Artist of the Week: Gracie Guthrie

Grace Guthrie has been a competitive dancer for a large part of her life. Not only has she been dancing since childhood, but she also makes art in her spare time. During her sophomore year of high school she participated in the One Act Plays with the Drama Club. This week I asked her about her artwork.

Q: What art forms do you practice?
A: “I practice several different forms of art including drawing, writing, and painting, but dancing is the art form I spend most of my time performing.”

Q: Who is your favorite artist?
A: “My favorite artist is the French impressionist Edgar Degas because of his numerous works portraying dancers in oil paint and pastels.”

Q: How long have you been doing art?
A: “I have been participating in forms of art as long as I can remember. I started dancing when I was just two years old, and I’ve always enjoyed drawing, coloring, and painting.”

Q: Would you make art your career?
A: “Personally, I don’t plan to make a career out of art, but I have infinite respect for those who do.”

Q: Why do you do art?
A: “I do art because of the way it makes me and others feel. When I’m captivated in dancing, a wave of relief falls over me. I adore doing barre work and advancing in multiple genres of dance. Dance, along with drawing and painting, allow me to relieve some of my stress. I also keep a bullet journal that I organize myself in. Actions like that may seem small, but their impacts are great, specifically in keeping me motivated and allowing me to express myself.”

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