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Students get creative for ‘Door Jam!’

The Lookout

By Hannah Anderson
A & E Editor

The local auction “Door Jam!” is coming to Woldumar Nature Center on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, “Door Jam!” is a charity event that calls upon artists to paint doors and smaller household items. These doors and items are then sold in a live auction and a silent auction.

The $10 entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a smaller item and three drink tickets.

Most of the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity while a small cut goes to the artists.

Ben Rathbun, Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals chair, shared how the proceeds will be going specifically to the youth programs.

“We’re trying to get more young people engaged,” Rathbun said, explaining how there are different youth

programs to teach kids about tools and building.

In addition to the live and silent auctions, the event will have live music and food from Applebee’s. There will also be local art on display from younger artists.

Rathbun said about 20 artists from LCC will participate.

Students in Kathryn Lookingland’s ARTS 164 vector drawing class at LCC incorporated “Door Jam!” into their regular projects. They created a design for a cabinet door as a group.

“The students seemed to be really excited to do this,” Lookingland said. “I tried to include them in every decision along the way … so they could feel ownership about the project.”

Cassie Brogan’s ARTS 200 and 201 painting classes also participated in painting both full-size doors and cabinet doors for the event. Brogan said she plans on bringing the project back every year.

Ciara Sherin, a student in Brogan’s painting class, painted a cabinet door with pictures from a botanical garden and the Sleeping Bear Dunes for the project. She described how the surface was a challenge for painting.

“The biggest challenge was just working around the actual door,” Sherin said. “I just wanted everything to look proportional and right.”

Lookingland said she hoped to see many LCC students at the event after all the hard work they put into the project.


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