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With forecast heavy rains for Saturday and the potential for both river and flash flooding, students are asked to avoid parking in low-lying areas of parking lots C, D, E (along the tree line), F (eastern most entrance by the pond), and N-Annex. Cars should now be on higher ground within these lots or in Lot F (by Konover Campus Center). Vehicles should be returned to their assigned parking lots by 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 21.

Evelyn Mtika

Evelyn Mtika

Erin Cunliffe

Philadelphia, PA

B.F.A., TBD, 2022

Evelyn Mtika ‘22 already had experience in working as an artist; in the past, she spent a month teaching art to children in Malawi, and sold work at the Hecho en Philly Norris Square Craft Market in Philadelphia. This summer, before starting her first semester at the Hartford Art School, she gained work experience at Philadelphia’s MuralArts summer youth program.

For Evelyn, opening herself up to those experiences is what being an artist is all about. Her first experience at the Hartford Art School, at last spring’s Scholarship Day, was no exception.

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Evelyn, in the yellow and green skirt on the right, teaches art to children in Malawi.

“[Campus events] are a place to network,” she says. In her experience as a student at the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia, artists can be introverted. Evelyn hoped her day on campus would help her connect with other artists before beginning her studies this fall.

“Everyone is much more engaged than anywhere else I’d visited,” she says. “[HAS] was exactly what I was looking for in a college.”

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Self-portrait by Evelyn Mtika.

Evelyn looks forward to exploring new media and refining her creative style through her foundation year assignments. In addition, she’s excited to take advantage of courses offered at the other colleges on campus—especially in anthropology and sociology.

“After college, I’m focused on introducing culture into more closed-minded areas and sharing the traditional values of third-world countries,” Evelyn says. “I grew up in an immigrant family, and since America can be so ethnocentric, I want my art to start conversations about the misconceptions we have about people on the other side of our borders.”