*originally published by The Santa Clara on April 24, 2014.
Carnival-themed evening will encourage participation
Come one, come all to the de Saisset Museum for College Night: Cirque de Saisset.
The de Saisset Museum will host its annual College Night tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Cirque de Saisset.”
Attractions for the night include raffles, henna tattoos, food, face paintings, balloon art, carnival games, a photobooth and a scavenger hunt. Santa Clara’s student band, Exit 11, will also be performing a live set of songs.
“It’ll be a chance to escape the stresses of academics and just let your mind wander for a little bit,” said freshman Chris Grove, a student greeter at the museum.
College Night has been an annual event for 10 years. Every year increases visibility of the museum on campus and encourages art appreciation
“We keep putting on this event because the students keep requesting it,” said Lindsey Kouvaris, the museum curator. “It’s a fun time for everyone.”
In addition to offering students the chance to unwind from the stress of upcoming midterms, College Night will give students a chance to become familiar with the museum’s exhibits.
The de Saisset Museum currently has two new exhibits by local artists on display — “Fire Script” by Mirang Wonne and “New Passages” by Mari Andrews and Ann Holsberry. Admission is free.