SThe CBU Honors Program, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Students With Artistic Talent (SWAT club) team up each year on ArtBreak, a unique opportunity for students to learn about a particular artist or art medium. Led by Professor Nick Peña, Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts, the event is very popular and a welcome break from the books.


Because of the imminent demolition of CBU’s Kenrick Hall, this year’s ArtBreak was a fond farewell to the grand old building. And what better way to say goodbye than with graffiti? Professor Pena was joined by well-known Memphis mural artists Brandon Marshall and Michael Roy, who gave the students a short lesson on graffiti art. After the lesson, the artists painted a signature mural on the north wall while students employed their newly learned skills to leave their mark everywhere else.