Meet Sami M. (top left). She likes reading, art (especially anime), video gaming, and outdoor survival. Sami is attracted to art because of the creativity and ideas of others. Within her own art, she is inspired through books and nature and prefers using colored pencils or paint. Her favorite thing about the North Carolina Museum of Art is the silver stainless steel tree outside of the museum (Askew by Roxy Paine).
Hi, my name is Laney A. (top right). This is my first year on the Teen Arts Council and I have adored getting to meet people from other schools that I never would have been able to meet otherwise. I am currently a junior at St. David’s School. My favorite art forms are usually found in fashion, photography, and music because of the unique ways the artists are able to reveal their emotions. When I am in desperate need of inspiration, I always look to Humans of New York, a photo blog featuring street portraits and interviews collected in New York City, and Harry Crowder, a photographer based in London, .
My name is Shaina K (bottom right). I am a senior at Green Hope High-school and I have been on the art council for 3 years. I like art because it gives people a change to be creative and express themselves. My favorite mediums are photography, painting, and drawing. My favorite piece I created would probably be my painting of Stephen Colbert. It was inspired by Andy Warhol and I entered it in last years NCMA teens inspired contest (bottom left). My favorite place that I like to visit in NC is probably the mountains because they are so pretty — especially when it snows. (You can find Shaina’s artist statement about her piece in a previous post on this blog).