Traveling Art Comes to Lock Haven to Inspire Students

Alex Wahl
Staff Writer

paulA Largo, Fla. native is on a mission to bring creativity to the world. This past week, Paul Wislotski continued his cross-country tour at Lock Haven University.

A highway preacher, he came to inspire LHU to be a little more creative by drawing on a bed sheet. All week long, Wislotski stayed at East Campus to encourage students to draw a picture. Students drew things such as baseballs, basketballs, a toaster with wings and even a simple happy face.

Lydia Flickinger, a senior majoring in social work, was pleased with Paul’s project. “He was very nice,” said Flickinger. “It was nice to have a religious person just talking to students.”

Wislotski’s goal is to visit at least two universities in all 50 states. He hopes that this project will bring hope to college students and maybe bring families closer together. “Please try to be creative together with friends and family,” said Wislotski, “This is one way to do it.”

So far, Wislotski has been to universities in 11 states from Florida to Oklahoma. In Pennsylvania, he visited Bucknell University and Lock Haven and plans to stop at Penn State University next. He hopes to have the project completed in two or three years.

“He did everything based on donations and simply spread the message of unity and friendship,” said LHU junior, Brad Wanamaker, majoring in Health Sciences, Pre-Pa. “It’s people like this man that this university needs on campus. It was truly a pleasure meeting him.”

Paul was at the Regatta this past weekend to let the community get involved with his pictures being shipped overseas to the U.S. troops. The Largo, Fla. native always wanted to inspire people and make the world more peaceful with his art pieces.

“I’m hoping for students to bring a bed sheet to an event like a family reunion or birthday party or holiday and get the whole family to draw something on it,” said Wislotski.

Wislotski’s pictures can be seen on his Facebook page at Paul’s Innerprizes and Collective Art or on his website at Viewers are also invited to friend him on Facebook.


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