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For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...

Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Creativity takes courage: With International Arts Festival this weekend, student artists weigh whether to pursue art as career

Emily Carlisle and Grace Xu

September 21, 2018

This weekend, Carmel plans to host its 21st annual Carmel International Arts Festival (CIAF). The festival will consist of over 130 juried artists, food vendors, entertainment, as well as an “Art Rocks!” party on Saturday evening. Joan Cimino, vice president of CIAF, introduced CHS to the festival...

Art Fair Anticipation: Dancer, artist, organizer discuss experiences with, expectations for Penrod Arts Fair

Art Fair Anticipation: Dancer, artist, organizer discuss experiences with, expectations for Penrod Arts Fair

Angela Qian, Reporter

August 14, 2018

When someone looks up “Indiana’s Nicest Day,” the first link will direct them to the Penrod Arts Fair website. It says the Somerset CPAs have trademarked the phrase, and with over 50 years of experience organizing the fair, it has become one of the largest single day art fairs in the nation. Jo...

Sophomore Jiwon Yu

Sophomore Jiwon Yu

May 18, 2018

Artist and sophomore Jiwon Yu uses colored pencils to work on her Frida Kahlo portrait. Yu said she added her own twist to the portrait in order to personalize it.

Sophomore Natalie Wells

Sophomore Natalie Wells

May 18, 2018

Artist and sophomore Natalie Wells colors in final touches with white chalk on one of her pieces. Wells said she tries to redraw pictures and express what she’s feeling at the moment.

Junior Jacob Freedman

Junior Jacob Freedman

May 18, 2018

Artist and junior Jacob Freedman displays his semi-realistic piece that he said depicts a monster and a human. Freedman said he was trying to demonstrate different emotions through the facial expressions of each figure in the painting.