Museum allows students to print unique valentines

By Ashley Davis
Copy Editor

The day of love is almost here, and the Martin Museum of Art is helping students get ready for it.

Today marks the second time the Martin Museum of Art will host the Print-A-Valentine event in cooperation with the Baylor Art department.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today people can make custom valentine’s cards with printing blocks made by students from the art department in the lobby of the museum located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. This event is open to the public.

Leah Mullins, educational coordinator at the Martin Museum of Art and Baylor alumna, said there will be several different print styles to choose from and students get to customize their valentine with different colors.

Mullins said students can also learn how to make their own printing plates from students in the art department.

“The museum started this event last year and we had a really good response,” Mullins said. “It’s free so it’s always good for college students.”

Mullins, originally from Austin, graduated from Baylor in December 2012 with a bachelor’s in studio art. She was hired by the Martin Museum of Art soon after.

Mullins said this event is a great way to see how the art department is reaching out to the rest of campus.

“Everybody wants a free Valentine,” Mullins said.

Students can follow the Martin Museum of Art on Facebook at and join the Print-A-Valentine event online as well as keep up to date with other events and exhibits the museum will host throughout the semester.