’

Faith Molina, a senior from Hastings High School, said she had never attended Mural Day before. She noted, her and her team were nervous when they arrived, not having a clue what to expect for the theme.

“We had no idea, we just kind of listened for him to tell us our topic and we just kind of just had to go off our idea by there,” she said. “It’s interesting, coming up with your own ideas and talking to your group people, it’s fun.”

Molina said her team was on track to finish and they were already looking forward to the outcome of the competition.

“We still have a lot to do, but we’re making pretty good time,” Molina said. “I hope we place but there’s a lot of good schools out here and just seeing everyone else’s paintings, there’s a lot of competition.”

Hastings College senior art major students voted on the school murals and the top three teams received a trophy. The first place team was also awarded their own gallery show at the college.

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