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2007.1224

Fine Arts Students to Make NTNU Artistic

<p><font face="Arial">By Wendy Lin<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The Department of Fine Arts is planning to display students&rsquo; masterpieces in open space of the campus next semester.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Vice President Jo Chen (陳瓊花) said that it was actually her idea.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I think it could be a good idea to display some art pieces, maybe a sculpture or so, on the green grass as well as many other open space at the Po-ai Building,&rdquo; she said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Starting from the beginning of this month, three illustrations, which were proposed by Fine Arts student Chou Ming-i (周明宜) of&nbsp; public art masterpieces &ndash; &ldquo;the beginning of hope,&rdquo; &ldquo;hands,&rdquo; and &ldquo;probe&rdquo; &ndash; began to displayed in front of the Po-ai Building.&nbsp; NTNU&rsquo;s campus renovation and development team will come up with a final decision of the winner before the end of the semester. </font></p> <p><font face="Arial">When the final decision of the proposals is made, the department&rsquo;s staff members and students will begin to establish the sculpture next semester.&nbsp; Upon Chen&rsquo;s request, NTNU&rsquo;s campus renovation and development team will be responsible for deciding one piece of public art masterpiece every semester so there will be new art work on the campus every now and then.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The vice president said that NTNU will take care of all necessary expenses of the project.&nbsp; In addition to the proposed project, she also suggested to make public art a class for the department.&nbsp; She said that it is her hope that every NTNU member would participate in the project by speaking out what they think.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;In the future, there will be a small bulletin board next to the sculpture at the scene so visitors would be able to leave notes and tell us what they think,&rdquo; Chen said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>