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Trojans show artistic side in upcoming exhibition

Art_300 Former quarterback Mitch Mustain and freshman forward Garrett Jackson are among 20 USC student-athletes whose artwork will be on display as part of the sixth annual "Artletics" exhibition, opening Thursday at the Galen Center.

Featuring pieces made in studio art courses, the show displays the nonathletic talents of 20 Trojans, including members of the track and field, soccer, volleyball, swimming, tennis, rowing and water polo teams.

The Times' Culture Monster blog has an interesting feature on the exhibition, including a discussion on whether any accomplished athlete has gone on to find acclaim in visual arts.

-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: "Ansel and Me," painting by Greg Woodburn. Credit: Greg Woodburn/USC



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