A World Of Shirt
student-designed Eau Claire shirt helps fund art scholarship
Live in Eau Claire? Visit Eau Claire? Well, you’ll soon have the opportunity to wear Eau Claire. Thanks to the combined efforts of Visit Eau Claire, UW Eau Claire Art Department, Scheels, and Powertex, a new t-shirt highlighting Eau Claire’s vibrancy will soon be available for purchase. This isn’t just any ordinary t-shirt; this is a t-shirt you can wear with pride. The final design was chosen based on entries from a UWEC contest where students from the art department had an opportunity submit a design. The winning design by Daniel Nesseth truly embodies Eau Claire by highlighting the various activities and destinations Eau Claire is known for. It reminds us that Eau Claire is both a fun place to visit as well as a great place to live. Beyond promoting Eau Claire, another important purpose of the t-shirts is to fund future scholarships for UWEC students specializing in art and/or marketing. The 2011 design contest gave scholarships to five students and the goal is to continue both the contest and scholarship awards on an annual basis. The shirts will be available in several sizes and will soon be available for purchase at The Local Store, the UW Bookstore, Metropolis Resort, and Scheels.