Artist Aquil Virani creates collaborative artwork with Paul Smith’s freshmen.

For the 4th year in a row, Paul Smith’s College invited me to visit the campus in upstate New York to create a collaborative art project with about 300 incoming freshmen during Welcome Week 2016.

On Tuesday, August 30th, the 4 x 6 foot painting was unveiled as the latest “We Are All Artists” project. This superhero-themed collaborative painting features 3 ambassadors of the college. They stand united, determined to defend the Paul Smith’s reputation and the environment. I spoke to students about finding their inner superhero and getting involved during their first year.

Click here to check out the previous year’s video.