Mural Contest

27 Jan 11

IAP: the institute calls it “Independent activities period” but students know that it is actually the “infinite activities period”. A whole month! For anything that your heart desires! Well, Random Hall happens to be one of the few dorms on campus that allows its residents to cover the walls with super-awesome murals. In order to encourage people to take advantage of this unique right, and to contribute to the art embedded in its walls, the Random Hall student government added yet another event to the excitement of IAP, a mural painting contest. There were five entrants, and the vast majority of the murals had several people working on them. It was a great community event that Random will continue to benefit from for years to come.

Zelda Windwaker

Stained Glass window from Zelda: Wind Waker

The winner of the people’s choice award was painted in Clam Lounge, greeting people as they walk through the hole in the firewall between Clam and BMF, one of the main traffic points for residents of the dorm that want to get from the 290 half to the 282 half of the dorm.

Castle on a Cloud

Castle on a Cloud

The winner of the snooty artist award (awarded by our house masters, Nina and Chris) went to this rendition of a castle on a cloud. It greets residents on the stairwell landing to Loop, an all female floor that wanted to embrace visitors with the utmost grace and femininity.

minus web comic

minus web comic

This rendition of the webcomic called minus (http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus.html) is in BMF Kitchen. It was painted in watercolors. Yes, watercolor on plaster. It was an epic experiment that turned out extremely awesomely.

Mario

Mario

Some of the back hallways of Random have the coolest art that just creeps up on you and attacks you from behind. This mural on Clam is the newest addition to that collection of sneakiness.

Snowbunnies

Snowbunnies

Cambridge has had so many snow storms recently, that it seems only appropriate to immortalize it forever on Loop’s wall, in the cutest way possible of course.


3 Responses to “Mural Contest”  

  1. 1 Chloe Sanderson

    Amazing! Very artistic murals!

  2. 2 Tim F

    I love the Zelda one but the Snowbunnies Mural is fantastic as well. Tough call.

  3. 3 James

    That looks like one cool dorm to stay in!