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Student Spotlight- Marly LVES 8th Grade

Why do you love the arts?

For me, art is a way to get away from life. To calm down and help me deal with my depression and anxiety. So I guess I like art because I can escape. I draw in my journal a lot, I hike up the mountain behind where I live to a really cool tree that has a little cave in the side. I sit in the cave and draw.

What is a favorite piece of art you have created or a favorite time in performing arts?

I don’t know. Hmm. I did a painting of “Patrick” [cartoon character] a while ago. At first,

I was kind of nervous because it was hard. But I did it and I really like it.

What would you say to a friend to get them interested in the arts?

I would encourage them to use it to escape or to calm down.

Why are the arts so important right now? Don’t know. I just like to do it.


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