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From the Virginian-Pilot…9-06-06…

Art for a cause
Across the street from Foreman Field, three of the university’s art students painted paw prints, ODU logos, footballs and blue-and-white swirls on the faces of fans entering the game.
The students, all members of the university’s art club, did the work to raise donations to travel to New York.
Ashley Pickin, a senior, had done roughly 60 paintings Saturday afternoon – including working on three elaborate lion faces.
Malik Asante put the finishing touches on an ODU logo for alum George Shpil. Shpil’s wife, Gale, had a similar painting, with a decorative swirl, on her left cheek. “This is one of the things I wanted to do,” she said. “This is what it’s all about.”
Art lecturer Patricia Edwards said the face painting was a way for the students to use their talent to support the school community. “This is just one way we thought we could give back and get spirit going,” she said.
The artwork caught the eye of Norview resident John Legault.
“I wanted some paw prints,” he said. “I had to have something blue.” He pointed apologetically to his white shirt and madras shorts.
“I’m almost 60 years old, and this is my first college football game,” he explained.
Legault will have more games under his belt by the end of the fall – he bought season tickets to cheer ODU. “We’re starving for sports around here,” he said. “I’ve been here since noon. I was just so excited. I couldn’t get here early enough.”
– Meghan Hoyer



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