Record-breaking Mural

Photo by Giovanni ValderasA group of UNT art students helped create the largest makeup painting, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The 8-by-76-foot mural was painted for Mary Kay cosmetics' 50th anniversary this summer using 3,500 of the brand's products with 300 make-up brushes. Giovanni Valderas ('07, '12 M.F.A.), an adjunct faculty member, participated in the project along with seniors Kristen Nesbitt, Laura Nave and Jenn Smith and post-baccalaureate student Carmen Wright. Valderas says the project built up their experience and confidence.

"I asked them if they were intimidated by the scale of the project," he says. "They replied no, because our summer mural painting had prepared them well."




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