ODU Libraries encourage Monarchs to add their mark to the mural titled Aquatic Archive! Participants may head over to ODU’s Hixon Art Studio Building to help paint parts of the mural, which is simplified into paint by number sections for ease and engagement. Installation of the mural will begin this summer in the east academic lounge of Perry Library, featuring the artistic direction of Dr. Natalia Pilato from ODU’s Department of Art and her students in ART 495/HUM 595.

Join Community Painting Sessions!

  • Every Tuesday/Thursday from 5pm to 7pm through April 23rd
    • Hixon Art Studio Building, Room 2000
    • Book a special session for a group of 5-12 participants on the group’s Calendy

Aquatic Archive supports the University’s annual campus theme "Blue Connections.” Notably, the mural aims to address the past, present, and future of coastal life in and around Norfolk through arts-based research, providing a solution-focused approach that fosters collective responsibility for the preservation and sustainable management of our waterways.

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