Artists showcase their work in SJU Muse’s pop-up shop – The Torch

More than 30 tables lined up with unique student pieces.

FLAME PHOTO / Dea Hoxha

Queens, NY – Student artists showcased their work in front of DAC Plaza on Monday, April 25, selling designs, jewelry, tote bags, apparel, stickers and more. From 1:50 p.m., SJU MuseThe pop-up shop offered students the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to other students and faculty on campus.

34 small businesses and artists lined up tables to display their work. Students stopped by to buy art made by other St. John’s students, listen to music, and walk away with unique pieces.

Fourth-year pharmacy major Amanda Murray sold clothes from her small business”An extra day— a non-profit suicide prevention and mental health awareness movement. “I started ‘OneMoreDay’ in 2020 to honor my friend who died of suicide in 2018,” Murray said. “I wanted to create something that I could wear and other people could wear to raise awareness and just to remember my friend.” 25% of profits are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

PICTURED: Amanda Murray, Founder of ‘OneMoreDay’
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Isabel Clarke, a young biomedical science student, had a variety of items she was selling at the event, including tote bags, rugs, clothing and paintings. His shop highlighted “Ideal Solitaire– a clothing brand that features Clarke’s designs. . “‘Ideal Loner’ is meant to represent being the outcast of society,” Clarke said. “As long as you stay true to yourself, you are an ideal loner. I prefer to be an ideal solitary before becoming a pleasure for society.

PICTURED: Isabel Clarke, “Ideal Loner” Designer
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Second-year photography student Shae Lenko, lined crochet items and digitally designed stickers. “It’s my first pop-up, so it’s a bit nerve-wracking,” Lenko explained. The handmade products are made of acrylic and are 100% vegan.

Pictured: Artist Shae Lenko
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Artist Sadie Soto, a freshman at St. John’s, completely sold her sketches and glass paintings to the pop-up shop. She has drawn anime characters, Marvel characters, and artists. “Whenever I’m stressed, I always turn to art to calm me down,” Soto said. “Art is just a means of self-expression. It’s just a way for me to be me.

Pictured: Artist Sadie Soto
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Anjeanette Ang, a fine arts student, involved mythology and culture in her tote bags, drawings, and notebooks she sold. “A lot of my work is based on Filipino mythology and culture,” Ang said. “For me, art is a means of communication that I didn’t have. I manage to communicate in a language that is really complicated without even saying a word.

Pictured: Artist Anjeanette Ang
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Students viewed and purchased artwork until the event ended at 3:15 p.m. Learn more about the pop-up vendors at SJU Muse Instagram account

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