For the last couple of weeks I’ve basically done many things research, writing questions for interviews, and planning a talent show. I’m having fun, I’m learning things, and I’m being challenged on subjects that I’ve always loved. The research that I have looked at has shown one thing. Art is important. I’ve looked at Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the Chauvet Cave and its ancient art, the history of Rawlins County from the books “The Time that Was”, The Art Assignment (a Youtube channel), and others.
After looking at some of these materials I finished my first project, making my definition for art. Art is an organization of physical and emotional attributes put together by an individual or community. With the intention of making the individual, community, or universe better. With this definition in mind I went and took pictures of what I think falls into my definition of art in Atwood. Pictures that have lead me my next project.
In the next few weeks I’m conducting my research in a different way. To help organize the talent show for July 4th. I’ve made flyers, made a plan for how the show will be conducted, and now I’m trying to recruit talent for the show. I’m excited for the next two weeks. I’m hoping that this comes together to show a part (even if it’s a small part) of the music, and arts that is in Atwood.
This has been great it’s bringing new ideas and facts for me to work with. The thing I’m most excited about is how I can show that to others. I’m not sure how I will do that yet, but the solution is out there, and I’m so happy because I’ve got an amazing supervisor, Jessica Mews, who wants to help, and a town and family that supports me. Not sure how else I can convey of how excited that I am but the next few months will be amazing.
Here are just a few photos that I’ve taken. I hope I can show all of them in the future.