the art of being an artist
by bec ward
art - ist
Definition of artist
1 a : one who professes and practices an imaginative art
b: a person skilled in one of the fine arts
2: a skilled performer
especially : ARTISTE
According to the classic Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an artist is one who specializes in an art form. However, today, society twists that definition into something of our own. You don’t have to spend years sculpting figures out of marble or sing until your lungs bleed to acquire the title.
From makeup to martial arts, doodling on your page to dancing on a stage, there is an artist within everyone. Here at Corner Canyon, there are artists all around us. Senior Jonas Kimball says “An artist is just someone who creates in their eyes ‘art’. It’s pretty relative to who you are and what you create”. S.B.O., Emma Overturf, creates by “listening to music or think[ing] about life experiences” and believes that “if you create things you love, then to me, that's some good art”!
IT'S ALL FUN & GAMES UNTIL SOMEONE LOSES AN EYE
NOW PLAYING AT THE BABCOCK THEATER, 300 1400 E, Salt Lake City at the University of Utah campus
The Odyssey By Homer
Running November 8-17
Adapted and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from the translation of “The Odyssey” by Robert Fitzgerald. Directed by Alexandra Harbold
The Trojan War is over, but Odysseus and his men have not returned. Back home, his wife Penelope, plagued by suitors, promises to remarry as soon as she has finished her father-in-law’s shroud—which she unravels every night. Meanwhile, Odysseus is stranded on islands, caught in storms, trapped by a Cyclops and a sorceress, and impeded by other monsters and gods. Will he ever make it home to his wife and fatherless son?
This adaptation by Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphosis, Guys and Dolls, The White Snake) weaves her own spell on Homer’s classic tale of adventure, trials and steadfast love.
Please join us for a talkback with members of the cast and production team immediately following the performance on Friday, November 15.
Another fellow senior, Meaghan Rebledo-Dunn, comments a similar belief, stating that “An artist is a person of creativity; any aspect of creativity. You don’t need to completely know basic techniques but just by being a unique you can be an artist. I personally don’t think I’m an artist but I have a mind full of creativity that I’m not sure how to put to use yet”.
Even if you have never felt artistically inclined, anyone can recognize some form of artwork in their daily life. Meaghan sees this in her typical weekday, “school wise, as far as organization goes, it feels like an art to me to get my stuff together and go from teacher to teacher and do assignment to assignment. It kind of is like an art-- from stroke to stroke”.
During this beautiful time of year, look outside! The colors are stirring in the trees more than ever! Look for the beauty and art in everything around you, as you create yourself (whether you realize it or not).
da vinci's greatest
by brittany levanti