It’s not every day that alumni get a chance to paint the Memorial Bell Tower. But that’s just what about three dozen young alumni did this weekend, and it should probably come as no surprise that there was beer involved.
But fear not. The Bell Tower itself was not painted. Instead, a group of young alumni gathered at the The Crafts Center to create their own painting of NC State’s favorite landmark. And while they painted, they had a chance to enjoy some beer (a pilsner and a Kölsch) brewed at NC State.
The “NC State Pint and Paint” event was organized by the Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council and, by all accounts, was a smashing success. A professional artist helped the alumni find their inner artists (the beer may have helped with that, as well), and everyone got to take their painting home.
“The event was a unique way for NC State young alumni to gather and paint a campus icon,” says Adam Compton, president of the Young Alumni Council. “It was great to see so many young alumni coming out on a Sunday afternoon to experience the NC State Crafts Center, try some NC State beer and take a new piece of art home.”