Today is a fabulous day for three reasons: it’s the last day of classes for the semester (WOOOO!), it’s Friday (WOOO-WOOO!) and it’s Skidmore Student Market Day. Two seniors, Katie Humphreys and Alex Maddalena, devised the Market as a collaboration between the radio station, WSPN, and the studio art club, PROARTS. Since its first go-round back in October it has bloomed into a full-on Friday extravaganza of arts, crafts, vintage clothes and baked goods.
The market is a sweet opportunity for Skid kids to sell their goods and make some pocket change. Skidmore is home to a heck of a lot of art students, jewelry makers, knitters, crocheters, bakers and candlestick makers, so there were a lot of interesting doodads up for sale. One student sold hand-beaded hair accessories. There were a few miniature thrift stores offering everything from fluffy pink sweaters to one particularly fabuous beaded flapper dress. Hot cider was up for grabs, as were a plethora of holiday-flavored biscotti from Caitlin Allen ’12, who this year started her own cookie business. I sampled a scrumptious Peppermint White Chocolate Chip. Sooo good.
I also snagged a couple of Christmas gifts and got a peek at the Skidmore Spur, the annual nude calendar. Yeah, that’s right. Skidmore’s illustrious Photo Club snaps 12 different clubs ‘n’ organizations, all completely in the buff (with some creative cover-ups). And the proceeds go to charity! This year’s effort is a masterpiece, and that’s the naked truth. Pun intended.
- Students millin’ around at the Market. (Hey, is that Reg?)
A good time was (presumably) had by all. If you’re touring Skidmore on a Friday, make sure to check out the student wares in Case Center!