Come paint together to create a great work of art

As early as 25 May, art enthusiasts will meet in person and in virtual space to undertake a unique task: painting jar lids, from which a unique installation will be created. An unusual artistic collaboration will take place in three different locations – the Vincent Pol University in Lublin, the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and the Polish-French Association in the town of Chateauroux in France. Everyone can take part in it.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student, a lecturer or an administrative employee. Nor does it matter whether you have an artistic talent or perhaps display other talents. A willingness to participate in the creation of a unique work of art is all that is needed here.

On 25 May, Saturday, at 11 a.m., three locations simultaneously – VPU Lublin, UWM Olsztyn, Chateauroux France – will host a joint painting of old jar tops. Later, an original art installation will be created from them.

I believe that the university is not just an academic environment. It is a place where social bonds and opportunities to build relationships together lie. Here, every detail can be an excuse to spend time together, to bond. Even these seemingly insignificant lids can become a symbol of new life and meaning once we decide to transform them and use them in a creative way, says the project’s initiator, Małgorzata Gorzel PhD in biology, Professor at VPU, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Cosmetology.

Each participant will have the opportunity to express his or her associations with Poland, France, and two figures of great importance to the culture of both countries – Frederic Chopin and George Sand. Frédéric Chopin, an outstanding Polish composer, became a symbol of Poland’s national identity through his extraordinary piano compositions. In turn, George Sand, the French writer, discovered new territories in French Romantic literature.

Why take part? Painting old lids is not only a way of creating an unexpected whole from individual works, but also a method of conveying universal values such as art, cooperation and care for the environment. Through this event, participants will not only have the opportunity to express their creativity, but also to engage with the community, integrate and inspire each other.

Don’t miss this event! We look forward to seeing you on 25 May at Vincent Pol University, in room 212 (new building) from 11.00am-3.00pm.

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