February 14, 2003

Spirit of a Superhero

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John Paul Olarte, a fourth-year medical student, drew this year's Cadaver Ball poster with a superheroes theme.

As one of the Cadaver Ball chairs, Olarte volunteered to do the artwork.

The idea was based on the superheroes theme which was voted on by the class, and included the traditional Cadaver Ball skull imagery.

"I wanted to work in a skull and also include an iconic superhero image, like old comic books I used to read," said Olarte, who has been an artist since childhood and even minored in studio as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt.

The Cadaver Ball is the annual celebration for the School of Medicine. The event is tonight in the Opryland Hotel's Tennessee Ballroom. (photo by Dana Johnson)