Harn, UF Common Reading Program, sponsor contest for students' art

January 25, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students are invited to express their passion in a two-dimensional piece of art that can be entered in a contest to be judged during the next Museum Nights at the Harn Museum of Art.

Students have until Friday to drop off their art at UF’s New Student and Family Programs Office in 202 Peabody Hall. The 10 pieces receiving the most votes from Museum Nights visitors on Feb. 10 will remain on display until March 3.

The “Harness Your Passion” contest is sponsored by the Harn in conjunction with the University of Florida Common Reading Program.

The 2010-2011 Common Reading Program features William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” an inspiring story of one young man’s journey to change the world after experiencing devastation in his home country of Malawi. All incoming students read the book, and it is incorporated into events and coursework throughout the academic year.

“Harness Your Passion” is an opportunity for UF students to share with the community their own passion.

For more information, contact the New Student and Family Programs at 352-392-1261 or e-mail