April 21, 2016, was not a typical Thursday at Marco’s Pizza on Williston Road. That evening, Marco’s became a pop-up gallery for Burlington College artists. Paintings and photos lined the walls of the pizza parlor as students played guitar and sang in the small performance area set up at the front of the shop. Patrons browsed the art and listened to music while eating their slices. After some performances, a raffle was drawn, and prizes ranging from BC apparel to a cruise on Lake Champlain were awarded.
The pop-up event was planned and hosted entirely by senior Audrey Crouse as a part of her Degree Project. She graduated on May 14th as an individualized major with a degree in Event Management and Media Production. For her project, Audrey wanted to plan a community event, and chose an art show featuring the work of fellow Burlington College students, such as Tim Morris and Everett Renderer. Giving exposure to her fellow graduates was central to what Audrey sought to accomplish. With the help of Professor Jen Colman, Audrey pulled off an evening of art, music, and pizza that reached the BC community and beyond.