"Thorny" art project brings students together

INSET: Artist Christopher Meyer assembles his latest project, "Accumulation Point," in Briar Cliff's Clausen Art Gallery.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A partnership between two Siouxland universities is producing a unique piece of art work. Three-thousand thorns, including one thousand that are cast aluminum, are being attached to walls at the Clausen Art Gallery at Briar Cliff University.

The creation of University of South Dakota art professor Christopher Meyer is called "Accumulation Point." Students, with and without an interest in art are working through Friday to complete the piece of art. Meyer hopes the hands on project creates a connection with all students.

"By sharing it maybe they'll have a deeper connection to it and have greater understanding of something, whether or not they catch my drift or not will mean something to them," said Meyer.

Briar Cliff student Angelica Mercado added, "I think that overall it'll be of like intimate a more personal and personal level now that i know i took part in it."

The exhibition runs through Jan. 19 in the Clausen Art Gallery.

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