Art is the expression or application of human creative skills and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Everyone has their own interpretation of what art is. Imagine the world without art. At first, you can think “so what?” Take a deeper look and consider how much art is all around us, from the graphics in your favorite video game to the design that is on your shirt you chose to wear this morning. Everywhere you look there is art, and not many people realize or take the time to think that art plays a huge role on our everyday lives. For some people art is everything to them, it motivates them to get out of bed each morning. Artists create and design things to express themselves and be creative. Everyone has their own inspirations when creating art. Hannah McCartney finds inspiration from her Aunt Brenda, whereas Morgan Orr finds her inspiration through Mrs. Irwin. Over the years she has felt like she was bad at art, however, Mrs. Irwin showed her that she can express herself in other ways with art that aren’t drawing. Everyone is artistic in their own ways, you don’t have to be good at drawing or painting to be an artist.
Morgan Conn created a wood carving of an astronaut in wood shop. “I love astronauts and space, but I’m too short to be one so I make them.”
Making something sad happy was the goal of Morgan Orr when she created this painting of the James Bay logo. “I painted it because his music really inspires me but a lot of his music is so sad, so I thought if I added color to it, it would lighten it up.”
By Kelsee Johnson