This is the Tumblr for the BU Arts Initiative in the Provost's Office, showcasing original artwork from BU's incoming class of 2017, 2017's orientation playlist, and other exciting BU Arts Initiative content.

Here is the BU ARTSHUB Summer Playlist (so far)!!! It’s a wonderfully eclectic groovasaurus. Let’s keep the submissions coming!

(Source: Spotify)

Art should never try to be popular.
The public should try to make itself artistic.”
Oscar Wilde

"Anatomical" Drawings from Erin McCarthy. Super rad, super clever.

By Varsha Naik- the FIRST oil canvas she ever painted! This is a woman from her ancestral Banjara tribe, who are now centered in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

By Varsha Naik- the FIRST oil canvas she ever painted! This is a woman from her ancestral Banjara tribe, who are now centered in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Anais Azul’s original composition is performed live. Absolutely gorgeous- and she’s not even a college freshman yet!

Edie Cote gives us a luscious illustration of Montmartre in Paris. Shades of Van Gogh, shading of Larson.

Edie Cote gives us a luscious illustration of Montmartre in Paris. Shades of Van Gogh, shading of Larson.

Wonderfully positive design by Vanessa Quintero. Don’t worry!

Wonderfully positive design by Vanessa Quintero. Don’t worry!

Shot capturing Abe Fleischer’s lighting design for Desire Desire Desire. In his own words, it’s “hard to describe.” The lighting however is clearly effective.

Shot capturing Abe Fleischer’s lighting design for Desire Desire Desire. In his own words, it’s “hard to describe.” The lighting however is clearly effective.

Very cool graphic design by Becca Reynolds. Look it up, it’s true!

Very cool graphic design by Becca Reynolds. Look it up, it’s true!

James Teryua’s take on the FDR Memorial in Washington DC. Nikon 5000, with some photoshop embellishment.

James Teryua’s take on the FDR Memorial in Washington DC. Nikon 5000, with some photoshop embellishment.