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Showing our Colors

When the Golkin Hall project shut down cross-building foot traffic last fall, the Law School decided to solve the problem with a chute that connected Gittis and Silverman halls. And that's when the fun started.

Up to 150 students, as well as faculty, staff and their families, responded to the call to decorate the chute, using the hallway as their personal canvas. For three weeks in October, with the help of a professional muralist, the artistes created approximately 20 murals from a depiction of "We the People" to traditional Chinese and Japanese landscape and floral work to a beautiful rendering of Philadelphia's Boathouse Row at night.

As team building exercises go, it sure beat paintball. Less messy and martial. Also, more of an artistic triumph. The project culminated in an opening night reception for the artists. Each participant received a certificate of thanks.