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Three CSU art students hold unusual art opening

Don’t have anything to do Friday night?

Let me suggest something very interesting.

Three Columbus State University art students have co-curated a show called “A Dark Romance: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition Featuring Rudy Maddox.” It’s Friday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 102 Anthony St. in Bibb City.

The house is being renovated and the homeowners are giving these student artists an opportunity to showcase their work. Nam Hoang, Nica Mendoza and Hannah Moore’s art will be featured Friday.

The students met in a sculpture class. They liked each other and decided to pool their talents to curate a show, publicize it and present it as a class project.

Nam and Nica created the concept, and Hannah, who wanted to do something different, came on board.

Rudy is a hair stylist who specializes in styling long hair, and is an acquaintance of the three students. He agreed to help out.

The group wanted to be mysterious about the project, but if you can put together the following equation, you’ll probably figure out what the project is all about. Rudy + hair + sculpture exhibit = hair sculptures!

Woo hoo!

There will be six models in the house who presumably will be the canvases for Rudy’s art.

The students have been working on this project since September.

Nica’s mother is a hair stylist and Nam’s family owns a nail business.

“So we said, ‘What about hair sculptures?’,” Nica said. “Hair art is sculpture. ‘So let’s do that.’”

It’s sure to be a nontraditional event.

The students are asking for $3 from each attendee. They will donate the money to the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.

So go see what these CSU students are doing, and especially what Rudy has created.

I can’t wait.

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