Wednesday's Arts Day was a free, fun, educational day to appreciate and celebrate interdisciplinary arts, according to event organizers.
Wilson College Associate Professor of Fine Arts Philip Lindsey said Arts Day was established by the college to highlight the role that art plays in life and study.
Coloring wasn't just for kids at Wilson's Arts Day.
Biology major Briana Doscher, 21, kneeled down at one of the tables set up at the school's Lenfest Commons to color a picture of Alice in Wonderland.
"It's just to get you to color again," Doscher said as she carefully outlined Alice's dress with a crayon before filling it in with another color. "Even coloring can be an artistic output."
She said the college hosts Arts Day every year, and students and community members look forward to expressing their artistic side.
"I think the arts are really important as something to do, but also as a form of self-expression and creativity. It's something that everyone should be involved in on a regular basis," Doscher said.
The daylong event included demonstrations of origami; exhibits of ceramics, painting and photography; and a worship service featuring various images of Christ.
"Most of the time we kind of keep art in a box, and it's usually a smaller box. So, today's a good chance to acknowledge that art doesn't belong in a box. It's important to incorporate art into every part of life. You have got to have art. It puts the spice into life," Wilson Associate Professor of Fine Arts Bob Dickson said.
Celeste Frazier Barthel, Wilson's assistant professor of science education, blended art and science into unique artwork using chromatography.
Using a glass jar, permanent markers, rubber bands, cotton fabric and rubbing alcohol, Barthel showed students that science and art complement each other.
"Many people don't realize that science and art do work together. The principles of science are embedded all through art," she said.
Stephanie Greaney, 20, equestrian studies major, stopped by the chromatography table.
She chose several colors of permanent marker and drew a peace, love and happiness design on the cloth — stretched tightly over the top of the glass jar with a rubber band.
Then, using a dropper, she dropped rubbing alcohol on the colors that she wanted to "fan out."
"I think it (chromatography) is ridiculously cool," said Greaney watched the colors on her design fan out to create a unique effect by spreading the colorful ink.
The simple science/art project turned out so nicely that Greaney chose to frame the cloth on her wall.
"I love it (Arts Day). Every year people talk about it. It's just a way to get our whole campus involved in doing things. Everybody loves it," Greaney said.