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Student artwork installed in campus bike lanes

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Artwork by Holly Papa, photo Patrick Sweeney

After an open call for student artists to redesign the bike lane icons on Earle Street that connect the Center for the Visual Arts to Cesar Chavez Lane, two winners were chosen and their artwork has been installed in the roadway. The Department of Public Safety road maintenance team permanently installed the printed pieces and they are expected to last up to 10 years.

Holly Papa (BFA, ‘19) is a non-traditional student who returned to study art after her children were school aged. Her work was inspired by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s abstract, geometrical paintings but with a Boise State twist.

“I am excited and honored to share my passion for art with Boise State University’s campus,” she said. “Having my design installed on the bike paths will help me to continue to feel connected to the campus as I explore and further develop my career as an artist.”

Bobby Gutierrez is a second-year student from Odessa, Texas, majoring in Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology (GIMM).

Gutierrez’s submission was inspired by the local scenery as viewed from the Greenbelt.

“I see beautiful foliage, the clear blue river and the snow-covered hills in the distance, when I walk the Greenbelt,” he said.