My name is Ellie B. (top) and I am in 10th grade at Cary Academy. This is my first year on the Teen Arts Council. I am constantly inspired by nature, so it isn’t surprising that my favorite place in Raleigh is Umstead Park. I love to take pictures and paint with acrylics, but my favorite piece of art that I have created is a paper cutout of a mountain formation in Colorado (bottom). I love NCMA and I am excited for the upcoming year!
This is Brooke H. (middle left)! Brooke is in the 12th grade and this is her first year on the Teen Arts Council. She likes visual arts, writing, and watching movies. When asked what attracts her to art, she replied, “The fact that it’s like a metaphor in itself— for example, given a piece of paper and a pencil, you have a countless number of possibilities of what to create with them, just like a piece of art can accomplish a countless number of things. Art can be expression, social activism, decoration… tons of things!” her favorite place in North Carolina is the Outer Banks, especially when it’s overcast or raining!
Hello! I’m Adrianne H. (middle right) This year I’m a sophomore at Raleigh Charter High School. I love drawing, painting, sculpture, and everything else related to visual art. In terms of media, I’m currently fond of working with wire, watercolor, paper, and fibers. I’m also a musician and I play the piano and the cello. This sounds rather vague, but I’m inspired by anything that inspires me! Literature, nature, people, architecture, anything at all that captures me. Of my own pieces, I don’t have a definite favorite, but one of them which I suppose I like is a paper mobile of birds that I created to memorialize the extinction of the passenger pigeon. This is my first year in the TAC, and I hope it will be a fantastic one!